Thursday , 18 January 2018

LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Swedish sport journalists elect female president

Lisa Edwinsson

The Swedish Sportjournalist Federation (SSF) have elected their first female president since it was founded in 1949. Lisa Edwinsson, a 33-year-old reporter at the Stockholm morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter was voted to the post unanimously at the yearly meeting. Lisa is currently following Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates on their way to Euro 2016 in France. She succeeds Mats Taxén, ... Read More »

Ghanaian arrested in Italy for killing baby during home circumcision

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A one month old baby of Ghanaian decent has died in Italy after a home circumcision. The parents of the baby – a Ghanaian father and a woman who have been described by Italian authorities as a refugee are in the grip of the police. An autopsy will be carried out on the body of the baby on Wednesday. According ... Read More »

Kidnapped Mexico footballer freed

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Mexican international football player Alan Pulido has been rescued in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say. Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was “very well”. Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details. The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several ... Read More »

Rio Olympics organizers to distribute 45,000 condoms to athletes

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Spokesman of the Rio Olympics 2016 committee, Lucas Dantas has announced that they will distribute 450,000 condoms to the 10,500 athletes expected in Brazil starting on July 24, the opening day of the Olympic games. Each athlete is expected to get an average of 42 condoms a three-fold increase over the number of condoms distributed at the London Olympics, Sports ... Read More »

FIFA sack Secretary General for paying himself too much money

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FIFA acting secretary general Markus Kattner has been sacked after being accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of pounds. World governing body FIFA said an investigation “uncovered breaches of fiduciary responsibilities”. The 45-year-old German took over as acting general secretary after Jerome Valcke was sacked for irregularities. The dismissal is not connected to the payment made to Michel Platini ... Read More »

Boko Haram reportedly call for truce to release Chibok girls

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Nigerian insurgents widely known as Boko Haram are reportedly calling for a truce after a senior member revealed current state of kidnapped Chibok girls. According to a report by The Times, members of the Boko Haram are looking at giving up on the fight as the Nigerian army are not only closing up with them but they have been losing ... Read More »

Barack Obama’s limo breaks down in Tel Aviv

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U.S President, Barack Obama’s limousine, The Beast, has broken down en route to Jerusalem from  Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The president was not in the car when it broke down, saving the White House the embarrassment. Reports say The Beast, nicknamed as such for its ability to withstand all sorts of attacks, was mistakenly filled with diesel instead of ... Read More »

Movie starring Ghana’s Abraham Attah nominated for 2016 BET Awards

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba in "Beasts of no Nations"

Critically acclaimed movie “Beasts of No Nation” which stars multiple award-winning young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has been nominated for this year’s Black Entertainment TV (BET) Awards. The movie was nominated alongside “Concussion”, “Creed”,“Dope” and  “Straight Outta Compton” for the “Best Movie”category. Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala, it was partly shot in Ghana and ... Read More »

Harvard University tops world’s most prestigious universities ranking

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Harvard University has maintained its position as the number one University in the World, according to a release from Times Higher Education. The ranking which was based on results from an invitation-only opinion survey of 10,000 top scholars around the world also saw MIT and Stanford beat the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The top 10 featured British and American ... Read More »

Egypt Air plane wreckage found near Greek island

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Egyptian authorities have indicated that the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, BBC reports. Egypt’s Aviation Ministry said 30 Egyptians, 15 French, one Briton and a Belgian were among the 66 people on board the EgyptAir flight. The plane was carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew. There were three security personnel ... Read More »