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Liverpool hoping to emulate Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren hopes his team can match Arsenal’s 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ by going the whole season unbeaten and lifting the Premier League title. Liverpool lead Manchester City by a point, with Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United extending their unbeaten league run to 17 matches this season. “Hopefully we can be unbeaten until the […]

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Solskjaer back in familiar role as United’s rescuer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find himself in familiar territory in more ways than one when he takes charge of Manchester United for the first time at Cardiff City on Saturday. So often previous United manager Alex Ferguson’s go-to substitute when things were going wrong on the pitch – most notably his match-winning goal in the […]

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U.S. begins to pull forces from Syria, officials see full withdrawal

The United States said on Wednesday it has begun withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria as U.S. officials said the United States was considering pulling out all its troops as it winds up its campaign to retake territory once held by Islamic State. “We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the […]

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Neo-Nazis who named child after Hitler convicted of being members of far-right group

A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler have been convicted in Britain of being members of banned far-right group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 33, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, Joel Wilmore, Darren Fletcher and Nathan Pryke for being of being members of the organisation. The group shared messages […]

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‘Cruel and senseless’: Six baby fur seals decapitated in New Zealand

Six fur seal pups have been found decapitated at a popular bay in Christchurch, New Zealand. Key points: The fur seal pups’ deaths are being treated as a crime Authorities are ruling out sharks, that likely would not have left their bodies untouched There are several known cases of people, frustrated by low fish numbers, […]

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Killer jailed for 20 years after stabbing man with knife stolen from Woolworths

A man who stole a knife from a supermarket before fatally stabbing a man outside an Adelaide shopping centre will spend at least 20 years behind bars. Key points: Shaun Falkiner stole the murder weapon from Woolworths minutes before the attack Justice Trish Kelly accepted Falkiner did not intend to kill the victim Victim’s family […]

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Man who doesn’t believe in local governments and owes $300,000 in rates has property seized

A long-running dispute in Western Australia has ended with a ‘sovereign citizen’ having his property seized and sold from under him. Wayne Kenneth Glew, from Geraldton, owed his council $300,000 in rates and legal costs, which he refused to pay because he believed local governments were unconstitutional. Mr Glew is one of an informal movement […]

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Man who doesn’t believe in local governments and owes $300,000 in rates has property seized

A long-running dispute in Western Australia has ended with a ‘sovereign citizen’ having his property seized and sold from under him. Wayne Kenneth Glew, from Geraldton, owed his council $300,000 in rates and legal costs, which he refused to pay because he believed local governments were unconstitutional. Mr Glew is one of an informal movement […]

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U.S. envoy on North Korea to visit South amid stalled nuclear talks

A U.S. envoy is due to visit South Korea on Wednesday, officials said, as Washington and Pyongyang struggle to find a breakthrough in their stalled talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear programme. Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, is due to stay four days, a diplomatic source told Reuters. North Korean […]

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Late penalty gives Caen Ligue 1 win, PSG progress in Cup

Caen scored a stoppage-time penalty to beat Toulouse 2-1 in a Ligue 1 relegation battle on Tuesday, while League Cup holders Paris St Germain won their opening tie to reach the last eight. Faycal Fajr coolly slotted home Caen’s winning penalty in the ninth minute of added time after the referee gave the spot kick […]

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Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho axed

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday. Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday after United’s worst start in 28 years left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points. The volatile Mourinho’s exit was in part […]

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Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s interim manager after the club appeared to accidently announce the appointment on their website. Mourinho was axed on Tuesday after just two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford and the troubled Premier League club are reportedly ready to bring back one of their […]

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Over 50 Sao Paulo police arrested, accused of ties to drug gang

More than 50 police officers who patrolled the same area in Sao Paulo were arrested on Tuesday, accused by state prosecutors of taking bribes from Brazil’s largest drug gang to allow its members to sell narcotics, authorities said. The Sao Paulo state police’s internal investigations unit worked with state prosecutors who focus on combating the […]

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LA Galaxy confirm Ibrahimovic return

The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed on Tuesday that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would rejoin the club next season after a successful debut in Major League Soccer. A statement from the Galaxy said Ibrahimovic, 37, would return as one of the club’s designated players after scoring 22 goals in 27 games in 2018. “We are very […]

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Klopp insists City are Premier League favourites

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are still firm favourites to be crowned Premier League champions even though his Liverpool side are in top spot with nearly half the season gone. Liverpool have a one-point lead over City after 17 games following last weekend’s victory over Manchester United but the German is in no doubt Pep […]

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Mourinho’s fall from grace at United in quotes

Jose Mourinho’s increasingly tempestuous reign at Manchester United came to an end on Tuesday when the club sacked him after just two-and-a-half years in charge. The 55-year-old’s unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started. Here AFP Sport picks out five quotes that chart the decline in relations between Mourinho, the club […]

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Watch What Happens Inside the Body When You Talk

Last month, the European Patent Office announced the finalists for the 2018 European Inventor Award. Among the three names was physicist Jens Frahm, who turned MRI from a slow but promising technology into a lightning-fast, mind-bogglingly useful imaging technique. To prove just how impressive Frahm’s advances were, the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany, where […]

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Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan will sentence […]

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Lloris ready for Tottenham’s revenge mission

