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 ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Arsenal suffered their first defeat to Stoke City, their old bête noire, in five Premier League meetings here, but this was different to those we used to see. This time, they were not carved up by kick-and-rush but by a slick move that, just like those long throws in the days of Rory Delap, badly exposed the inherent weaknesses in Arsene Wenger’s team. The ...Read More »
A talking African Grey parrot has been stolen from a family home in a “devastating” burglary in Bradford. West Yorkshire Police said they are investigating the break-in and are appealing for any information in a bid to help reunite the parrot, named Barney, with his owners. The 10-year-old parrot was stolen during the burglary in the Cleakheaton Road area of ...Read More »
Donald Trump seeks to placate Steve Bannon as fired strategist says 'that presidency is over'
Donald Trump appears to be trying to placate Steve Bannon, the strategist whom he fired and who subsequently vowed that the “presidency is over”. Hours after Mr Trump fired Mr Bannon, the right wing populist had returned to his former position as the head of the pro-white nationalist Breitbart News. “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is ...Read More »
'A lot of years and not enough change': Protesters in New York rally against white supremacy
In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, right-wing groups have cancelled rallies around the country. But that hasn’t stopped the counter-protesters from showing up. In New York, dozens of people took part in a rally outside Google’s corporate campus. Right-wing organisers had intended to protest outside the building in defence of a Google employee who was fired after ...Read More »
British man stabbed while defending victims in Finland terrorist attack says he's 'no hero'
A British man who was severely injured while defending victims of a knife attack in Finland that left two women dead has said he is “not a hero”. Speaking from his hospital bed, Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent but who now lives in Sweden, told the BBC that he did “what he was trained for”. The attack took place in ...Read More »
Chris Froome’s bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton’s Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing. BMC’s Rohan Dennis of Australia is the overall leader and will wear the red jersey in ...Read More »