Journalists arrested as Ankara steps up crackdown on dissent

Staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper detained as critics claim Erdoan is using failed coup as a pretext to crush the opposition Turkish authorities ordered the formal arrest of nine staff members of a leading opposition newspaper and detained more pro-Kurdish officials, widening an anti-terror probe that has drawn condemnation from the west. The arrests, a […]

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Eden Hazard inspires Everton thrashing as Chelsea top the Premier League

Hazard scored twice as superb Chelsea made it five successive wins in the league with a 5-0 victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge The fans in the Matthew Harding Stand spent the second half bellowing Antonio Contes name, making it perfectly clear that they have a new hero at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea were so […]

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Ireland clinch first ever win over New Zealand to end All Blacks record streak

Ireland claimed a first ever win over New Zealand in 111 years, ending the All Blacks record winning streak of 18, as Robbie Henshaws late try sealed a famous 40-29 victory In a week where the Chicago Cubs finally put the curse of the Billy Goat to bed, there was no shortage of folks here […]

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Misfiring Tottenham seek route to goal against Arsenal to end worrying run | David Hytner

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said the team must change their mentality as they prepare to meet neighbours Arsenal on Sunday For Hugo Lloris, the low point of Tottenham Hotspurs season was defined by something unacceptable. The teams style suffered a jarring breakdown in the 2-0 Premier League home win over Manchester City on 2 […]

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Obama chastises Pennsylvania senator for lacking ‘courage’ against Trump

President says Pat Toomey, a Republican facing a tough re-election bid, is trying to have it both ways on Trump by refusing to tell voters where he stands Barack Obama rebuked Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Saturday, criticising the Republican for using his words in a campaign ad and for lacking the political courage […]

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Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn

Seismologists say recent tremors were caused by a geological shift that may herald further disasters Scientists have warned that central Italy faces a serious risk of suffering further devastating earthquakes in the near future. The region in central Italy north of Rome has already been struck by three major tremors over the past few weeks. […]

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Most Calais camp child refugees traumatised and depressed

Charities warn that the longer children are exposed to uncertainty, the more difficult it will be for them to adjust to normal life Nearly all of the Citizens UK, which is supporting scores of children dispersed around France, suggests that their mental health is deteriorating amid continuing delays over their transfer. Since the demolition of […]

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Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych at Paris Masters to close on world No1 spot

Andy Murray was one match away from becoming the world No1 after defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6, 7-5 at the Paris Masters, where Novak Djokovic lost As Novak Djokovics glorious reign of 122 weeks as the king of tennis edged towards a conclusion with a shock defeat in Paris on Friday, Andy Murray, the heir apparent […]

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HBO cancels Bill Simmons talk show Any Given Wednesday

Simmons talk show, which began on 22 June has been poorly rated and will end on 9 November Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons weekly HBO talk show, is ending after barely four months on the air. HBO announced on Friday that the show will finish before the end of the season. The network said in […]

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The evolution of Arsenals Mesut zil earns comparison with Bergkamp | Amy Lawrence

Often criticised for being too languid and casual, zils reinvention as a playmaker who has added strikers runs looks intriguingly transformative Basking in the glow of the requiring late equalisers from the home team to save face. It promises to be as frenetic and fierce as usual, which is not the stereotypical idea of zils […]

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