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Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. He accused Iran of sowing “fear and destruction” in several countries, including Lebanon. Mr Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. The Hariri family is close to Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional competitor. Mr Hariri has been prime minister since December 2016, after previously holding the position between 2009 and 2011. “We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere…

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Ryan Giggs EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United legend refutes claims he is waiting for Premier League job, saying level doesn’t matter for managerial opportunity

Ryan Giggs has told talkSPORT he is not waiting for a Premier League job, and is willing to look further down the English football pyramid to be given a managerial opportunity. The Manchester United legend has denied claims he is refusing to entertain talks with clubs in the Championship and below, as he believes he deserves a chance to manage at the highest level of the game. Nottingham Forest are one club said to have sounded out Giggs, 43, over becoming their new head coach in early 2017, but nothing came…

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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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Saying Farewell to a Store That Changed Shopping

When news broke last week that Colette, the pacesetting Parisian concept store that started numerous designers’ careers and helped change the face of retail, would close in December after 20 years, fashion first was shocked, then began to mourn and finally to reminisce. For an industry that does not agree on much, this everyone believed: It was the end of an era. Here, some of its members share their memories of the store, of the founders — Colette Roussaux and her daughter, Sarah Andelman — and of why it mattered….

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Celebrity names you're probably saying wrong

As Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot can do anything – apart from getting people to pronounce her name correctly. You’ve probably been calling her Gal Gah-dote or Gal Gah-doh all this time. Or maybe you’re not at all sure and have been mumbling her surname, hoping no one will notice. But the Israeli actress recently cleared up the confusion by telling Jimmy Kimmel it’s actually pronounced Gal Gad-dott. She’s not the only one who’s struggled with name issues. Here are a few other famous faces whose name you may have been…

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