Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB beat China to finish second in medal table

Great Britain have finished second in the Rio 2016 medal table – above China for the first time. China are one of the Games’ dominant nations, with more than 200 gold medals since debuting in 1984. Britain has 27 golds to China’s 26 and their superior haul of silvers – 22 to 18 – means…

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Allardyce backs GB football at future Olympics

England manager Sam Allardyce would welcome Team GB entering football teams at future Olympics. After taking part at London 2012, the four national football associations could not agree on sending a British women’s team to the Rio Games. A place was earned by England finishing third in the 2015 World Cup. “To turn it down…

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Julie Walker and son Lucas named as Aberdeen beach victims

A mother and son who died after getting into difficulty in the sea off Aberdeen have been named by police. Six-year-old Lucas Walker was paddling in the water when he was swept out to sea. His mother, 37-year-old Julie Walker, tried to save him. The pair, from Aberdeen, were both taken to hospital but did…

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Appeal for family swept out to sea at Newquay

An appeal has been set up to help the family of a man who died after he was swept into the sea by a large wave. Rudy Bruynius’ two-year old daughter Mckayla is in a serious condition after the family was knocked off rocks at the beach while holidaying in Newquay. Friends are now raising…

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Barca & Man City 'agree' deal for keeper Bravo

Barcelona say they “have the beginning of an agreement” over keeper Claudio Bravo’s transfer to Manchester City. The Spanish club’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez said: “We are awaiting events this week. When Claudio leaves, we hope to have a new keeper.” The arrival of Chile international Bravo, 33, would likely leave England keeper Joe Hart…

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Turkey Gaziantep: Kurdish wedding massacre blamed on IS

So-called Islamic State is likely to have carried out a deadly bomb attack on a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the local governor’s office said, with almost 100 wounded. A suspected suicide bomber targeted…

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Sadiq Khan: Jeremy Corbyn 'failed to show leadership needed'

London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Labour voters to ditch Jeremy Corbyn as leader and vote for Owen Smith in the party’s leadership contest. Writing in the Observer, Mr Khan said Mr Corbyn had “totally failed” to get his messages across in the UK’s EU referendum in June. “Why would things be different in a…

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Brazil beat Germany on penalties to win Olympic gold – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Neymar scored the winning penalty as hosts Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties in Rio to win their first men’s Olympic football gold medal. The game finished 1-1 after extra time, with Neymar’s first-half free-kick cancelled out by Max Meyer’s strike. In the shootout, Germany’s Nils Petersen…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Out of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

6:42 PM PDT 8/20/2016 by Gary Baum The actor-activist says he won’t host the event at his L.A. home due to a scheduling conflict and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have stepped in as hosts. The Clinton campaign denies the decision is connected to questions DiCaprio and his foundation are facing over ties to a…

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Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double'

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s Mo Farah won his fourth Olympic gold medal as he became only the second man in history to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m titles. The 33-year-old won Saturday’s 5,000m final in Rio to extend his tally as Britain’s most successful Olympic track and field athlete…

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