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Austria expels Russian diplomat amid reports of economic espionage

Austria on Monday took steps to expel a Russian diplomat, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson in Vienna said.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to reporters via video link at a news conference in Beijing, China May 24, 2020. (China Daily-Reuters)

China ‘open’ to international effort to identify coronavirus source – minister

China is “open” to international cooperation to identify the source of the novel coronavirus, but any investigation must be led by the World Health Organization and “free of political interference”, China’s foreign minister said Sunday.
Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province has arrested a 58-year-old man identified by his surname Ma for allegedly burying his 79-year-old disabled mother alive.

79-year-old disabled woman rescued alive from grave three days after son buried her —...

Police in north-western China’s Shaanxi province has arrested a 58-year-old man identified by his surname Ma for allegedly burying his 79-year-old disabled mother alive.

Mobile court convicts 12 defaulters of coronavirus lockdown in Plateau

A Mobile Court in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau on Friday convicted 12 defaulters of the State’s COVID-19 lockdown order.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Chinese man threatens to torch himself after virus cancels birthday

A man in southwest China doused himself with petrol and tied firecrackers around his waist because authorities cancelled his birthday banquet as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus.
Two airmen who died recently at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, have been identified as Airmen First Class Xavier Leaphart and Aziess Whitehurst, Air Force officials announced on Sunday.

Two US airmen found dead at Germany base

The men, both aged 20, “were found unresponsive in a dorm room” in the early evening of January 9, the 52nd Fighter Wing based at Spangdahlem airbase in western Germany said in a statement.
Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of the late President Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed to death on Tuesday while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital, according to local police.

Former German president’s son stabbed to death in hospital

An assailant has stabbed to death the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker in attack at a Berlin hospital that left one other person seriously injured, police said Wednesday.
Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.
Police are initially seeking to hold Philip Manshaus in custody for four weeks on suspicion of murder and breach of the anti-terrorism law.

Norway mosque shooting suspect appears in court with wounded face

The man suspected of shooting at people inside a Norwegian mosque on Saturday, and of killing his stepsister, appeared in court on Monday with black eyes and wounds on his face and neck.
The man, identified by media as 21-year old Philip Manshaus, is suspected of murder in the death of his 17-year-old stepsister and attempted murder at the Al-Noor mosque on Saturday.

Norway mosque attack suspect rejects murder allegation

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo rejects allegations of murder and attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday.
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Trade war: China wants mutual respect for both countries

Both China and the United States should make compromises in trade talks, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Monday, ahead of a much anticipated meeting between the Chinese and U.S. presidents at this week’s G20 summit in Japan.

Super Eagles arrive in Austria for World Cup preparation

The team’s arrival was confirmed in a 44 seconds video published on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) verified Twitter handle on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Obi: Super Eagles will be ‘totally focused’ in Austria

Captain Mikel Obi has promised the Super Eagles will get down to serious business at their training camp in Bad Tatsmannsdorf, Austria.

Rafael Nadal knocked out of Madrid by Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world number one was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

Austria presents bill cutting welfare for foreign children

Many expatriate workers in Austria will face welfare cuts if their children live in their home countries, rather than in Austria.

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

A new species of ant which can detonate their bodies when threatened has been discovered by scientists.

Ghana’s Tekpetey banned for reaction to ‘racist’ abuse in Austria

Ghana's Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie.

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‘Cultists’ kill one, maim widow in Akwa Ibom

However, it was gathered that the Widow was attacked on Monday when she left the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, in Church premises, where most of them that fled the community are taking refuge following the violent activities of rival cult groups Debam and Iceland, to her farm in Inen community to look for food for her hungry children.
Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper reveals next destination after Saudi club exit

Former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa said he is aiming to return to Europe after departing Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan staff protest alleged imposition of vice-chancellorship candidates

Some workers at the University of Ibadan in Oyo State on Wednesday protested the selection process for the position of Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Court refuses to order former oil minister’s arrest, demands extradition evidence

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa inaugurates panels on police brutality, human rights

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.