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James Ellington & Nigel Levine 'conscious and stable' after crash

British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are “conscious and stable” after a motorbike accident in Spain. British Athletics confirmed the pair were injured on Tuesday in Tenerife, where they were warm-weather training. They said their staff were with the … Continue reading

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Italy weather: Quakes hit snowbound central regions

Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures. The biggest 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 10:25 local time (09:25 GMT), with others following. They hit the same area devastated by quakes in … Continue reading

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Mosul battle: Iraqi army prepares offensive on west of city

The Iraqi army says it is preparing military operations to retake western Mosul, the last urban stronghold in Iraq of so-called Islamic State. The preparations follow a recent offensive which officials said on Wednesday had recaptured nearly all of the … Continue reading

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In pictures: Prize pigeons

In Sanliurfa, south-east of Turkey, a cage full of pigeons sits surrounded by a circle of stools. Nearby, a poster on the wall advertises a now-passed “National Most Beautiful Pigeon Contest”. Here, they auction the birds to a dedicated band … Continue reading

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Australian Open 2017: Nick Kyrgios beaten by Andreas Seppi, Roger Federer through

Australian Open 2017 Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 Jan Coverage: Daily live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website. Nick Kyrgios was knocked out of his home Grand … Continue reading

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On the banks of two majestic US rivers

Jon Kay talks to people working on the busiest US inland waterway about maintaining the locks, and what President-elect Donald Trump could do for them. This is the third in a series of features to mark the inauguration week of … Continue reading

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Leonne Weeks death: Women arrested in Rotherham murder probe

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after the death of a 16-year-old girl. The body of a girl, named locally as Leonne Weeks, was found in Dinnington, Rotherham, on Monday. The woman, a 26-year-old from … Continue reading

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Wheelchair user Doug Paulley on winning bus buggy dispute

Speaking after the judgement, wheelchair user Doug Paulley says the case “will hopefully make a major difference for disabled travellers”. Wheelchair user Doug Paulley brought his case after he was told he could not get on a bus to Leeds … Continue reading

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Couple 'risk lives' at North Yorkshire rail crossing

A couple with a toddler “risked their lives” by climbing over a locked level crossing gate near Scarborough, Network Rail has warned. The company has just released CCTV footage of the incident, which happened on New Year’s Eve. It shows … Continue reading

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Australian Open 2017: Dan Evans stuns Marin Cilic in Melbourne

Britain’s Dan Evans caused a major upset by stunning world number seven Marin Cilic to reach the third round of the Australian Open for the first time. Evans, ranked 51st in the world, fought back from a poor first set … Continue reading

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