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Again,France Win World Cup, Beat Croatia 4-2

France won the FIFA World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a victory margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victorious to erase the memories of the loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris. In one of the most exciting World Cup…

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UBA Emerges Africa Best Institution In Digital Banking

……. More Accolades for Leo Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc, has once again made an addition to its growing list of enviable laurels as it was named Africa’s best bank  in the Digital category at the prestigious Euromoney awards in London. This further lends credence to UBA’s dominance in the digital banking space. The Euromoney awards ceremony which was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 covers more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards and the best Banks in over 100 countries around the world, recognising institutions that…

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England’s World Cup Final Hope Dashed, Lose 1-2 To Croatia

England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an agonising end as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the semi-final, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area. Gareth Southgate’s side – playing England’s first semi-final since they were beaten on a penalties by West Germany at Italia 90 – were given the perfect start through Kieran Trippier’s 20-yard free-kick after only five minutes, but Perisic’s 68th-minute equaliser…

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Tragedy! 24 Die, 318 Injured As Trains Derails In Turkey

At least 24 people were confirmed killed, 318 injured in the derailment of a passenger train in north western Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister, Recep Akdag said Monday that heavy rain had caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing Sunday’s crash. The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members on board. Five of its six cars derailed. Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said 318 were injured, with some 124 of them still being treated in hospitals. Transport Minister…

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England Beat Sweden To Get Semi Final Ticket

England reached the World Cup semi-final for the first time since Italia 90 as Harry Maguire and Dele Alli struck either side of the interval to beat Sweden in Samara. Gareth Southgate’s side will now face Croatia in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a stubborn Sweden challenge in this quarter-final, with help from a magnificent display by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Maguire, outstanding once more, broke the deadlock on the half-hour when another England set-piece bore fruit – Leicester City’s powerful defender flashing a header past Sweden keeper Robin…

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Mexico Elects Left-Wing Obrador, New President

Left-wing candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico’s presidential election, saying “profound change” is coming. The ex-Mexico City mayor, known by his initials Amlo, is projected to win about 53%. His rivals have conceded in a crushing defeat for the main parties. Mr López Obrador’s key pledge has been to tackle the “evil” of corruption. He has also been highly critical of President Donald Trump and ties with the United States will now be closely watched. Relations with Washington have been hugely strained, with Mr Trump strongly…

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Redoine Faid: Gangster In Helicopter Prison Break In France

A notorious gangster has escaped by helicopter from a prison in the Paris region, the French authorities say. Redoine Faid was helped by several heavily armed men who created a diversion at the prison entrance while the helicopter landed in the courtyard. The helicopter flew to the nearby Gonesse area, where it was found by local police. Faid, 46, has been serving a 25-year sentence for a failed robbery during which a police officer was killed. This is his second prison break: in 2013, he escaped after seizing four guards…

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Hosts, Russia Knock Out Spain On 4-3 Penalties, Against Predictions

Host Russia recorded a rare feat in the ongoing World Cup as they knocked out tournament favourites, Spain in the round of sixteen against all predictions. The match ended 1-1 but the Russian goalkeeper, Akinfeev made the difference in he penalty shoot out with him saving two to reduce the chances of Spain going into the next round of eight, Russia would look for opportunities from set-pieces and defend very well, and that is exactly what they did. The number of times we have seen Spain play stubborn sides like…

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Mother, 100 Years Old, Meets Daughter, 79, For The First Time

It was an emotional family reunion on Sunday in Florida when a 79-year-old daughter met her 100-year-old biological mother for the first time, both having been told decades ago that the other had died. For years they’ve lived less than 100 miles apart along the Florida coast, not knowing about each other until a recent DNA test and the dedication of family members brought them together. Joanne Loewenstern, 79, found out at the age of 16 that she was adopted. She was told her birth mother had died soon after she was born, according to…

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Court Convicts British Nurse For Trafficking 5 Nigerian Girls

A British nurse has been convicted of trafficking five Nigerian women into Germany to work as prostitutes after subjecting them to voodoo rituals. Josephine Iyamu forced the women to swear oaths to hand over money to her during “juju” ceremonies. Iyamu, 51, formerly of Bermondsey, was convicted of five counts of arranging or facilitating travel for sexual exploitation at Birmingham Crown Court. Jurors also found her guilty of perverting the course of justice. The voodoo rituals saw the women forced to eat chicken hearts, drink blood containing worms, and have…

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