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Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80.Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as "a guiding force for good" and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a "remarkable person".Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued "a better world".The Ghanaian national served as UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and is the only black African ever to hold the post.Since then he has served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a solution to the conflict.The career diplomat died in hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He had been living near Geneva for several years.He "passed away peacef...
England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

England stars once formed a guard of honour for Paul Scholes after a training ground masterclass

Sports
Tuesday, February 13, 2018If you somehow weren’t aware of how good a footballer Paul Scholes was in his pomp, then listen to Kieron Dyer.Dyer, writing in his new autobiography which is being serialised in the Daily Mail, says he rated Scholes as the best English midfielder of his generation – ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – and recounted a brilliant story which perfectly encapsulated his genius.Scholes, who won every major honour in the game with Manchster United, won 66 caps for England but was often played out of position and quit international football at the age of just 29.“Paul Scholes was the best player I played with and people like Xavi and Zinedine Zidane counted him as their favourite player,” wrote Dyer.“Other nations would have used him as their fulcrum but Sven Gor