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Daily Archives: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Chinese club prepare to pay €1.4bn for Lionel Messi


Chinese Super League club, Hebei China Fortune, are reportedly prepared to meet the €700m release clause of Barcelona’s Argentine wizard, Lionel Messi. Messi recently signed a new long-term deal at the Nou Camp with a €700m release clause. New rules in Chinese football mean any deal would cost Hebei a staggering €1.4bn (£1.2bn). Reports in various European news media said ...

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Convictions upheld for Israelis in murder of Palestinian teen

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Israel’s supreme court on Thursday rejected an appeal by three members of a Jewish gang convicted of kidnapping, beating and burning alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014. The decision upholds life sentences for two of them and a 21-year jail term for the third over the chilling attack that was part of a spiral of violence ahead of the 2014 ...

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Queen Elizabeth rides public train


Queen Elizabeth II, was seen at the King’s Lynn train station in Norfolk on Wednesday, boarding a train that would take her back to London. The Queen had spent Christmas and the month of January at Sandringham, where she hosted her entire family — including grandson Prince Harry’s fiancee, Meghan Markle — for the holidays. As she entered the platform, ...

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Troops begins road construction in Sambisa Forest

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Nigerian troops have started building a major highway to open up Sambisa Forest, the fortress of the Boko Haram insurgents, following the defeat of the terrorists. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, said in Maduguri on Thursday that the road project was to make troops to establish total dominance of the expansive forest that has been ...

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