Brazilian model makes $600,000 bid for Messi’s tear-soaked tissue

Luana Sandien, a Brazilian model and FC Barcelona fan, has bid a whopping $827,000 for the tear-soaked tissue Lionel Messi used when confirming he was leaving the club. Messi broke down in tears when it was time to say goodbye to Barcelona after more than two decades with the Spanish club “I don’t know if I’ll be able to speak,” he said while trying to compose himself during his farewell news conference at the Camp Nou Stadium. “It still hasn’t sunk in that I’m leaving this club, that my life…

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Boxing middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo arrested for robbery

Jermall Charlo, undefeated World Boxing Council middleweight champion, was arrested on Wednesday on felony robbery charges from a July incident at a San Antonio bar. Charlo posted bond on three charges of second-degree robbery and was released. A police report said Charlo’s credit card was declined for a large bar tab on the morning on July 16, the eve of Charlo’s brother Jermell’s world title bout in San Antonio. A warrant accused Charlo of removing his identification and cash from his waitress’s possession before departing. Charlo’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, told…

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Former Chad President Jailed For War Crimes, dies in Senegal

The former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, who was jailed for war crimes, has died on Tuesday in Senegal at the age of 79, Senegal’s justice minister said. Habre was said to have contracted COVID-19 at a clinic in the capital Dakar where he was taken 10 days ago from jail for medical reasons, Justice Minister Malick Sall, said. When his condition worsened, he was taken to Principal Hospital, where he died. Habre’s 1982-90 rule, which began with a coup, saw widespread killings by his infamous political police who rounded…

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Flooding in US state of Tennessee claims 21 lives

Not less than 21 people have reportedly lost their lives in the devastating floods in the southern US state of Tennessee, and dozens missing, local officials said Sunday in what they warned was a preliminary toll. Tennessee was hit Saturday by what meteorologists called historic storms and flooding, dumping 15 inches (38 centimeters) or more of rain. Rural roads, state highways and bridges were washed out and widespread power outages affected thousands of people. Twenty people died in the town of Waverly, in Humphreys County, Police Chief Grant Gillespie said.…

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Afghanistan renamed ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ by Taliban

Afghanistan has been renamed the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ by the Taliban after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, a bustling metropolis of six million that has turned into a male-dominated city without police or traffic controls. It was reported that scores of Afghans ran alongside a US military plane as it taxied on the runway and several clung to the side as the jet took off with Senior US military officials confirming that the chaos left seven dead, as well as several who fell from the flight. The…

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Haiti earthquake death toll rises to over 1,200

Death toll in Haiti’s powerful earthquake has jumped to over 1,200 on Sunday, as crews desperately dug through collapsed buildings for survivors in the Caribbean nation still reeling from its president’s assassination. In Les Cayes, as in other hard-hit cities on the southwestern peninsula, most of the population spent the night sleeping outdoors in front of their houses — or what remained of them — amid fears of new aftershocks. The streets there were filled with the grinding sounds of heavy equipment lifting debris from collapsed buildings, as well as…

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Nigerian Diplomat assaulted in Indonesia by officials

A trending video which emerged on Tuesday has exposed some Immigration officials who were assaulting a Nigerian diplomat in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. This was as the Federal Government announced the recall of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Asian country, Usman Ogar, due to the ugly incident. The diplomat, who was apparently in pain while the unyielding Indonesian immigration officers pinned his head to the seat of a car, was heard shouting “I can’t breathe.” Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who announced Ogar’s recall for consultations in Abuja, on Tuesday,…

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Man convicted 46 years after rape incident

A 74-year-old man has been convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl 46 years ago, after the daughter conceived during the attack pursued charges against him. Carvel Bennett was convicted by a jury at Birmingham crown court. Members of the jury deliberated for just over two hours before finding him guilty. In what is thought to be the first case of its kind, Bennett was tracked down by Daisy, now 45, who was conceived through the rape. DNA tests on Daisy and her birth parents confirmed that Bennett was her biological…

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Sunday Igoho: Olubadan sends delegation to Cotonou

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sent a delegation to Cotonou, Republic of Benin, to observe court proceedings in the case involving an activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. Mr Adeola Oloko, Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to the Olubadan, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan. Oloko quoted the royal father as stating this in his palace while exchanging views with leaders of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), led by the President-General, Mr Yemisi Adeaga. The Oba, who…

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Death toll rises to 72 in South Africa violence outbreak

The violent outbreak in South Africa which has been running for the past five days, has left about 72 people dead. Stores and warehouses in South Africa were hit by looters on Tuesday despite the troops President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed to try to quell the unrest. As pillaging erupted in the economic capital of Johannesburg and the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’s main opposition accused radicals of stoking the unrest. The armed forces were sending 2,500 soldiers to help the overwhelmed police. But these numbers are dwarfed by the…

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