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Northampton maintain their good run of form with easy win over London Irish

London Irish gave supporters little to celebrate on their first appearance of the season at the Madejski Stadium after falling to a 40-25 Aviva Premiership defeat to Northampton. Saints had wrapped-up the bonus point by the 32nd minute after revelling in some feeble defence that enabled former Australia centre Rob Horne to cross twice, but – having coasted out of ...

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The troubling German election results prove that far-right nationalism is by no means dead in Europe

The Germans, so we’re told, call their newly re-elected Chancellor Mutti, or mammy. If so, and I apologise for the unpalatable imagery, Angela Merkel has just given political birth to some frightening offspring – Nazis in the Reichstag building again.  Plus her centre-right Christian Democrat group has slumped to its worst showing pretty much in the entire post-war era. She has ...

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Labour conference: The sensible voices are all shouting at each other in the dark

Progress and Momentum are good names for left leaning political movements. Both very firmly intimate they are going places. But while one has all but taken over its host organism the other sat in the dark in Screen One of the Brighton Odeon, trying not to hear the moderate voices in its moderate head. Having been founded in 1996, doing ...

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Donald Trump calls for NFL boycott over 'take a knee' protests

Donald Trump has called on fans of American Football to stop attending games “until players stop disrespecting our flag and country”, amid a row over political protests at US sports events. The US president has undertaken a weekend-long rant in which he has denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry. ...

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Girl, 4, shoots herself while 'grabbing sweets from Grandma's purse'

A four-year-old girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun in her grandmother’s purse when she was looking for sweets. The tragic accident happened in the Tampa home of Christine and Michael Zoller on 14 September. Yanelly “Nelly” Zoller was looking for sweets, when she shot herself in the chest, Shane Zoller, her father told the Tampa Bay ...

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Jose Mourinho's revealing post-match quote leaves one question hanging over Manchester United's title credentials

It was the type of game that Jose Mourinho was right in saying that Manchester United did not win last season but that is not why the 1-0 victory over Southampton could end up telling a lot about whether they can finally win the title again. There was a crux issue in this match that could well be the key ...

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Mel Brooks warns 'politically correct society is the death of comedy'

Esteemed comedy director Mel Brooks has spoken about how “stupidly politically correct” sensibilities will eventually lead to the “death of comedy”. Brooks — who famously helmed Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein — made the comments while on BBC’s Radio 4’s Today programme “It’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks,” he said, ...

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Diane Abbott: Grenfell Tower fire 'direct consequence of deregulation, privatisation and outsourcing'

Diane Abbott has said the fire at Grenfell Tower symbolised the was a “direct consequence” of “deregulation, privatisation and outsourcing.” The Shadow Home Secretary went on to demand justice for the survivors of the disaster. Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, Ms Abbott said the blaze symbolised the Conservatives’ failure, and said the failure “goes far further than the ...

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Civilian deaths are 'price you pay' to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq

A British general in Iraq has said the deaths of innocent people caught up in coalition air strikes against Isis are the “price you pay” for defeating the extremists. More than 5,000 civilians have been killed in attacks by the US-led mission against militant strongholds in Iraq and Syria, independent figures suggest. Officials put the number at about 700. Major-General ...

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Johanna Konta relaxed and ready for the remaining weeks of the season after her early US Open exit

Johanna Konta’s Grand Slam year ended in a disappointing first-round defeat at the US Open earlier this month, but the 26-year-old Briton is feeling refreshed after taking a break and is ready to make the best of the remaining weeks of the season. Konta, who will take on Australia’s Ashleigh Barty here on Monday in her opening match at the ...

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