Girl disqualified from soccer tournament for ‘looking like a boy’
07 June 2017 | 7:30 am
An 8-year-old girl and her team are fighting to be reinstated after being disqualified from a soccer tournament in Nebraska by officials who thought she was a boy.
16 Mar 2021
Nigerian superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid shone brightly at yesterday's Grammy awards. With their wins, there is no doubt that the African kings are poised for world dominance. What do their Grammy wins mean for the Nigerian and indeed African music industry as a whole?
16 Mar 2021
Another school has been targeted by kidnappers in Nigeria's northwest; three teachers were abducted in Kaduna state after gunmen raided a primary school. And Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to do more to hold Cameroonian Anglophone separatists accountable for the ramped up attacks and abductions of civilians. And Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic after taking home his first Grammy award. In accepting the trophy for Best Global Music Album, he has dedicated his win to Africans around the world.
25 Mar 2021
Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic as he takes home his first Grammy Award. Also, a rare female Malian rapper is using her experience to inspire other women in an industry in which there are very few voices like hers. And tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram insurgents are now hoping they can return home.
8 May 2021
Eight-year-old Joseph Deen is the youngest paid Fortnite player ever, after signing with Team 33 in December last year. The young pro gamer could be seen playing the popular battle royale game at his family home in Brisbane on Monday. Deen, who is originally from California, first started playing the popular game at age four, after watching his brother play.
16 May 2021
The boy and two others were sleeping inside a large container when a rubbish truck collected it in Port Lincoln on Australia's southern coast. Police say the driver of the was "extremely shaken" by the fatality.
23 May 2021
Inside a Gaza hospital, Mohammad al-Hadidi cradled his baby boy Omar -- his only surviving child after Israeli air strikes killed his wife and four other sons in the night. After the strikes, rescue workers pulled the five-month-old from the arms of his dead mother early Saturday, one of his tiny legs fractured in three places.
21 Jun 2021
Surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena during a nighttime church service.
20 Aug 2021
In the middle of a Hong Kong shopping mall, scores of people scream and chant - but it's nothing to do with protests. The crowd is gathered to see Mirror, the latest boy band frenzy sweeping the troubled city, where many are desperate for escapism and local pride.
5 Sep 2021
Nigeria's foremost highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo passed away a few days ago at the age of 80. GuardianTV takes a look at the life and time of the legendary singer and how he impacted the Nigerian music industry during his time.
14 Sep 2021
This nine-year-old Nigerian boy has been declared cancer-free after readers of two UK newspapers raised £216,000 for his treatment. Nathaniel Nabena had gone to the UK from his hometown in Bayelsa, Nigeria, in September 2020 to get a prosthetic eye after his left eye was removed due to cancer.
19 Oct 2021
A nine-year-old Indian boy known as Sharvesh was seen running in Tiruchirappalli on Sunday, as he covers the distance of 750 kilometres (466 miles) from Kanyakumari to Chennai to raise awareness about the 17 aims of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. "No poverty, eradicate the poverty, zero hunger and everyone should get food, good health means everyone should live healthily, quality education and each one should get quality education, gender equality - boys and girls should be considered equally. Clean water and sanitation. Like this, there are 17 Goals, to achieve those goals I am running today.", said the young marathon runner, as he posed with supporters.
27 Oct 2021
A boy walks unexpectedly and repeatedly on stage to say hello to Pope Francis during the weekly Wednesday audience at the Vatican. After the child walks on the stage for the third time, the Pope says he wishes to "thank this child for the lesson he taught" because "he has acted from the heart."
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A fire in the neonatal department of a Senegalese hospital has killed eleven newborn babies, the country's president has said.
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A robotic “sixth finger”, that can be worn on the hand next to the pinky to move like a real finger, has been created by Japanese researchers studying how brains react to new and independent body parts.
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The local paper in Uvalde, Texas publishes its first issue since the shooting that killed 19 children and their teachers: an all-black front page with the date of the massacre. Despite the shooting, US gun lobby the NRA is going forward with its annual convention in Texas this weekend. We also look at reactions in the British papers to the long-awaited Sue Gray report on lockdown parties at Downing Street. Plus, we find out new information on how Covid-19 can change our sense of smell.
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From juggling multiple tasks at once, to working long hours and feeling guilty during their leisure time — excessive and "compulsive" work behavior is found throughout Germany's workforce, a new study has found.
4 hours ago
The Council of the Baltic Sea States, a regional grouping on Russia's doorstep, has come together to condemn the invasion of Ukraine — and present Germany with a new test of leadership.
7 hours ago
Victims groups are furious that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to step down despite a damning report on illegal Downing Street parties during the country's strict pandemic lockdowns.