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Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez hit doubles in Barca rout – 5 talking points

Lionel Messi struck twice in a dazzling display as Barcelona thrashed Real Betis on Sunday to move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga. A tight first-half gave way to a goal-filled second, with Ivan Rakitic opening the scoring when sent through on goal by Luis Suarez. Messi netted the second when Sergio Busquets played him in, before ...

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'I want my pin back': Scarlett Johansson attacks James Franco in Women's March speech as he's accused of harassment

Scarlett Johansson has attacked James Franco for wearing a Time’s Up anti-sex pest pin ­after claims of harassment against the actor. The Hollywood star spoke out at a Women’s march in Los Angeles attended by Adele , Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence and Eva Longoria. She said: “How could a person publicly stand by an ­organisation that provides support for victims ...

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'Snogged by both of them!' Dancing on Ice host Phillip Schofield caught off-guard as Holly Willoughby rubs lipstick off his cheek

Phillip Schofield was caught off-guard this evening while presenting Dancing on Ice . The 55-year-old ‘s co-host Holly Willoughby was in the middle of rubbing lipstick off his cheek when the cameras turned back to them after the ad break. “Is it totally gone?” he asked Holly who grinned as she realised they were back on air. “Phillip’s been getting ...

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Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez run riot in emphatic Barcelona win

It was a tale of two halves at the Estadio Benito Villamarin as Barcelona proved too much for Real Betis. A drab first half saw the teams go in level at 0-0 at half time, before Barca run amok in the second 45 minutes. Ivan Rakitic scored the first goal, before Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez added two more, making ...

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Tom Hanks asks fans to buy late pal Chris Cornell's final single in bid to carry on his charity legacy

Tom Hanks is throwing his support behind the charity efforts of his late pal Chris Cornell in a bid to carry on his legacy. The actor recorded a video, calling on people to buy Chris’ last single, The Promise. On March 10 last year, Chris tweeted about his new single telling his fans that all of the proceeds would be ...

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Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona player ratings: Lionel Messi scores two to steal the show again

Barcelona saw off Real Betis with four second half goals as they continued their charge towards the La Liga title. A drab first half at the Estadio Benito Villamarin saw very little action, but Barca made up for it in the second half as they blew Betis away. Ivan Rakitic kicked things off when he ran through on goal and ...

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Alexis Sanchez to wear No.7 shirt at Manchester United as leaked photo confirms Red Devils number for Chilean

Alexis Sanchez will wear the No.7 at Manchester United after a leaked image showed the Chilean donning the famous number. The 29-year-old will follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and David Beckham to pull on the sacred number at Old Trafford. The Arsenal superstar is on the brink of completing a blockbuster swap move with the Gunners ...

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BBC's new thriller Requiem left star 'an emotional wreck' as drama compared to The Omen

The star of BBC1 ’s spooky new thriller Requiem has told how making the disturbing six-parter left her an emotional wreck. Lydia Wilson, who was Ripper Street ’s Mimi Morton, plays young cellist Tilly Gray. Her world falls apart when she realises her mum (Joanna Scanlan) has lied to her about who she is for her entire life. But before ...

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Immigration: French ‘turn off migrant monitors’

Security insiders said heartbeat monitors, which can identify stowaways in seconds, had not been used at the port for up to six months. The revelation has sparked accusations that French officials are deliberately passing the buck and have no intention of apprehending immigrants heading for the UK. The explosive claim prompted calls for an immediate investigation into border security at ...

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Kyle Edmund: I annoyed mother so she made me play tennis

Young Kyle Edmund quickly showed such promise on the court that his parents shelled out tens of thousand of pounds to support a  fledgling career. That investment has paid off spectacularly as Edmund, now 23 and the British No2, surged into the Australian Open quarter-finals yesterday setting up a blockbuster tie with world No3 Grigor Dimitrov tomorrow. If he were ...

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