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England begin World Cup qualifying campaign with 6-0 win

Media playback is not supported on this device England began their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Russia at Prenton Park. Russia played much of the game with 10 women as Ksenia Tsybutovich was shown a second yellow card for handball on the half-hour, when England led 2-0. The hosts were 4-0 up at half-time, with Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Jordan Nobbs and Lucy Bronze scoring. Toni Duggan added two more as Mark Sampson’s side won their first match since the Euro 2017 semi-finals. Full match highlights…

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Hurricane Irma: Florida to begin huge relief operation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Search and rescue teams in Florida are due to swing into action as daylight reveals the extent of damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma. The huge storm weakened as it moved up the state’s western coast overnight but Miami and other urban areas have been battered and inundated. In the islands of the Florida Keys, the local emergency manager has warned of a looming “humanitarian crisis”. Media reports link at least four deaths to the storm. Irma is now a category one hurricane but…

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Brexit: MPs to begin scrutiny of vital withdrawal bill

MPs from all parties have been urged to “work with” the government to pass its main Brexit bill as they prepare to begin debating the legislation. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK dating back more than 40 years but convert all existing EU laws into domestic ones. Labour says it will vote against the bill at its stands, saying it amounts to a huge power grab by the executive. Ministers say it is an “essential foundation” for post-Brexit Britain. The UK is…

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Bolt & Farah headline as World Athletics Championships begin in London

World Athletics Championships on the BBC Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August Coverage: Live across BBC One and Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and app. Click for times Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt and British distance legend Mo Farah will attempt to sign off with gold at the World Championships which begins in London on Friday. The pair, who have 28 world and Olympic titles between them, will both retire from the track by the end of the season. Elsewhere,…

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Nintendo: SNES Classic Pre-Orders Begin Later This Month

There are hordes of eager fans willing to line up for a chance to purchase an SNES Classic (online or in real life), and Nintendo stoked the flame today with an announcement that pre-orders for its newest retro console will go live later this month. “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month,” Nintendo wrote on its Facebook page. “A significant amount of…

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News: Work on state-of-the-art Delta facility at LaGuardia to begin this summer

New York government Andrew Cuomo has announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners have given final approval to a lease agreement with Delta Air Lines for its new $ 4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport. This is the final component of the transformation of LaGuardia into a completely rebuilt, unified 21st century airport. The Port Authority has committed a fixed amount of no more than $ 600 million to the Delta project, with the airline providing $ 3.4 billion and assuming responsibility for…

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Britain's young royals begin tour of Poland and Germany

Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their young family to Warsaw on Monday to begin a four-day tour of Poland and Germany that will take in World War Two memorials and meetings with locals. The royal couple travelled with their children: Prince George, who turns four this month and his two-year-old sister, Princess Charlotte. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw,…

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