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Plateau United coach seeks financial support to achieve Champions League Semi final target

Plateau United coach Abdu Maikaba has stated that they need the required support to meet the target of semi-finals of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.

Brazil’s president threatens to punch reporter in the mouth

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.
The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.

Brazilian Amazon mayor pleads for world help in fight against coronavirus

The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus: Amazonians demand for WHO’s emergency fund

The Indigenous people in Brazil have written to the World Health Organization (WHO), asking for an emergency fund to help protect their communities from the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.

Portuguese doctor suspended after baby born without a face

A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazilian president’s son ditches plan to be US ambassador

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he had dropped hopes of becoming the country’s ambassador to the United States.
The appeals on Friday came after Grace Lalrinmawii Karaca said she had not been able to reach her husband, Osman Karaca, since October 14. He was last seen being taken into a police car in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, she told Al Jazeera.

Turkish-Mexican dual citizen ‘arrested’ in Cambodia

Human rights groups have urged Cambodia to confirm the whereabouts of a Turkish-Mexican national who, his wife said, had been arrested by police in Phnom Penh, allegedly at the request of the Turkish authorities.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil police target leader of Jair Bolsonaro’s party in political scandal

Federal police in Brazil on Tuesday raided the home of the head of President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right party as part of a probe into a campaign financing scandal.
Incumbent Portuguese Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party Antonio Costa (C) waves a Portuguese flag onstage at the end of his last campaign rally in Porto on October 4, 2019, two days ahead of general election. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Voting begins in Portugal general election

Voting got underway in Portugal’s general election on Sunday, with outgoing Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s Socialists tipped to win the most votes but without the necessary majority to govern alone.
Najila Trindade

Police charge Neymar rape accuser with extortion, slander

Police in Sao Paulo said on Tuesday they will bring extortion and slander charges against a Brazilian model who accused football star Neymar of rape.
Bernardo Silva

Euro 2020: Portugal rekindle hopes against Serbia

Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva in a pulsating 4-2 victory in Belgrade on Saturday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil president rebuked for comparing young wife with French First lady

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has stoked diplomatic row by comparing his 37-year-old wife, Michelle, with French First Lady, Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux-Macron, who is 66 years old.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Gun control won’t prevent deadly shootings – Brazil leader

President Jair Bolsonaro argued Sunday for his signature policy of relaxing gun control measures, saying they will not stop mass shootings such as those that left 29 dead in the US over the weekend.

Barcelona aim to accelerate Philippe Coutinho exit

After constant rumours all summer, Barcelona have apparently decided to cut their losses on record signing Philippe Coutinho.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Brazil’s Neymar in trouble over intimate pics of woman accusing him of rape

Brazil’s Neymar gave a statement at a Rio de Janeiro police station Thursday in a probe into whether he broke the law by posting intimate pictures of a woman who accused him of rape.

Pele ‘back on the field’ after short hospital stay in Paris

Former Brazil star Pele has thanked medical staff following his short spell in hospital and assured fans he is "back on the field".
Jose Maria Marin

FIFA bans disgraced ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Monday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former boss of Brazilian football, Jose Maria Marin, months after a US court convicted him of massive corruption.

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Conor McGregor walks away with £18 million despite knockout

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A woman wearing a protective mask casts her ballot for Portugal's presidential election, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Lisbon, Portugal, January 24, 2021. REUTERS-Pedro Nunes

Portugal votes for new president at height of pandemic

Masked, socially distanced and each given their own pen to avoid spreading germs, Portugal headed to the polls on Sunday to vote for the largely ceremonial post of president even as coronavirus cases reach record levels.