England Under-21s win Toulon Tournament

England Under-21s won the Toulon Tournament for the first time since 1994 after beating hosts France 2-1 in the final on Sunday. Gareth Southgate’s side went ahead in Avignon through Lewis Baker’s looping header after eight minutes, his fourth goal of the tournament. Baker’s Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek then doubled the lead with a composed…

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'Final assault' on Falluja begins

The Iraqi army says it has begun an operation to storm Falluja, a bastion of so-called Islamic State (IS). It comes a week after the government launched a concerted effort to retake the city, which has been held by the jihadists since 2014. An estimated 50,000 civilians are trapped inside, with only a few hundred…

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Khan joins PM to urge EU Remain vote

Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to share a platform with Prime Minister David Cameron at a Remain rally later. They will jointly launch a Britain Stronger In Europe battle bus, despite Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refusing to campaign with Mr Cameron. It comes after Mr Cameron had criticised Mr Khan’s “poor judgement” during…

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'The Carmichael Show' Star Reflects on Renewal Delay, “President Trump” and What's Next

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Sunday’s season two finale of The Carmichael Show, “President Trump.”] It’s been an eventful few weeks for Jerrod Carmichael on screen and off. On screen, on Sunday’s season two finale of The Carmichael Show, his character proposed to Maxine (Amber Stevens West), only to have his new fiancé go…

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Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Barnsley sealed promotion to the Championship as two goals in the first 19 minutes set up their League One play-off final win over Millwall. Ashley Fletcher slotted home after just 88 seconds, before Adam Hammill’s 25-yard curling shot doubled the lead. Both had scored for Barnsley in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final win over Oxford…

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Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks

The chief negotiator of Syria’s main opposition umbrella group, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks. Mr Alloush, from the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said the talks had not brought a political deal or eased the plight of Syrians in besieged areas. The HNC suspended its involvement in the…

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'Game of Thrones' Gives Daenerys Targaryen Her 'Braveheart' Moment

[Warning: this story contains spoilers for episode six, season six of HBO’s Game of Thrones.] As an old warrior once said: “Freedom!” Daenerys Stormborn (Emilia Clarke) of House Targaryen — The Unburnt Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and of the First Men; Queen of Meereen; Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea; Breaker of Chains; and…

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Brexit 'huge blow' to UK economy

The World Trade Organisation’s former director-general has warned that the UK economy risks a “huge blow” if it relies on the agency’s global trading rules in the case of an EU leave vote. The UK’s services would be particularly vulnerable, while manufacturers would face “appalling complexity”, Peter Sutherland told BBC Radio 5 Live. Vote Leave…

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Box Office: Did Johnny Depp's Legal Woes Help Sink 'Alice Through the Looking Glass?'

The big-budget sequel opened in theaters just as Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, was granted a restraining order after alleging Depp assaulted her. The timing couldn’t have been worse. On Friday, just as Alice Through the Looking Glass began playing in theaters, Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, was granted a restraining order after alleging the Alice…

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Box Office: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' No. 1 With $80M; 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' Bombs

Both films are hurt by bad reviews in the U.S., while ‘Alice 2’s’ woes are compounded by allegations that star Johnny Depp assaulted his wife, Amber Heard; globally, ‘X-Men’ amasses $ 265.8 million. Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is easily winning the Memorial Day box-office race, devouring the family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed…

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