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  • Nick Kyrgios reaches boiling point in tense win over Kyle Edmund

    Australian defeats British No 1 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 • Kyrgios apologises for swearing at end of match. Kevin Mitchell Queen's. Thu 21 Jun 2018 13.58 EDT Last modified on Thu 21 Jun 2018 17.49 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...

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  • Deandre Ayton tabbed by Phoenix Suns with first overall pick in NBA draft

    The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft on ...

    The Guardian 4 minutes ago
  • Ascot to modernise British racing by publishing timing data

    “The ideal future would see free and readily available sectionals provided at all courses, live as well as after the event, and put properly into context. It is to be hoped that British racing more widely finally embraces this concept for the good of ...

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  • South Africa v England: Danny Cipriani makes first start for England since 2008

    "We know he's an individual, brilliant player, but his ability to play as part of a team - and he's shown that on tour - has been exceptional," Jones told BBC Sport. "He doesn't have to impress. What he's got to do is do his job, to make sure he keeps ...

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  • Andrew Hughes: Preston sign Peterborough defender for undisclosed fee

    Preston North End have signed Peterborough left-back Andrew Hughes on a three-year contract. The Championship club had three offers rejected by Posh before having an undisclosed fee accepted for Hughes. The 26-year-old Welshman began his career ...

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  • Scores of Optus customers left unable to view World Cup Games after broadcast debacle

    Optus Sport will provide a full refund to customers who purchased the streaming service for the FIFA World Cup following the heavily criticised coverage. Optus Sport handed over all World Cup group matches to SBS, on Wednesday, after the telco was ...

    Daily Mail 4 minutes ago
  • World Music Day 2018: All you need to know about Fête de la Musique

    The world is alive with the sound of music. World Music Day, also known as Fête de la Musique, is currently underway in over 100 countries around the world as thousands of musicians take to the streets to play music in public and celebrate with ...

    Daily Mail 4 minutes ago
  • Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup 2018: Why Lionel Messi retreating into his shell isn't necessarily a bad thing

    The increasingly fanciful hope in Argentina was that this World Cup would bring Lionel Messi's career peak, but the deepening worry around the squad is that it has already brought one of his worst lows in the game. They've never really seen him like ...

    Independent 4 minutes ago
  • Koko the gorilla death: Primate famous for learning sign language dies, aged 46

    Koko, a western lowland gorilla who became internationally famous for learning to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko's death, saying she would be “deeply missed”. “Koko touched the lives of ...

    Independent 4 minutes ago
  • EU slaps retaliatory tariffs on US goods

    The EU has filed a case with the World Trade Organisation (WTO), claiming the Trump administration's tariffs were “pure protectionist” and “illegal”. They also threatened a second round of tariffs on some $4.3bn worth of US products if the dispute was ...

    Independent 4 minutes ago
  • Hungarian nationalist rock opera to retell 1920s grievances

    The treaty of Trianon sliced up Hungary in the aftermath of the first world war and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire. It still features heavily in Hungarians' historical imagination 98 years later, and the so-called “Trianon trauma” is one ...

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  • Friday briefing: Brexit – Airbus braces for crash landing

    Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has accepted full responsibility for their humiliating 3-0 defeat against Croatia which leaves them on the brink of elimination from the World Cup and said he “begs for forgiveness” from the supporters who turned on him ...

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  • Brazilian teenager dies after police helicopter strafes favela

    Witnesses say helicopter fired into a densely populated area near a school, striking a 14-year-old boy who later died in a hospital. Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro. @domphillips. Thu 21 Jun 2018 13.58 EDT Last modified on Thu 21 Jun 2018 14.52 EDT.

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  • Indonesian Islamic State cleric gets death sentence for Jakarta attack

    Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, has suffered militant attacks in the past but this was the first claimed by IS. In June, a cluster of suicide attacks in Surabaya saw churches and police headquarters targeted. At least 11 people ...

    BBC 4 minutes ago
  • World Cup 2018: Argentina 0-3 Croatia

    But at a tournament where Cristiano Ronaldo is again dragging Portugal along with his goals and drive, there will forever be regret and a sadness that a player as talented as Messi looks likely to have one thing missing: a World Cup he defined.

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  • Snapchat's adds weather to create 'world' for Bitmoji

    Snapchat's newest features add weather animations and effects to create a 'living breathing world' for Bitmoji. Snapchat added two new features, Weather and World Effects, to its Snap Map; Weather adds animations to people's Bitmojis based on what the ...

    Daily Mail 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
  • Thousands of revellers arrived for first day of Isle of Wight Festival today

    Festival organisers responded to the criticism on Twitter, saying: 'Please bear with us, the glorious weather has brought a lot of you lovely people in early but we still need to follow security rules to keep you all safe.' The Isle of Wight organisers ...

    Daily Mail 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
  • Public borrowing in May falls to 13-year low, giving boost to Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond has been given a boost after official figures revealed the public finances are in better shape than had first been thought. Public sector net borrowing was £5bn last month, less than the £6.3bn predicted by economists and lower than in ...

    Independent 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
  • UK weather latest: June set to be hottest in four decades with temperatures above 30C

    “Sunday could see 26C and from Wednesday looks like the low 30s in the south, with sunny and warm weather lasting until at least the end of next week.” The warm weather comes from high pressure dragging air from the Mediterranean across the UK.

    Independent 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
  • The Bank is betting on strong GDP for August interest rate rise

    Andy Haldane, the Bank's chief economist, has joined the rate-risers, expanding their number to three. As a whole, the nine-strong committee stuck to its line that the miserable 0.1% growth in GDP in the first quarter was a weather-induced blip. Its ...

    The Guardian 3 hours, 3 minutes ago