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Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

People across the US state of Hawaii received a text on Saturday morning, warning of an impending missile strike. It was declared a false alarm shortly afterwards, but not before panic started to spread. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the message, all in capital letters. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency later confirmed there was no threat. In an online statement, Honolulu Police Department said: “State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State…

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Dean admitted mistake over West Brom penalty, says referees' chief Riley

Referee Mike Dean said his decision to award West Brom an 89th-minute penalty in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on 31 December was “wrong”, according to referees’ chief Mike Riley. Dean gave the penalty for handball against Arsenal’s Calum Chambers, with the Baggies equalising from the spot. Riley says it would have been overturned by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was later given a touchline ban for his protests. Is Wenger right about refereeing decisions going against Arsenal? VAR to be used in Carabao Cup final…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reassures Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in moving from Arsenal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in coming to Anfield. The 24-year-old left Arsenal in a £35million deal on deadline day but has so far been restricted to just 57 minutes in three substitute appearances, having previously started all four matches for the Gunners and also two for the national team. However, the England international has been given the time to adjust to his new surroundings and Klopp’s methods and will make his first start at Leicester in the Carabao Cup. “I…

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Prisoners released by mistake at record high

A record 71 prisoners were released from jails in England and Wales last year by mistake, figures have shown. Data from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) also showed a rise in violence with 26,643 assaults in the year to March 2017 – 20% more than the previous year. Of these, a record 7,159 were attacks on staff – equivalent to 20 every day. Justice Secretary David Lidington said frontline staff were critical to achieving safety and the number of prison officers recruited was rising. There were 15 escapes from prisons…

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The best mistake I've made was no longer being 'nice' about my disability

    Disability activist Carly Findlay says she has gained the courage to speak out about more issues to help create change. Photo: Justin McManus I used to think to think I needed to be nice all the time. Not rock the boat. I was once invited to write News Corp’s (now defunct) column The Angry Cripple, and I turned it down because I didn’t want to put anyone off side. I worried it would be a reputation risk. For a long time, I stayed middle of the line, just like…

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