Saudi players head to Spain for World Cup boost

Saudi Arabia are gearing up for their first World Cup finals appearance since 2006 by sending players on loan to Spain to gain experience. At least six players have joined Spanish clubs following an agreement between Spain’s La Liga and

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Mexico murder rate soars as more than 25,000 people killed in 2017

Since 2006 almost 200,000 people have been murdered in Mexico which experts have linked to drug trafficking. The number of people murdered in Mexico reached a record high in 2017 as a wave of violence sweeps across the country. The

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US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country. Hundreds of thousands of federal

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Iraq sentences German woman to death over IS involvement

A court in Iraq has sentenced a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group. She was sentenced for providing logistical support and taking part in attacks on Iraqi security forces. The

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DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

At least five people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago –

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Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry

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Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a blueprint for formal talks. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right CDU and its Bavarian CSU ally have

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DSS ‘uncovers’ Islamic State militants in Benue, Kogi, Edo

Security service organisations, including the Department of State Service (DSS), have reportedly identified an Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) network operating within some north-central and south-south states. Benue, Kogi and Edo states were identified in security reports. According to

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‘The battle is still on’ — splinter group denies resolving crisis with PDP

Emmanuel Nwosu, one of the leaders of Fresh PDP, a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, has denied reports that the group is no longer in existence. He said contrary to the reports that the group has pledged its loyalty

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Chief Olu Falae entire farmland set ablaze by Fulani herders – Fani Kayode

Killer Herdsmen have reportedly set ablaze Chief Olu Falae’s hectares of farmland in Ondo state, This report is according to a tweet minutes ago by former Aviation minster, Femi Fani Kayode. See it below… Fulani terrorists have just set Chief Olu Falae’s entire

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