International

Marseille suspend Evra for kicking fan during warm-up

Marseille have suspended Patrice Evra after he kicked a fan in the head before his side’s Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday. Footage showed the 36-year-old former Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up. Evra will be interviewed before any disciplinary action is decided. A Marseille ...

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Kenya election law amendment takes effect

A controversial bill amending Kenya’s election law has come into effect, which makes it more difficult for the Supreme Court to annul elections. Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s re-run of the election, after the Supreme Court declared August’s poll invalid. President Kenyatta said on Monday that he did not agree with the new election law, however he did not send ...

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Red Cross loses $5m of Ebola funds to fraud

The Red Cross has confirmed that more than $5m (£3.8m) of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Auditors found overpriced supplies, salaries for non-existent aid workers and fake customs bills. The disease, which raged between 2014 and 2016, claimed at least 10,000 lives. It required a massive humanitarian operation costing hundreds ...

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Catalan protest against Spain jail moves

Thousands of Catalans have protested against the detention of eight regional ministers sacked over Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain. The officials – who appeared in Spain’s high court – are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Prosecutors are also seeking a European Arrest Warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who did not show up in ...

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Gender equality gap worsens for women – World Economic Forum

Inequality between men and women across the world has worsened over the past year, a report suggests. It is the first time that data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began charting it in 2006. The report ranks 144 countries to compare women’s economic opportunities, education, political participation and ...

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Nigeria grazing ban to stop deadly cattle wars

Nigeria has implemented a controversial ban on cattle grazing they say will bring peace to the area, but opponents have decried as a recipe for anarchy. The ban, in the south-eastern Benue state, follows years of violent and often deadly clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsman and local farmers. The herders accuse farmers of killing their cattle while the farmers say ...

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Trump to end green card lottery programme over New York attack

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalized Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York. “I am starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump told reporters. “We have to do what’s right to protect our citizens,” he told reporters. ...

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New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism

An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is also accused of providing material support and resources to Islamic State (IS) group. He was shot and injured by police at the scene of the attack, and received ...

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Catalonia: Puigdemont ‘will not return’ to Spain for questioning

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will not return to Spain to answer charges including rebellion, his Belgian lawyer has said. Speaking to the Associated Press, Paul Bekaert suggested Mr Puigdemont should instead be questioned in Belgium where he has been since Monday. He has been summoned to court in Madrid on Thursday, alongside 13 deputies. They face charges including sedition ...

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Father finally reunited with daughter lost in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

A 70-year-old father has been reunited with his daughter, 23 years after she was taken from Rwanda to Italy for adoption during the genocide, having been mistaken for an orphan. Jeanette Chiapello flew to Rwanda this month from Italy to meet her father, Leonard Sebarinda, after a brother had spent years tracking her down. Sebarinda last saw Chiapello, originally named ...

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