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UNITED NATIONS - Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Friday used the annual gathering of the 193 members of the United Nations to rail against the International Criminal Court (ICC), which he said has become a political tool to target African leaders.

LAGOS/ABUJA  - Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said.

DAKAR - Central African Republic's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza called on Saturday for a tougher mandate for the U.N. mission, MINUSCA, and the disarmament of militias and rebels after more than 40 people were killed in the capital of Bangui.

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Hundreds of rescue workers dug through sludge and rock on Friday looking for survivors of a massive mudslide in Guatemala that killed at least nine people and left as many as 600 missing, burying homes in a town on the edge of the capital.

Why must the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its Flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo trust latter-day members Freddie Blay and Mahamudu Bawumia, yet treat long-serving, loyal members Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong as outcasts? That is the quibble of outspoken party member, Dr Arthur Kobina Kennedy.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is proposing the use of basic school registers to check underage registration and voting in next year's general elections.

Real Madrid held a special ceremony to honour Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday after he became the club's all-time leading scorer.

BRUMADINHO, Brazil -- A referee in a Brazilian soccer match is facing potential disciplinary action after he pulled a gun during a dispute about a call.

ZURICH -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been interrogated by Swiss federal police over alleged financial corruption.

Johannesburg (AFP) - The South African state's appeal to have Oscar Pistorius convicted of murder instead of culpable homicide will be heard on November 3, officials said Tuesday, as the Paralympian waits to be released on parole.

Premier League champions Chelsea won only their second league game this season against nine-man Arsenal in a fiery match at Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Martial netted a double to guide Manchester United to a 3-2 victory at Southampton in Sunday's Premier League encounter. is the most trafficked, most coveted URL on the internet. And ex-Googler Sanmay Ved​ owned it for one, beautiful minute.

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Facebook (FB) is working on a "dislike" button for its posts.

TORONTO-- Toronto police on Monday said they have received two unconfirmed reports of suicides along with a number of other crimes allegedly linked to the release of data from the Ashley Madison website earlier in the month.

CUPERTINO -- Apple has recalled a shipment of its iPhone 6 Plus due to a technological glitch that produces blurry photos in the device's camera, the company announced.

WASHINGTON -- Researchers may have found an accurate way to track the seasonal spread of diseases by studying people's travel patterns using cellphone data, according to a new study.

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