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Colin Kaepernick: Rihanna ‘declined Super Bowl invitation in support of quarterback’

Rihanna was the NFL’s first choice for the Super Bowl half-time show The NFL has refused to comment on reports that Barbadian singer Rihanna declined an invitation to headline the Super Bowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback Kaepernick, 30, was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem. Other players followed suit, leading to criticism ...

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Brexit: PM faces backlash over possible extension to transition period

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is facing criticism from her own party after signalling she might be willing to extend the post-Brexit transition period. Scottish Secretary David Mundell is said to have written to her to condemn the move, whilst former leader Iain Duncan Smith said it would see the UK paying the EU “tens of billions” more. Conservative MP ...

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Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher released from prison

Image copyright PA Image caption Anjem Choudary will serve the second half of his sentence outside of prison Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed for inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released. The cleric was sentenced in 2016 to five-and-a-half years in prison. He led an extremist network linked to violent jihadists, including one of the killers of ...

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PlayStation usernames: The stories behind the most embarrassing ones

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The first PlayStation console was released in 1994 PlayStation has announced that early next year players will be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID for the first time. It’s a long-awaited feature for PlayStation users that means those weird and shameful usernames will be no more. Can’t relate? Try to think about ...

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Jose Mourinho: Would sacking Man Utd manager be justified?

Months? Weeks? Days? How much longer will Mourinho stay at Man Utd? The Premier League weekend before the international break was dominated by talk Jose Mourinho was about to lose his job as Manchester United manager. According to one national newspaper, the Portuguese’s time at the club would come to an end regardless of the result against Newcastle on 6 ...

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You, Me, and the Big C host get posthumous award

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #YouMeBigC team won praise for their frank discussions about cancer The BBC podcast You, Me and The Big C has won a major radio award, less than two months after its co-presenter Rachael Bland died from breast cancer. The Radio 5 Live presenter, who started the show with two fellow cancer ...

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How a doodle a day helped me survive first year without my wife

Image copyright Gary Andrews Image caption Gary Andrews with his daughter Lily (11) and his son Ben (eight) How do you cope with the unexpected death of your partner of 19 years? That was the question facing Gary Andrews, 57, when his 41-year-old wife Joy died suddenly almost a year ago. Over the last 12 months he has discovered that, ...

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