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A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, the deadliest attack on civilians this year. The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than 10 years, took place the same day as long-delayed local elections in the state. "I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Borno State capital Maiduguri," Edward Kallon said in a statement. "At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack," he added. Some locals blamed the attack on Boko Haram fighters, but Bulama Bukarti, an analyst with the Tony Blair Institute, said rival group the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) were more active in the area. "ISWAP is the likely culprit," he tweeted. Kallon, in his statement, said: "The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year. "I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice," he added. The violence centred on the village of Koshobe near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, with assailants targeting farm workers harvesting rice fields. One pro-government anti-jihadist militia said the assailants tied up the labourers and slit their throats. Kallon said the assailants - "armed men on motorcycles" - also targeted other communities in the area. "Rural communities in Borno State are facing untold hardships," he added, calling for more to be done to protect them and to head off what he said was a looming food crisis there. Borno Governor Babaganan Umara Zulum attended the burial Sunday in the nearby village of Zabarmari of 43 bodies recovered on Saturday, saying the toll could rise after search operations resumed. The victims included dozens of labourers from Sokoto state in northwestern Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, who had travelled to the northeast to find work, it said. Six were wounded in the attack and eight remained missing as of Saturday. Kallon, citing "reports that several women may have been kidnapped", called for their immediate release. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack on Saturday, saying: "The entire country has been wounded by these senseless killings." Neither the president's statement nor Sunday's from the UN mentioned either Boko Haram or rival group ISWAP by name. But both groups have been active in Borno State, their attacks having forced the postponement of locations in Borno State, which finally took place Saturday.
Romain Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight for observation but "feels good" following his crash in Bahrain, according to Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner
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Celtic's slide continued when they were dumped out of the Scottish League Cup by Ross County on Sunday as the pressure increased on manager Neil Lennon. The 2-0 defeat, Celtic's first in a domestic cup since losing to city rivals Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-finals, ended Celtic's vice-like grip on domestic silverware. Under Lennon and his predecessor Brendan Rodgers they have won everything since 2017 but the wheels appear to be falling off.
At least one inmate was killed and three others injured on Sunday when inmates clashed with the prison officers at a facility on the outskirt of the capital Colombo, officials said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said inmates created “unrest” on Sunday at the Mahara prison located about 15 kilometers north of Colombo and prison officials took steps to control the situation.
Iran was weighing its response Sunday to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, which it blames on arch-foe Israel, as his body was taken to Shiite shrines ahead of being buried. Two days after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died following a firefight between his guards and unidentified gunmen outside Tehran, parliament called in a statement for international inspectors to be barred from nuclear facilities. Iran's Supreme National Security Council usually handles decisions related to the country's nuclear programme. President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the country will seek its revenge in “due time” and not be rushed into a “trap”. Israel says Fakhrizadeh was the head of an Iranian military nuclear programme, the existence of which the Islamic republic has consistently denied. His body arrived in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad late Saturday and was taken to the shrine of Imam Reza for prayers and a ceremonial circling of the tomb, state news agency IRNA reported. On Sunday, Iran's parliament held a closed session to “investigate the assassination,” ISNA news agency reported. In an op-ed on Sunday, the ultra-conservative Kayhan daily called for strikes on Israel if it is “proven” to be behind the assassination. It called for the port city of Haifa to be targeted “in a way that would annihilate its infrastructure and leave a heavy human toll”. That will “certainly achieve deterrence, since the US and the Zionist regime ... are in no way ready to fight a war,” it added. On Sunday, parliament said the “best response” to Fakhrizadeh's assassination would be to “revive Iran's glorious nuclear industry” by halting the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol, a document which under the 2015 accord prescribes more intrusive inspections of Iran's nuclear facilitates. In a statement following its meeting, the legislature said the killing showed that Israel, the US and their allies had become “brazen” in their “terror and sabotage” against Iran. But the spokesman for Iran's atomic energy organisation, Behrouz Kamalvandi, told IRNA on Saturday that the issue of inspectors' access “must be decided on at high levels” of the Islamic republic's leadership.
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Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first-lap crash that ripped his car in two. The win, from pole position, was the 95th of seven-times world champion Hamilton's career and came with the safety car leading the field to the chequered flag. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second with Thai team mate Alexander Albon completing the podium in the floodlit race at Sakhir after inheriting third place from Racing Point's Sergio Perez who suffered a blown engine three laps from the end.
