US plan 'slap of the century' – Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”. At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also accused Israel itself of putting an end to…

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MOTD2 analysis: Energy, belief and fantastic finishing – how Liverpool beat Man City

Manchester City’s unbeaten run is over after their thrilling 4-3 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday but I certainly do not look at the Premier League leaders and think they are in trouble now. City will be annoyed that they gave away some sloppy goals at Anfield but Liverpool’s finishing had to be brilliant to punish…

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Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

President Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. He has now told reporters: “I am not a racist. I’m the least…

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Man wanted over crossbow murder found dead

Police hunting for a man wanted over the murder of a neighbour and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend say they have found a body. It is believed to be Anthony Lawrence, 55, and was found in a vehicle on Sunday evening in North Yorkshire. Police had been searching for him after Shane Gilmer…

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Ryan Giggs: Manchester United legend set to be named Wales manager

Ryan Giggs is set to be confirmed as the new Wales manager on Monday. The Football Association of Wales has called a news conference for Monday afternoon in Cardiff, where the former Manchester United winger is expected to be unveiled. Provided there is no late hitch, Giggs will be announced as the successor to Chris…

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Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday. Ajit Pai, chairman of America’s media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was “absolutely unacceptable”. The 38-minute delay…

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Pressure on UKIP leader over girlfriend's Meghan Markle's texts

Media playback is unsupported on your device UKIP leader Henry Bolton is under pressure to resign after his girlfriend was suspended by the party for apparently making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. Jo Marney apologised in the Mail on Sunday for saying Prince Harry’s fiancee would “taint” the Royal Family and black people were ugly.…

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Sanchez decision in next 48 hours – Wenger

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s future will be decided “in the next 48 hours” after he was left out of the team for Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, says manager Arsene Wenger. The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a January move to Manchester City. However, Manchester United have…

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Plane skids off runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The plane stopped with its nose nearly in the sea, but Pegasus Airlines said no passengers or crew were hurt. BBC News – Home

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Salah in but how many more Reds? Who made your combined Liverpool-Man City XI?

There were eight players from Manchester City in the most popular combined City-Liverpool XI selected by users before Sunday’s meeting between the two teams. More than 65,000 of you picked what you thought was the strongest side and there was an understandable weighting towards the runaway Premier League leaders, who are 15 points clear at…

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