Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government receive military hardware

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s U.N.-backed government of national accord (GNA) said it had received a shipment of armored vehicles and arms on Saturday as it tries to stop Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) from taking the capital, Tripoli. “The GNA is fostering its forces defending Tripoli with armored vehicles, ammunition and quality weapons,” […]

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Lukaku scores twice as United break back into top four in stunner-studded showdown at Old Trafford

The Belgian, who bagged a double at Palace on Wednesday, helped himself to another two here. And his second, a magnificent right footed winner two minutes from time, was enough to finally kill off scrapping Saints. Jack Ward-Prowse’s magical long range free kick had given the relegation fighters a 74th-minute equaliser which seemed certain to keep United in fifth place. […]

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'Hell on Earth' in Eastern Ghouta must stop: UN chief

Antonio Guterres’ comments come as Russia’s Putin orders a ‘humanitarian pause’ on Tuesday so civilians can escape. Ongoing attacks by Syrian government forces and their allies has created “hell on Earth” for civilians stuck in a rebel-held Damascus suburb, the UN’s chief said on Monday, as air strikes and ground operations continued despite a days-old ceasefire. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, […]

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Man United and Marcus Rashford still in talks over new £150k-a-week contract with Real Madrid ready to swoop

The striker’s deadly form in front of goal has led to a host of Europe’s big guns, led by Real Madrid, plotting huge swoops for the 21-year-old. SunSport reported last month the England international’s £75,000-a-week wages were set to be doubled. And The Telegraph have back up the claim with a similar report today. It states Rashford would pocket £150,000-a-week […]

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U.N. raises 'serious doubts' whether Bahrain opposition leaders got fair trial

GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. Human Rights Office said on Friday there were “serious doubts” whether three Bahraini opposition leaders were given a fair trial after Bahrain’s highest court upheld this week their life sentences on charges of spying for Qatar. Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the now banned Shi’ite Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq and senior members Sheikh Hassan Sultan […]

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Tesco to face legal 'earthquake' on equal pay claim

Law firm Leigh Day says Tesco does not follow an equal pay policy in its stores. Tesco is facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim and a possible compensation bill of up to four billion pounds ($5.6bn), according to a law firm which has begun legal proceedings. Tesco is Britain’s biggest retailer and its largest private sector employer with a […]

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United stand tall in NZ, eye top spot

Another road game, another old rival and another vital win. Melbourne United have hit another target, knocking over the New Zealand Breakers 107-87 in Auckland. United’s Casper Ware braces for impact against Shawn Long.Credit:AAP This time last year United wondered how they could overcome their old foes from across the ditch but as a much-changed Breakers side on Friday night played […]

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Iran rejects Trump's call for changes to nuclear deal

Iranian foreign ministry says it will not accept any changes to nuclear deal after Trump’s latest threat to withdraw. Iran has said it will not accept any changes to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, after US President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the agreement unless its “terrible flaws” are fixed. The Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry said […]

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