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Manchester United hit back in Sevilla ticket row with tit-for-tat pricing policy

A view of Old Trafford (Getty) Manchester United have responded to their Champions League ticketing row with Sevilla by increasing prices for the Spanish side’s supporters. The Red Devils were incensed when it emerged that Manchester United fans travelling to...

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Ethiopia’s government used Spyware to track journalists, activists, ethnic Oromos

A report released by The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto this month found that multiple Ethiopian government agencies used spyware to monitor journalists, activists, and lawyers. One of the report’s authors, Bill Marczak, told Motherboard that he too was targeted. According to the report, the government used commercially available spyware to target more than 40 dissidents living in 20 different countries including the U.S. and the U.K. Government attackers would send targets an email with a link to a hostile website. Once on the site, a pop-up would appear prompting the viewer to install an Adobe Flash update. If clicked on, the spyware would then infect the viewer’s computer without their knowledge. From there, the government could monitor all of their online activity. Among those targeted were dissidents from Ethiopia’s Oromia region—one of Ethiopia’s nine ethnically based regional states. The members of this ethnic group have been at the center of a large regional conflic..

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Train collided with truck in South Africa, causing fire in a carriage

The train was traveling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the collision occurred, causing a fire to break out in one of the carriages and then spread to others, said Russel Meiring, a spokesman for ER 24, one of the country's private medical emergency services.Mthura Swartz of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) said 18 people were confirmed dead and 254 were injured. The train had capacity for 780 passengers and there were 758 on board. Most of the deaths were the result of the fire that spread through the rain, Swartz said.The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers put out small fires that continued to burn in some of the carriages, he said. Emergency services are still working on freeing people from overturned carriages.Meiring earlier said about 100 people were injured, some of them seriously.The train was between Hennenman and Kroonstad in the Free State province when the collision occurred, Meiring said.Provincial fire and medical services who were ..

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Salah named African Player of the Year

The striker has enjoyed a phenomenal year with both club and country — he was a key part of a Roma team that finished second in Italy's Serie A before moving to traditional English powerhouse Liverpool in the summer, where he's already scored 23 goals from just 29 games. Follow @cnnsportOn the international stage he was hugely instrumental in both Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations success — the North African team made it to the final — and also World Cup qualification for the Pharaohs. Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, winner in 2015, was third in voting, which is calculated from a combination of CAF coaches, technical directors, CAF officials and African media experts. Since his move to Liverpool from Italian side AS Roma in the summer, Salah has been a key part of the side's attempts to retain a top-four finish for the 2017-18 season — and the Champions League football that that brings with it. With his 23 goals for the side so far this season, he's reac..

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