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Premier League clubs face a £1bn reduction in their revenues in 2019-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says financial services firm Deloitte. The 20 English top-flight clubs had a combined revenue of more than £5bn for the first time in 2018-19. But this season has been on hold since March, and the 92 remaining matches […]

British world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal, says promoter Eddie Hearn. Talks over a historic bout for the undisputed title began in early May. Joshua, 30, holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts while 31-year-old Fury is the WBC champion. “It’s fair to say [Joshua and Fury] […]

A court in Thailand has sentenced two owners of a restaurant to 1,446 years in prison each for defrauding the public. Last year, Laemgate seafood restaurant launched a pay-in-advance food promotion online. Up to 20,000 people purchased 50 million Thai baht (£1.2m; $1.6m) worth of vouchers, said broadcaster Thai PBS. But the company later said […]

She and her sisters rose to fame as the Grammy award-winning Pointer Sisters, who were best known for the hits Jump (For My Love) and I’m So Excited. “Our family is devastated,” her sister Anita told the Associated Press on Monday. “On behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask […]

As Africa braces itself for a surge of coronavirus infections, both China and the US are claiming to be Africa’s greatest supporter, but there is more at stake in this escalating rivalry than simply tackling the virus, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was adamant that “no country will […]

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has declared the country “coronavirus-free” thanks to prayers by citizens. “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God,” Mr Magufuli told worshippers in a church in the capital, Dodoma. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the government’s strategy on Covid-19. The government has stopped publishing data on […]

Snapchat says it has stopped promoting President Donald Trump’s account. As a result, it will no longer feature in the app’s Discover section. The firm said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice”. The decision follows Mr Trump saying that “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” would have been used on protesters […]

Kenyan researchers have identified at least nine strains of Covid-19 circulating in the country in efforts to track mutations of the virus. The nine strains are not any different from the ones circulating globally. The team of scientists analysed 122 genomes collected from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city […]

Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral costs for George Floyd, who died while being restrained by Minneapolis police. Protests have been held in the US and worldwide after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died while being pinned down by white police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s […]

Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek has died at the age of 57. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC. Writing on Instagram, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us […]

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