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December 9, 2017 9:18 AM Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Israeli-Palestinian tensions have risen since President 73

October 25, 2017 2:20 PM Private institutions in Ghana submit misleading information for accreditation – UNESCO

The subject of unaccredited institutions offering tertiary education in Ghana is common knowledge, while the acquisition of degrees by some Ghanaians from unaccredited and bogus institutions from overseas is known to plague the Ghanaian society, but a UNESCO report released October 24, 2017 has pointed these out. UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring 100

October 25, 2017 3:21 AM Vietnam in Group D of AFC U23 Championship 2018 finals

A draw for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018’s final round took place in China on October 24. Vietnam’s U23 squad is placed in Group D with Syria, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. The host China is in Group A together with Oman, Uzbekistan, and Qatar. Palestine, Thailand, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Japan 122

October 21, 2017 8:04 AM Crime down but misery persists one year since Calais camp evacuation

Calais (France) (AFP) - For Fabien Sudry, a senior state official in the port of Calais, the evacuation of the squalid "Jungle" migrant camp 12 months ago has changed the lives of security forces and locals. The number of nightly break-ins into trucks heading for Britain has been divided by three, while intrusions at the tunnel linking France and Britain 90

October 20, 2017 7:07 PM In Guwahati, it's time for Africa

When Mali take on Ghana in the 2017 quarter-finals, it promises to be an intense physical skirmish in rainy Guwahati. Temperatures have dropped but the turf beneath both teams' may not be as solid as they would like. Here are the stats: Ghana, who had challenged Nigeria's early mark in the U-17 World Cups, are two-time champs, twice losing finalists 100

October 18, 2017 1:24 PM FIFA U17 World Cup: ''They look like a U23 team'' laments bitter Iraq coach after 5-1 loss to Mali

The Asian champions took on the African champions in a R16 clash at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on a night full of goals and emotions. It was a perfect night set for the champions of their respective continents to face each other in the Round of 16 as Asian champions Iraq would take on their African counterparts Mali. However, a dominant Mali side showcased 96

October 17, 2017 8:33 PM Mali thrash Iraq; England shoot Japan out

Mali cruised to a 5-1 victory over Iraq in the Round of 16 at the U-17 World Cup India 2017. With the win, the Chile 2015 runners-up will meet African opposition in the form of either Ghana or Niger in the quarter-finals in Guwahati on Saturday. It was Les Aiglonnets that dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead through Hadji Drame on 25 minutes 86

October 17, 2017 8:33 PM U-17 World Cup: Mali ride roughshod over Iraq

Margao: Mali brushed aside Iraq’s beleaguered challenge with a 5-1 victory that guarantees an All-Africa quarterfinal against either Ghana or Niger in Guwahati on Saturday. Playing at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday, the African champions were barely stretched against their Asian counterparts at the very venue they won the continental title with a shootout 91

October 17, 2017 5:28 PM Mali crush Iraq to cruise into U-17 World Cup quarters

Africa is guaranteed a semi-final place at the Under-17 World Cup in India after Mali beat Iraq 5-1 in Goa. Mali set up a quarter-final clash on Saturday with the winner of Wednesday's clash between Ghana and Niger. Hadji Drame opened the scoring after 25 minutes as he netted the 2,000th goal in the tournament's history. Eight minutes later, Lassana 99

October 17, 2017 11:03 AM Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city

Iraqi government forces have taken control of the two largest oilfields near the disputed city of Kirkuk after Kurdish forces left the area. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops since Monday. Troops have taken over sites, including Kirkuk city, in the wake of a Kurdish referendum on independence declared 71