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Kenya says five police officers killed in explosive device attack

NAIROBI Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group, police said.

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Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Blasts have killed at least 20 people in northeast Nigeria, police said, while residents said the toll was even higher in the largest attack for weeks in a region blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

Jun 17 2018

Senegal left back Ciss out of World Cup after ankle injury

MOSCOW Senegal defender Saliou Ciss has been ruled out of the World Cup in Russia and will be replaced by Adama Mbengue, the Senegal Football Federation said on Sunday.

Jun 17 2018

England free of baggage of past defeats: Southgate

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England will go into their opening game of the World Cup against Tunisia on Monday free of the psychological burden that has built up after a string of limp tournament exits, manager Gareth Southgate said on Sunday.

Jun 17 2018

Croatia turn to Barca's Rakitic for ideas to stop Messi

ROSHCHINO, Russia Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic says he will turn to his Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic for ideas on how to stop Argentina's Lionel Messi in Thursday's Group D match between the two teams.

Jun 17 2018

Lewandowski will have to conquer K2 in Poland opener

MOSCOW Poland forward Robert Lewandowski will be faced with a defender ominously known as K2 when, at the age of 29, he finally makes his debut at the World Cup finals in Tuesday's Group H match against Senegal.

Jun 17 2018

Liberty customers have not suffered financial losses due to cyber attack: CEO

JOHANNESBURG The Chief Executive of South African insurer Liberty Holdings said its customers did not appear to have suffered any financial losses after the company reported earlier on Sunday that it had become the victim of a cyber attack.

Jun 17 2018

South African lobby group opposes parts of new draft mining charter

JOHANNESBURG The Minerals Council South Africa, an industry lobby group, said on Sunday it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter, including a stipulation that one percent of core profit is paid to communities and employees.

Jun 17 2018

Russia fueled by pre-World Cup criticism, says Miranchuk

KHIMKI, Russia World Cup hosts Russia have been fueled by the criticism they received before the tournament, midfielder Anton Miranchuk said on Sunday as the team prepared for their second group match against Egypt.

Jun 17 2018

Blink and you'll miss them: Few England fans make trek to Russia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Only a small contingent of diehard English fans have made the journey to see the start of their team's World Cup campaign in Russia, with many others put off by fears of violence and a diplomatic crisis between London and Moscow.

Jun 17 2018

After taming Messi, Iceland targeting Nigeria: Gunnarsson

GELENDZHIK, Russia Iceland's dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but Aron Gunnarsson and his team mates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria.

Jun 17 2018