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Jones feels Williams 'can be one of the greatest'

Media playback is not supported on this device Double Olympic champion Jade Jones says fellow Briton Lauren Williams can become one of the world’s leading taekwondo fighters. Wales’ Williams, 18, defeated world champion Ruth Gbagbi in the -67kg World Grand Prix final on Friday to secure her first major senior title. Jones, who is also Welsh, then won her -57kg division in London on Saturday. “Lauren’s going from strength to strength and is such a great fighter,” the 24-year-old told BBC Sport. “She’s already beating some of the best out…

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Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

Sir Tom Jones has said the abuse and harassment alleged to have taken place in Hollywood is also widespread in the music industry. The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC. “Things have always happened in the music industry as well,” he said. “There’s been people complaining about publicists and different things they’ve been expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract.” Asked on BBC Radio 5 live’s Afternoon Edition whether it was something he’d experienced, Sir Tom…

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British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones 'killed by drone'

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, 48, who had no previous military training, joined so-called Islamic State after she converted to Islam and travelled to Syria in 2013. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said she had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her death would be “significant”. Her death was first reported by The Sun. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, had been used to recruit Western girls to the group and posted…

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Dow Jones: 'Google acquires Apple' news was 'error'

A bombshell appeared on the Dow Jones financial newswire on Tuesday: “Google to buy Apple for $ 9bn”. But the story, that the acquisition had been suggested in the will of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was bogus. It was removed after two minutes, though Apple’s shares did briefly rise in value. Dow Jones said the news appeared as the result of a “technical error” and should be ignored. The unintentionally published fake news described the acquisition as “a surprise move to everyone who is alive” and quoted Google employees as…

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England v Slovenia: Delph and Jones doubts for England

Phil Jones and Fabian Delph are doubts for England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. Both players are being assessed by the England medical team ahead of the game on Thursday. Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane also missed out on Monday’s training at St George’s Park and instead took part in a recovery session. England can guarantee qualification for the World Cup with a win at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side travel to Lithuania for their final Group F match on Sunday. Manchester City’s Delph was recalled to the England…

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Sir Tom Jones cancels US tour on 'medical advice'

Singer Sir Tom Jones has postponed his US tour following medical advice. The 77-year-old, famous for hits like Delilah, It’s Not Unusual and Sex Bomb, was due to start with a concert in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday. In a statement on his website, Sir Tom sent his “sincere apologies” to fans for cancelling the dates, which will be re-arranged for 2018. Fans of the Pontypridd singer will be able to use their tickets for the new dates, yet to be announced. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment &…

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Alan Jones accused of inciting violence against women in Cloud Arch tweet

Broadcaster Alan Jones has been accused of inciting violence against women in a tweet attacking City of Sydney’s controversial artwork, the Cloud Arch, and the Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the 2GB host slammed the City of Sydney’s proposed Cloud Arch sculpture, a 58-metre artwork that will frame the city’s Town Hall. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next NSW MP caught up in “special massage” scam Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:51 More NSW News Videos Previous slideNext slide New Cloud Arch design unveiled Once completed, a…

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