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Manchester City were held to a controversial 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham allowing Premier League title rivals Liverpool to gain an early two-point advantage. The Reds were 2-1 winners at Southampton.  Only a point separated the two sides at the end of last season, with City winning their final nine home games, but their first outing […]

La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao. It was thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz. The 38-year-old came off the bench late in the game and soon made Barca pay for […]

New York City’s chief medical examiner has determined that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein. His body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The sparely worded official announcement detailing the autopsy conclusions rebutted a host of conspiracy theories […]

Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film “Easy Rider”, has died at age the 79. Fonda, the son of Hollywood leading man Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning of respiratory failure from lung cancer, the statement said. […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops. It will give them to co-operative businesses, community projects and start-ups in a bid to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets’. The plan would apply to any property left vacant for 12 months; Labour says there are around 29,000 such […]

Another two sessions lost to the weather England fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes, picking up three top order wickets to reduce Australia to 80-4 before rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord’s. The tourists, who added 50 runs to their overnight total, trail by 178 […]

Meadowhall in Sheffield said on Friday it was no longer using technology that advocacy groups called a threat to privacy. Meadowhall in the northern city of Sheffield, which attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, used the surveillance with police in 2018, according to its owners British Land. “We conducted a short trial at […]

Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island. “We are open for business, but we’re not for sale,” Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger told Reuters. Trump is due […]

Police have launched a murder investigation after an officer was killed in southeast England, the latest in a spate of violent crimes that has forced new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to pledge to do more to protect law and order. Police said on Friday that constable Andrew Harper was killed while attending a reported burglary […]

The leader Liberal Democrats says two senior MPs from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead an emergency government to prevent a no-deal divorce with the European Union. Given Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31, with or without a negotiated transition, foes are […]