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Eight Tourist Attractions That You Must See in Yangon

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Osun election: Soldiers arrest hoodlums for harassing corps members

FEMI MAKINDE Soldiers arrested some hoodlums on Saturday for disrupting voting at Ward 2 Unit 2 in the Ireti Ayo, Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State during the governorship election. The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in the state
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Osun election: Soldiers arrest hoodlums for harassing corps members

FEMI MAKINDE Soldiers arrested some hoodlums on Saturday for disrupting voting at Ward 2 Unit 2 in the Ireti Ayo, Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State during the governorship election. The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in the state, Mr Emmanuel Attah, who said this in an interview with our correspondent, […]

Osun election: APC, PDP, SDP lead in strongholds

Olufemi Atoyebi The leading candidates in the Osun governorship election won majority of the votes cast in their respective local government areas on Saturday to justify their popularity and acceptability among their people. Reports of the votes announced at
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Osun election: APC, PDP, SDP lead in strongholds

Olufemi Atoyebi The leading candidates in the Osun governorship election won majority of the votes cast in their respective local government areas on Saturday to justify their popularity and acceptability among their people. Reports of the votes announced at the polling units by the Independent National Electoral Commission showed that the All Progressives Congress candidate, […]

I left WNBA for Turkey to enhance my career — D’Tigress star

Evelyn Akhator plays as a forward and centre for the national women’s basketball team. She was third overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft with Dallas Wings. The 23-year-old, who recently joined Besiktas in the Turkish Women’s Basketball League, tells Idris Ades
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I left WNBA for Turkey to enhance my career — D’Tigress star

Evelyn Akhator plays as a forward and centre for the national women’s basketball team. She was third overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft with Dallas Wings. The 23-year-old, who recently joined Besiktas in the Turkish Women’s Basketball League, tells Idris Adesina about her career and more in this interview Y ou recently moved from Dallas Wings […]

Joshua retains titles, knocks out Povetkin after seven rounds

Idris Adesina with agency reports Brtish-born Nigerian heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua on Saturday night retained his IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA titles after a seventh round stoppage of Russian WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at the Wembley Stadium i
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Joshua retains titles, knocks out Povetkin after seven rounds

Idris Adesina with agency reports Brtish-born Nigerian heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua on Saturday night retained his IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA titles after a seventh round stoppage of Russian WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at the Wembley Stadium in London. The champion, whose both parents come from Sagamu in Ogun State, dropped Povetkin with a […]

Mahrez double caps five-star City rout

Manchester City laid on an attacking masterclass that extinguished any fears of a European hangover to blow away Cardiff in style with five magnificent goals, as they strolled to victory in south Wales, The Guardian reports. An imperious away performance lef
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Mahrez double caps five-star City rout

Manchester City laid on an attacking masterclass that extinguished any fears of a European hangover to blow away Cardiff in style with five magnificent goals, as they strolled to victory in south Wales, The Guardian reports. An imperious away performance left the hosts exasperated with Sergio Agüero opening the scoring on his 300th appearance for […]

Butler to miss Minnesota Timberwolves' media day, start of camp

Jimmy Butler has received permission from the Minnesota Timberwolves to skip the team's media day on Monday and he will not be available for the start of training camp on Tuesday, The Athletic reported on Saturday.
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Butler to miss Minnesota Timberwolves' media day, start of camp

Jimmy Butler has received permission from the Minnesota Timberwolves to skip the team's media day on Monday and he will not be available for the start of training camp on Tuesday, The Athletic reported on Saturday.

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdanovic hurts knee in World Cup qualifier

Less than two weeks before the first preseason game, Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic injured his knee in international play for the Serbian national team.
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Sacramento Kings guard Bogdanovic hurts knee in World Cup qualifier

Less than two weeks before the first preseason game, Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic injured his knee in international play for the Serbian national team.

