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Munster 48-3 Castres: Hosts secure home Champions Cup quarter-final tie

Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park. The kick-off was delayed by three hours due to heavy rain in Limerick, but the efforts of the ground staff ensured the game went ahead as Munster – advancing as Pool Four winners – set up a home quarter-final against Toulon. Man-of-the-match Keith Earls’ third try in as many games made it 13-3 at half-time, with the hosts taking advantage of Thomas Combezou’s yellow card after a…

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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and the other driver. The actress, 29, played Hope Morrison in the soap. Her life support was switched off last week and she died on Wednesday morning local time, said St George Hospital in Sydney. “The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time,” it said in a statement….

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Shackled children found in Perris, California home

Two parents have been arrested in California after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The 13 people – aged between two and 29 – were found in a house in Perris, 59 miles (95km) south-east of Los Angeles, police say. They are all believed to be siblings. Officers were alerted by one of the victim, who on…

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Home and Away actress 'has life support turned off'

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off two weeks after being in a car crash, according to reports in Australia. The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver. The actress, 29, had surgery after the accident but remained in a coma. The decision to end her life support, which was first reported by the Daily Telegraph, came a day after a funeral was held for her family in Sydney. Home and Away…

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Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

“Attendances in Test cricket are going down because you know who is going to win before you turn up. There has to be jeopardy as to who wins the game. I’m a Newcastle fan and I turn up genuinely thinking they have a chance of winning every single game in the Premier League. They’ve not, but they have more of a chance than England had in Brisbane at the start of this Ashes series.” Perhaps former England spinner Graeme Swann has a point. Has Test cricket become too predictable? Take…

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Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's top-3 workout moves to do at home

Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson shared her top three workout moves you can do at home to help get your legs, abs and arms looking their best live on “Good Morning America” today. The fitness guru’s popular workouts are followed by Hollywood actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Lopez and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosi. Anderon’s new book, “Total Teen,” focuses on giving teenagers a “body-positive approach” to leading a balanced life. Here are Anderson’s top three workout moves you can do from home that can help you reach your…

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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

The Nintendo Switch has been named America’s fastest-selling home games console. A total of 4.8 million units were sold in the US during the 10 months following the Switch’s launch there on 3 March last year. The Switch breaks tradition with the firm’s previous home consoles in allowing owners to use it as a portable console for game-playing on the move. One analyst said Nintendo had completely turned its business around. The previous record for the fastest-selling console in the US was Nintendo’s Wii, launched in 2006, which went on…

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