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Net neutrality: Why Trump's top internet official wants to repeal the internet law, in his own words

Fundamental principles of the internet are being dismantled to make it a more “pro-competitive” marketplace, according to the head of the Federal Communications Commission. FCC chief Ajit Pai confirmed that the telecommunications regulator will throw out rules that prevented Internet providers from blocking content or segregating services into cheaper, slower options and more expensive but faster alternatives. In doing so, ...

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Lebanese army in 'full readiness' to face the 'Israeli enemy'

The Lebanese army has been warned to be in a state of “full readiness” to deal with the “Israeli enemy” as tensions in the region mount. Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah were recently condemned by the Arab League, as an Iran-backed ‘terrorist organisation’. Threats against Israel by their northern neighbours have followed with the Lebanese foreign minister insisting his nation would be “sure ...

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Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku to avoid jail time over loud parties – after £340 payment to LA police

Romelu Lukaku will avoid the prospect of jail time by compensating Los Angeles police for their repeated call-outs over loud parties in the summer. Police said they arrested the 24-year-old Manchester United striker after responding to five noise complaints in as many days at a Beverly Hills residence where he was staying. The parties were held while Lukaku was on the verge ...

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Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham – live: What time does it start, where can I watch it, odds, team news

While the wheels are in danger of coming off of Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge, they return to the Champions League on Tuesday night where everything is rosy as they look to secure top spot in Group H. Victory over Real Madrid last time out guaranteed their passage to the last 16 but one more win should see them as group ...

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Decompression surgery: Common NHS shoulder procedure 'no better than placebo', finds study

A common surgery to relieve shoulder pain may be “no better than a placebo”, despite more than 21,000 NHS operations a year, according to a major new study. Any benefits patients experience after decompression surgery, typically offered to people with a shoulder impingement where the tendon is trapped by the joint, are likely to be in the patients’ head, the report said.  The ...

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'I loved it and would do it all again': Tom Fox and the inside story of Aston Villa's decline and fall

In August 2014, Arsenal’s chief commercial officer Tom Fox made the somewhat surprising decision to walk out of The Emirates for a job at Aston Villa. Taking up a role as the club’s chief executive, he immediately pledged to “restore the club to its rightful place in the Premier League”. 19-months later he had resigned from his £1.25m a year ...

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Rodney Bewes dead: Star of 'The Likely Lads' dies, aged 79

The actor Rodney Bewes, best known for his role in British sitcom The Likely Lads, has died aged 79, his agent said. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that our dear client, the much loved actor Rodney Bewes, passed away this morning,” his agent said in a statement. “He had a funny anecdote for every occasion. Our thoughts ...

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Scotland to introduce minimum alcohol pricing from May 2018

Scotland is aiming to introduce a minimum price for alcohol sales by May 2018 after the Supreme Court overturned an appeal trying to block the move. The country’s Health Secretary Shona Robison said today that they would seek to implement “as soon as is practicable” after finally being given the green light by the courts. Last week’s ruling marks the ...

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Sevilla vs Liverpool – Champions League live: What time does it start, where can I watch it and odds news

Liverpool are in reaching distance of the last 16 of the Champions League but standing in their way is La Liga side Sevilla. The two clubs meet in Spain on Tuesday night with Jurgen Klopp’s men needing a win to book their place in the knock-out stages of the competition. In the unlikely event that Maribor beats Spartak Moscow in the ...

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Manchester City vs Feyenoord live: What time does it start, where can I watch it, stream and odds news

Manchester City have already qualified for the second round of the Champions League, but will want to secure top spot in Group F to ease their passage in the new year. They could clinch that position with victory over Feyenoord at the Etihad on Wednesday night, should they win and Shakhtar Donestsk fail to win beat Napoli in Naples. Pep ...

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