Pope Francis Blames Amazon Fires On Destructive ‘Interests’

  Pope Francis opened a synod on Sunday to champion the Amazon’s poverty-stricken and isolated indigenous communities by condemning the destructive “interests” he blamed for the fires that devastated the region. The three-week synod, or assembly, is to unite 184 bishops, including 113 from the nine countries of the pan-Amazon region, including Brazil. Brazil is … Continue reading Pope Francis Blames Amazon Fires On Destructive ‘Interests’

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Hong Kong Hit By Fresh Violence As Thousands Defy Mask Ban

  Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence on Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city.  Large crowds marched through torrential rain in peaceful but unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour, condemning the … Continue reading Hong Kong Hit By Fresh Violence As Thousands Defy Mask Ban

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Osaka Beats World Number One, Barty To Win China Open

Naomi Osaka won a second tournament on the spin as she fought back from a set down to defeat world number one Ashleigh Barty in the China Open final on Sunday.

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Adesanya Knocks Out Whittaker To Become Undisputed UFC Middleweight Champion

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has become the undisputed UFC middleweight champion after dethroning Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC 234 in Melbourne.

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Wike, PDP Celebrate As Rivers Governor Wins At Tribunal

    The Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal has affirmed the election of Mr Nyesom Wike in the March 9 governorship poll in the state. It dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Victor Fingesi, describing it as an adventure to “discover the non-existent”. The Tribunal also declared … Continue reading Wike, PDP Celebrate As Rivers Governor Wins At Tribunal

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Iraq Protests: ‘This Must Stop’, UN Condemns Violence

  The top UN official in Iraq deplored five days of violence during protests that has killed nearly 100 across the country and wounded thousands, saying “this must stop”. “Five days of reported deaths and injuries; this must stop,” Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the special representative of the UN secretary general in Iraq, said in a tweet. … Continue reading Iraq Protests: ‘This Must Stop’, UN Condemns Violence

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Obiri Retains Women’s 5,000 Metres Title

  Kenya’s Hellen Obiri successfully defended her world 5,000 metres title in Doha on Saturday timing a championship record 14min 26.72sec. The 29-year-old came home clear of compatriot Margaret Kipkemboi, who timed a personal best 14min 27.49. Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen, part of the Nike-backed Oregon Project whose head coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four … Continue reading Obiri Retains Women’s 5,000 Metres Title

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Xenophobia: Garba Shehu Outlines ‘Key Takeaways’ From Buhari’s Visit To South Africa

  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Saturday published an article on President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to South Africa. Mr Shehu’s article entitled ‘Key Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To South Africa’ comes one day after the President returned to Nigeria on Friday after his three-day … Continue reading Xenophobia: Garba Shehu Outlines ‘Key Takeaways’ From Buhari’s Visit To South Africa

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Ligue One: Icardi Scores First Goal As PSG Cruise Past Angers

  Mauro Icardi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris Saint-Germain moved five points clear at the top of the table with a 4-0 thrashing of high-flying Angers on Saturday. The reigning champions had suffered a shock 2-0 loss in their previous home game against Reims, but had no such trouble at the Parc … Continue reading Ligue One: Icardi Scores First Goal As PSG Cruise Past Angers

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Osaka Sweeps Into China Open Final

  Naomi Osaka said that she had just two hours’ sleep before crushing title-holder Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the China Open final on Saturday.  The 21-year-old Japanese will play world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia in Sunday’s championship match in Beijing — and will hope to have had a bit more rest. The Australian Open … Continue reading Osaka Sweeps Into China Open Final

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