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Trump calls Kim the aggressor – while trying to take down the Iran nuclear deal | Peter Westmacott

Trump calls Kim the aggressor – while trying to take down the Iran nuclear deal | Peter Westmacott

The Guardian    Politics    1 day(s) ago
The 2015 deal is a much-needed force for good. It’s vital that Britain and other nations convince the US hawks to retain itIn his speech to the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday, Donald Trump put “rocket man”, as he likes to call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on notice ... Read more

Africa's only female soccer president's re-election plan

Africa's only female soccer president's re-election plan

CNN    Sports    1 day(s) ago
Sierra Leone Football Association president Isha Johansen has announced she will stand for re-election despite admitting that her decision will "infuriate a lot of people." Read more

FIFA president sets goal of one billion viewers for 2019 Women's World Cup

FIFA president sets goal of one billion viewers for 2019 Women's World Cup

USA Today    Sports    1 day(s) ago
Gianni Infantino wants to draw a billion TV viewers across the world in France in 2019. Read more

The gloves are off: Chris Read bows out and is James Foster set to follow? | The Spin

The gloves are off: Chris Read bows out and is James Foster set to follow? | The Spin

The Guardian    Sports    1 day(s) ago
Arguably the two finest wicketkeepers of their generation, yet neither could forge a consistent England Test career in an era dominated by the theory that keepers also needed to be matchwinning batsmenThey gave Chris Read an honour guard the week before last, and a standing ovation too. He still has ... Read more

Conjoined twins born at Cincinnati Children's Hospital won't be separated

Conjoined twins born at Cincinnati Children's Hospital won't be separated

Fox News    Health    1 day(s) ago
The parents of conjoined twin boys born earlier this month said that while they have a few health hurdles to overcome, they are doing better than initially expected. Read more

Matildas equal their longest winning streak with another win over Brazil

Matildas equal their longest winning streak with another win over Brazil

The Guardian    Sports    1 day(s) ago
Australia beat Brazil 3-2 at McDonald Jones StadiumSam Kerr scores either side of Caitlin Foord goal to seal victorySeventeen years to the day since Brazil beat Australia 2-1 at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Matildas returned the favour in Newcastle with a 3-2 win. How far they have come since ... Read more

World Cup finals venue severely damaged during Mexico City earthquake

World Cup finals venue severely damaged during Mexico City earthquake

USA Today    Sports    22 hour(s) ago
Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake has damaged Estadio Azteca, the host venue for two World Cup finals and other important soccer matches Read more

NFL fan power rankings: Make your picks and compare to our experts!

NFL fan power rankings: Make your picks and compare to our experts!

USA Today    Sports    1 day(s) ago
USA TODAY Sports wants you to cast your vote and compare your picks to our experts' NFL power rankings. Read more

Winter wonderland? Women’s Super League prepares for 2017-18 kick-off | Suzanne Wrack

Winter wonderland? Women’s Super League prepares for 2017-18 kick-off | Suzanne Wrack

The Guardian    Sports    1 day(s) ago
The switch from a summer to winter season has been a big talking point but the real interest once the action starts this weekend will be how promoted clubs fare in the two WSL divisionsThe Women’s Super League starts a new chapter this weekend. Since its launch in 2011 the ... Read more

Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

New York Times    Politics    20 hour(s) ago
Navy officials cited extended deployments and 100-hour workweeks as among factors plaguing sailors as senators demanded answers for deadly accidents this year. Read more

France promises to prevent ‘death of rugby’ if awarded 2023 World Cup

France promises to prevent ‘death of rugby’ if awarded 2023 World Cup

The Guardian    Sports    22 hour(s) ago
• France bidding for 2023 tournament with Ireland and South Africa• French bid leader: ‘I think rugby will die in five-10 years if we do nothing’France has promised to prevent the “death of international rugby” if it is awarded the 2023 World Cup and has claimed a successful bid would ... Read more

AFLW match at Perth Stadium expected to break women's sport crowd record

AFLW match at Perth Stadium expected to break women's sport crowd record

The Guardian    Sports    2 day(s) ago
Fremantle set to attract 30,000 spectators at new $1.6bn venueThat would make it Australia’s biggest stand-alone women’s sport event The Fremantle Dockers women’s team is expected to make history when they play on 10 February at the new Perth Stadium, trumping the men’s AFL and rugby to be the first ... Read more

WATCH:  Trump calls Iran a 'murderous regime'

WATCH: Trump calls Iran a 'murderous regime'

ABC News    Politics    1 day(s) ago
"We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program," Trump said to the UNGA. Read more

The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

New York Times    Health    1 day(s) ago
The availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality. Read more

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

ABC News    Technology    1 day(s) ago
Kohl's says it will start accepting Amazon returns at some of its stores in Chicago and Los Angeles beginning next month Read more

Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online

Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online

New York Times    Technology    1 day(s) ago
Even if you kill a Twitter post from your timeline, a search engine may give it a second life until it updates its index files. Read more

It's hard to see Hurricane Maria through all this smoke

It's hard to see Hurricane Maria through all this smoke

USA Today    Politics    10 hour(s) ago
Our forest fires are going to keep getting worse if we can't reform the way we fight fires. Read more

41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

CNN    Health    22 hour(s) ago
A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids. Read more

Why MLB players are hitting home runs on a record pace

Why MLB players are hitting home runs on a record pace

USA Today    Sports    19 hour(s) ago
Going into Tuesday, an average of 2.53 homers had been belted per game (by both teams), a figure representing a 9% increase over last season. Read more

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

ABC News    Sports    2 day(s) ago
Former pro tennis star James Blake says a New York Police Department officer never identified himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him during a mistaken arrest in 2015. Read more