Uzbek president secures second term in landslide victory

TASHKENT, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second five-year term, winning 80.1% of the vote in Sunday’s poll which Western observers said was…

Colombia prepares to extradite drug lord ‘Otoniel’ to US

“THERE is an extradition order against Otoniel, and this extradition order… remains in progress,” Defense Minister Diego Molano told the daily El Tiempo newspaper in an interview. “This is the…

Covid adds fuel to the match-fixing fire: expert

SPORTRADAR Integrity Services, a global supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 100 sports federations and leagues, says it has detected more than 1,100 suspicious sports matches across…

At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria

YENAGOA, Nigeria Oct 24 (Reuters) – At least 25 people, including some minors, were killed in an explosion and fire at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria’s Rivers state on…

Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord ‘Otoniel’ captured

COLOMBIA’s most-wanted drug trafficker, Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as “Otoniel,” was arrested by the country’s authorities. Presidential adviser Emilio Archila praised the capture of ‘Otoniel in a message on…

Kohli says Pakistan ‘very strong’ ahead of T20 blockbuster

INDIA has beaten Pakistan in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups. “We never discussed these things, about our record and past performance,” Kohli told…

Kenya runner’s death highlights pressures faced by female athletes

ALTHOUGH their meteoric rise seemingly reflects a progressive shift in gender norms, the reality is much grimmer, with young women particularly vulnerable to financial exploitation at the hands of coaches,…

Queen Elizabeth in good spirits after first night in hospital in years

LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, 95, spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed “preliminary investigations”, but was in…

Ex-US President Donald Trump announces social media site

Former United States President Donald Trump has announced the launch of his own social media platform, nine months after being expelled from all major sites for his role in allegedly…

Covid: Virus may have killed 80k-180k health workers, WHO says

Covid has severely affected health care staff and may have killed between 80,000 and 180,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Healthcare workers must be prioritised for vaccines, WHO head…