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20 May 2018 8:00 PM Pope: Holy Land needs "gestures of dialogue, reconciliation"

Vatican City — Pope Francis says "gestures of dialogue and reconciliation" are needed for the Holy Land and all the Middle East. He told faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday he had "united himself spiritually" to a prayer vigil held on Saturday in Jerusalem, which, he noted, is holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Earlier, during Mass on Sunday 12

20 May 2018 11:02 AM Giroud: Conte departure would be sad

Cape Town - Olivier Giroud has voiced his support for manager Antonio Conte following Chelsea's 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester United. Conte has been the subject of ongoing speculation regarding his Chelsea future and, if reports are to be believed, might not manage Chelsea again after this season's dismal Premier League title defence, which saw them finish 15

20 May 2018 7:44 AM China bomber makes debut landing on South China Sea island

China's air force has landed long-range military aircraft on an island in the disputed South China Sea, a move that is believed to be the first of its kind and is likely to fuel further concerns about Beijing's intentions in the region. China Daily published a video purporting to show takeoff and landing of military planes, including the long-range 20

19 May 2018 3:47 PM Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

London - Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United's substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday. Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho decided the Belgium striker wasn't ready to start at Wembley 16

19 May 2018 11:00 AM Chelsea future shouldn't depend on Cup final

London - Under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his future at the club shouldn't depend on beating Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final as he launched a fierce defensive of his record at Stamford Bridge. Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League and the FA Cup final in his debut season in England last year. However, in a much more troublesome 17

18 May 2018 7:04 PM US aid group says 8 abducted staffers freed in South Sudan

The US based aid group World Vision says eight local staffers and a Ugandan who were abducted earlier this week in civil war-torn South Sudan have been released. They were seized on Monday while driving in a convoy outside the Equatorian town of Yambio. The statement on Friday says the United Nations and local authorities led negotiations for their release 18

18 May 2018 1:53 PM Mourinho will wait to decide on Lukaku's Cup final fitness

Watford - Jose Mourinho will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is fit to feature in Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea. Lukaku has missed United's last three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April. The Belgium striker is in a race against time to be fit for the Wembley 21

18 May 2018 5:43 AM Rebels release England-bound former captain Nic Stirzaker

Melbourne — The Melbourne Rebels have released former captain Nic Stirzaker, who will leave the Super Rugby team to play in England for Bristol. After leading the Rebels for two seasons, Stirzaker joined English side Saracens in January on a short-term injury cover. However with test halfback Will Genia and ex-Western Force playmaker Michael Ruru now at the Rebels 19

17 May 2018 7:30 PM 2 UN peacekeepers freed in DRC's southeast

An official in Democratic Republic of Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast. Tanganyika province vice-governor Ali Omar Simukinje told The Associated Press on Thursday that the peacekeepers from Benin had been held by the Mai Mai militia and were freed on Wednesday. UN DRC mission 20

16 May 2018 3:28 PM UN rights chief says Burundi attack 'dangerous development'

The United Nations' human rights chief calls last week's deadly attack in Burundi a "very dangerous development" ahead of Thursday's referendum that could extend the president's rule. Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein spoke on Tuesday following Friday's attack in rural Burundi that killed 26 people, including 11 children. The government blames the attack on a "terrorist 22