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Infantino wants more African teams at World Cups

The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that his administration will pay keen attention to accountability and transparency to fast-track football development in Nigeria . As regards football development in Nigeria , Infantino said more work needed to be done in the areas of organisational structures, setting up of training centres and better framework.

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Wyoming fire threatens 290 seasonal homes

There are 780 firefighters battling the blaze, which put up a huge plume of smoke, said Lucas Felman, public information officer for Cal Fire. Cal Fire reported that as of 7 a.m., 10,262 acres has burned and the fire is 5 percent contained.

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TIFF to include films by Denis Villeneuve, Oliver Stone

From Sundance comes Nate Parker's acclaimed historical drama The Birth Of A Nation, in which the filmmaker plays the slave preacher Nat Turner, and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea, a drama Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.

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Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists

Mr Cavusoglu responded by warning that the European Union "can't threaten Turkey ". The Turkish authorities have already instructed the law enforcement agencies to arrest 42 journalists . After a coup attempt last week failed to topple him and his government, Erdogan also decreed that suspects can be detained for up to 30 days without charges - a stark change from the previous maximum of four days.

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WNBA Players Won't Be Fined for Anti-Violence Shirts After All

As we previously reported, several basketball franchises were fined $5000 and the players were hit with a $500 penalty for wearing clothing in support of the BLM movement. "When we take off our jerseys and we are out there, we could be next". 'People responding to me said you gained a fan, not because of what I do on the court, but the act I did.

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Floridians Boo Wasserman Schultz Ahead Of Democratic Convention

In a statement, Ms Wasserman Schultz said the best way for the party to accomplish its goal of putting Mrs Clinton in the White House was for her to step aside. That seemed increasingly untenable after Wasserman Schultz's home-state delegation met her at the daily delegates' breakfast with a mixture of cheers and boos.

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CJ McCollum agrees to extension with the Blazers

The Trail Blazers took McCollum with the 10th pick in the 2013 draft out of Lehigh. He became a starter in the backcourt with Damian Lillard last season after four of the team's starters departed in the offseason. McCollum is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and will earn $3.21 million during the 2016-17 season, after which the extension begins.

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India refuses to renew visas for 3 Chinese journalists

The Hindu newspaper quoted, Xinhua Delhi bureau chief Wu Xiang who said, that no reason were given by the government for the denial of their visas. This is probably the first time that India has asked Chinese journalists to leave the country in this manner. India has refused to renew their visas, a move which can further worsen the relations between the two countries, Hindustan Times reported.

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LSU kicker injured in fatal wreck

His injuries are unknown. Delahoussaye was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the release said. Sadler was driving, and Delahoussaye was sitting in the back seat. He's most known for setting the LSU record for made field goals to open a career with nine straight. Delahoussaye was a participant in the camp last week and was scheduled to serve as a camp counselor this week.

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Russia Not Fully Banned From Olympics, IOC Announces

With Rio's opening ceremony less than two weeks away, the IOC's decision means each sport will have to make an "individual analysis" of every Russian competitor, which will then be subject to approval by an "independent arbitrator" from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Nebraska GOP leaders disappointed Cruz didn't endorse Trump

Senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday night. As we told you earlier, he'll be at the Newnan Centre at 6 p.m. Trump then won the nomination, and most of the Republican establishment proved his contention true by backing a candidate whose worldview directly conflicted with their own stated beliefs.

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'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

Scorching temperatures will continue through the rest of Saturday night, says the National Weather Service. Heat Advisory for the entire Miami Valley, except Montgomery County, which will be under an Excessive Heat Warning from 10 a.m.

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Philadelphia readies for DNC after quiet Cleveland protests

Senator Casey will discuss the economy. David Johnson said he has never been to a national convention but looks forward to supporting Bernie Sanders this week as a delegate in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. "Nobody standing in the corner calling anybody names", she said. The 160-member OH delegation to the DNC will also likely play a prominent role during the convention - because OH is a vital swing state, and also because Clinton easily won the state's March 15 ...

