Mourinho appointed new Man Utd manager

Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United manager and has signed a three-year contract. He replaces Dutchman Louis van Van Gaal, who was dismissed on Monday, two days after the club’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace at Wembley. Mourinho, 53, has been out of work since being sacked as boss of Premier…

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Misogynistic online abuse research claiming half is committed by women is 'flawed'

Doubts have been cast over new research that claims women are responsible for half of misogynistic abuse online in the form of tweets containing the words "slut" and "whore". Google Alert – news

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Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit

Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima to become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing. Mr Obama flew into the Iwakuni US base nearby, after leaving the G7 summit. He said his visit was “a testament to how even the most painful of divides can be bridged”.…

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Hundreds more terror records deleted

Errors that led to fingerprint and DNA records of hundreds of terror suspects being deleted were more widespread than thought, it has emerged. The Biometrics Commissioner said two months ago that 450 profiles had been wrongly deleted from a police database in England and Wales. But in an updated report, Alastair MacGregor revealed the figure…

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FA Cup quarter-final replays scrapped

FA Cup quarter-final replays have been scrapped from next season. The Football Association said the decision was part of its “ongoing review” of the competition and helped to “ease English football’s congested fixture schedule”. Semi-final replays were phased out after Manchester United’s 1999 victory over Arsenal on their way to winning the treble. FA chief…

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UK set to send second warship to Libya

The UK is set to send another warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle people-smuggling and movements of arms in and out of Libya, officials say. David Cameron told the G7 summit in Japan that the UK was ready to take an “active leadership role” in helping Libya deal with trafficking. The UK currently has…

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Legendary Wins Bidding War for China-Set Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Action Movie (Exclusive)

Rawson Marshall Thurber, who worked with Johnson on the upcoming ‘Central Intelligence,’ will write the ‘Skyscraper’ script and direct the feature. In a major seven-figure deal, Legendary has won the furious bidding war for the China-set action movie Skyscraper that has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attached to star. The package also includes Rawson Marshall Thurber…

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'Most dangerous' female killer Joanna Dennehy mulls appeal in prison payout bid

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy is considering whether to appeal after losing her High Court claim for damages for human rights violations she says were caused by being placed in segregation. Google Alert – news

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Northern Ireland realises Brexit would be like turning clock back

The message from the Belfast Telegraph/ Ipsos MORI poll couldn't be simpler: life without borders, barriers, tariffs and visas, as part of the world's single-biggest trading bloc, is better for business, jobs, trade, agriculture and travel, writes Tom … Google Alert – news

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Wave of industrial unrest across France

Strike action over labour law reforms gripped France on Thursday, with oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs disrupted. Riot police battled protesters in Paris and other cities, making 77 arrests, while 15 officers were injured and cars and shops were vandalised. Prime Minister Manuel Valls insists the reforms will not be withdrawn but…

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