Football Sport 

The New Messi: The lowdown on Europe’s next wonderkid

Martin Odegaard only turned 16 last month but is being coveted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Likened to Lionel Messi and a left-footed attacker like the Barcelona superstar, the 5ft 9.5in Norwegian has been wooed by the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in recent weeks. While we wait to learn who has won the race for Stromsgodset’s talented teenager, here are 10 things you may not know about him: 1. A sensation from the start Odegaard was just 15 years and 117 days…

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Russia Cuts Off Ukraine Gas Supply To 6 European Countries

Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine amid accusations, according to The Daily Mail, that its neighbor has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas. Due to these “transit risks for European consumers in the territory of Ukraine,” Gazprom cut gas exports to Europe by 60%, plunging the continent into an energy crisis “within hours.” Perhaps explaining the explosion higher in NatGas prices (and oil) today, gas companies in Ukraine confirmed that Russia had cut off supply; and six countries reported…

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Other World News South Asia 

AirAsia QZ8501: ‘Big objects’ found in fuselage search

Search teams scanning the Java Sea for the main wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found “four large objects”, the search chief says. Bambang Soelistyo said the biggest of the objects was 18m (59ft) long and he believed they were parts of the plane. The Airbus A320 vanished with 162 people on board en route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore last Sunday. So far 30 bodies have been recovered with most of the remaining bodies thought to be trapped in the fuselage. Indonesia’s weather agency believes bad weather was…

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Apple Sued Over iPhone And iPad Storage Space

Apple is sued for claiming iPhones have 16GB of storage when its operating system takes up more than a fifth of available space. A lawsuit has been filed against Apple, accusing the technology giant of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in its iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The plaintiffs argue that while Apple advertises 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price models of gadgets such asĀ iPhones, about a fifth of that is eaten up by the latest operating software. The percentage of space touted…

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UK and Europe 

British Ebola Nurse Now ‘Critical’ In Hospital

Pauline Cafferkey’s health has deteriorated in the last two days, say staff at the hospital where she is being treated. A British nurse battling Ebola in a London hospital is now in a critical condition, medical staff say. A statement from the Royal Free Hospital said the health of Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed after travelling back to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, had deteriorated over the past two days. Ms Cafferkey, who was part of a team of medical volunteers deployed to Africa by the UK Government last month, is…

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Urban Echo – Monthly photo competition.

Each month, we want you to submit your best photographs to us based on a particular theme. We will print the winning photographs in The Urban Echo the following month and, then we will, set a new theme for the next month. Terms and conditions Here: Send your picture (please read Terms and Conditions carefully) along with a brief description, of your photo, including the camera type and lens that you used, your name, address, telephone number, the date and location of the photograph via our contact page or the…

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