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Messi ‘grateful’ after homecoming celebration

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Xinhua | Lionel Messi has sent a heartfelt message to fans after Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Panama in the Albiceleste’s first match since winning the World Cup in December. Thursday’s friendly was played in a festive spirit as more than 80,00 people crammed into the Monumental Stadium in …

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NEW YEAR FETE: Nine dead in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has confirmed that nine people were killed last night in a stampede at Freedom City Mall in Namasuba along the Kampala-Entebbe Road. According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at midnight as the revellers were ushering in …

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Explosions in sky as Pyongyang celebrates ICBM launch

Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP |  Fireworks lit up the sky over Pyongyang’s Juche Tower as North Korea celebrated its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a milestone in its decades-long weapons drive. The stone monument to the ideology of founder Kim Il-Sung stands in the centre of the capital, …

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Gambia celebrates Barrow’s inauguration

Bakau, Gambia | AFP | Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Adama Barrow retook his oath of office, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle. February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia’s independence from Britain, but …

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