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Mark Esper

US defense secretary wants INF-range missiles in Asia

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he wants to see American ground-based intermediate-range conventional missiles deployed to Asia.
Crown operates in Perth and Victoria, with a further casino in the pipeline for Sydney.

Australian gambling giant denies links to organized crime

A television documentary has made allegations linking Australia’s gambling giant, Crown Casino, to organized crime, money laundering and human trafficking. The company has taken out newspaper ads denying the allegations.
Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti: If Neymar wants to go, Paris Saint-Germain should let him

The Brazil superstar has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, two years after he joined PSG in a €222million deal, with sporting director Leonardo confirming Neymar wants to leave.
Paris Saint Germain squad, along with unsettled Brazilian Neymar landed in Shenzhen, China on Wednesday and will play friendlies against Inter Milan in Macau on Saturday and Sydney FC in Suzhou on July 30.

Neymar joins Paris Saint Germain on China tour amidst Barcelona rumours

Paris Saint Germain squad, along with unsettled Brazilian Neymar landed in Shenzhen, China on Wednesday and will play friendlies against Inter Milan in Macau on Saturday and Sydney FC in Suzhou on July 30.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
A woman allegedly decapitated her mother in Sydney after an argument turned violent

Woman ‘beheads’ own mother in Australia

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour’s house.

Oil prices gain amid tension between Iran, US

Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “significant” sanctions would be announced on Tehran.
Kunle Somorin

Governor Abiodun appoints Kunle Somorin as chief press secretary

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Sunday, Olakunle Somorin, as his Chief Press Secretary.
Muhammad Khalid Khan

US: How we arrested Khalid Khan in Nigeria

The U.S. Government on Thursday revealed how it had with assistance from Nigerian relevant agencies successfully extradited U.S. indicted defendant Muhammad Khalid Khan to the U.S.

Nigeria extradites suspected Pakistani drug baron to US

The Federal Government has extradited to the United States of America (USA) a Pakistani citizen indicted for drug dealing and money laundering, Muhammad Khalid Khan.
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is not in Norway's World Cup squad. GETTY IMAGES

France: Ballon d’Or winner pulls out of opening match against Falcons

Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg has withdrawn from Norway national team that will face Nigeria’s Super Falcons in their opening group D match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 8 in France.
A Professor of Chemical Engineering Adesoji Adesina has advocated a departure from fossil fuels; stressing the need for Nigeria to invest greatly on biomass refineries that will meet energy needs without necessarily destroying the environment.

Electricity: Don advocates investment in biomass refineries

A Professor of Chemical Engineering Adesoji Adesina has advocated a departure from fossil fuels; stressing the need for Nigeria to invest greatly on biomass refineries that will meet energy needs without necessarily destroying the environment.
Dollar

Dollar broadly higher in thin post-holiday trade

The dollar edged up against a basket of key rivals on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar was supported by rising crude oil prices due to U.S. plans to tighten a clampdown on Iranian oil exports from next month.
Luis Suarez scored twice against Rayo Vallecano, as his recent goal explosion continued. BENJAMIN CREMEL-AFP-Getty Images

Siem de Jong: Luis Suarez key to Barcelona’s treble bid

Luis Suarez is key to Barcelona's treble hopes this season, according to Siem de Jong, who hailed the competitiveness of his former Ajax team-mate.
Afghan refugee and local resident Abdul Aziz (L), 48, looks on during an interview with AFP in Christchurch on March 17, 2019, two days after he chased a gunman during a shooting incident at the Linwood Mosque in the city. When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find — a hand-held credit card machine. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find — a hand-held credit card machine.
Britain's Dan Evans is enjoying an excellent 2019, having only returned to the tour after a ban for taking cocaine last April. REUTERS

Briton Dan Evans shocks John Isner in Delray Beach Open

Britain’s 148th-ranked Dan Evans outlasted world number nine John Isner of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open final.
Belongil and Main beaches at Byron Bay have been closed for 24 hours. ABC News

Surfer seriously injured in Australia shark attack

A 41-year-old surfer was airlifted to hospital Sunday after being bitten in a suspected shark attack on Australia’s famed Byron Bay.
Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against women after 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was killed in Melbourne while walking home after performing at a comedy show in June. [Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]

Australians demand safe streets for women after student’s murder

Several thousand people marched through major Australian cities calling for safety for women after an Palestinian exchange student was murdered in Melbourne.

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Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Dejan Lovren ruled out of Liverpool’s Club World Cup trip

Dejan Lovren has been ruled out of Liverpool’s trip to the Club World Cup, but Georginio Wijnaldum will travel with the Reds squad for the tournament in Qatar.

Suspension: Turkish Airline pledges to use the right aircraft

Turkish Airline has pledged to commence immediately the freighting of all left over passengers’ baggage in Turkey to Nigeria.

Bayelsa government to hold last transparency briefing in January

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would hold the last edition of the Transparency briefing in January 2020.
Osaze Odemwingie

Osaze Odemwingie bags golf coaching licence

Former Super Eagles forward Osaze Peter Odemwingie has shifted his focus away from football to get certified as a golf instructor.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Sic DisCos may evade NERC’s sanction after complying with remittance directive

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says six out of eight Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have complied or substantially complied with the approved minimum remittance threshold in the Order for July to September 2019.