Daniel Ricciardo says he was "disgusted" by Formula 1 showing replays of Romain Grosjean's Bahrain Grand Prix accident during the lengthy red flag period, which he believes was "completely disrespectful"
Analysts expect Cyber Monday 2020 to be the biggest online shopping day in US history, with anticipated sales of $10.8 billion to $12.7 billion. The jump made this year’s Black Friday the second largest online spending day ever for Americans, just shy of the record $9.4 billion spent on Cyber Monday 2019. Covid-19 restrictions drove some of the sales.
Jose Mourinho claimed his side were not happy just to settle for a point from a 0-0 draw at Chelsea that moved Tottenham back to the top of the Premier League.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce had said on the eve of Friday's 2-0 league win at Crystal Palace that three unnamed individuals at the club were self-isolating after testing positive. Sky Sports reported that two more individuals had joined that group ahead of Newcastle's next league meeting at Aston Villa on Friday.
VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW WITH DIEGO MARADONA'S DOCTOR, LEOPOLDO LUQUE, SOUNDBITES FROM LUQUE, OFFICERS SEIZING MEDICAL FILES FROM LUQUE OFFICE RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: ADROGUE, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA (NOVEMBER 29, 2020) (CH13 - NO USE ARGENTINA / CNN NEWSOURCE) 1. MARADONA'S DOCTOR, LEOPOLDO LUQUE, AT HIS HOME WITH MEDIA 2. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MARADONA'S DOCTOR, LEOPOLDO LUQUE, SAYING: ''If you ask me, I'm a neurosurgeon and my job ended. I was done with him." REPORTER ASKING: "Was another doctor seeing him?" "They were still seeing him but it would be good if you ask the other doctors. Because, as I said, I am not responsible for everything. I am responsible - because there is outrageous talk I let him out - but I was the one who took Diego to the hospital! Where did they lose sight of that? You saw Diego at the game. Who had to go into his room and argue with him in order to get him to the hospital? Why do they say such foolishness?" REPORTER ASKING: "Did you recommend he stay at the hospital?" "Of course! I'm a doctor. I'm not a policeman. I'm not a judge! He had left the hospital. He had to convince himself to get better.'' 3. LUQUE DURING INTERVIEW 4. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MARADONA'S DOCTOR, LEOPOLDO LUQUE, SAYING: ''There is no medical negligence. Not even what they say about his illness. Diego had a fortuitous event that caused a heart attack to a patient with his characteristics, which is the most common thing for a patient to die like that. Regrettably, it was a fact that could've happened before or afterwards.'' BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (NOVEMBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5. PROSECUTORS CARRYING BOXES WITH MEDICAL FILES FROM LUQUE'S OFFICE BUILDING 6. OFFICERS PLACING THEM INTO VEHICLE 7. VEHICLE LEAVING STORY: Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque said on Sunday (November 29) he will not be held responsible for the death of Diego Armando Maradona, after Argentine justice officials seized medical files from his office as part of their investigation into the recent death of the soccer star. ''If you ask me, I'm a neurosurgeon and my job ended. I was done with him," Luque told reporters at his home. When asked if another doctor had been seeing Maradona, Luque, said: "They were still seeing him but it would be good if you ask the other doctors. Because, as I said, I am not responsible for everything. I am responsible - because there is outrageous talk I let him out - but I was the one who took Diego to the hospital! Where did they lose sight of that?'' Maradona died at age 60 on Wednesday (November 25) after a heart attack. The search order was requested by prosecutors in the affluent Buenos Aires suburb San Isidro and signed by a local judge, according to a statement issued by the prosecutor's office. The prosecutor's office provided no information on what prompted the investigation. Maradona had struggled for years with substance abuse issues. ''There is no medical negligence. Not even what they say about his illness. Diego had a fortuitous event that caused a heart attack to a patient with his characteristics, which is the most common thing for a patient to die like that. Regrettably, it was a fact that could've happened before or afterwards,'' said Luque. Maradona's lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday (November 26) said he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances of the soccer legend's death, criticizing what he said was a slow response by emergency service. "The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy," Matias said on Thursday in a Twitter post. (Production: Miguel Lo Bianco, Juan Bustamante, Geraldine Downer)
A British woman who has spent six years travelling around Europe with her partner has gone missing in the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France, French police said on Sunday. Esther Dingley, 37, has not been heard of since she spoke to her partner Daniel Colegate on Nov. 22.
