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Maria Sharapova: Russian wins on return from 15-month doping ban

Her serve was on. She ripped returns for winners, celebrating with a clenched pumped fist. And when she won, she was visibly emotional as she waved to the crowd. Maria Sharapova is back — and she returned as soon as

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Vinod Khanna dead at 70

Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna has died at the age of 70, according to a hospital statement. Khanna died of advanced bladder cancer on Thursday morning, said Tushar Pania, from the HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai. Dubbed

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FG showcases news air assets in war against insurgency

Nigeria’s air force has shown off new assets it says will be used to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in its north and oil militants in its south. The West African nation’s air force over the weekend demonstrated a new

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74-year-old denies raping teenager, claims he has weak erection

A 74-year-old man accused of defiling a 13-year-old girl (names withheld) denied the claims but admitted he “had fun” with her, a prosecution witness, Femi Adesumo, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court. Testifying before the court

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PMB seeks approval for multi billion naira loan for infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested for the approval of the National Assembly to borrow $6.9b for infrastructural development. Buhari, in a letter read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said $5.8bn would be borrowed from the Chinese Exim bank for

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Emir Sanusi spent N37million on phone bills – Kano Emirate

Following investigation into their finances, the Kano Emirate has revealed that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, spent N37 million on telephone calls in three years. Speaking on behalf of the council, the Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir, said

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Islamic State developing new weapons despite losses: arms monitor

Islamic State militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on Wednesday. Conflict Armament Research (CAR) said the Sunni militant group was “promoting

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Trump backs down on border wall funding

Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. The president’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that

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Anti-Putin protesters get a smart phone app to help get out of jail

Anti-Kremlin protesters who run the regular risk of being detained by the police are being given a helping hand: A smart phone app that allows them to instantly inform others where and when they have been arrested. Russia faces a

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Why we failed to rescue Chibok girls – Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has explained that his then government was committed to the release of the abducted Chibok girls, but said there was a different feeling as at then about him by the insurgents who constantly referred to him

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