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World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics to review 2020 season calendar

World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.
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Lufthansa grounds flights to Tehran after plane crash as Norwegian Air reroutes

German airliner Lufthansa is grounding all of its flights to Tehran for now, a spokeswoman said.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in his hometown of Malmo was vandalised overnight Saturday, Swedish police reported.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue vandalised again

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in his hometown of Malmo was vandalised overnight Saturday, Swedish police reported.
Stephen Biegun will be in Seoul for a three-day stay and hold consultations with his counterpart Lee Do-hoon and other officials, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Friday.

US envoy to visit South Korea as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denuclearization talks, Seoul said on Friday.
Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.
US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky back in Sweden four months after assault conviction

New York rapper A$AP Rocky was back in Sweden on Wednesday for a concert, four months after receiving a suspended sentence over a Stockholm street fight.
FILE PHOTO- Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 13-6-16 Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game REUTERS-John SibleY-File Photo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic invests in Swedish club Hammarby

The 38-year-old former Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United forward has bought 50 per cent of American sporting and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group’s stake in the Swedish team, according to a separate statement by AEG.

Former Nigeria midfielder Dickson Etuhu found guilty of match-fixing in Sweden

A Court of Appeal in Sweden has found former Premier League star Dickson Etuhu guilty of attempted match-fixing in the Allsvenskan.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and agreed to restart negotiations that stalled after a failed summit in Vietnam in February.

North Korea calls off nuclear talks with US in Sweden

Working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off, North Korea's top negotiator has said, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.
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North Korea says nuclear talks with US break down, blames Washington

North Korea’s top nuclear envoy on Saturday said talks with the US in Stockholm had broken down, blaming Washington for bringing “nothing to the negotiation table” at the meeting, which came after months of stalemate.
This picture taken on the morning of October 2, 2019 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 3, 2019 shows the test-firing of “the new-type SLBM Pukguksong-3” in the waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea. – North Korea successfully test-fired a “new-type” of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported on October 3, after Washington voiced alarm at the move just days before the planned resumption of stalled nuclear talks. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korean, US officials to resume nuclear talks after latest missile test

North Korean and US officials on Saturday were set to resume nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Yemeni rebels announce release of 350 prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an ambush inside Saudi Arabia, according to Houthi-run Al Masirah TV.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named as one of four winners of an award often called “the alternative Nobel prize.”

Greta Thunberg wins alternative Nobel Prize

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named as one of four winners of an award often called “the alternative Nobel prize.”

Berlin, Helskini to host Nollywood travel film festival

The cities of Berlin and Helskini have been selected to host the next edition of the Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF).
Cristiano Ronaldo

South Korean fans file criminal complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo

An angry South Korean fan flew to Sweden to confront Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for sitting out a friendly in Seoul, the latest in a bizarre row that has prompted a police investigation.
US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

Sweden finds US rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden.

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Gani Adams: Those behind bomb blasts are targeting other Southwest states

The Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, on Sunday called on the Federal Government to launch a proactive investigation into the recent three blasts which occurred in three states in the South-Western part of the country, stressing that the incidences are beyond ordinary blasts as claimed by government.

Rio Ferdinand: How Sir Alex played a part in England’s lack of trophies

Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that legendary Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s desire to win trophies at Manchester United ultimately hindered England’s own pursuit for glory.
The medical team, according to the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, Deborah Iliya, were on a training programme to expand their frontiers of knowledge as regards the management of Coronavirus popularly known as COVID–19 for their prompt deployment to the country.

Nigeria evacuates stranded NCDC staff from Congo Brazzaville

The Federal Government has evacuated stranded staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), who had been drafted to Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, to undergo a special capacity building course with the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Things will get worse

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britons to stay home and outlined stricter measures yet to come in the fight against the coronavirus.
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Lagos governor urged to use this period to fix bad roads

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Temitope Adewale, has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the state to take advantage of the stay-at-home period to fix some of the bad roads in the state.