Car bombs kill one in Somali capital amid surge in violence

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A car bomb exploded in the Somali capital late on Saturday, killing one person as the city faces a new surge in bomb attacks and assassinations largely targeting government workers and civilians, officials, witnesses say.
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Car bombs kill one in Somali capital amid surge in violence

MOGADISHU (HOL) – A car bomb exploded in the Somali capital late on Saturday, killing one person as the city faces a new surge in bomb attacks and assassinations largely targeting government workers and civilians, officials, witnesses say.

Somali president cancels planned US trip

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has canceled his planned trip to New York this week as the horn of Africa nation faces political crisis pitting the central government and regional states, diplomat said.
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Somali president cancels planned US trip

MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has canceled his planned trip to New York this week as the horn of Africa nation faces political crisis pitting the central government and regional states, diplomat said.

Somali regional president reappoints former governor for Hiiraan region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The president of Somalia’s Hirshabelle State reappointed former Hiiraan region’s governor to lead the central region, replacing the region’s current governor who held the post for just five months.
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Somali regional president reappoints former governor for Hiiraan region

MOGADISHU (HOL) - The president of Somalia’s Hirshabelle State reappointed former Hiiraan region’s governor to lead the central region, replacing the region’s current governor who held the post for just five months.

Maybe, to Enrile’s mind, Edsa never happened

Your mantra for the week: «Today I am ready for all kinds of wonderful surprises.»   Although IAMISM is a spiritual path, it is also a course on Happiness for the following reasons:   1) It acknowledges the reality of sufferi
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Maybe, to Enrile’s mind, Edsa never happened

Your mantra for the week: «Today I am ready for all kinds of wonderful surprises.»   Although IAMISM is a spiritual path, it is also a course on Happiness for the following reasons:   1) It acknowledges the reality of suffering, but it also recommends antidotes to relieve it. In this methodology, suffering is not a punishment, but a reminder that we've been moving in the wrong direction and, if corrected, the difficulty and anguish are overcome. Try this technique. Adapt, adjust and accept in the meantime and allow the Counselor Within to direct you.   2) In some organized religions, we are directed to examine our conscience to find out what we have done ...Keep on reading: Maybe, to Enrile’s mind, Edsa never happened

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

VATICAN CITY, Holy See -- The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country. Shortly after th
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Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

VATICAN CITY, Holy See -- The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country. Shortly after the deal was unveiled, Pope Francis recognized seven clergy appointed by Beijing, which has not had ties with the Vatican since 1951. China immediately said it was hopeful of better relations, while Taiwan insisted its ties with the Vatican were safe. There are an estimated 12 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose clergy are chosen by the Communist Party and an unofficial church which ...Keep on reading: Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a «crushing» response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The I
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Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a «crushing» response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed «a foreign regime» backed by the United States. Behrad Ghasemi, a local journalist who witnessed the attack, said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran's Revolutionary Guards force. "First w...Keep on reading: Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Pope Francis: ‘I am the devil’ compared to John Paul

VILNIUS, Lithuania --- Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II --- at least as far as Poles are concerned. Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pop
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Pope Francis: ‘I am the devil’ compared to John Paul

VILNIUS, Lithuania --- Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II --- at least as far as Poles are concerned. Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pope by Polish photographer Grzegorz Galazka. Receiving the large book with a beaming John Paul on the cover, Francis quipped: «(Pope John Paul II) was a saint, I am the devil.» Laughing, Galazka immediately corrected him: «No, you are both saints! You are both saints!» Francis' quip appeared to acknowledge that he has his detractors, particularly among conservative Catholics who long for the more doctrinaire papacies of John ...Keep on reading: Pope Francis: ‘I am the devil’ compared to John Paul

Hawaii asks tourists to be respectful

HILO, Hawaii --- The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing D
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Hawaii asks tourists to be respectful

HILO, Hawaii --- The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new «Pono Pledge» at a Thursday event, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported . The campaign will remind tourists to treat the island and its people with respect. It includes a nine-line mantra affirming that, while people can appreciate the beauty of the island, they will not do so in a way that disrupts the environment and community or endangers people, Birch said. Campaign materials will be f...Keep on reading: Hawaii asks tourists to be respectful

