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Steven Gerrard blasts "liability" Mesut Ozil after poor performance in Arsenal's defeat at Stoke

Steven Gerrard slammed Mesut Ozil’s showing in Arsenal’s defeat to Stoke – labelling the German a “liability”. Ozil turned in a disappointing display as the Gunners were beaten 1-0 after Jese’s debut strike. Arsenal dominated possession at the Bet365 Stadium but failed to find a way past a resolute Potters backline. And Gerrard picked out Ozil for under-performing and suggested ...

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin – statement

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday. Israel is concerned Iran is trying to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. Netanyahu said in a speech last week ...

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Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin – statement

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday. Israel is concerned Iran is trying to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria. Netanyahu said in a speech last week ...

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Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said. The Russian defence ministry said on Friday it had reached a ceasefire that took effect at 21.00 hrs ...

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US in charge as they retain three-point lead in Solheim Cup

American Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday. Both sides won two matches, leaving the US ahead – 7-1/2 to 4-1/2 – heading into the afternoon four-ball contests at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. The American duo ...

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England claim 19 wickets in single day to crush woeful West Indies and claim first Test victory

The cliché of choice for England cricketers is that Test cricket is titled as such because it is a test. Well, this innings and 209-run demolition of a feeble West Indies inside three days was anything but. Joe Root’s team will take the plaudits – and the 1-0 lead in this three-match series – for finishing off their opponents in ruthless ...

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Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protesters

As the official start time of the contentious “Free Speech Rally” in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between rally organisers and counter demonstrators — who had assembled to protest the rally as much as to protest President Donald Trump — had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at ...

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Nimes railway station evacuated following reports of 'armed man'

Nimes railway station in southern France has been evacuated by police following reports of at least one armed man. Initial media reports said there may have been as many as three armed gunmen.  However officials quickly confirmed that one man had been arrested at the train station, and no shots had been fired. Officers also said the man’s weapon might ...

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Arsene Wenger insists disallowed goal wasn't offside as he's left to lament referee's decision-making

Arsene Wenger was left to lament several refereeing decisions that he felt went against his Arsenal side as they suffered their first defeat of the new season at Stoke City. After last weekend’s enthralling 4-3 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates, Arsenal were brough back down to earth as a goal from Stoke debutant Jese Rodriguez proved to be ...

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Rockabilly icon Sonny Burgess dead aged 86

American rockabilly guitarist Sonny Burgess has died today at the age of 86 following a long career of rock and roll. The talented singer, who first started out playing boogie-woogie music in dance halls around Newport, Arkansas, had suffered a fall last month and had been in hospital receiving treatment ever since, a fan page explained. “Sad to report the ...

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