Turkey hosts unique cross-continental swimming race

More than 2,000 swimmers from 46 different countries are set to dip into Turkey’s iconic Bosphorus strait, competing in a unique race between Asia and Europe. The Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, being held in Istanbul on Sunday, is an annual…

The ‘Lost Games:’ When the Olympics are stopped by extraordinary world events

It was meant to be the first Games to be held beyond Europe and North America, a spectacle to showcase to the world that Tokyo had overcome the earthquake that had devastated the city some years earlier. But the 1940…

Police smash sex crime gang, arrest six (Punch)

European police have arrested six suspected members of a Finnish-led gang who trafficked women for sex, seizing almost three million euros in assets in four countries, officials said Wednesday. The operation code-named “Webmaster” also shut down 16 websites advertising sexual…

Anambra commends Air Peace for 3rd Boeing 777 plane

The Anambra State government has congratulated Air Peace Airlines on the acquisition of a brand new Boeing 777 aircraft for its international operations. The aircraft is the third brand new Boeing 777 which the carrier has procured in the last…

Lionel Messi claims record 5th Golden Shoe (The Stateman)

Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goalscorer in Europe. The striker scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s…

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit might look like this (NBC)

“The government is past the point where it can have everything ready if no-deal happens,” one analyst warned. PM Theresa May confronts European leaders after failing to win Brexit deal By sending notification that it was leaving the E.U., the…

Italy promises land as gift to increase birth rate (Punch)

In a bid to increase its birth rate the Italian government plans to reward parents with three children with a land. Italy’s populist government plans to reward parents who have a third child by awarding them a piece of land,…

Saharalympics 2018: Celebration, medals galore for Sahara Group staff

Sahara Group’s company-wide games, The Saharalympics, lived up to its billing with amazing track and field performances that saw staff win 70 medals in the keenly contested completion that was designed to promote excellence and team sprit at the leading…

7 “films” why you must not miss Lights Camera Africa 2018

We are three short and interesting days away from the 2018 edition of Lights, Camera Africa film festival and if you are still in a comme ci, comme ca mood, here are  films that provide ample reason why you CANNOT…

87 migrants rescued off coast of Libya (The Nation)

Spanish rescue boat “Open Arms” arrived in the southern port of Algeciras on Thursday with 87 migrants the crew said they had rescued off the coast of Libya. The charity Proactiva Open Arms operates in the sea between Libya and…

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