‘Racially profiled & humiliated’: Black candidate busted for dealing politics seeks apology

An African-American nominee for the Wisconsin State Assembly told RT that she felt hurt and humiliated after being racially profiled and reported to cops as she was canvassing her electorate in a predominantly white neighborhood. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Racially profiled & humiliated’: Black candidate busted for dealing politics seeks apology

An African-American nominee for the Wisconsin State Assembly told RT that she felt hurt and humiliated after being racially profiled and reported to cops as she was canvassing her electorate in a predominantly white neighborhood. Read Full Article at RT.com

Anthony Joshua KOs Alexander Povetkin in thriller to retain world heavyweight titles

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua retained his titles with a dramatic 7th round KO of Russian challenger Aleksander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anthony Joshua KOs Alexander Povetkin in thriller to retain world heavyweight titles

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua retained his titles with a dramatic 7th round KO of Russian challenger Aleksander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest

TEHRAN — Iran is seeking to inscribe Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), in northern parts of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest

TEHRAN — Iran is seeking to inscribe Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), in northern parts of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Bill on mandating use of car seats for children brought before Majlis

TEHRAN —While the cabinet of ministers gave approval to a bill on mandating the use of car seats for children under 10 proposed by the traffic police, it is now brought before the Majlis [the Iranian Parliament] for the final approval.
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Bill on mandating use of car seats for children brought before Majlis

TEHRAN —While the cabinet of ministers gave approval to a bill on mandating the use of car seats for children under 10 proposed by the traffic police, it is now brought before the Majlis [the Iranian Parliament] for the final approval.

Free fruit plan aiming to encourage children to healthy diet

TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has implemented a scheme offering free fruits to children in some certain markets across the city in a bid to encourage children to healthy diet and improve their nutrition, head of fruits and vegetables organization of the Muni
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Free fruit plan aiming to encourage children to healthy diet

TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has implemented a scheme offering free fruits to children in some certain markets across the city in a bid to encourage children to healthy diet and improve their nutrition, head of fruits and vegetables organization of the Municipality has said.

Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year

TEHRAN – “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year.
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Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year

TEHRAN – “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year.

Povetkin fails to retain world heavyweight title in match against Joshua

Anthony Joshua defended WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles knocking out Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round
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Povetkin fails to retain world heavyweight title in match against Joshua

Anthony Joshua defended WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles knocking out Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round

Alcohol kills 2.6L Indians every year: WHO report

Almost 1 lakh deaths that occur on India’s roads every year are indirectly related to alcohol abuse. Another 30,000 deaths among cancer patients every year can also be traced to use of alcohol, which was long ago declared as Group 1 carcinogen by WHO. Live
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Alcohol kills 2.6L Indians every year: WHO report

Almost 1 lakh deaths that occur on India’s roads every year are indirectly related to alcohol abuse. Another 30,000 deaths among cancer patients every year can also be traced to use of alcohol, which was long ago declared as Group 1 carcinogen by WHO. Liver cirrhosis is the biggest health problem posed by alcohol use, with 1.4 lakh deaths every year.

EC to change pattern of its tests for returning officers

«Since we have already completed the evaluation of returning officers for states going to polls later this year, the new testing criteria will be implemented from the general election due next year,» said an EC official.
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EC to change pattern of its tests for returning officers

«Since we have already completed the evaluation of returning officers for states going to polls later this year, the new testing criteria will be implemented from the general election due next year,» said an EC official.

Treat one-sided laudatory news reports as paid news: EC to SC

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that “laudatory” news reports in which a political leader boasts of his achievements and appeals to the electorate to cast votes in his favour should be treated as paid news, even if there is no documenta
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Treat one-sided laudatory news reports as paid news: EC to SC

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that “laudatory” news reports in which a political leader boasts of his achievements and appeals to the electorate to cast votes in his favour should be treated as paid news, even if there is no documentary evidence to show that money was paid.

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