French Protesters Clash With Police At Anti-Racism Rallies

  Police clashed with demonstrators in Paris and Lyon Saturday, firing tear gas and water cannons as thousands turned out across France for the latest wave of protests against racism and police violence. Officers prevented protesters trying to launch a march through the streets of the capital, at the end of a three-hour rally. They … Continue reading French Protesters Clash With Police At Anti-Racism Rallies

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Napoli Beat Inter To Reach Italian Cup Final As Mertens Breaks Record

  Dries Mertens fired Napoli to the Italian Cup final on Saturday after netting the goal which gave his side a 2-1 aggregate semi-final win over Inter Milan and made him the club’s all-time top scorer. Napoli will face Juventus in Wednesday’s final in Rome thanks to Belgium forward Mertens, who slotted home his 122nd … Continue reading Napoli Beat Inter To Reach Italian Cup Final As Mertens Breaks Record

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Chile’s Health Minister Resigns Over COVID-19 Death Toll

  Chile’s health minister resigned Saturday amid controversy over the country’s official coronavirus death toll, as the pandemic hits the nation hard despite quarantine measures in the capital for more than a month. The departure of Jaime Manalich was announced by President Sebastian Pinera. The government has said publicly that the health crisis has claimed … Continue reading Chile’s Health Minister Resigns Over COVID-19 Death Toll

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China Imposes Fresh Lockdown On Beijing As New COVID-19 Cases Emerge

  Lockdowns were imposed in parts of Beijing on Saturday to try to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus cluster, highlighting the challenges that lie ahead even for places where outbreaks are under control. There are fears of a resurgence in local transmissions in China, where the outbreak curve has been months ahead of … Continue reading China Imposes Fresh Lockdown On Beijing As New COVID-19 Cases Emerge

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Swiss Prosecutors Expand Investigation Into Former FIFA Chief, Sepp Blatter

  Swiss prosecutors have opened a fresh investigation targeting former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter for suspected criminal mismanagement of funds over a decade-old $1 million payment, AFP learned Saturday. The probe, opened last month, is connected with a loan FIFA gave to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFF) in 2010, which was given interest-free, … Continue reading Swiss Prosecutors Expand Investigation Into Former FIFA Chief, Sepp Blatter

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14 Dead, 168 Injured In China Oil Truck Blast

  At least 14 people were killed and more than 160 wounded after an oil tanker truck exploded on a highway in China on Saturday, state media said. The force of the blast caused nearby homes and factories to collapse, the government said on social media, and sent huge clouds of black smoke billowing into … Continue reading 14 Dead, 168 Injured In China Oil Truck Blast

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APC Appeals Committee Upholds Obaseki’s Disqualification

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) Appeals Committee has upheld the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in its governorship primary in Edo state. The Appeals Committee, in a press briefing held in Abuja on Saturday, said it was aligning itself with the APC screening committee’s inability to vouch for the authenticity of the … Continue reading APC Appeals Committee Upholds Obaseki’s Disqualification

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Borno COVID-19 Committee Clash With Army Over Interstate Travel

  The Borno State Committee on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 on Saturday clashed with the Nigerian Army on the Maiduguri-Damaturu expressway. While the Army personnel insisted on freeing the highway for the safety of travellers, the COVID-19 committee enforcing the ban on interstate travel wanted the travellers to be properly screened and … Continue reading Borno COVID-19 Committee Clash With Army Over Interstate Travel

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Chelsea Star, Hudson-Odoi, Says He Has Been Cleared of Rape

  Callum Hudson-Odoi will not face any further action regarding a rape allegation, the Chelsea winger said on Saturday. Hudson-Odoi was arrested on May 17 and released on bail. But the England international has now said the police will not be pursuing the matter. “At a time where there are bigger things happening in the … Continue reading Chelsea Star, Hudson-Odoi, Says He Has Been Cleared of Rape

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COVID-19: EU, British Council Donate PPE To Traditional Rulers In Adamawa

  Some traditional rulers in Adamawa state have received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The items were donated by the European Union, in collaboration with the British Council, under the Managing Conflict in North-East Nigeria (MCN) program. MCN, a program funded by the EU, … Continue reading COVID-19: EU, British Council Donate PPE To Traditional Rulers In Adamawa

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