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Former England striker Eni Aluko retires from football at the age of 32

The Guardian UK - Dom, 14/01/2029 - 23:16

• Aluko won 102 caps, five FA Cups and three English league titles
• ‘I feel like I’m ending on a high. I feel very excited’

The former England international striker Eni Aluko has announced her retirement from football at the age of 32, six weeks after she left Juventus 18 months into a two-year contract to return to England.

Aluko won five FA Cups and three English league titles while at Birmingham, Charlton and Chelsea, represented the American sides Saint Louis Athletics, Atlanta Beat and Sky Blue FC, and won the league and domestic cup in Italy.

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'He could score from anywhere': Fans remember NBA legend Kobe Bryant

The Independent - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:57
Star's 13-year-old daughter also among the dead
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Video of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna discussing basketball

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:56
A heartbreaking video of Kobe Bryant, 41, lovingly explaining the game of basketball to his daughter, Gianna, 13, resurfaced shortly after they were killed in a helicopter crash in California.
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Reports of 'heavy gunfire' on the streets of French city of Nimes 

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:51
Gun shots were heard on the streets of a French city this evening. 'Heavy gunfire' was reported to have taken place in the city Nimes. The 'shootout' was said to have been between rival gangs.
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Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers star killed in helicopter crash – live updates

The Guardian UK - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:50

9.44pm GMT

“This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement earlier, Reuters writes.

9.33pm GMT

There are no indications yet as to why the helicopter carrying Bryant crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California, near Malibu on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

Smoke could be seen rising from the crash site. A press conference is planned for 2pm local time (5pm ET), which may shed more light on what has happened.

#FAA statement on the helicopter accident near Calabasas, California.

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Kobe Bryant death: Live updates as sporting world reacts to loss of NBA legend

The Independent - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:49
Los Angeles County Sherrif's Department confirmed five passengers have been killed in the crash
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Kobe Bryant: stars pay tribute to Lakers legend on social media

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:48
Tristan Thompson was quick to tweet that 'I hope this isn't true man!!' upon hearing the news that the 41-year-old was one of five people killed in the crash.
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Coronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn

The Guardian UK - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:47

UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within days

About 100,000 people could be infected with the new coronavirus around the world, experts have warned, as the UK government faced calls to reassure people that the NHS is ready to deal with any British cases within days.

Prof Neil Ferguson, a public health expert at Imperial College, said his “best guess” was that there were 100,000 affected by the virus even though there are only 2,000 confirmed cases so far, mostly in the city of Wuhan in China where the virus first appeared.

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Kobe Bryant congratulated Lebron James in his last tweet

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:45
The legendary basketball player took to social media hours before his death to celebrate Lebron James surpassing him to earn the No. 2 All-Time Top Scorer title.
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Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna among dead in California helicopter crash, say reports

The Independent - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:44
LA County Sheriff Department have confirmed all five passengers on board were killed
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Matildas' Olympics qualifiers moved to Sydney because of coronavirus outbreak

The Guardian UK - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:40
  • Qualifiers had been scheduled for Wuhan
  • No dates or venues confirmed for February games

Sydney will host the Matildas’ Olympic qualifying group matches against China, Taiwan and Thailand after the Asian Football Confederation elected to move the games away from Nanjing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The group B games were originally moved from Wuhan – the source of the outbreak – to Nanjing but will now take place in Sydney in February after the Chinese Football Association withdrew as host. The AFC nominated Sydney as the replacement host after working with the Australian officials.

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Three rockets 'score direct hits on the US embassy in Baghdad'

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:32
Three out of five rockets fired on Sunday directly hit the US embassy in Iraq's capital, a security source has said - including one that slammed into a cafe at dinner time. Pictured: Protests in Iraq on Sunday.
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Kobe Bryant obituary: Former NBA and LA Lakers legend who transcended basketball

Mirror - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:30
Bryant, 41 won five NBA championships during a glittering career for the Lakers, and his NBA all-time points record was only surpassed by Lebron James on Saturday
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Starwatch: find a sliver of moon, guided by brilliant Venus

The Guardian UK - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:30

Enjoy the beauty of a tiny young crescent moon as it approaches conjunction with Venus, the brightest planet

Observers in both hemispheres have the opportunity to see an extremely thin crescent moon this evening and tomorrow. Such tiny lunar slivers are extraordinarily beautiful but often hard to locate. Although this one takes place in the constellation of Aquarius, the water bearer, which is notoriously devoid of bright stars to act as wayfinders, Venus, the brightest planet, is helpfully on hand to guide our view. From London, look south-west this evening. The chart shows the view at 18:00GMT. From Sydney, look due south. The moon will be lower than Venus and just 7% of its surface will be illuminated. If you do not manage to catch a glimpse of the moon tonight then don’t worry, tomorrow is also good. Over the next 24 hours, the moon will have drawn level with Venus in the sky, and 13% of its surface will now be illuminated. Given clear skies, this conjunction is really worth making the effort to see. It will be a picture perfect end to the first month of the year.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2020 LIVE results, final card and latest updates from Texas event

Mirror - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:30
It's the most exciting night of the year for WWE fans - follow all the action here with Mirror Sport
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Kobe Bryant tributes lead by sporting stars Tom Brady and Raheem Sterling following death

Daily Mail - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:25
Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker led the tributes after it was confirmed that basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California.
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Grammys 2020: The best-dressed stars on the red carpet

The Independent - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:25
62nd annual Grammy Awards take place tonight in California
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Kim Kardashian trolled by fans as she's not gifted any Ivy Park following Beyonce 'feud'

Mirror - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:21
Kim Kardashian fans are convinced she didn't receive any of Beyonce's new Ivy Park goodies because she didn't post an unboxing video on social media
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Kylie Jenner reunites with Travis Scott after split for Stormi's lavish party

Mirror - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:18
Billionaire Kylie Jenner reunited with Stormi's dad Travis Scott for a lavish party to celebrate the release of their joint make-up collection
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Strictly's Oti Mabuse admits she cried over curves and considered boob reduction

Mirror - Dom, 26/01/2020 - 22:15
The stunning dancer has bravely opened up been comfortable in her skin
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