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World 07 Feb 2017 | 2:09 AM

Nigeria's president 'hale and hearty', says deputy amid health doubts

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's absentee president is in good health and is expected to return home soon, his deputy said on Monday, after mounting unease about the leader's well-being spilled over into street protests.

World 06 Feb 2017 | 10:38 PM

Beset by economic, political woes, Nigerians protest for change

LAGOS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nigerians marched through the streets of Lagos calling for a change of government on Monday, a rare show of public dissent that reflected mounting anger over an absentee president and a sputtering economy.

Football 09 Nov 2016 | 10:18 PM

Germany's Neuer, Brandt to miss San Marino qualifier

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Julian Brandt will miss this week's World Cup qualifier away to San Marino, the world champions said in a statement on Wednesday as coach Joachim Loew's absentee list grows.

World 06 Sep 2016 | 2:38 AM

Israeli Trump supporters open campaign office in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli supporters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have opened a campaign office in the occupied West Bank, saying they hope to get as many American expatriates as possible to cast an absentee ballot for their candidate.

World 15 Aug 2016 | 10:55 PM

Republicans seek Trump presidency votes in Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli branch of the U.S. Republican party began a campaign on Monday to get American voters living in Israel to cast absentee ballots in favour of Donald Trump.

Golf 30 Jun 2016 | 5:15 AM

Day and Spieth set for Firestone, McIlroy in France

(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and second-ranked Jordan Spieth command the spotlight at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio where Rory McIlroy is a conspicuous absentee.

Basketball 27 Jun 2016 | 11:26 PM

USA to head to Rio without LeBron James

(Reuters) - LeBron James was a glaring absentee from the United States Olympic lineup as USA Basketball unveiled its squad for the Rio Games on Monday.

World 02 Dec 2013 | 11:01 PM

Gulf states, minus Qatar, rally Egypt investment to buoy army power

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - With one notable exception, wealthy Gulf Arab states are encouraging investment in Egypt to help shore up its army-backed government: the absentee is Qatar, rattled by the collapse of Islamist power in the biggest Arab country.

Badminton 26 Sep 2014 | 7:28 PM

Ramdan out of Perak Open, but plenty of action in store

KUALA LUMPUR: Former men’s singles national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun will be the high-profile absentee in the Perak Open at Stadium Indera Mulia in Ipoh from Oct 7-12.

Football 07 Feb 2015 | 1:47 AM

Manchester United close to full strength for West Ham trip

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is their only absentee for this weekend's visit to West Ham United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday in a rare positive update in a season dominated by injury troubles.