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Caf Champions League: Esperance ordered to return medals and face Wydad Casablanca again

Wyad players protested to the referee, insisting VAR be used Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final. The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed. Wydad …

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Actor Jussie Smollett not returning to ‘Empire,’ TV creator says

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jussie Smollett will not be returning to U.S. television series “Empire”, the show’s creator says, marking the first public confirmation that the actor has been …

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Caster Semenya: IAAF wants ‘swift reversal’ of Swiss court’s suspension of testosterone rules

Caster Semenya has won the Olympic 800m title twice and the world title three times The IAAF says it will seek a “swift reversal” of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking testosterone-reducing medication. On Monday, Switzerland’s federal supreme court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling that would …

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Egypt police killed in Sinai checkpoint attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Egyptian security forces have been targeted repeatedly by jihadist militants in northern Sinai At least eight Egyptian police officers have been killed in a militant attack on a checkpoint in the restive northern Sinai peninsula, officials say. Five militants were also killed in the ensuing exchange of fire, the interior …

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Row over Chinese coal plant near Kenya World Heritage site of Lamu

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamu is the planned site of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant Campaigners in Kenya who fear their country is turning its back on its green goals are hoping to stop construction of a coal plant that would increase greenhouse gas emissions by 700%. Activists in Kenya are marking World …

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South African ‘good Samaritan’ dismisses anger over crowd fund

Image copyright Buyile Kwenyela Image caption Nkosikho Mbele said he was overwhelmed by the kindness of those donating funds to his family A petrol attendant who came to the aid of a forgetful motorist in South Africa has told the BBC he does have access to the crowd-funding cash raised for him. Nkosikho Mbele paid …

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