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iheanacho

 

Nigeria's young striker Kelechi Iheanacho who plies his trade with Manchester City was in fine scoring form as he scored a stoppage-time goal that gave Manchester City a 2-1 home win over Swansea City.

 

"I think the three points were very important, more than the way we played," said Manchester City manager Pellegrini. "I knew it would be difficult because we had three or four players who couldn't recover from the last game.

 

"Swansea played very well and it's not the way we want to win. Now we have a week to recover, we have played too many games with 13 or 14 players."

 

Swansea, who have won only once in 12 league games, remains a point above the relegation places.

 

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hattlesburg cops

 

A man charged in the fatal shooting of two police officers during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday night. 

 

29-year-old Mavin Bank was alone in an isolation cell when officers found him. He was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead at 7:40pm. No cause of death has been announced. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner.

 

Banks was arrested along with three other suspects, including his younger brother Curtis Banks, in May 9 for shooting that killed Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin J. Deenand Liquori Tate, who had pulled over a car driven by Banks for speeding. 

 

Banks, the alleged shooter, was charged with two counts of capital murder, grand theft auto and illegal weapons possession. He was denied bail.

 

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yahya jammeh

 

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his Muslim-majority country an Islamic republic, saying the move marks a break with the colonial past. 

 

According to him, the proclamation was in line with Gambia's religious identity and values. He added that no dress code would be imposed and citizens of other faiths would be allowed to practise freely.

 

90% of the Gambians are Muslims. Mr Jammeh has been president of the tiny West African country for 21 years.

 

He withdrew Gambia from the Commonwealth in 2013, describing the organisation as neo-colonial.

 

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geneva

 

Two people of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva on suspicion of making, concealing and transporting explosives and toxic gas. The two are also suspected of violating a law prohibiting group such as al-Qaeda and ISIS. 

 

Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga said on Friday that a foreign authority had provided the information about a potential ISIS cell in the Geneva area. Federal authorities examined this information and shared it with the local police. There is currently no indication that there was a concrete attack planned. 

 

Security has been stepped up outside synagogues, the UN building and the French ambassador's home, as well as train stations, the airport and similar places. The number of police on the city's streets has also been increased.

 

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burundi violence

 

At least 34 bodies have been found in Burundi's capital after the worst night of violence in recent times. Most of the bodies were found on the streets of Bujumbura and they appeared to be young men killed by gunfire, some with their hands tied behind their backs.

 

The bodies were found, a day after attacks on military sites. The residents accuse police of taking revenge.

 

According to the Army, at least 87 people were killed in Friday's fighting, eight of them from the security forces.

 

Bodies on the streets are almost a daily occurrence in Bujumbura since the attempt to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza following his decision to seek a third term in office, which he won in a disputed election in July. But this is by far the largest number of deaths in one night.

 

The largest number of bodies found on Saturday were in Bujumbura's Nyakabiga district, a focus of anti-government protests. Others were discovered in the Southern neighbourhood of Musaga. There are reports of more bodies in other parts of the city.

 

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cuba us

 

After 52 years, Cuba and US have decided to restore direct postal services. It was suspended due to the cold war experienced at that time. A pilot postal service will be launched shortly,but it is not clear when a full service will be implemented. 

 

The move is part of the rapprochement process that was announced by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro on 17 December last year. 

 

Cuba and US have since restored diplomatic ties and reopened embassies. They began re-establishing postal links in 2013, before the change of policy was announced.

 

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disguised coke

 

Spanish police has seized dozens of pallets made out of 1.4 tonnes of compressed cocaine that was made to look like wood. They also uncovered cocaine disguised as charcoal as part of the same shipment from Colombia to Valencia. 12 people have been arrested by the authorities in Spain, Britain and Dubai. 

 

Spanish customs officials say in recent years they have found cocaine in breast implants, a wig and even a plaster cast encasing a man's broken leg. Police suspect that smugglers used a charcoal company in Spain as a front to import the cocaine. 

 

The drugs were then extracted from pallets and charcoal, processed and distributed around Europe.

 

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afghanistan horo

 

Police officials have confirmed the killing of four gunmen involved in a deadly attack on a foreign guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in Kabul, Afghan. Four policemen died in the process. One of the police officers was killed in the assault that began late on Friday. 

 

The Taliban said its fighters had detonated car bomb in the Sherpur district before entering the area. The first attacker detonated his explosives at the entrance of the guesthouse, while the other three managed to enter the building, firing randomly on nearby houses.

 

They were all killed after a gun battle that lasted several hours. Nine others were injured.

 

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gaddaffi son

 

Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal has been freed after being briefly kidnapped by an armed group in Lebanon. Police said he was freed in the city of Baalbek and dispatched to Beirut. 

 

In a video shown on Lebanese TV, the captive businessman was seen appealing for more information concerning the 1978 disappearance of the prominent Lebanese Shia cleric Musa al-Sadr.

 

The 40-year-old former playboy was given sanctuary in Oman in 2012. His father Muammar was overthrown by rebels in a 2011 uprising.

 

Al-Sadr, one of the most prominent Shia clerics of the 20th Century, disappeared along with two others during a trip to Libya in1978. Muammar Gaddafi denied any involvement in his disappearance, but many suspect him of having orchestrated it. It is not known how long Hannibal has been in Lebanon.

 

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saudi voting women

 

Saudi Arabia polls which will be held on Saturday will see women cast their votes for the first time. Women are able to stand as candidates, despite the fiercely conservative kingdom being the only nation where women are not allowed to drive.

 

A total of 978 women has registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men. About 130,000 women have registered to vote. Female candidates have had to speak behind a partition during campaign appearances or be represented by a man.

 

Salma al-Rashed was the first woman to register to vote. She said, It felt really good. She continued, "Change is a big word, but the election is the way to make sure we are really represented."

 

There are 2,100 council seats available in Saturday's vote. An additional 1,050 seats are appointed with approval from the king.

 

By Kindness Okoli

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