What happened in the Premier League on Saturday?

Southampton slipped deeper into relegation trouble as Crystal Palace and Huddersfield won to move away from the bottom three in the Premier League. Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and leave Saints five points from safety. Tom Ince scored a 91st-minute winner to help Huddersfield beat Watford 1-0.…

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Syria air strikes: UK publishes legal case for military action

Media playback is unsupported on your device Air strikes on Syria were legally justified on humanitarian grounds, government documents say. Downing Street published its legal case for military action hours after Theresa May said she was “confident” the strikes carried out by the UK, France and the US had been successful. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn…

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PFA Player of the Year: De Bruyne, Salah, Kane, Silva, Sane & De Gea on shortlist

Manchester City have three players on the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year. Midfielders David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne, and winger Leroy Sane represent the Premier League leaders on the list. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who have scored 29 and 25 league goals…

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Syria air strikes: Trump hails 'perfect' mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as “perfectly executed”, adding: “Mission Accomplished”. The US, UK and France bombed three government sites, targeting what they said were chemical weapons facilities. The strikes were in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack on the…

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's contracts revoked

Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been sacked by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby. The Ulster and Ireland players were both cleared of rape last month. In a joint statement, the IRFU and Ulster said they “acknowledge our responsibility and commitment to the core values of the game: Respect, inclusivity and integrity”. While…

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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

US President Donald Trump’s top lawyer is under criminal investigation, the US justice department has announced. Prosecutors say they are focusing on Michael Cohen’s business dealings rather than his work as a lawyer. Mr Cohen has been under investigation for months, the court filing says. The filing was in response to efforts by Mr Cohen’s…

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Trump: Syria strikes to deter chemical weapons use

[unable to retrieve full-text content] US is prepared to “sustain” strikes until Syrian regime stops using chemical agents, Mr Trump says. BBC News – Home

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Four RAF fighters bomb Syria 'chemical weapon stockpile'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK has deployed four RAF Tornados in a “limited and targeted strike” against Syria. The US and France have also launched co-ordinated strikes in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. Prime Minister Theresa May said there was “no practicable…

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'We've been breaking down barriers' – Dyche on Burnley's 'big shift' and European hopes

The last time Burnley were playing in Europe, England were world champions. Victory at home to Leicester on Saturday (15:00 BST kick-off) would open a nine-point gap between Burnley in seventh place and their opponents, currently in eighth – putting the Clarets on the verge of an unlikely European return. Their form in recent weeks,…

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US and allies launch strikes on Syria chemical weapons sites

President Donald Trump says he has approved US military strikes against Syria, in collaboration with the UK and France. The strikes are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. “A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway,” President Trump…

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