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April 1, 2018 1:34 PM Japan thrash Black Queens 7-1

Japan completed its preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup in emphatic style Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana in an international friendly. With an eye on her lineups for the April 6-20 tournament in Jordan, coach Asako Takakura made multiple changes throughout the match against the Black Queens, including bringing veteran forward 165

March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 40

March 23, 2018 1:24 PM ‘Two dead’ in French hostage-taking

A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say. An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded 39

March 22, 2018 3:04 PM Lancaster University Ghana appoints new Provost

Lancaster University Ghana has announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Jarvis as its new Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Professor Anthony Paul Jarvis holds an Honours degree in History and Political Science from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, England, and is now responsible for the academic 18

March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 26

February 21, 2018 8:46 AM Drogba’s 17-yr-old son joins French Ligue 1 side Guingamp

Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba’s 17-year-old son Isaac has joined French Ligue 1 club Guingamp. Isaac Drogba, who – like his father – plays as a striker, has previously played for Chelsea’s academy. He joins Guingamp 16 years after his father signed for the club in an £80,000 move from Le Mans. Didier Drogba, who scored 24 goals in 50 appearances 24

February 8, 2018 7:01 AM Princesses to get ‘$1,000 special reward’ for World Cup qualification

The government will reward players of the Women’s U-20 national team, the Black Princesses, a financial reward of $1000 each for qualifying for the 2018 Women’s U-20 World Cup to be hosted in France in August. The government is describing it as a “special package” which will be delivered on Friday along with their bonus arrears of $2000 for previous 21

February 5, 2018 11:25 AM Paris attacks suspect in Belgian trial

The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks has gone on trial at a Belgian court over the gun fight that led to his arrest. Salah Abdeslam was escorted by two masked police officers, and refused to stand when requested to. “I do not wish to answer any questions,” he said when asked to confirm his identity. Abdeslam has refused to speak 21

December 6, 2017 5:59 AM US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation 49

November 27, 2017 1:28 PM Italian PM to visit Ghana today, French President Thursday

French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be in Ghana on Thursday, November 30, for a day’s visit. Macron’s visit forms part of his tour of Africa since becoming President earlier in 2017. Prior to that, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, is also expected to be in Ghana today, Monday, November 27, for a day’s visit. Macron’s Africa tour which begins 45