• Tim Weah, son of the legendary player Geroge Weah, who was the first African player to be bestowed with the prestigious Ballon d'Or award, scored a pristine hattrick to take the USA to the quarter-final of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. "First thing came to our mind before coming out of the tunnel that we're back home. Thank You for backing us. India have always been friendly to us throughout the tournament, we thank you and we love you too," Tim said. Meanwhile, Tim Weah's thunderous strike in the second half from the top of the box is the talk of the town now, which is being rated as one of the best goals scored in the tournament so far but the Paris Saint Germain-recruitee shares the credit with the entire team. "I don't score a lot of beautiful goals so today it was really special. But, it could not have come sans the beautiful assist from Carleton and the run that Gloster made," Tim stated. Tim Weah, who practices with the reserve team of PSG now, sounded pretty optimistic about breaking into the first squad of the French powerhouse this season." "You know, I'm very positive about finding a place in the first squad towards the end of the season. Playing along with Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar will be a dream come true for me. I'm pretty happy practising with the reserve team now and I strongly believe that if coach Unai Emery feels, I'll be right there," confidence was oozing from Tim Weah's voice. Having bagged three goals from four matches in the ongoing tournament, Tim revealed that he couldn't speak to his father before the match against Paraguay who is busy for the election campaign in Liberia at the moment.
  • The victims include "women, students and police", Hedayatullah Hamidi, public health director in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province said. Provincial chief police, Mohammad Zaman, says the attack in Andar district on Tuesday triggered several hours of heavy fighting until the attackers were repelled. Zaman says the district compound has been destroyed. The Interior Ministry says a militant attack, including a suicide car bombing is underway in eastern Paktia province's capital, Gardez, where insurgents targeted a police training center. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all three attacks.
  • The attack happened yesterday in Plateau state, which has been dogged for years by ethnic, sectarian and religious unrest. Sunday Audu, the head of the Irigwe Community Development Association, said armed men stormed the school in the village of Nkyie Doghwro, in the Bassa area of the state. Hundreds of local residents had sought refuge there for fear of reprisal attacks, after unidentified assailants killed six cattle herders on Sunday. Our people were attacked... with 29 dead, three injured at a school used as a camp and protected by security," Audu told reporters in the Plateau state capital, Jos, on Monday. Plateau police spokesman Tyopev Terna confirmed the attack but declined to give a death toll. Audu blamed the killings on the mostly nomadic Fulani herdsmen, accusing them of being "in denial of sponsoring these attacks".