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Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of athletes eligible for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Tuesday.

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Hammond dismisses Johnson's talk of post-Brexit NHS dividend

Foreign secretary calls for more funds but chancellor says economy is suffering Economic confidence is suffering due to the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU, Philip Hammond has said, as he pointedly knocked down demands from Boris Johnson for a “Brexit dividend” for the NHS, in a sign of growing divisions within the government. Continue reading...

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An Electric Jaguar XJ is the Latest Buzz

The Jaguar XJ competes with the BMW 7 Series and the leader of large luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But when it enters its next generation, Jaguar will position it against the Tesla Model S as an electric car, a new report claims. According to Autocar, the next-generation Jaguar XJ will also keep its saloon look... The post An Electric Jaguar XJ is the Latest Buzz appeared first on Automobile Magazine.

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Jersey’s claim for Uefa membership status still falling on deaf ears

The Channel Island want to become the 56th member and believe the Nations League is the perfect chance to get into the international gameThis week Uefa makes its inaugural draw of the Nations League, which it sees as the home of fresh opportunity. Not everyone is so sure . Some remain unwillingly on the outside looking in and the Jersey Football Association’s quest to become part of the 55-strong Uefa membership has led to its taking a case to the court of arbitration for sport. Next month – at the behest of Cas – Uefa’s congress will consider Jersey’s bid. It will be heard, though, against a backdrop of anger directly linked to the Nations League in which the JFA believes it can play a salient part. Continue reading...

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Philippines’ Mayon volcano shoots lava fountains up to 700 meters (VIDEOS)

The Mount Mayon volcano continues to spew lava, with lava fountains gushing up to 700 meters into the sky Tuesday, as the Philippines authorities advise people to stay away from the eight kilometer danger zone. Read Full Article at

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Bitcoin dips 12% as South Korea announces taxation of cryptocurrency exchanges

The cryptocurrency market has extended losses on Tuesday following the news that South Korea is planning to introduce taxation on digital money trading. Read Full Article at

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Football transfer rumours: Newcastle in for Atlético Madrid's Kevin Gameiro?

Today’s fluff is the fluff that never sleeps Alexis Sánchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan might have slept the sleep of both the just and the just-signed-another-whopping-great-contract last night, but the Rumour Mill doesn’t get to rest. With the January transfer window open for several more days, increasingly panic-stricken recruitment departments of various football clubs are hastily steering their trolleys around the aisles, frantically checking to see what over-priced players are left on the shelves. Not content with being 12 points clear of Manchester United in the Premier League, Manchester City are ready to ramp up their well-documented interest in the Athletic Bilbao central defender Aymeric Laporte and tabloid reports on Tuesday morning suggest they may pay the £60m release clause on the 23-year-old’s contract. Pep Guardiola is also rumoured to be super keen on bringing Shakhtar Donetsk’s highly rated midfielder Fred to the Etihad sooner rather than later. City had been expected to make their move for the Brazilian this summer, but the sight of Fabian Delph loitering around the physio room means they will offer the Ukrainian club more money in a bid to grease the wheels and speed up a deal. Continue reading...

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Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations closed by gas leak

Engineers tackling incident which also caused evacuation of a London club and hotel London’s Charing Cross station has been closed and a wide cordon placed around it after a “large” gas leak prompted the evacuation of a nearby hotel and nightclub. The London fire brigade said that almost 1,500 people were taken to safety as firefighters helped police at a ruptured gas main in Craven Street, off the Strand, close to Trafalgar Square. Continue reading...

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