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Pokemon Go Finally Launches in Japan Despite Security Warnings From Gov't

Like everything else, Niantic and Nintendo have been silent on the matter. The augmented reality-based game was developed by Nintendo, Niantic , and Pokemon Co, which is a Nintendo owned company. The expectation for " Pokemon Go " is that " Pokemon Go " in that sense can become an advertising platform. Shares of Nintendo has jumped as much as 6.85 per cent at the Tokyo Stock Exchange after the news.

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Who said it: Ivanka Trump or Hillary Clinton?

She compared herself to "fellow millennials" in the speech saying she did not consider herself as Republican or Democrat, but that she has voted on what she believes is right. But no one could have predicted that Ivanka would veer so far from that script that she'd end up reading from the DNC platform, on behalf of a candidate who sounded a lot more like Hillary Clinton than her father.

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Turkey's Erdogan announces three-month state of emergency

Under the Turkish Constitution, the emergency measures allow the government to "partially or entirely" suspend "the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms", so long as that doesn't violate worldwide law obligations. Speaking after a meeting of the National Security Council in Ankara lasting almost five hours, he said the state of emergency was needed "to remove this threat as soon as possible".

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Texas officer says blacks have 'violent tendencies'

Separate footage details a conversation between King and another white officer, Patrick Spradlin, who says that blacks have " violent tendencies ". Lehmberg said the case will likely go before a grand jury. "I've become afraid of the people who are supposed to protect me and take care of me". According to King, she has reached for her purse under the driver's seat, to get her driver's license.

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Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water

The prevailing theory seems to be that someone may have sabotaged the well after Captain Michael Yowell of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office told reporters that the well had signs of forced entry. The county's public health department said the public should avoid the town's water for at least the next 48 hours and report any effects to the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center.

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Obama to police: Thanks for serving, 'we have your backs'

Officers used military-grade riot gear and armored vehicles in response to anti-police brutality protests. "With so much tragedy it's easy to forget the majority of our communities support us and count on us to protect them from these senseless acts of violence", Rodriguez said.

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Judge Blocks Michigan's Ban On Straight-Ticket Voting

The injunction doesn't apply to the upcoming August 2 primary elections, but it does apply to the general election in November. Assistant Attorney General Erik Grill ... Critics say straight-ticket voting is optional for voters, who can pick and choose candidates from different parties if they wish. "This judge feels that politics are more important - that's the bottom line", said the law's sponsor, Republican Sen.

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6 people confirmed dead in Germany shooting, police say

The US has also issued an advisory for its citizens in Germany asking them to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance personal security. Many people are believed to be seriously injured. Police are advising people to stay in their homes or, if outside, to seek shelter indoors and avoid tourist spots.

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Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should be "Shot for Treason"

But others have piled on. "She lied about her emails". Melania Trump's speech on Monday, in which she talked of the compassionate values she shared with her husband, was well received even if it lacked anecdotes. It also features a quote - spelled out across the screen - from Trump saying in 2008 that Clinton would "make a great president". Manafort told reporters at a convention briefing that anger was not the tone of the convention but acknowledged it "may be an undertone".

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'Several Dead And Wounded' In Munich Mall Shooting

Facebook has also set up a check-in for those anxious abut loved ones in the city. According to tweets emerging from locals, Munich police have advised people not to leave their homes and to stay away from the Olympia shopping mall.

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Senate GOP leader McConnell blames Zika impasse on Clinton

Cruz has refused to rule out a run for president in 2020. "You'll see her living it", Booker said. Kasich has refused to endorse Trump and the governor has refused to go to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland where the convention was taking place, although he has made public appearances in the area.

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Trump allies hammer Cruz for non-endorsement

But as close as Cruz came to saying he wanted Trump to win the White House was when he said: "I want to see the principles that our party believes in prevail in November". And yet some in the Texas delegation, a majority of whom supported Cruz, angrily challenged the senator to publicly get behind Trump. The lack of enthusiasm for the bilious billionaire at the top of the ticket is undeniable - no matter how loudly GOP mouthpieces claim that the party is coming together in support of its ...