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Rudd refuses to be drawn on fate of ‘Beatles’ terror suspects

Amber Rudd has left the door open to putting the British men suspected of being members of an Islamic State execution group dubbed the “Beatles” on trial in a UK court.

The Home Secretary said she was “absolutely convinced and absolutely committed” to the idea of Alexanda ...

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Hasselhoff wants to meet student officer dubbed ‘The Hoff’ after heroic rescue

David Hasselhoff is hoping to meet with a hero student police officer nicknamed “The Hoff” after he saw a video of the Pc jumping into freezing water to save a man in Greater Manchester.

The actor, who played head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch, was alerted to officer ...

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Carabao Cup final – talking points

Arsenal and Manchester City go head to head at Wembley on Sunday as they compete for the Carabao Cup.

The season’s first piece of major silverware is up for grabs and lifting the trophy would be equally as important for City boss Pep Guardiola as it could prove for his counterpart ...

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Carabao Cup win may help Guardiola and City save face after Wigan upset

Pep Guardiola bemoaned the “wasted energy” of playing in the Carabao Cup earlier this season but Manchester City may now need the tonic of Sunday’s final.

The runaway Premier League leaders saw their quadruple bid come to a sudden and unexpected end on Monday as they crashed ...

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Football rumours from the media

What the papers say

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is Jose Mourinho’s prime summer target for the position, The Independent reports. The Germany international, 28, was tipped for a move to Manchester United prior to joining the Champions League title holders in 2013. Mourinho ...

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Peru’s ex-president Fujimori can be tried again, court rules

A court in Peru has ruled that former strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence.

The decision on Monday paves the way for Fujimori to stand trial again for crimes allegedly committed during his ...

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Great Britain men curlers hit top form with crushing win over Norway

Former world champions Norway were stunned into submission as Great Britain’s men curlers claimed a dominant victory to boost their hopes of a Winter Olympics medal.

When skip Kyle Smith’s rink were selected last June – ahead of David Murdoch’s silver-medal winning squad ...

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What the papers say – February 20

Tuesday’s papers carry a mixed bag of news, from a chicken crisis to Brexit predictions and the sentencing of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell.

Under the headline “Kentucky Fried Closed”, The Sun reports on the closure of 700 KFC stores after the fast food chain ran out ...

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Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Some 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will travel 400 miles to Florida’s capital on Tuesday to urge politicians to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and teachers last week.

The students plan to hold a rally on Wednesday in the ...

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Wigan savour City upset – but post-match trouble could see FA probe

Sergio Aguero clashed with a fan and Pep Guardiola was involved in a tunnel bust-up as Manchester City’s quadruple bid was sensationally derailed by Wigan.

Advertising hoardings and other objects were also thrown onto the field as ugly scenes marred the League One side’s ...

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Antonio Conte wants players to embrace pressure of facing Barcelona

Antoinio Conte believes his Chelsea side must embrace the pressure of hosting Barcelona.

The Blues boss conceded he has had trouble sleeping in recent nights as he plans how to beat the Catalan giants over two legs to progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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Cheryl returns to North East to officially open Prince’s Trust centre

Cheryl will return to her native Newcastle today to open a multimillion-pound base for the Prince’s Trust in the region.

The former Girls Aloud star and X Factor judge will officially open the charity’s centre in Blandford Square, three years after fundraising efforts began. ...

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Briton faces jail for smuggling stolen coins in voyage where his wife vanished

A Briton who was rescued off the Cuban coast from a doomed trip that saw his wife mysteriously vanish is to be sentenced for smuggling stolen coins.

Lewis Bennett faces up to 10 years in prison when he appears in a federal court in Miami on Tuesday.

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Toddler’s parents wait for decision in life-support treatment fight

The parents of a seriously ill boy are waiting to see whether they have won a High Court treatment fight with doctors.

Specialists at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool want a judge to give them permission to stop providing life-support treatment to 21-month-old Alfie ...

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Oxfam bosses face grilling over Haiti sex scandal

Senior Oxfam figures are facing a grilling from MPs over the aid worker sex scandal which has engulfed the charity.

Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring appears before the Commons International Development Committee on Tuesday amid continuing anger over allegations of sexual abuse ...

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William to celebrate Triumph motorcycle with factory visit

The Duke of Cambridge will visit the Triumph motorcycle factory and a technology park to celebrate world-class bikes and innovative vehicles.

William, who in the past has owned and ridden powerful bikes, will tour the factory and walk the assembly line, meeting technicians and ...

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Plumbing firm’s appeal over worker’s status to be heard at Supreme Court

An employment law case on whether a plumber was a worker or a contractor will be considered by the UK’s highest court today.

Pimlico Plumbers said the Supreme Court hearing will have “significant ramifications” on employment law for a number of industries.

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Great Britain men hit top form with crushing win over Norway

Former world champions Norway were stunned into submission as Great Britain’s men claimed a dominant victory to boost their hopes of a Winter Olympics medal.

When skip Kyle Smith’s rink were selected last June – ahead of David Murdoch’s silver-medal winning squad from Sochi ...

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Indescribable joy: Social media lights up after Wigan’s Manchester City upset

Wigan Athletic fans, players and officials – as well as followers of the game in general – reacted with glee and amazement on social media after the Latics dumped Manchester City out of the FA Cup.

The club’s official Twitter page lit up, with special praise heaped on Will ...

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Oxfam chief executive under investigation over handling of sex abuse claim

The chief executive of Oxfam is the subject of an internal investigation over the handling of a sex abuse claim.

On Tuesday, Mark Goldring is to face MPs to answer questions about Oxfam’s aid work in Haiti, amid allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff responding to ...

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Twitter urged to do more to tackle abuse of disabled users

A charity has urged Twitter to do more to help disabled users report hate speech against them on the site, claiming it remained too difficult to report disability-related abuse.

Muscular Dystrophy UK said the lack of a clear option to label abusive tweets based on disability was ...

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