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  • Hospitalized football icon Pele says he's 'strong, with a lot of hope'

    Hospitalized football icon Pele says he's 'strong, with a lot of hope'

    Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, was hospitalized earlier this week amid ongoing colon cancer treatmentsDoctors treating Pele said earlier Saturday that the Brazilian legend remained "stable," with his condition not having deteriorated over the last day

  • Scaloni excited to take on his idol Van Gaal

    Scaloni excited to take on his idol Van Gaal

    Goals from Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez gave Argentina a winning cushion at the Ahmad bin Ali stadium in Qatar before an Enzo Fernandez own goal set up a frantic finishArgentina will face the Dutch in the last eight on Friday after the Netherlands beat the United States 3-1 earlier in the day

  • UN says Myanmar sentences seven students to death

    UN says Myanmar sentences seven students to death

    At least seven male university students were sentenced to death by a military court behind closed doors on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said in a statement.

  • DR Congo says 'massacre' left more than 100 dead

    DR Congo says 'massacre' left more than 100 dead

    On Thursday, the government accused the M23 militia -- with whom it is locked in a months-long conflict -- of slaughtering 50 people at Kishishe, a village around 70 kilometres (40 miles) north of the city of Goma.

  • S.Africa ruling party to discuss Ramaphosa's future Monday: political sources
  • Villagers recount trauma of east DR Congo 'massacre'

    Villagers recount trauma of east DR Congo 'massacre'

    All said the Mai-Mai militia arrived in the village on Tuesday and confronted the M23, a predominantly Congolese Tutsi rebel group that has taken over large parts of Rutshuru territory, north of provincial capital Goma, in recent months.

  • Historic crown to be modified for Charles III coronation

    Historic crown to be modified for Charles III coronation

    The solid gold crown, encrusted with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, topazes and tourmalines, will undergo "modification work" for Charles III's coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6 next year, the palace said.

  • Messi magic helps send Argentina into World Cup last eight

    Messi magic helps send Argentina into World Cup last eight

    Messi's 789th goal in his 1,000th career appearance - but first in the knockout rounds of the World Cup - helped set up a last-eight clash with the unbeaten Netherlands on FridayJulian Alvarez scored the other in the 57th minute after some calamitous Australian defending, before Enzo Fernandez's 77t...

  • Dutch masters into World Cup quarter-finals as USA downed

    Dutch masters into World Cup quarter-finals as USA downed

    First-half goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind and a late strike from Denzel Dumfries sealed a deserved victory as the Dutch handed out a painful lesson in finishing to their American opponentsThe Netherlands, bidding to win their first World Cup after losing in three previous finals, will face...

  • Senegal coach Cisse unwell ahead of England World Cup clash

    Senegal coach Cisse unwell ahead of England World Cup clash

    Assistant coach Regis Bogaert told a news conference that Cisse had not been able to take training on Friday and may not be involved in Saturday's final sessionSenegal reached the last 16 after beating Ecuador in their final Group A match, securing second spot behind the Netherlands