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Coach: Mo Salah will play in Egypt’s opener against Uruguay

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury and will play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay, coach Hector Cuper said on Thursday.

IATA: Nigeria clears $600 million belonging to international airlines

The International Air Transport Association on Tuesday said Nigeria has repatriated the $600 million, belonging to international airlines that was trapped in the country due to foreign exchange shortages.

IATA: Africa’s airport tender processes ‘lack transparency’

African airport tender processes tend to lack transparency – and it's a key challenge for the continent's aviation industry.

Amazon blocks Australia from global sites

New rules require internet retailers like the American behemoth to collect a 10 percent goods and services tax on everything bought from overseas sites from July 1, including under the current tax-free threshold of Aus$1,000 (US$760).

Euro suffers fresh losses in Asia as Italy faces political crisis

The euro extended losses in Asian trade Tuesday as political uncertainty in Italy stoked fresh fears about the eurozone.

Australian archbishop convicted of covering up child sex abuse

An Australian archbishop has been convicted of covering up child sex abuse, becoming the most senior member of the Roman Catholic church to be charged and found guilty of the offence.

Asian markets fall, dollar rises as US rate fears return

Asian markets mostly fell with Wall Street while the dollar extended gains Wednesday as US interest rate worries resurfaced, while investors were also given a spook by North Korea's threat to pull out of a historic summit over US demands.

Commonwealth Games: Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes, who went missing during the Commonwealth Games, must give themselves up or face being deported.

Crude surges after Trump tears up Iran deal, equities mixed

Oil prices surged more than two percent in Asia on Wednesday after Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, fuelling fresh geopolitical uncertainty.

IAAF unveils new, mass worldwide running event

A new series of one-mile runs in 24 cities around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on June 6 and tagged “Run 24:1” was unveiled by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday.

Asian markets end week with losses, eyes on US jobs data

Asian markets fell on Friday, tracking another retreat on Wall Street as attention turns to the release of key US jobs data later in the day and high-level China-US trade talks in Beijing.

Dollar holds gains as Fed looms, Asia markets mostly drop

The dollar on Wednesday maintained most of its recent gains ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy announcement, while Asian equity markets struggled as investors returned from public holidays across the region.

Vatican finance chief to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell became the highest-ranked Catholic ever to be sent to trial over historic sex offences Tuesday, with the elderly priest vowing to fight the charges.

Dollar rises in Asia with Treasury yields, Japan exporters rally

The dollar extended gains against its main peers and most other currencies Tuesday as rising US bond yields fan speculation of a sharp rise in interest rates, while most of Asia's major markets edged up after recent losses.

Asian markets fall in line with Wall Street as tech firms take a hit

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as investors struggled to maintain the previous day's positive momentum following losses on Wall Street, with technology firms tracking a sharp fall in Apple.

Blessing Okagbare urged to run sprint events at Commonwealth Games

Former Nigerian top runner, Gloria Alozie, has advised African track queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteghonor to concentrate on events she is best prepared for at the fast approaching Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Australia’s cricket coach Darren Lehmann to resign

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would step down after this week’s test match against South Africa, in spite of his previously saying he would not stand aside.

Vatican finance chief awaits decision over sex offences trial

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell faces a nervous wait after a hearing to determine if he will stand trial on historical sexual offence charges adjourned Thursday.

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