Kevin Brown named in unchanged England 17 for World Cup semi-final with Tonga

Kevin Brown will “follow tournament protocol” after being named in England’s initial starting line-up to face Tonga on Saturday despite his concussion scare. Brown was withdrawn at half-time in the 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea with what coach Wayne Bennett later described as a “category one” concussion. England issued a brief statement that read: “Kevin Brown has been included ...

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10 things you need to know before European markets open

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera celebrates as he delivers a speech to supporters after leading in the first round of general elections in Santiago, Chile Thomson Reuters Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. The European Union is relocating two of its key agencies from London to Amsterdam and Paris post-Brexit. On Monday, the EU announced following votes that the ...

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Sussex Health Care: Men's legs broken in Beech Lodge care home

The families of two men who suffered broken legs in a care home have asked for the cases to be included in an ongoing police investigation. Police are investigating nine Sussex Health Care homes amid claims 43 people were neglected – of whom 12 have died. Matthew Bates and Gary Lewis suffered fractured thighs at Beech Lodge in 2015 but ...

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Hampstead fire: Woman killed as huge blaze sweeps through north London tower block

A fire at a block of flats in north London has left one woman dead, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Some 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at the four-storey building in Daleham Gardens, Hampstead, that broke out in the early hours of Tuesday. Around 20 people fled the building before crews arrived, however one woman who was rescued from ...

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi poses with other counterparts of members of the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) for a group photo before their meeting at Myanmar International Convention Centre Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. AP Photo/Thein Zaw Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Tuesday.  1. US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on the list of ...

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'Is this South Korea?': North Korean defector was reportedly unsure of location, wanted Korean music

Members of South Korean girl group Twice, pose at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong, December 2, 2016. Kin Cheung A North Korean soldier who defected was reportedly unsure he was in South Korea. After getting confirmation, he asked if he could listen to South Korean music. South Korean officials are exploring the possibility that the ...

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees – Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months. FILE PHOTO – Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the 13th Asia Europe Foreign ...

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Liverpool duo targeted for loan deals by new Sunderland boss Chris Coleman

Sunderland’s new manager Chris Coleman is targeting some top flight talent to help his Championship side out of trouble this season. The former Wales boss wants to raid Liverpool’s youthful talent starting with Danny Ward, reports the Sunderland Echo. Coleman is said to be keen to land Ward, who he knows well from Wales, on loan. Perhaps more ambitious is ...

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Manchester United transfer boost as top rival for Antoine Griezmann's signature bows out of race

A rival for the hotly contested signature of Antoine Griezmann has labelled the circus around his potential transfer as “madness”. The Atletico Madrid forward is heavily linked with a Manchester United move but it is likely to prove costly. But a boost came for Jose Mourinho as Bayern Munich bowed out of the race for the Frenchman. Bayern sporting director ...

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Wantaway Arsenal star Mesut Ozil 'set to return to hometown side Schalke in the summer'

Arsenal contract rebel Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move to his hometown club Schalke. The 29-year-old is approaching the final six-months of his current deal at the Emirates, with little suggestion that he is close to agreeing a new deal. And now the Sun report that Schalke, who are currently second in the Bundesliga, are keen on re-signing ...

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