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As Yemen slides further into the hell of war, one town is thriving like never before

“Everybody knows us. No one shoots the khat driver,” said 33-year-old Bashir Samedi.  In Yemen’s vicious civil war, many of the front lines over which Houthi rebels and tribal forces loyal to the government face off are now at stalemate. There is hardly any movement between the two sides – except, that is, for Yemenis’ beloved national pastime: khat.  Truckloads ...

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Five things we learned as Ireland crashed out of World Cup after Christian Eriksen's Denmark masterclass

Eriksen’s class tells on the night It always seemed that, even with all the talk of ‘anti-football’, a certain player’s class would ultimately tell in this tie. Denmark may be a better side than Ireland but that is only because they have Christian Eriksen, a truly excellent player on the verge of becoming one of the game’s superstars.  Tottenham Hotspur’s ...

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World Cup 2018 draw: Who can England play, when is it, how does it work, best and worst possible groups

England’s attentions turn to next month’s World Cup draw in Moscow with November friendlies against Germany and Brazil out of the way. Gareth Southgate’s side qualified with ease though England will be wary after suffering premature exits at each of the last two finals. Both the 2010 and 2014 experiences showed that nothing can be taken for granted in tournament football, with England ...

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Five things we learned from England's frustrating goalless draw with 2018 World Cup favourites Brazil

England held Brazil to a goalless draw on Tuesday night, in a hard-working, defensive performance. Playing a three-man defence which often looked suspiciously like a flat-back five, England successfully stifled their illustrious opponents in the first-half, with both sides having just one shot on goal. Things did open up in the second-half with Brazil having a number of opportunities to ...

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Man who walked thousands of miles to find a kidney for wife finally gets a match

A man who walked for miles each day in a bid to find his wife a kidney has been rewarded after she finally received a match. Wayne Winters, 74, wore a sandwich board for weeks as he wandered around his home town of Farr West, Utah,  in the hope of finding someone to donate an organ to his wife, Deanna, who ...

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Iraqi politicians propose law to let girls as young as nine marry

A draft law which would allow girls to get married from the age of nine has been put forward for discussion in Iraq’s parliament. The amendments to Iraq’s Personal Status law – first proposed in 2014 – is based on the teachings of the Jaafari school of Shia religious jurisprudence, and if passed, would only apply to the country’s Shia ...

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FA should bring in Eni Aluko to help drive cultural change, says Tracey Crouch

Sports minister Tracey Crouch believes the Football Association should accept England striker Eni Aluko‘s offer to help improve the governing body’s athlete welfare policies following the Mark Sampson affair. Crouch was speaking to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee a month after Aluko appeared before the same panel to describe her experience of raising a bullying and discrimination ...

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13 best gifts for men

Blokes are notoriously hard to buy for (or so the old adage goes). And if the well of ideas has run dry when it comes to your present buying, then we’re here to lend a helping hand. We’ve picked out a range of gifts that we think cater for the dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, sons, nephews, uncles, cousins and mates. It ...

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Northern Ireland to receive first payout of Theresa May's £1bn 'cash-for-votes' deal with DUP

The first payout to Northern Ireland is on its way from the £1bn pledged in the controversial  “cash-for-votes” deal that props up Theresa May in power, No 10 says. But the Prime Minister has refused to guarantee a similar financial boost – 5.4 per cent for the health service – for England, Wales or Scotland. And MPs will still get ...

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Texas church painted white in memorial to Sutherland Springs shooting victims

The Texan church where 26 members of the congregation were gunned down as they worshipped has been painted white in their memorial.  Opened for the first time since the worst mass shooting in the state’s modern history, both the interior and exterior of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs have been covered in the colour.  Inside 26 white chairs have been placed, with ...

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