Burning oil tanker 'sinks off China' after one week

An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the tanker then drifting south-east towards Japan. Iranian officials now say all 32 crew members – 30 Iranians and…

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'A very clear handball': Where was VAR when it was needed?

Media playback is not supported on this device Video assistant referees (VAR) were used in English football for the first time this week, but their absence from the Premier League was felt by two managers on Saturday. The technology made its debut in English football, albeit on a trial basis, as Brighton beat Crystal Palace…

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UKIP suspends leader's girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

Media playback is unsupported on your device UKIP has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she apparently made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. The Mail on Sunday has published a series of messages sent by Jo Marney. In them, the 25-year-old model said Ms Markle would “taint” the Royal…

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Kane 'can break all the records' – new landmark for Spurs striker in Everton thrashing

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino backed Harry Kane to break more records after he scored twice in a comfortable home victory over Everton to become Spurs’ all-time Premier League goalscorer. Kane twice netted from close range – converting passes from Son Heung-min and Eric Dier – to take his Premier League tally to 98, one more…

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John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review

The justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. The Sunday Times reports David Gauke has sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed. It is understood he will only move forward if there is a reasonable prospect of success. The Parole Board said…

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Ten-man Leicester hold lacklustre Chelsea – but Foxes boss questions red card

Leicester boss Claude Puel said the decision to send off Ben Chilwell at Chelsea was “harsh” as his side drew a match they probably should have won. The Foxes dominated possession for large periods and created the better chances but had the sting taken out of their display when defender Chilwell was shown two yellow…

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Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

People across the US state of Hawaii received a text on Saturday morning, warning of an impending missile strike. It was declared a false alarm shortly afterwards, but not before panic started to spread. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the message, all in capital letters.…

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Syrian war: Reports of chlorine gas attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say. People in the Eastern Ghouta region, which is under daily bombardment, reported a smell of gas after a missile strike, the BBC has learned. Health workers said six people were treated for…

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'I am the Espanyol coach and will be' – Flores distances himself from Stoke job

Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has distanced himself from taking charge of Stoke City, saying he is “happy” at the Spanish side. The Potters sacked Mark Hughes last Saturday with the club in the Premier League relegation zone. Stoke held talks with Sanchez Flores this week but the ex-Watford manager said on Saturday: “Here I…

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Murder arrests over male model's death

A young model has died after being found stabbed in a London street. Two men were arrested after the 25-year-old was discovered fatally wounded in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday. Several fashion brands and a modelling agency have named the victim as Harry Uzoka. Friends and fans, including fellow…

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