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Sep 22

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons testSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

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Sep 22

Sam Sexton ready to be ‘hated’ in British heavyweight title fight v Gary Cornish

Sam Sexton is ready to be “hated” in Edinburgh when he meets Scot Gary Cornish for the vacant British heavyweight title.

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Sep 22

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.

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Sep 22

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so fa…

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Sep 22

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?

Could North Korea's Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War?No, but they could kill a lot of people.  Could North Korea’s Army Crush the U.S. Military in a War? Other than North Korea’s massed dug in artillery forces, Pyongyang’s enormous and well training special operations forces are the most dangerous threat facing the United States and the South. According to U.S. military sources, Pyongyang’s special operations troops are well trained and well equipped and pose a significant danger.

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Sep 22

A-bombs and H-bombs explained

The world’s nuclear arsenals are comprised mainly of two types of warheads — atomic bombs, also called A-bombs, and the more powerful hydrogen or H-bombs. North Korea, escalating its war of rhetoric with the United States, on Friday hinted it may exp…

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Sep 22

Donald Trump Wastes No Time To Respond to Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump Wastes No Time To Respond to Kim Jong-unThe North Korean leader personally threatened to “tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”

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Sep 22

Fish and chips, Hotel California & brutal camps – the build-up to Parker v Fury

As Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury get ready to fight in Manchester, BBC Sport learns of their hobbies, adversity and goals.

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Sep 22

Hurricane Maria: British man dies as partner and children rescued from capsized boat

A British man has died after a boat he was travelling in with his family was overturned by Hurricane Maria. The unnamed man had been with his family on a boat that sounded a distress call off the coast of Puerto Rico as the storm moved in on Wednesday…

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Sep 22

Sports quiz of the week: sackings, strike partnerships and a sensational start

Who keep winning? Who kept scoring? And who could have been a contender?

Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus were both on the scoresheet for Manchester City last weekend (and the weekend before). They have now scored nine league goals between them this season. Which two strikers contributed 55 goals to their club in a single Premier League season?

Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley for Newcastle in 1993-94

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn in 1994-95

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole for Manchester United in 1998-99

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez for Liverpool in 2013-14

Why were Celta Vigo fined by La Liga this week?

Because their players were “wearing their socks too low”

Three of their players mooned to a group of photographers who came to watch them train

Their manager did an interview while wearing a set of branded headphones

All eight of their games this season have ended nil-nil and they’ve been accused of “unsportsmanlike tactics”.

Not enough fans have attended their home matches this season

What is the missing number: ???-110, 114-114, 113-115?





What was unexpected about Mark Beaumont’s attempt to cycle “around the world in 80 days”?

He wasn’t able to complete it as someone stole his bike

The ferry he had booked from Dover to Calais was delayed and he finished in 81 days

He arrived home and found out his sponsor had gone bust and hadn’t been paying him

He finished it two days earlier than planned

Gareth Barry made his 632nd appearance in the Premier League on Saturday, equalling Ryan Giggs’ record. What Premier League record does Barry own all to himself?

Most appearances without winning the title

Oldest goalscorer

Most yellow cards

First person to score a hat-trick for two different clubs

Mark Sampson, the manager of the England women’s football team, was sacked on Wednesday. How had the team performed the night before?

They lost 2-0

They lost 4-1

The drew 3-3

They won 6-0

Which football club in the UK has not dropped a point yet this season?

Manchester City




Rio Ferdinand has taken up boxing after a long and successful career as a footballer. Which other sport did the teenage Ferdinand reject before signing a contract with West Ham?



Table tennis


Which other athlete took up boxing late in his sporting career and went on to win a British title?

Andrew Flintoff

Curtis Woodhouse

Leon McKenzie

Nobby Stiles

Jake LaMotta, the fighter immortalised in Martin Scorsese’s film Raging Bull, died this week at the age of 95. What was LaMotta’s other nickname?

The Brooklyn bruiser

The Staten Island stomper

The Manhattan maniac

The Bronx Bull

The Queensberry ruler

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Sep 22

Heartbreak in Puerto Rico: 'We Don't Have Anything'

Puerto Ricans are now returning home to face the devastation from Hurricane Maria.

