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Vaccine Alone Cannot Defeat Coronavirus, UN Chief Warns

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Guterres gave the warning at a news conference in New York on Wednesday ahead the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week starting on Monday. “Many pin their hopes on a vaccine, but let’s be clear – there is no panacea in a pandemic. “A vaccine alone cannot solve this crisis; certainly not in the near term,” he told newsmen. The warning comes as the world eagerly awaits a vaccine to defeat the pandemic,…

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Aubameyang: Signing New 3-Year Deal For Arsenal Was Never In Doubt

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday, ending speculation over a potential exit as he entered the final year of his contract. Aubameyang’s decision to stay with Arsenal will be a major boost to manager Mikel Arteta who said he wanted to build the squad around the Gabon international after they won the FA Cup last month. “Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” Aubameyang said in a statement . “It’s thanks to our fans, my team mates,…

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Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande Bows Out As UNGA President

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande, on Tuesday bowed out of office as President of the 74th session of the General Assembly. He handed over the gavel to Turkish diplomat and politician, Volkan Bozkir, who will be steering the ship of the 75th session of the 193-member lawmaking body. The change of baton took place during the closing ceremony of the 74th session in a brief ceremony, held inside the General Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters in New York under strict social-distancing rules, with the…

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West Brom, Nigeria’s Ajayi: No Dream Is Too Big, Eyes AFCON, W’Cup With S’ Eagles

Despite missing out on playing in the Premier League with Arsenal, Semi Ajayi was always confident he would make it one day. The 26-year-old Nigeria defender’s journey to the Premier League instead saw him dropping to the lower leagues to play regular football. Now though he is preparing for life in the English top flight with newly promoted West Bromwich Albion. “Always believe in your own ability,” he told BBC Sport. “Never let anyone tell you that you can’t make it or that your dreams are too big. “Look at…

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Serena Falls To Azarenka In US Open Semi-Finals

Victoria Azarenka defeated third seed Serena Williams 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The loss denied Serena the chance of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on home soil this year. Azarenka  will now face Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Saturday in her third final at Flushing Meadows, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013. Azarenka said her mental game had been crucial in beating the 38-year-old Williams, who needed a medical timeout to have her left ankle re-taped…

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Osaka Outlasts Brady To Reach US Open Final

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka reached the US Open final for the second time in her career with a thrilling 7-6(1) 3-6 6-3 victory over American hope Jennifer Brady on Thursday. Brady arrived at her first Grand Slam semi-final without having dropped a set in New York and did not show any nerves. But Osaka’s firepower allowed her to get by the 28th seed. Fourth seed Osaka, who won the first of two consecutive Grand Slam titles two years ago in New York, fired 35 winners. She had 17…

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EU Warns UK Against Plot To Ditch Brexit Deal Signed By PM Johnson

The European Union is demanding the United Kingdom ditches plans to change Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal “by the end of the month” or risk jeopardising trade talks. The UK has published a bill to rewrite parts of the withdrawal agreement it signed in January. The EU said this had “seriously damaged trust” and the EU would not be “shy” of using legal action against the UK. But cabinet minister Michael Gove said the UK had made it “perfectly clear” it would not withdraw the bill. The government says Parliament is…

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US Open 2020: Serena Williams Overcomes Pironkova To Reach Semi-Finals

Serena Williams kept alive her hopes of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Tsvetana Pironkova in the US Open quarter-finals. The American six-time champion, 38, struggled early on with the variety of shots from the unranked player who was in her first tournament in three years. The Bulgarian, 32, broke in the fifth game en route to taking the first set. Pironkova tired as Williams took the second and broke twice in the third. ‘Whenever you can birth a baby, honestly you…

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Serena Battles Through Tension-Filled US Open Fourth Round

Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open quarter-finals after a gritty, tension-soaked 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Monday. The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most. Sakkari carried the momentum into the third set as she started the decider with a break. But the 38-year-old American once again showed the battling instincts that has made her one of the all-time greats. She broke back to level for 2-2 as Sakkari’s…

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Trump: No Country Has Ever Cheated America Like China

……….Says US Not A Fully Developed Country President Donald Trump has said that no country has cheated the United States of America like China did adding that the US is not a fully developed country. Trump stated this at a news conference outside the White House that coincided with the U.S. Labour Day celebration. According to him, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) treats China as a developing nation, and the U.S. “as a nation that is fully developed”. He cited the U.S.-China trade agreement signed by the Obama administration under WTO…

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