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Men's Tennis Rafael Nadal apologises to 'brave' girl after striking her with a ball accidentally

RAFAEL NADAL gave a ball girl a bandana and a kiss to apologise for hitting her on the head with a tennis ball.

Nadal, 33, was playing Federico Delbonis in the second round of the Australian Open when he stretched for a forehand to return the Argentinian’s serve and sent the ball ...

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Men's Cricket This win would be my finest as skipper, says Joe Root

JOE ROOT has teased “a relentless barrage of pace” as he looks to complete his finest hour as England captain with a third straight win over South Africa.

Having levelled the series in Cape Town and taken the lead in Port Elizabeth, England have the chance to make it a rare overseas ...

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Apple drops plans for icloud encryption after FBI complains

TECH giant Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices on iCloud after the FBI complained that the move would harm its investigations.

Full encryption would protect user data by converting it into code, making it impossible to access without a ...

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Suspects of a migrant smuggling network arrested

FRENCH and Dutch police have arrested 23 suspected members of a network that made €70 million (£59m) from exploiting up to 10,000 vulnerable migrants, Europol said today.

The network organised passage from France to Britain for migrants from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the ...

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SNP urged to step and stop move for rural air traffic control

SCOTTISH transport secretary Michael Matheson was urged today to intervene to keep the jobs of 60 air-traffic control staff in rural communities.

Workers from the government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) group were in Holyrood to watch Mr Matheson’s grilling by fellow MSPs ...

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US treasury secretary takes swipe at Thunberg

US TREASURY Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a swipe at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg today, saying that she is not qualified to give advice on climate change.

During a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Mnuchin dismissed the 17-year-old’s ...

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SNP accused of reneging on student debt promise

LABOUR accused the SNP government today of misleading students by reneging on a promise to cut their debt.

The Scottish government was urged to apologise after it was revealed that student debt in Scotland has almost doubled from £2.4 billion in 2010-11 to £5.5 billion in ...

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Shutdown threat sparks strike ballot

WORKERS in the North Lanarkshire town of Cumbernauld began balloting today for industrial action against proposals to close their factory.

Unite members at the Cummins plant, which produces hydrogen cell batteries, are considering taking action next month over the management decision to ...

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Puerto ricans call for resignation of leaders

PUERTO RICANS demanded the resignation of Governor Wanda Vazquez yesterday over her mismanagement of an earthquake emergency in the US territory.

Singer Residente – real name Rene Perez – and baseball player Yadier Molina called on citizens to join a march to demand the resignation ...

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Court allows Norway to approve new Arctic oil licences

A NORWEGIAN appeals court ruled today that the government can approve oil-drilling licences in the Arctic despite attempts by environmental groups to stop them.

The court upheld a ruling which acquitted the government of charges — made by climate groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace ...

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Profiteer facing sack for nightmare asylum housing

ASYLUM-SEEKERS living in houses run by private profiteers are facing squalor so terrible that their health is at risk, the Morning Star learned today.

Councillors in Sheffield are deploying housing and environmental experts to investigate conditions in 240 houses occupied by ...

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Editorial: 100 seconds to midnight – an indictment of a lawless world

THIRTY years after the end of the cold war, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight – closer than ever before.

As the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s Kate Hudson notes, the decision to move the minute hand twenty ...

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Winehouse's mum leads Pip reform demand

AMY WINEHOUSE’s mother led campaigners at Downing Street today in their demand for urgent reform to the benefit system for people with disabilities and long-term illnesses.

Janis Winehouse, whose soul-singer daughter died aged 27 in 2011, has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) ...

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Miracles: Farke still feels there's time to try

DANIEL FARKE’s belief in a “little miracle” at Norwich continued unabated at Tottenham on Wednesday night, despite an unlucky loss which kept them six points adrift of safety.

Citing the lack of key players — notably Emi Buendia, who leads in assists and attempted passes and ...

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Doomsday Clock moves even closer to midnight

ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners urged the government to fight the “twin existential threats” of nuclear weapons and climate crisis today after the Doomsday Clock was moved closer to midnight.

The Clock, a metaphorical symbol for nuclear and environmental apocalypse, has been moved forwards ...

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Soas united in protest against cuts to casual workers

A WALK-OUT at London University college Soas today saw hundreds of students join staff protesting against cuts threatening the jobs of academic workers on casual and fixed-term contracts.

The protest was led by chanting demonstrators, violinists, and drummers on the steps of ...

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Men's Football Past issues are holding West Ham back

BEFORE West Ham’s recent home game against Everton a few hundred supporters came out to protest about how the east London club were being run.

The protest coincided with the 10th anniversary of David Sullivan and David Gold taking over as Hammers’ owners.

Many fans see the ...

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Myanmar ordered by ICJ to prevent genocide against the Rohingya

THE United Nations’s top court today ordered Myanmar to take every measure to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people.

The decision, supported even by a temporary judge appointed by Myanmar to be part of the 17-judge panel, is a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya ...

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Theatre Scenes With Girls, Royal Court Theatre London

PART love story, part existential examination of woman and desire, Miriam Battye’s play has Lou (Rebekah Murrell) and Tosh (Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds, making her stage debut) as friends and housemates.

Debating love and sex, they attempt to interrogate the narratives that control ...

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Theatre The Welkin, National Theatre London

THE MONOCHROMATIC, yet stylish, opening scene of a dozen women isolated in their daily drudgery in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play initially appears to be heading towards well-worn territory — the trial format of Twelve Angry Men.

But those brought together are a “jury of matrons” and ...

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Men's Rugby Union Premiership Rugby to release Saracens report

SARACENS say they are “keen” for the disciplinary report into their salary cap breaches to be published in full.

Premiership Rugby announced last weekend that the reigning English and European champions will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of this season in response to ...

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