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Sep 22

Tiny Dominica calls for help after Hurricane Maria

The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica appealed for desperately-needed aid and helicopters following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which left the country struggling to survive without water or electricity. The island largely lost communic…

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Sep 22

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings

President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. “Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our mili…

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Sep 22

Anger in Mexico as officials admit Frida Sofia, the 'girl trapped in earthquake rubble' does not exist 

Anger in Mexico as officials admit Frida Sofia, the 'girl trapped in earthquake rubble' does not exist Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. Soldiers and volunteers carry a survivor from the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen School on Thursday Credit:  MARIO GUZMAN/EFE News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Mexico and abroad glued to their television sets. But she never existed, Mexican navy officials now say. At least 25 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage at Enrique Rebsamen school following the magnitude 7.1 quake Credit:  MARIO GUZMAN/EFE “We want to emphasize that we have no knowledge about the report that emerged with the name of a girl,” navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento said Thursday. “We never had any knowledge about that report, and we do not believe – we are sure – it was not a reality.” Sarmiento said a camera lowered into the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen school showed blood tracks where an injured person apparently dragged himself or herself, and the only person still listed as missing was a school employee. But it was just blood tracks – no fingers wiggling, no voice, no name. Several dead people have been removed from the rubble, and it could have been their fingers rescuers thought they saw move. Why is Mexico City so earthquake-prone? 01:21 Sarmiento later apologized for being so categorical, saying that if a person is still trapped it could be a child or an adult. “The information existing at this moment doesn’t allow us to say if it is an adult or a child,” Sarmiento said. “As long as there is the slightest possibility of someone alive, we will continue searching with the same energy.” Tuesday’s 7.1 earthquake is the worst to hit the city since 1985 Credit: Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency Twitter users quickly brought out the “Fake News” tag and complained that the widespread coverage had distracted attention from real rescue efforts where victims have been pulled victims from the rubble – something that hasn’t happened at the school in at least a day. Viewers across the country hung on the round-the-clock coverage of the drama Wednesday from the only network that was permitted to enter. Mexico City’s buildings crumble as deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits – in pictures The military, which ran the rescue operation, spoke directly only to the network’s reporters inside the site. The Associated Press and others reported about the search for the girl, based on interviews with rescue workers leaving the scene who believed it was true. How to help | Mexico Earthquake The workers had been toiling through the night, and the chance of rescuing the girl appeared to give them hope and purpose despite their exhaustion. Reports about the trapped girl led to the donations of cranes, support beams and power tools at the school site – pleas for help quickly met based on the urgency of rescuing children. It was unclear if that affected other rescue operations going on simultaneously at a half dozen other sites across the city. Women are covered in dust after making it out of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP Despite all the technology brought to bear at the school, including thermal imaging devices, sensors, scanners and remote cameras, the mistake may have come down to a few over-enthusiastic rescuers who, one-by one, crawled into the bottom of shafts tunneled into the rubble looking for any signs of life. “I don’t think there was bad faith involved,” security analyst Alejandro Hope said. “You want to believe there are children still alive down there.” Mexico earthquake: Shake intensity Rescuers interviewed by the AP late Wednesday at a barricade that blocked most journalists from reaching the site believed the story of the girl implicitly. Operating on little sleep and relying on donated food and tools, rescuers were emotionally wedded to the story, and the adrenaline it provided may have been the only thing keeping them going. At least 25 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage at Enrique Rebsamen school following the magnitude 7.1 quake Credit: Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency Rescue worker Raul Rodrigo Hernandez Ayala came out from the site Wednesday night and said that “the girl is alive, she has vital signs,” and that five more children had been located alive. “There is a basement where they found children.” Despite the setback – and the diminishing hopes that anyone was left under the rubble – rescuers appeared unwilling to question the effort. A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City on Tuesday Credit:  Pablo Ramos/AP “It was a confusion,” said Alfredo Padilla, a volunteer rescuer at the school. “The important thing is there are signs of life and we are working on that.” In retrospect, the story of “Frida Sofia,” had some suspicious points from the start. Officials couldn’t locate any relatives of the missing girl, and no girl with that name attended the school. Rescuers said they were still separated from her by yards of rubble, but could somehow still hear her. Children pulled from school rubble in Mexico 01:36 It could have political repercussions: Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno, often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, had repeated the story about the girl. Hope noted “something similar happened in 1985,” referring to the magnitude 8.0 quake that killed 9,500 people. Media quickly reported that a 9-year-old boy had been located in the rubble days after the Sept. 19 quake 32 years ago. Rescuers mobilized in a huge effort to find the boy, but he apparently never existed. “That generated anger against those who had spread the story,” Hope said. 

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Sep 22

Meet the Man Predicting the Apocalypse on Saturday

Meet the Man Predicting the Apocalypse on SaturdayHe also calls out young people for lacking critical thinking skills and being “dumbed down by TV, commercials, sports and so forth.”

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Sep 22

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric testSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs (all times local):

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