Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

Rooney rejoins Everton from United

Wayne Rooney © Everton

Manchester United’s former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney on Sunday rejoined his boyhood club Everton on a two-year deal after 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old, who has moved to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee, spoke of his excitement at returning to a club where he began his career after coming through the youth ranks. “(Winning trophies ...

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Esther Lungu nominated to receive an award

Fist Lady Esther Lungu

The Starkey Hearing Foundation has nominated First Lady Esther Lungu to receive an award at the “17th Annual So the World May Hear Award” in Minnesota of the United States of America. Starkey Hearing Foundation President Richard Brown says Mrs. Lungu has been chosen as the 2017 Humanitarian Honoree at an award gala because of her enormous contribution to the ...

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The prime minister's office shared a photo on Twitter of him shaking hands with fighters

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. Mr Abadi was in the city to announce its “liberation” and declare “victory”, his office said in a statement. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake Mosul since 17 October last year. Islamic State militants ...

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Head of UCZ pronounces curse on Arsonists

Head of UCZ pronounces curse on Arsonists

The head of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has pronounced a curse on arsonists who gutted Lusaka City Market last week. The Head of the UCZ made this pronouncement at the reception service at UCZ’s Lilayi Congregation where President Edgar Lungu also attended the service. UCZ Synod Bishop Sydney Sichilima says the UCZ can never operate as a political ...

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Move realises childhood dream – Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku © Gallo Images

Romelu Lukaku says his move from Everton to Manchester United for a reported £75 million breaking the transfer record for a deal between British clubs is the opportunity he had always dreamed of as a child. The 24-year-old Belgian international striker — Everton’s record Premier League goalscorer with 68 — told ESPN he hadn’t hesitated over the move even though ...

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Zesco through to Confed Cup quarters

Zesco United

Zesco United will continue to represent Zambian interest in the CAF Confederation Cup after their passage to the quarter-finals was confirmed by CAF on Saturday. The development was confirmed in a comminuque to the Angolan, Egyptian, Sudanese and Zambian football federations, whose teams – Recreativo do Libolo, Smouha, Al Hilal El Obied and Zesco United respectively – played in in ...

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Battle for Mosul: Iraq army mops up final IS pockets

Thousands of civilians had been trapped in the Old City, but managed to flee in recent days

The Iraqi army has been mopping up the last pockets of resistance from Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, after a long battle to recapture the city. An official declaration of victory from the government is expected soon. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have tried to retake the city since 17 October last year. IS seized Mosul in ...

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Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

There are about 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world

Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Roman Catholic Mass must not be gluten-free – although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, the Vatican has ruled. In a letter to bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the bread can be low-gluten. But he said there must be enough protein in the wheat to make it without additives. The new ...

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RTSA cautions cyclists

Fredrick Mubanga

The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has warned cyclists that the Road Traffic Act also applies to them. RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga says cyclists must observe all traffic rules which include cycling on the left hand side, being sober when cycling, putting on reflective gear whenever they are on the road and ensuring that check if ...

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