Tottenham Hotspur went back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday when they held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw that left honours even between visiting manager Jose Mourinho and his one-time midfield lieutenant Frank Lampard, now in charge of the Blues. The result took Spurs back to the summit above champions Liverpool on goal difference, with both sides on 21 points, two points ahead of third-placed Chelsea after 10 games. Chelsea, who won three league titles under Mourinho, struggled to break through the disciplined defending of the well-marshalled Spurs side that was a hallmark of the Portuguese coach’s two spells in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham moved to the top of the Premier League with a goalless draw against title rivals Chelsea, while Edinson Cavani inspired Manchester United's thrilling 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday.
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US President Donald Trump has admitted he faces an uphill struggle to persuade the Supreme Court to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in the recent election. In his first full interview since the November 3 vote, Mr Trump said it was "very hard" to get to the Supreme Court, even though "that's what everyone is fighting for". "I've got the best Supreme Court advocate that wants to argue the case if it gets there,” he told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an hour-long interview littered with false claims about the election. Nearly every case brought by the Trump campaign in a blizzard of legal action has been thrown out by federal and state judges - many appointed by Republican presidents - who have given his allegations of irregularities short shrift. The US president still hopes to reverse the result by persuading the Supreme Court to consider cases brought by his legal team, which has challenged the results in several battleground states. But despite the Supreme Court now having a 6-3 conservative majority, legal experts believe that it will be reluctant to become embroiled in the election. With several important states due to certify their results shortly, the president refused to say when he would give up fighting his legal battles. "I'm not going to set a date," he said. Mr Trump could scarcely contain his anger at the judiciary in the wake of more than 30 defeats in the courts. “We are trying to put the evidence in, but the judges won't allow us to do it.” For the sake of simplicity, Mr Trump added, he would like his campaign to file what he described as “one big beautiful lawsuit.” Despite having just over seven weeks left in office, the president added that he would consider appointing a special prosecutor to investigate what he repeatedly described as a “rigged election.” Even the FBI and the Department of Justice could have been involved in the attempts to “rig” the election, Mr Trump claimed. “This is total fraud and how – the FBI and Department of Justice, I don't know, maybe they're involved – but how people are allowed to get away from this with this stuff is unbelievable,” he continued. The latest legal blow to the Trump campaign was in Pennsylvania on Friday, when the state's Supreme Court overturned a ruling which put the certification of the election results on hold. Republicans had argued that the use of mail-in ballots was unconstitutional and should therefore be discounted, which would have flipped Pennsylvania's 20 electoral college votes from Mr Biden to Mr Trump. The court said the case was filed months after the deadline for challenging the rules, adding that the Republicans had failed to provide evidence of a single vote being cast illegally. It was not only the courts which attracted Mr Trump's ire, but also Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia who along with the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, had approved the rules for the election which Mr Biden won. “The governor’s done nothing. He’s done absolutely nothing. I’m ashamed that I endorsed him. But I look what’s going on. It's so terrible.” Mr Trump was similarly dismissive of the media and big tech companies for failing to give his allegations of electoral fraud the attention he felt they deserved. “The media doesn't even want to cover it,” he added. “We don't have freedom of the press in this country, it is suppression by the press. “You can't have a scandal if nobody reports about it.” Republican senator Roy Blunt, who leads the committee for the presidential inauguration, yesterday said he did not believe the election was rigged in an interview on CNN. Most of the Republican leadership has yet to acknowledge Mr Biden's victory. According to the Washington Post one White House insider HAS likened Mr Trump's behaviour in the aftermath of his defeat to "mad King George", repeatedly muttering: 'I won. I won. I won.’”
Britain said Sunday it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine as it gears up to launch within days the country's most ambitious inoculation program in decades. The U.K. has had Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with more than 58,000 confirmed virus-related deaths. The U.K. government has agreed to buy more than 350 million doses of vaccines from seven different producers, should they prove effective, as it prepares to vaccinate as many of the country’s 67 million people as possible.