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Liverpool will drop points, says Man City boss Guardiola

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is convinced Premier League leaders Liverpool will drop points between now and the end of the season as the Manchester City boss prepares for Thursday’s huge title clash with the Reds. Guardiola’s City side have been unable to keep pace with unbeaten …

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CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers: UN report

United Nations, United States | AFP | Muslim rebels who briefly seized power in the Central African Republic in 2013 have received fresh weapons supplies from traffickers in Sudan even as they take part in peace talks, according to a UN panel of experts. The panel tasked with monitoring sanctions …

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Sarri admits new striker needed as Chelsea frustrated by Saints

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea need attacking reinforcements after they wasted a chance to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four with a 0-0 draw against struggling Southampton on Wednesday. Sarri’s team remain in fourth place, but they are now just three points …

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Conditions for papal visit to Iraq ‘not yet met’: Vatican

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | The conditions for a possible visit to Iraq by Pope Francis have not yet been met, the Vatican number two said on Wednesday, citing concerns about the possibility of a terrorist attack targeting the pontiff. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, …

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Trump to meet lawmakers in bid to end government shutdown

Washington, United States | AFP | A partial shutdown of the US government entered a 12th day Wednesday as President Donald Trump prepared to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. One day …

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