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Rugby – Marler calls condensed Six Nations proposal 'ridiculous'

REUTERS: England prop Joe Marler believes the proposal to condense the Six Nations to a six-week tournament is “ridiculous”, saying some international players may need to sit out tours in order to recover from the hectic schedule. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is looking to scrap one of the two rest weeks in the tournament… Read More »

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: United Nations

UNITED STATES: The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called Friday for an urgent mobilisation of funds – US$ 4.4 billion by… Read More »

Senegal's Mane misses in shoot-out as Cameroon reach Nations Cup last four

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon: Senegal’s Sadio Mane missed the vital spot-kick in a shoot-out as Cameroon produced a smash-and-grab performance to win 5-4 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in their African Nations Cup quarter-final on Saturday. A pulsating match produced a host of chances, mostly for a dominant Senegal, but no goals as a combination of… Read More »

Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS: An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, needs ratification by… Read More »

Southern EU nations call for growth, burden-sharing on migration

ATHENS: Southern EU leaders on Friday (Sep 9) called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the… Read More »

UN goals to cure global woes are beacon for troubled nations, official says

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nations grappling with conflict and discord may be too absorbed by their own troubles to tackle goals set out by the United Nations to fight poverty, inequality and other global woes, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday. For those nations, the U.N.’s ambitious set of global objectives will… Read More »