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Sevilla Beat Manchester United To Reach Europa League Final

Sevilla Beat Manchester United To Reach Europa League Final

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Sevilla have advanced to the Europa League final after beating Premier League side Manchester United on Sunday. Julen Lopetegui's side booked their spot in Friday's final after seeing off United 2-1 in Cologne. Goals from Suso and Luuk de Jong ensured the Spanish club's passage to the Europa League final. United's Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring in the ninth minute through a magnificent penalty after Marcus Rashford was taken out inside the box Former Liverpool man Suso equalised in the 26th minute after completing a sweeping move. Sevilla then won the game in the 78th minute when ex-Manchester City star Jesus Navas set up De Jong who tapped home from close range. Victor Lindelof and Fernandes clashed over who was responsible for Sevilla's second goa...
Lionel Messi Demands To Leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi Demands To Leave Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has asked to leave Barcelona this summer. The Argentine's contract is set to expire in 2021 but seems to have his mind set on leaving now rather than later. Turns out it can get worse for Barcelona fans. Only days after recording their worst-ever loss after losing to Bayern Munich 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, captain and legend Lionel Messi has asked to leave the club. This comes from Marcelo Bechler, a Brazilian journalist who was the first journalist to break the Neymar transfer to PSG. When translated it says that Messi wants to leave Barcelona this summer and not wait until the expiration of his contract in 2021. Messi has been linked with clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and PSG. Graeme Souness said to...
Explosive Terrorist Attack at Somali Hotel

Explosive Terrorist Attack at Somali Hotel

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Terrifying Violence Several dead and around many more wounded Sunday evening after a thunderous car suicide bomber exploded the security gates of an upscale hotel open in the Lido beach area of Mogadishu, Somalia. In what was a terrifying and chaotic episode of violence. According to Col. Ahmed Aden, a police officer, the attackers invaded the Elite Hotel, a new establishment popular amongst the young crowd of the capital city. A scene of chaos at the Elite Hotel Sunday evening Sadiq Adan Ali, a spokesman of the Somali police force, briefly described the nature of events, "Totally, those who have been killed or passed away in the accident, the attack, were 16. Eleven (of them were) Somali civilians and five of them terrorists. The other remaining was 13 wounded or injured pe...
7 Reasons Why Love And Sex Go Together

7 Reasons Why Love And Sex Go Together

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Love and sex are two different things. However, there are very different opinions in society about how they connect. Some believe that the two are almost interchangeable. They assume that if sex is present, then love is as well. This can lead down some very rough roads. Others believe that the two aren't connected at all. They believe that you can easily have one without the other without any lasting effects. However, there are many reasons why love and sex go together, including the following: Love and Sexual Desire Come from The Same Place If you want to leave emotion and opinion out of the debate about if love and sex go together, science has proven that they are connected. Canadian researchers conducted a study in 2012 that found the part of your brain that handles emotions is w...
Angola sentences ex-president’s son to five-year jail for fraud

Angola sentences ex-president’s son to five-year jail for fraud

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Jose Filomeno dos Santos was accused of embezzling $1.5bn from national sovereign wealth fund he oversaw for five years. Angola's Supreme Court has handed a five-year jail sentence to Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of the oil-rich country's former president, for fraud when he headed the national sovereign wealth fund. Dos Santos, 42, was summoned before the court in December over allegations he tried to embezzle up to $1.5 bn from the sovereign wealth fund, which he oversaw from 2013 to 2018. Nicknamed "Zenu", dos Santos, son of ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was charged with stealing $500m from the fund and transferring it to a Swiss bank account. "For the crime of fraud ... and for the crime of peddling influence ... the legal cumulus condemns him to a single ...
Thierry Henry On Barcelona’s Shortlist To Replace Quique Setien

Thierry Henry On Barcelona’s Shortlist To Replace Quique Setien

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Thierry Henry is one of a number of managers being considered as Quique Setien's replacement, after Barcelona were embarrassed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Setien's future as Barca manager was already under threat ahead of next season before Friday night, but the 8-2 defeat to Bayern sped up the process rather quicker than anyone expected. The utter annihilation by the German side has led to a lot of questions about the Catalan giants but the easiest one to sort is the manager. Exactly who could be next in line is uncertain but, according to Spanish outlet SPORT, Henry is on the shortlist along with Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Max Allegri. Henry spent three seasons as a player at the Nou Camp, scoring 49 goals in 121 games in all competitions and win...
The absurdity of TikTok spying allegations

The absurdity of TikTok spying allegations

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Opinion By Fabian Schmidt Whether a Chinese, US or European firm runs the platform where people share data makes no difference. If users want to show themselves, everyone will get their data, writes Fabian Schmidt. The zeal with which the Chinese regime collects data is really quite frightening. The Communist Party imposes total surveillance on its citizens that puts to shame even the horror scenarios of George Orwell's 1984. After all, when Orwell wrote his book in 1948, he could not have predicted what the internet era would one day make possible. In light of Beijing's aggressive expansionist policies, we should indeed be worried about protecting our data. Among other things, this means not relying on Chinese G5 technology, as security experts in the West cannot verifia...
Is Bobi Wine/NUP Winning the Game?

Is Bobi Wine/NUP Winning the Game?

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In the fight for Uganda's presidency, allegiances are shifting: As incumbent Yoweri Museveni shows up top in the opinion polls, his more youthful rival Bobi Wine is winning over ruling party MPs and making new allies. The political fever in Uganda is rising: The East African country is gearing up for a contentious general election between January 10 and February 8.  While nominations are due to start in September, according to the electoral roadmap, politicians have been shifting their allegiances. Various Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and other opposition parties have switched to Bobi Wine's People Power Movement (PPM). NRM MPs Patrick Nsamba Osabe of the Kassanda North district and John Baptist Nambeshe of ...
Uganda’s Gold Medalist Cheptegei Given Heroic Welcome From Monaco

Uganda’s Gold Medalist Cheptegei Given Heroic Welcome From Monaco

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By Our Reporter Uganda’s celebrated athlete Joshua Cheptegei was given a heroic welcome following his return from Monaco, France, where he won a gold medal. Cheptegei, who set a new 5,000M World Record, was welcomed at Nairobi on Sunday morning Airport by a few of his family members, plus some officials from the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. He is on his way back home after breaking the 5000m World Record in Monaco, France. Among the first people to congratulate Cheptegei was President Yoweri Museveni, who tweeted that; “Yoweri K Museveni @KagutaMuseveni Congratulations to @joshuacheptege1 who has set a new 5,000m world record at the #MonacoDL. You have brought honour, pride and joy to your country. Well done!” Joshua Cheptegei after arriving in Nairobi, Kenya ...
Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

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By Our Reporter There  new hope for a mutual understanding between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam being constructed on the Nile River. This comes after the prime ministers of Sudan and Egypt expressed optimism after talks in the Sudanese capital that stalled negotiations with Ethiopia on its construction of a controversial giant dam on the Blue Nile would bear fruits. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15km (9 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, has become a significant source of discord between the three countries. Downstream Egypt and Sudan view the multibillion-dollar dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers its flagship infrastructure project crucial for its electrification and development. Talks ...