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Final IOC decision allows 169 Russians to compete in PyeongChang days before Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has said 169 Russian athletes have satisfied its criteria and will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang under a neutral flag. The IOC didn’t mention the athletes by name, but the number matches the final application for the Olympics, which was submitted by Russia on Thursday. There were 169 athletes on ...

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Child ‘soaking in his underwear’ seeks help in storm before disappearing, sparking police search

Police are investigating a bizarre case in Kent after residents called officers to say a half-dressed child was running around in the pouring rain pleading with strangers for help, before fleeing into the night. Concerned adults rushed to seek assistance on Tuesday night after the boy, thought to be aged around 12, banged on doors for help. Despite rain and ...

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North Korea could stage ‘intimidating’ military parade day before Olympic Games – Seoul

North Korea may stage an “intimidating” military parade the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Seoul says, adding that the event could involve large-scale forces and almost all of Pyongyang’s weapons. The North is preparing to mark the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at Mirim Airfield in the capital, Pyongyang, on February 8, Unification Minister ...

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EU ‘sticking two fingers up at UK’ as it plans to steal fish before they reach British waters

The EU has been accused of “sticking two fingers up at the UK” amid plans to snatch up fish before they reach British waters. It comes as Britain intends to regain control of its waters post-Brexit. The UK is seeking to revoke the Commons Fisheries Act, which gives EU trawlers indiscriminate access to British fish stock. However, an EU official ...

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Android 8.1 can now display WiFi speeds before connecting

Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks as with 8.1’s updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more compelling of the bunch, offering estimated network signals prior to logging on. Starting this week, users with 8.1 installed will see one of four ...

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Mattis says Turkey warned Pentagon before attacking US-backed Kurds

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave advance notice that it was planning to launch an attack on US-allied Kurdish militias in Syria, but he did not specify if Washington tried to dissuade Ankara. ”Turkey was candid,” Mattis told reporters aboard a plane traveling to Asia from the US. ”They warned us before they launched the aircraft they were ...

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4th rape trial collapses as Oxford student cleared of charges before trial

A two-year rape case against an Oxford University student has been dropped just days before his trial, after a “new set of eyes” re-examined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) case against him. Oliver Mears, 19, from Horley, Surrey, was on track to become a successful scientist before being arrested on suspicion of raping and indecently assaulting a woman at a ...

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Uncle ‘kidnapped, raped niece before hiding her body in freezer,’ court hears

An “obsessed” man kidnapped, raped and slit his niece’s throat before hiding her body in a freezer, a court has heard. He allegedly decided if he couldn’t have her, “nobody else could.” A second victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also kidnapped but managed to survive. Builder Mujahid Arshid, 33, is accused of taking the women to ...

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Ban for French football referee who kicked out at player before sending him off

French football referee Tony Chapron has received a ban from the French Football Federation (FFF) for apparently kicking out at Nantes player Diego Carlos, before bizarrely showing him a red card. Chapron took a tumble when Carlos clipped the referee’s heels near the halfway line while both were running to keep up with a Nantes attack in the final moments ...

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US aims to disrupt Russia’s internal affairs with sanctions before elections – Deputy FM

A new round of sanctions likely to be imposed on Moscow by Washington will be an obvious attempt to disrupt Russian internal affairs ahead of the presidential elections, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said. “We see this as yet another attempt to influence our internal affairs, especially ahead of the presidential election,” Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Saturday. ...

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