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Dolores O'Riordan: Funeral to be held next week

The funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan will take place in Ireland next week. A private funeral mass will be held at the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, County Limerick, on Tuesday, followed by a family burial. Earlier on Friday, an inquest into O’Riordan’s death was opened and adjourned until 3 April while the coroner awaits the results of tests. O’Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday. She had been in the city for a recording session. Police are not treating the death as…

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Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'in China spying case'

A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on Monday, the US justice department said. He worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007, when he left for Hong Kong. The case is thought to be linked to an FBI investigation, which began in 2012, into the crippling of the CIA’s spy operation in China. In the two years before, some 20 informants had been…

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News: Steel cutting ceremony held for Crystal Endeavor in Germany

Crystal has marked an important construction milestone in Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ expansion, as it cut the first piece of steel for Crystal Endeavor at Mv Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany. Crystal president, Tom Wolber, was joined by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong; Colin Au, group president of GHK; Jarmo Laakso, chief executive of Mv Werften; and local dignitaries Harry Glawe, economics minister of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Alexander Badrow, lord mayor of Stralsundat, the ceremony held at the shipyard….

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Premier League results: Chelsea held by Leicester, West Brom end long wait for win

Chelsea were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, on a day that saw the bottom half of the table remain incredibly tight. Antonio Conte’s side could have moved above Manchester United and up to second but were outplayed by a Foxes team that wasted several good chances and ended the game with 10 men after Ben Chilwell picked up a second booking. Instead, most of the drama came in the lower half of the table – with eight points separating the bottom 10…

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Six held in far-right group National Action investigation

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of being members of the banned far-right group National Action. Five men from Cambridge, Banbury, Wolverhampton, Leicester and Stockport, and a woman from Banbury were detained by police earlier. All six are being held at a police station in the West Midlands. Police said the suspects, aged between 21 and 37, were detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act as part of a planned operation. They were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of…

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Jose Mourinho blames referees for bad form as Manchester United held at home to Southampton

The United boss cited the decision-making of the referees as a reason for his side’s bad results Saturday, December 30, 2017 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed bad refereeing decisions have cost his team points in recent games after the Red Devils played out a goalless draw against Southampton at Old Trafford. United were lacklustre throughout, creating few goalscoring opportunities, but could have been awarded a penalty when Jesse Lingard’s flick struck the hand of Maya Yoshida in the first-half but referee Craig Pawson was not interested in Lingard’s…

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Mourinho bemoans penalty decision as Man Utd are held by Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his side were denied a “clear penalty” after they laboured to a goalless draw against a resolute Southampton at Old Trafford. Referee Craig Pawson did not award a spot-kick when the ball struck Southampton defender Maya Yoshida on the arm in the first half. United were then unable to break the visitors down as their winless Premier League run stretched to three games. It means Mourinho’s side will head into 2018 in third place after Chelsea beat Stoke 5-0 earlier in the day, while…

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