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Churches and hotels targeted on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka as hundreds die

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels mainly in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ...

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Leo Varadkar condemns republican group after Dublin parade

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has condemned the actions of a republican group that paraded down Dublin’s O’Connell Street after the murder of Lyra McKee.

Mr Varadkar said the march, by a group associated with the so-called New IRA, had dishonoured the Irish national ...

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Comedian heads for landslide victory in Ukraine

A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised towards a huge landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday.

His apparent victory was seen as a reaction against the country’s entrenched corruption and low standard of ...

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Mako Vunipola praises brother Billy’s self-control after boos in Saracens win

Mako Vunipola has praised his brother Billy’s self-control after he was booed throughout Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup victory over Munster and then confronted by a spectator.

Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby condemned the post-match incident which saw ...

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Kylian Mbappe hat-trick earns title-winning PSG victory over Monaco

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris St Germain celebrated winning the Ligue 1 title with a 3-1 victory against Monaco.

After failing to regain their crown in the past three matches, drawing one and losing two, PSG’s sixth title in the last seven seasons was confirmed prior to ...

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Maurizio Sarri: The media give the Champions League too much importance

Maurizio Sarri believes the Champions League is overhyped.

The Chelsea boss concedes Europe’s top-tier competition remains the world’s premier club tournament, but insists its importance is overstated.

Chelsea must win the Europa League or secure a top-four Premier League ...

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FA Cup win and seventh place will be the best season of my career, says Deulofeu

Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu feels this season is shaping up to be the best of his career.

The in-form Spaniard scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield to keep the FA Cup finalists on course for their highest-ever Premier League ...

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Dyche draws on history in support of VAR

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has a very personal reason for believing VAR has to be maintained and perfected following the latest controversy with the system.

Fernando Llorente’s crucial third goal for Spurs in their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City was allowed to ...

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Fulham caretaker boss Parker expects club to do their best to keep Mitrovic

Scott Parker expects Fulham to do “everything they can” to keep hold of top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic but admits it will be difficult following Premier League relegation.

Striker Mitrovic underlined his importance to the west London club by claiming his 11th league goal of a ...

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Guardiola: I’ve known Phil Foden was special since day one

Pep Guardiola recognised Phil Foden was destined for stardom the day he arrived at Manchester City.

The highly-rated 18-year-old academy graduate further underlined his huge potential with the winning goal in title-chasing City’s tense but crucial 1-0 victory over Tottenham on ...

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Two teenagers held over Lyra McKee’s murder released without charge

Two teenagers arrested over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have been released without charge as her killers were urged to disband.

The pair, aged 18 and 19, were released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland as officers urged anyone with information to contact them.

It came ...

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Climate change protesters to ‘pause’ rebellion if politicians negotiate

Climate change protesters who have stopped traffic in a series of peaceful demonstrations across London are proposing to “pause” their rebellion if politicians agree to negotiate.

Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) are suggesting temporarily ending disruptive tactics to focus ...

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Teenage climate activist addresses Extinction Rebellion supporters

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has issued a rallying cry to would-be protesters, saying “it’s never too late” to pioneer the fight for the planet.

Speaking in London, the 16-year-old said humanity had reached a crossroads as she addressed hundreds of Extinction ...

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Georgiou avoids record Crucible low total in defeat to Robertson

Michael Georgiou avoided a slice of unwanted snooker history at the Crucible but could not stop Neil Robertson skating through to the second round of the World Championship.

Georgiou resumed on Sunday trailing 9-0 and not only staring at what would have been the championship’s second ...

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Comedian says he will not let Ukraine down after winning presidential election

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has promised his country’s people he will not disappoint them after winning the presidential election.

Mr Zelenskiy said after a poll of voters in a run-off election on Sunday suggested his overwhelming victory that his apparent win could be a ...

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Jurgen Klopp critical of Cardiff pitch after Liverpool reclaim top spot

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the Cardiff City Stadium playing surface as “dangerous” after his team reclaimed top spot in the Premier League.

A rare Georginio Wijnaldum strike in the 57th minute eased Liverpool nerves before substitute James Milner slotted home a ...

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French sailors pay tribute to Notre Dame by lining up in the cathedral’s shape

French sailors have paid tribute to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral by lining up in the shape of it.

The Marine Nationale, France’s navy, tweeted an aerial photograph of a large group of sailors on board an aircraft carrier standing in the shape of the cathedral which is still ...

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More than 200 dead including five Britons in Sri Lanka bombings

At least five Britons are among more than 200 people killed in a series of bombings which ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the death toll from the “horrifying” attack included “several British ...

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5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

The Premier League title race appears to be going to the wire, with neither Liverpool nor Manchester City giving any quarter in their pursuit of glory.

At the other end of the table, Cardiff and Brighton – and to a lesser extent Southampton – are engaged in a desperate battle ...

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Keothavong ‘ecstatic’ after Great Britain return to Fed Cup top table

Anne Keothavong was finally able to celebrate World Group play-off success at the fifth time of asking as Great Britain returned to the Fed Cup’s top table for the first time in 26 years.

It was a weekend full of drama at London’s Copper Box and Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter ...

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Wilfried Zaha is settled at Crystal Palace, insists boss Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson insists Wilfried Zaha is happy at Crystal Palace.

Zaha put a host of top clubs on alert this week by revealing his ambition to play Champions League football.

But Eagles boss Hodgson believes the Ivory Coast forward is settled at Selhurst Park, as evidenced by his pivotal ...

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