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Luka Modric is named best player in the world; Mo Salah wins Puskas award for Everton goal

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Luka Modric was named Fifa's world player of the year last night, ten years after Newcastle United spurned a chance to sign him on the grounds he was “not good enough for the Premier League”. Modric, 33, won the Champions League with Real…

Total makes decade's biggest gas find

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A big natural gas discovery has been made off the Shetland Islands that experts believe could be the biggest in British waters for a decade. Early estimates for the find made by Total, the French oil major, suggest that there could be one…

US and Iranian leaders set for showdown at United Nations

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President Trump and his Iranian counterpart will offer duelling addresses to the United Nations today after threats of new US sanctions and a claim from the Supreme Leader that American allies funded an attack on a Revolutionary Guard…

Jack Grealish agrees new five-year contract with Aston Villa

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Jack Grealish seemed destined for a move to Tottenham Hotspur in last month's transfer window but yesterday the Aston Villa midfielder agreed a new five-year contract with the Sky Bet Championship club. The 23-year-old will be paid about…

Once-a-month bin collections for thousands

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More than 50,000 homes will have their bins emptied only once every four weeks under a local authority plan to save money and increase recycling. Conwy county borough council in north Wales has become the first in England and Wales to cut…

Monday, Sep 24

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Retail merger move 'that never was' sparks row

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Two of France's biggest retailers have accused each other of lying, with one saying it had rejected a merger proposal that the other claimed it had not made. In a statement, the Casino group said yesterday that its board of directors had…

Mosquitoes 'tricked into extinction'

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Mosquitoes could be tricked to breed themselves into extinction with a genetic weapon that gives the females testicles and which researchers claimed could eventually be used to eliminate malaria. British scientists said that the work was…

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Manufacturers' export orders drop as Brexit day nears

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Manufacturing growth slipped in September, with export orders dropping to their lowest level in almost a year and Brexit uncertainty “clouding the outlook”, according to the Confederatioin of British Industry. Although manufacturing orders…

Iran vows bloody revenge on US, Israel and Saudis

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Iran warned of revenge against the “triangle” of Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States today as it buried the 29 people killed in an attack on a Revolutionary Guard parade. Tehran accused Britain, the Netherlands and Denmark of…

Investors ditch Thomas Cook after profit warning

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Thomas Cook lost a quarter of its value in early trading today after what one analyst described as “a stinker of a profit warning”. Investor jitters were compounded by the travel group's announcement that Bill Scott would be stepping down…

Trump court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh sex claims

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President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court is facing a storm of new sexual assault allegations, prompting fresh calls for an FBI investigation before a Senate hearing for him and his original accuser. Deborah Ramirez, 53, told The New…

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Opposition candidate claims victory in Maldives election

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The opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that he had won the presidential election in the Maldives last night after a campaign marred by claims of intimidation and a police raid on his offices. In an unexpected declaration, Mr…

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Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years, by His Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez

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Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer on a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee. His Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez, accuses Kavanaugh of putting his penis near her face when they…

Inquiry into NHS infected blood opens

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The long-awaited inquiry into the NHS contaminated blood scandal, which left thousands of people infected with HIV or hepatitis C, will open today. Almost 5,000 haemophiliacs in the UK contracted the diseases in the 1970s and 1980s after…

Space hoppers hitch ride on an asteroid

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Two robotic probes have sent back the first images from the surface of an asteroid hurtling through space, as part of a mission that hopes to shed light on the origins of life on Earth. It had taken more than three years for their Japanese…

Allen Associates raises a glass to Australian distillery contract

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A Scottish-based distillery and chemicals design consultancy has expanded into Australia. Allen Associates has made the move after being hired to design what is believed to be the largest malt whisky distillery in the country. The Botany…

Iran vows vengeance after military parade slaughter

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Iran furiously condemned Britain and other European countries for “harbouring terrorists” yesterday as it accused the West of orchestrating an attack on a military parade that killed 29 people. A separatist group based in the ethnic Arab…

Scottish Cup exit would plunge Celtic into new level of crisis

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If Celtic's season has been alarming so far what description will apply if a Champions League exit and languishing sixth in the Ladbrokes Premiership table is followed by crashing out of the Betfred Cup away to St Johnstone on Wednesday…

Manuel Pellegrini's vision proves a hit despite Andriy Yarmolenko's miss

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A blast of the Who was an uplifting sound after a flat game, even if I Can See for Miles might have been written for West Ham United fans distant from the action at this converted athletic arena, but those peering from afar could…

Injured sailor 'can't reach food or water'

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An international rescue mission was under way last night to save an injured yachtsman stuck on a damaged boat in one of the world's remotest stretches of ocean. Abhilash Tomy, a 39-year-old navy commander who became the first Indian to…

Failure to order enhanced flu vaccine in time 'will be lethal'

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The failure of the NHS in Scotland to order an enhanced flu vaccine for all pensioners in time for the winter will lead to deaths and illnesses, experts fear. Stocks of vaccines are ordered every September in Scotland but the adjuvanted…

Superstar champion Anthony Joshua is carrying boxing

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It was easy to sympathise with Anthony Joshua. The blood was barely dry and Tyson Fury, the karaoke oaf living on three-year-old glories, was calling him “shithouse”. Everyone wanted to know who was next. Slightly wearily, Joshua…

The cable guy who reached for Sky and finally defeated Disney

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For Brian Roberts, landing Sky will be a moment of sweet revenge. The Comcast boss had seen his ambitions thwarted twice before by Disney. In 2004 he launched a hostile $54 billion takeover for the Hollywood studio, only for his bid to…

Game in numbers: Liverpool hit rivals for six

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Liverpool, by one measure, have had the quickest start to a top-flight season since the Second World War. Jürgen Klopp's side are the only team to have won their opening six matches having led at half-time on each occasion: they have done…

Sunday, Sep 23

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Cech repays manager's faith as Lacazette blasts Arsenal past Everton

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Everton have now gone 25 games without a win away to Arsenal and must feel jinxed, especially as Arsenal's second goal should have been ruled offside. However, the real difference was not superstition but Petr Cech who was sharp throughout…

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Briton arrested in Syria accused of 'fighting for Isis'

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A British pharmacist has been arrested by western-backed forces fighting to capture the last remnants of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Syria. A social media account belonging to the international brigade of mainly European…

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Detective 'told to drop Russia crime probe'

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Police were ordered to stop an investigation into Russian money laundering, a former officer at a National Crime Agency (NCA) anti-corruption unit has claimed. Jon Benton, a detective superintendent, said he was told by a more senior…

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New children's saver pays 3.5%

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Parents are being offered a savings account that pays up to 3.5% for their children. Nationwide's Future Saver account offers this top rate to parents who have their main current account with the building society. Others will receive 2.5%.…

Something blue: Meghan's wedding secret

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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in May, the bride wore white — but her dress hid a colourful secret. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that its folds contained a piece of blue fabric, cut from the dress she wore on her first…

Theresa May's team plot snap election to save Brexit

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Theresa May's aides have secretly begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save the Brexit talks and her job after EU leaders rebuffed the prime minister's Chequers plan. Two senior members of May's Downing Street…