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A Joyfully Defiant U.S. Men’s National Team Takes the Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is not the most prestigious of soccer tournaments. The winner moves on to represent the CONCACAF region—countries from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean—at the quadrennial Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal, of sorts, for the World Cup. For many countries, the Gold Cup is primarily an opportunity for coaches to observe young and fringe players in the hopes of strengthening their teams for the big show. For the United States, however, this year’s tournament took on a little extra significance. Last November, the men’s national team…

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Dubai Tourism changes gear with new family focus

Dubai has now firmly established itself as a tourism destination of global repute. Millions of guests, from western Europe, the CIS, GCC, and northern Africa visit the emirate each year. They come to sample the luxury hotels, world-class shopping, beaches and eye-popping attractions. But with this flighty global elite always ready to be wowed by the ‘next big thing’, Dubai is looking toward the long-term and seeking to diversify its offering. While the wealthy are still, of course, welcome to visit the air-conditioned shopping malls, the Dubai Department of Tourism…

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England manager Gareth Southgate urges clubs to give English youth a chance following summer of success

Gareth Southgate Friday, July 28, 2017 England manager Gareth Southgate is hoping the recent success of the country’s young players will see more of them trusted by their clubs this season. The Football Association has enjoyed an unprecedented series of tournament triumph this summer, with England winning the Under-20 World Cup, the Under-19 European Championship and the Toulon Tournament. England also finished runners-up in the Under-17 Euros and were beaten semi-finalists in the Under-21 edition. Now the focus moves to when, where and if those players will get the chance…

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Grenfell Tower: 82 buildings fail new fire safety test

Eighty-two buildings have failed a new fire safety test set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, ministers say. The test examines the safety of building cladding and insulation in combination. It comes as an independent review of building regulations and fire safety has also been announced by the government. It will look at current building regulations and fire safety, focusing on high-rise residential buildings. The fire at Grenfell Tower block on 14 June in North Kensington, London, killed at least 80 people. Of the 82 buildings that…

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Linkin Park dominate charts after the death of Chester Bennington

Linkin Park records are flooding the charts following the death of the band’s frontman Chester Bennington. Nine of the band’s albums are in this week’s top 100, five of which are inside the top 40. Lana Del Rey’s new album Lust for Life tops the chart, making it her third UK number one, according to the Official Charts Company. Despacito is still number one in the singles chart, which it has now topped for 10 non-consecutive weeks. Linkin Park’s debut album Hybrid Theory is their highest-placing album at number four….

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Tyler, the Creator Grows on “Where This Flower Blooms”

A lot has changed since the twenty-six-year-old enfant terrible Tyler, the Creator released his début mixtape, “Bastard,” in 2009. For starters, Odd Future, the California rap collective he founded, is now more or less defunct, with several of its members, including Earl Sweatshirt, Syd tha Kyd, and Frank Ocean, having embarked on successful solo careers. It is also more difficult, in the age of six-second viral content and ice-bucket challenges, for natural provocateurs such as Tyler—infamous for eating a roach in a music video and humping a bag of golf…

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Ricciardo fastest for improved Red Bull as Hamilton struggles

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo completed a clean sweep of Friday practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Australian, running an aerodynamic upgrade, was fastest in both sessions, heading Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 0.183 seconds in the afternoon. Lewis Hamilton, trailing Vettel by a point at the top of the championship, was struggling for grip on the fastest super-soft tyres and down in fifth. But the Mercedes driver was quickest of all on soft tyres early in the session. Nevertheless, Hamilton did appear to be struggling in the second session. Mercedes…

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