England plans for World Cup and Ashes in chaos as assistant Farbrace quits

The England assistant-coach has accepted the job of sporting director at Warwickshire. It is the role Ashley Giles left last month to become England team supremo in succession to Andrew Strauss. It is a major blow to England and especially head coach Trevor Bayliss, with whom Farbrace previously worked with Sri Lanka and has a close relationship. Farbrace was initial […]

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‘Essentially frozen’ cat brought back from the brink after being found buried in snow

Fluffy the cat is lucky to be alive after being found injured, “essentially frozen” and buried in Montana snow. The frozen feline was found by its owner in a Kalispell snowbank late last week when the temperatures dropped to a chilly -13C, its fur clumped with snow and ice, ABC News reported. The cat’s owners rushed Fluffy to a local […]

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U.S. charges G Nova of Taiwan with price fixing conspiracy; Netbrands settles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is pursuing charges against Taiwanese company G Nova Corp and its chief executive over allegations of fixing prices for promotional items marketed on the internet, while a second company, Netbrands Media Corp and two executives agreed to plead guilty. A grand jury in Texas handed up an indictment on Wednesday against G Nova Corp […]

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What is the Brexit backstop and what does it mean for the Irish border?

As the Prime Minister faced another Commons showdown over her EU withdrawal agenda on Tuesday, Downing Street was battling to keep control of the Brexit timetable. Here's the latest on the tricky talking point. What is the Brexit backstop and what would it mean for the Irish border? The backstop plan is essentially a safety net if there is no […]

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An angry historian ripped the ultra-rich over tax avoidance. Then one was given the mic

Washington: Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and author who studies poverty and global inequality, had a first this year: being invited to the world's most prominent gathering of wealthy people – the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Switzerland – as a speaker. But after arriving in Davos, the small town in the Swiss Alps where the conference is held, […]

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Pair killed a bear and cubs and tried to cover it up, but a GPS collar thwarted them

Andrew Renner and his son Owen cut a path on backcountry skis, toting rifles and seemingly confident it was just them and the black bears. The hunters stopped at a den on a remote Alaska island and peered in to find their slumbering target. Owen Renner shouldered the rifle and fired at least two shots into a mother bear. Then […]

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Solskjaer spies on Man City and Burnley after Man Utd's FA Cup win over Arsenal

The Old Trafford boss was doing some pre-match research, but it was not rivals City he was spying on. United have a Premier League clash with Burnley on Tuesday — and he would not have seen much to impress him as Sean Dyche's side slumped to a 5-0 defeat. Solskjaer will hope the Clarets defence is in a similarly generous mood […]

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Emery wants to offload Ozil and Ramsey 'to transform culture' of Arsenal, insists Gary Neville

Ahead of Arsenal facing Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round at the Emirates tonight, the Old Trafford legend has also called on the Gunners faithful to be patient with their new boss. Ramsey is off to Juventus next season and Ozil has been a huge disappointment since penning his new £350,000-a-week contract. The German playmaker has been in […]

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