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FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

Bandits up, herdsmen down and the ugly dance to Rwanda, by Amir Bagwanje 

They are called bandits when they kidnap in Zamfara while the media tags them, Fulani herdsmen if the victims are from Ekiti or Ebonyi. The same evil but called different names. For decades, farmers in the North have painfully endured the destruction of their farmlands

90 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide – WHO  

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation, WHO.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

Nigeria’s economy doing well, despite recession – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Nigerian economy is doing well compared to the economies of South Africa, Russia and other countries in recession.

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup

Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time.

Journalist shot dead in Mexico, 11th this year — report

The body of a journalist has been found in western Mexico, making him the 11th member of the profession to be killed in the...

Mexico’s new president unfolds plan against violence

On his first full day in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended a plan to end lawlessness with a new national guard. In...

JUST IN: Obasanjo wants cocaine, codeine, marijuana, others legalized

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the...

New president to inherit a Mexico plagued with grisly violence

In the middle of the street, corpses riddled with bullets. Underground, thousands of bodies heaped in clandestine graves. And in the mountains, drug gangs...

At least five killed in shootout near Mexico’s Cancun

At least five people were killed and three others wounded in a late Friday shootout between police and criminals near the resort town of...

Man Utd held to scoreless draw

Manchester United, buoyed by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez on Sunday, nevertheless remained without a win in their North American pre-season tour after a 0-0 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Mexico’s Lopex Obrador floats idea of new relationship in letter to Trump

Mexico's incoming president on Sunday said he had floated the idea of a new relationship between the neighboring countries in a letter to US...

No Zlatan, no problem as Sweden thrive on collective spirit

Shorn of a superstar since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's retirement, Sweden were not expected even to make it to the World Cup but now they are within reach of their first quarter-final for 24 years.

CAN MEXICO BREAK CURSE?

Brazil will be without left-back Marcelo due to a back problem, so Filipe Luis will take his place against a Mexico side not to be taken lightly.

Brazil, Belgium target World Cup quarters after Spain bow out

Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarterfinal place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated.

Delirious Mexicans swamp South Korean embassy

Ecstatic Mexican fans besieged the South Korean embassy in their capital to celebrate with diplomats after the Asian team stunned Germany at the World...

Germany face crunch Sweden clash as Belgium eye knockouts

Germany could face an ignominious first-round exit from the World Cup in Russia unless they rediscover the form that propelled them to glory in...

Germany World Camp camp angry at Ozil criticism

Germany have hit out at "under the belt" criticism of Mesut Ozil as the under-fire holders attempt to get their World Cup campaign back on track against Sweden.

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake?

After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans...

Germany loss could put England, Belgium in a quandary

Germany's surprise loss to Mexico could create a strange situation in Group G where England and Belgium may face a theoretically easier path to the last four if they finish second rather than top of the standings.

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.

Prostitute scandal jolts Mexico World Cup squad

Members of Mexico's national football squad held a farewell party with around 30 prostitutes before the team traveled to Europe ahead of the World...

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causes panic

A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people....

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