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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Security service will explore whether it was guilty of failings, as raids take place in Moss Side and rising terror threat sparks political war of words

MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by the Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, amid claims his interest in being a potential terrorist killer was repeatedly reported to the authorities.

Britain’s domestic security service started one review last week, which will aim to quickly identify any glaring errors, while the other will be more in depth, the Guardian has learned.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin
  • Sheriff’s deputy and two boys among dead in three rural homes
  • Man named as suspect describes actions to local newspaper

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested on Sunday after a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy.

“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed William Corey Godbolt, 35, told a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

The TV version of Margaret Atwood’s horrifying alternate America finally lands in the UK – and the wait was more than worth it. Welcome to hellish Gilead …

Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Channel 4 in the UK. Please do not add spoilers from the novel, or from later episodes if you are further on in the series.

Sirens, a speeding car. Two terrified parents and their child, a small bundle, are chased through woods by men with guns. A shot rings out and mother and daughter are dragged off in separate vans, screaming for each other. Welcome to Gilead. Blessed be the fruit.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Torrential rains and mudslides have displaced more than 100,000 Sri Lankans, with more extreme weather expected

Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.

More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continue for the next 24 hours.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

• Manager believes his side were toughened by FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford
• Huddersfield coach David Wagner: ‘This game can decide all of our futures’

Jaap Stam has insisted Reading will not freeze on the big stage when his side take on Huddersfield Town at Wembley on Monday, as they seek a passage to the Premier League and the biggest financial prize in football. According to Deloitte, promotion is worth a guaranteed £170m, a figure that could rise to £290m if the club retain their top-flight status.

Stam has previously dismissed the significance of his own big-game experience, saying there is only so much he can do from the touchline, and he believes his players have toughened from prevailing in important matches this season. “I think they have learned throughout the season, they have made progress during the season and we have had several games where we needed to do it and needed to win and they have done it,” Stam said. “The last two games against Fulham [in the play‑offs] for example, the game at home to Leeds [a 1-0 win] or away at Sheffield Wednesday [a 2-0 win].

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

The former captain of many triumphs said the club need to invest heavily in the transfer market to compete in the Champions League

First rewind almost eight years to the day and John Terry had stood confronted by massed ranks of dictaphone wielding media, deep in the bowels of Wembley stadium, contemplating what Chelsea must do next. The names that had tripped off his tongue that afternoon were David Villa and Franck Ribéry, “the kind of players we want to attract, the best out there”, with the senior pros sensing the current crop might fall marginally short when it came to Europe.

A year on and, with the club having recruited only Yuri Zhirkov of note in the interim, the captain’s rhetoric remained steadfast. “The big four need to strengthen next year because everyone’s become closer,” he had said before the successful defence of the FA Cup which would complete Carlo Ancelotti’s Double in his first season in charge. The established quartet were coming to terms with Manchester City’s new financial strength and, this time, Chelsea would react. Ramires, David Luiz and Fernando Torres arrived over the next seven months for a combined £90m, an eye-watering outlay at the time. Two years later the team would lift the European Cup in Munich.

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May 28th, 2017 by admin

• Board meeting will decide manager’s future after almost 21 years at club
• ‘Best presentation I could make is for board to watch Cup final again’

Arsène Wenger will tell Arsenal’s directors to watch a recording of Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea if they have any doubt about his suitability to stay on as the club’s manager.

The saga of Wenger’s future will finally be resolved this week, with an announcement set for Wednesday – the day after a meeting of the full board, which Wenger himself will attend as usual. Wenger has made it clear he thinks he ought to be allowed to continue into what would be his 22nd season at the club while he says he knows “what I would like to happen”.

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May 28th, 2017 by admin

A spokesman for the Japanese government said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.

North Korea has fired another missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said,as the regime seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.

The missile landed inside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone, in the Sea of Japan. Yoshihide Suga, a spokesman for the Japanese government, said it had strongly protested the launch to Pyongyang. There were no reports of damage, he said.

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May 28th, 2017 by admin

Following campaigns such as Rhodes must fall, university is to make history syllabus more diverse and less British-focused

History students at Oxford University will have to take an exam paper on non-British, non-European topics after a major shake-up in the curriculum.

The move, which has been welcomed by campaigners who say that universities focus their syllabuses too much on white British history, will make it compulsory for students to sit one of a number of papers on topics such as the influence of Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi.

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May 28th, 2017 by admin

• Benfica keeper is expected in Manchester for medical this week
• Fee would eclipse £32.6m Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon

Manchester City look set to sign the Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for a reported fee of £34.9m.

The 23-year-old, who has been followed by some of Europe’s biggest clubs this season, admitted on Sunday night that Benfica’s cup final victory over Vitoria was “probably my last game” for the club.

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