Hugo Lloris has warned Arsenal that Tottenham are determined to avenge their recent north London derby despair when the rivals clash again in the League Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side make the short trip the Emirates Stadium just over two weeks after crashing to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of their bitterest […]

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Neymar to sit out League Cup tie with Orleans

Neymar will miss Tuesday’s French League Cup last 16 encounter against second division Orleans to nurse a nagging groin injury, Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said. The Brazil forward underwent tests at hospital on Monday and “is not at 100 percent” according to Tuchel, who said the results were otherwise reassuring. The world’s most expensive […]

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Liverpool loss highlights problems for Man Utd brand

Manchester United’s owners pride themselves on their club being the biggest brand in world football, a global product with millions of followers worldwide. But for how long will that boast last? For after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, they must surely be aware that there is only so much failure a brand can endure before […]

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Mou faces no more action on abusive language charge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action on charges of using abusive language following their Premier League win over Newcastle United in October, the English Football Association (FA) said on Monday. An independent regulatory commission cleared Mourinho of the charge on October 31 and the FA, who appealed against that decision last […]

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Police look into alleged anti-Semitic chanting after Chelsea match

Three men have been spoken to by transport police after reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train following the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea on Sunday. The incident comes after Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck had greeted fans before the game at the Amex Stadium in an attempt to present a […]

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Gattuso, Inzaghi Battle For Coaching Survival

Gennaro Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi, teammates for more than a decade in a highly successful AC Milan team, meet on the touchline on Tuesday in a battle for coaching survival. The pair, who won two Champions League and two Serie A titles together as players, are both under pressure after some poor results for their […]

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Family Devastated After Relative Dug Up By Accident

A Western Australian shire has apologised after a family accidentally struck a coffin while trying to bury a loved one. Beryl Fletcher, who died aged 29, was buried at the Halls Creek Cemetery in October 1977. In October this year Beryl Fletcher’s grave was dug up by a member of the public who was burying […]

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Trees are worth billions to Australia’s economy — but how we value them is changing

How much is a tree worth? In economic terms, your answer depends on how you value them. Forestry exports contribute $3 billion to Australia’s economy; its manufacturing, sales and service income make up around $24 billion per year. Increasingly, agroforestry and carbon abatement initiatives also provide an economic benefit. So while money might not grow […]

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Bayern to face Liverpool, PSG meet Man United

Bayern Munich and Liverpool, both five-times European champions, will meet in the Champions League round of 16 in one of three England-Germany clashes, while Manchester United will face PSG following the draw made at UEFA headquarters on Monday. English champions Manchester City will take on Schalke 04 and Tottenham Hotspur will face Borussia Dortmund in […]

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Brazil faith healer accused of sexual abuse turns himself in

A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported on Sunday. João Teixeira de Faria, known as “John of God” and who became a celebrity when Oprah Winfrey broadcast a report on his […]

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North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearisation at risk

North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to “exchanges of fire” and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever. The North’s stinging response came after the United States said on Monday it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials, […]

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Four Chinese activists shave heads to protest ‘persecution’ of husbands

The wives of four of China’s most prominent rights lawyers and activists shaved their heads on Monday in protest over what they called the “persecution” of their husbands by the government. Since taking office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a crackdown on dissent, with hundreds of rights lawyers and activists being detained, […]

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Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected. John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the Canadian ministry said. Spavor […]

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New Brexit vote would ‘break faith’ with British people – May

A second Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to politics and “break faith” with the British people, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday, rejecting what some see as the only way to break an impasse. After a tumultuous week in which she survived a confidence vote and sought last-minute changes to a Brexit […]

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Man dies in floodwaters north of Townsville

A 18-year-old man has died after being swept away in flood-affected waters north of Townsville. Emergency services were called to Big Crystal Creek just after 4:00pm (AEST) on Sunday. A rescue helicopter was sent to the popular picnic and swimming spot, along with swift-water rescue crews. Police say the man from Bushland Beach was swimming […]

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Liverpool are the ‘lucky ones’ moans Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has claimed Liverpool are “the lucky ones” as they bid to end a wait of nearly three decades to win the English league title. Mourinho and his Manchester United side visit Anfield on Sunday with Liverpool 16 points ahead of their bitter rivals. But Mourinho points to perceived good fortune enjoyed by Liverpool […]

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A Bright Green ‘Christmas Comet’ Will Fly the Closest to Earth in Centuries

Look into the night sky on Sunday and you just might see a bright, fuzzy ball with a greenish-gray tint. That’s because a comet that orbits between Jupiter and the sun will make its closest approach to Earth in centuries, right on the heels of this year’s most stunning meteor shower. “The fuzziness is just […]

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Jennifer Lopez admits having sex in her movie trailer: ‘You gotta get it when you can’

It seems all the action in Jennifer Lopez’s movies doesn’t just happen on-set. Spilling all the tea on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, the 49-year-old actress revealed she’s had sex in her movie trailers multiple times over the years and it’s all because of her busy schedule. Hopefully her co-stars knocked before they entered. […]

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Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday. Nery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than […]

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China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest, U.S.’s Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. Pompeo’s comments were the first by a senior U.S. official on the arrests, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said […]

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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. House members voted by 394 to 1 for a resolution calling for release of Wa Lone, 32, and […]