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Sharapova Wins French Open

1,178 ViewsPARIS: Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again. Sharapova won her second title at Roland Garros in the last three years, overcoming 12 double-faults Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. “This is the toughest Grand Slam final I’ve […]

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Nigeria’s Echiejile to miss World Cup

1,253 ViewsNigerian defender Elderson Echiejile will miss the World Cup because of a muscle injury. The 26-year-old Monaco player limped out of Nigeria’s 0-0 friendly draw against Greece in Philadelphia on Tuesday shortly before half-time. Echiejile underwent a scan where the injury was diagnosed as a muscle tear, which is expected to keep him out […]

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Zuma in hospital

3,214 ViewsA STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA President Jacob Zuma has today, 07 June 2014, been admitted to hospital for tests. Yesterday President Zuma was advised to rest following a demanding election and transition programme to the new administration. Doctors are satisfied with his condition. Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 […]

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Tracy Morgan in critical condition

1,163 ViewsNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in intensive care Saturday after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said. The vehicle carrying the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member and six others was […]

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Barcelona: not to exercise buy-back option on Cesc Fabregas

1,687 ViewsArsenals have informed Barcelona they will not be exercising a buy-back option on former player Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners inserted the clause when selling Fabregas to Barcelona for £35m in 2011 and were given first refusal after Barca decided he could leave. It is understood Fabregas, 27, was keen to return to Arsenal but […]

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Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love

780 ViewsLAHORE Pakistan – An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman drew worldwide condemnation. Ali Akbar, a local police official, said Saba Maqsood had been attacked and shot by her father, […]

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Nigerian military raid Newspapers: Describes it as “routine security action”

878 ViewsThe Nigerian military on Friday morning confiscated and destroyed copies of three national newspapers, the Punch, Leadership and the Nation, around the country. The military also defended its actions in a statement. The earliest report of the bizarre incident was the confiscation of copies of the Leadership Newspaper along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway and at […]

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More than 60 migrants drown in boat sinking off Yemen: U.N.

1,612 ViewsAt least 60 African migrants and two Yemeni crew perished in the treacherous waters off Yemen’s coast last weekend, in a boat sinking that has just come to light and is believed to be the deadliest there this year, the United Nations said on Friday. In the first four months of this year, 16,500 […]

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Veteran ZANU-PF Ex-Minister dies

1,266 ViewsFormer Zanu-PF Politburo member and ex-Cabinet minister Nathan Shamuyarira has died.He was 85. Shamuyarira died at West End Clinic in Harare last night after having been admitted on and off “for some time”. Zanu-PF commissar Webster Shamu confirmed that the veteran leader had passed on and referred queries to ruling party secretary for health […]

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Mugabe calls information minister ‘devil incarnate’

1,278 ViewsZimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on Friday branded his information minister a “devil incarnate”, accusing him of appointing editors of state-owned newspapers who were sympathetic to the opposition. Zimbabwe’s private media say an intense battle to succeed the 90-year-old Mugabe has sucked in the state-owned press. Vice-President Joice Mujuru and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangangwa are […]

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