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Chris Froome extends lead at front of pack in Vuelta a Espana after stage five

Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain’s Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky. Kazakhstani Lutsenko fended off Dimension Data’s Merhawi Kudus to move ahead on the assault up Ermita Santa Lucia to cross the line some 42 seconds ...

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Trump-Russia dossier sources revealed to the FBI by Christopher Steele

Former British spy Christopher Steele has reportedly revealed the sources of a dossier containing information on Donald Trump and Russia to the FBI. The 35-page document contained several unsubstantiated allegations about Mr Trump, specifically a 2013 trip to Moscow and Mr Steele provided names of the sources of those claims, ABC News reported.  Buzzfeed News first made the dossier public ...

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Francesco Mazzei: Top London chef exports anti-food-waste campaign to his native Italy

A top chef who served meals created from surplus produce to London’s homeless over the summer was so inspired by the idea that he is taking an anti-food-waste campaign to his native Italy. Francesco Mazzei used leftover supermarket food collected by The Felix Project, a charity that feeds homeless and other disadvantaged people in the St Cuthbert’s Centre, Kensington.  Other well known chefs including Michel Roux Jr and ...

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Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 title may not be referencing two unexpected characters

HBO announced the title of this weekend’s Game of Thrones season seven finale – which will be the longest episode to date – with many assuming it referenced two of the show’s central characters – however, some are theorising that it actually references something else altogether. ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ is widely believed to indicate that the episode will ...

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Rotterdam incident: Rock concert 'evacuated by police' due to terror threat

An American rock band named Allah-Las have had a concert in Rotterdam cancelled by police, amid terror fears.   The band were due to play tonight at the Rotown bar. But the venue released a statement saying they had been advised by the authorities to cancel the show.  Police did not specify what the threat was. Armed police later entered the ...

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UK accused of trapping refugees in warzone after Boris Johnson vows to stop 'illegal migrants' crossing Med

The British Government has been accused of wilfully trapping thousands of refugees at risk of rape, torture and imprisonment in Libya by increasing efforts to stop them fleeing across the Mediterranean.  During a visit to Tripoli, Boris Johnson vowed that the UK would support the fragile Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to “reduce the number of illegal migrants heading ...

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North Korean images appear to show two new missile designs

North Korea‘s state media has released a set of images which appear to show the designs for one or two new missiles.  Concept diagrams of the missiles were hanging on the wall behind leader Kim Jong-un, who was pictured visiting a plant that makes solid-fuel engines for the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programme.  One photo, to the right of the leader, shows a ...

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Man who lost wedding ring in sea finds after it washes up on beach a year later

A New Jersey man who thought he’d lost his wedding ring forever was shocked when it was returned to him – almost a year to the day after he lost it. Mickey Walsh was on vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey when he lost his wedding ring to the ocean waves. He thought the ring was gone for good until ...

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Donald Trump's approval rating reaches new low after Charlottesville response

Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low the week after violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, according to a new poll.  Only 39 per cent of US voters approve of the job the US President is doing, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll. One week ago, his approval rating was at 44 per cent. Fifty-six per cent ...

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Roger Federer's back injury feeling 'much, much better' ahead of US Open and world No 1 attempt

Roger Federer is feeling “much, much better” than he was when he pulled out of last week’s Cincinnati Masters with a back problem and says he is excited at the prospect of attempting to win his third Grand Slam title of the year at next week’s US Open. Federer, who was speaking here after an announcement of the teams for ...

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