US fines Delta $50,000 for ordering Muslim passengers off planes

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has fined Delta Air Lines $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes even after the company’s own security officials cleared them to travel.Delta denied that it discriminated against the passengers in two separate incidents but agreed it could have handled the situations differently, according to a consent order released on Friday by the DoT.The department said the airline violated anti-bias laws by removing the passengers and ordered it to provide cultural-sensitivity training to pilots, flight attendants and customer-service agents involved in the incidents, reports…

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Nantes pays tribute to the late Sala with special jersey

French club Nantes will pay tribute to late Argentine player Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white shirt during Sunday’s league game against Bordeaux.Nantes, which traditionally plays in yellow and green, said Tuesday that the commemorative outfit is available for sale. All profits from the sales will be allocated to Sala’s training clubs in Argentina.“Because he dreamed of wearing Argentina’s shirt, Nantes players will leave their usual yellow and green jersey for a white and blue tunic,” Nantes said in a statement.Sala was killed a year ago when…

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Nantes pays tribute to the late Sala with special jersey

French club Nantes will pay tribute to late Argentine player Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white shirt during Sunday’s league game against Bordeaux.Nantes, which traditionally plays in yellow and green, said Tuesday that the commemorative outfit is available for sale. All profits from the sales will be allocated to Sala’s training clubs in Argentina.“Because he dreamed of wearing Argentina’s shirt, Nantes players will leave their usual yellow and green jersey for a white and blue tunic,” Nantes said in a statement.Sala was killed a year ago when…

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Army: Troops arrest ‘Boko Haram female recruiter’

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja Troops of the Nigerian Army on a fighting operation, have arrested a suspected female member of Boko Haram engaged in the recruitment of youth into the deadly sect.The suspect, one Zainab Usman, who is suspected to be the wife of a logistics supplier to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, was apprehended in the Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.This was as the Army said the troops also foiled a planned attack on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Area of the…

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India celebrates 71st Republic Day with grand parade

The Indian government on Sunday celebrated the 71st Republic Day amid tight and adequate security measures.The main function was organised at Rajpath in New Delhi, the national capital, where India’s military might and cultural diversity was fully displayed.Indian President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the Indian national flag, following which the national anthem was played. In accordance with the tradition, a booming 21-gun salute was also presented to mark the beginning of the parade, reports Xinhua. The Republic Day ceremony started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial,…

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Report: United’s Fernandes deal back on

Manchester United still believe they can sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top January transfer target Bruno Fernandes after Sporting Lisbon lowered their demands. Solskjaer is believed to be desperate to bring Portuguese star Fernandes to Old Trafford this month, having seen his current midfield depleted by injuries this season. Last week, the Red Devils offered Sporting £42.5milion up front and a further £8.5m in bonuses to secure Fernandes’ signature. But Manchester United’s pursuit of the 25-year-old appeared set to end in failure, with Sporting keen to attract more money up front…

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Report: United’s Fernandes deal back on

Manchester United still believe they can sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top January transfer target Bruno Fernandes after Sporting Lisbon lowered their demands. Solskjaer is believed to be desperate to bring Portuguese star Fernandes to Old Trafford this month, having seen his current midfield depleted by injuries this season. Last week, the Red Devils offered Sporting £42.5milion up front and a further £8.5m in bonuses to secure Fernandes’ signature. But Manchester United’s pursuit of the 25-year-old appeared set to end in failure, with Sporting keen to attract more money up front…

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Troops prevent Boko Haram attacks in Borno

The Nigerian Army troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ have prevented efforts by the Boko Haram insurgents to attack some soft targets in Borno State.The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the troops also continued to decimate the insurgent from different encounters across the North East.Iliyasu disclosed that the troops of 3 Battalion deployed in Gamborou-Ngala Local Government Area of Borno had on Jan. 18 repelled a Boko Haram attack on the Ngala Community.According to him, the insurgents sneaked into…

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FA Cup: Tranmere boss plays down pitch fears ahead of United clash

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon has played down concerns about the Prenton Park pitch before his side’s FA Cup tie against Manchester United on Sunday.Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he has prepared his players for “divots” in the playing surface.“Let’s get it straight, we’re not talking about a ploughed field here,” Mellon told BBC Radio 5 Live.“It will be all right. It’s just got a lot of sand – more than normal – on it.”The League One side beat Watford on Thursday to set up a fourth-round meeting with United.The replay…

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‘Pain and Glory’ wins big at Spain’s Goya awards

Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated “Pain and Glory” was the big winner at the 34th Goya Awards, Spain’s top film honors, held in Malaga on Saturday night, going home with seven awards including best actor for Antonio Banderas, best director for Almodovar and best film.Banderas, who first collaborated with Almodovar in 1982’s “Labyrinth of Passion”, thanked the director for their nearly 40 years of collaboration.“I have learnt so much from you, not only about art but about life…I’ve done my best work with you,” Banderas said while collecting the award, adding he…

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