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World first: Frenchman undergoes second face transplant

A Frenchman whose body rejected a face transplant has become the first person in the world to undergo the procedure a second time. The unnamed man in his 40s, who received his first transplant seven years ago, spent nearly two months in an induced coma without a face until a second donor was found on Monday, according to a joint ...

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‘Hearing the whistle, knowing we’re champions is the best’ – Sergio Ramos talks World Cup glory

Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has spoken to RT on leadership duties, the moment La Roja became world champions and why the magic may be returning to the dormant Spanish national side Sergio Ramos García began his career at hometown club Sevilla, in Spain’s southern autonomous region of Andalucia, before catching the eye of giants Real Madrid and ...

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Beer Buzz: FIFA’s beer sponsor to sue 2018 World Cup stadium

Football fans travelling to Russia’s Rostov for the 2018 World Cup this summer will not be left dry, as FIFA’s beer sponsor aims to sue city authorities over their decision to prohibit the sale of alcohol at the local stadium. Sun InBev, a Russian department of the Belgian brewing corporation AB InBev, which makes beer brands such as Budweiser, Stella ...

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Russia international Dzhikiya suffers serious knee injury, could miss World Cup

Russia’s international defender Georgi Dzhikiya is a doubt for this summer’s World Cup after suffering what appears to be a serious knee injury in a friendly for club side Spartak Moscow in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The 24-year-old was playing for Spartak against Shanghai SIPG when his leg reportedly gave way. One report suggested it may have been caused due to ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup is ‘attractive’ ISIS target, UK analysis firm claims

The FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup this summer could be an “attractive target” for terrorist group Islamic State, given Russia’s role in its territorial demise, according to UK-based analysis firm, IHS. “A successful attack (in Russia) would provide a tremendous propaganda boost for the Islamic State and its fighters and supporters, underlining the ongoing international threat posed by the group ...

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End of world? British scientists challenge UN global warming predictions

Climate change predictions making alarming claims on Earth’s future have been challenged by a new study. Suggestions the planet’s surface will warm by 5° Celsius by 2100 are not realistic, according to a team of scientists. Read more Frightening climate change predictions by the UN would be void if the group from the University of Exeter is correct. Their probe ...

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Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho retires from professional football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has officially retired from professional football at the age of 37. The former Barcelona and AC Milan attacking midfielder has not played since leaving Fluminense in 2015. The player’s brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday and announced a series of tribute events dedicated to his career. READ MORE: Ronaldinho joins Kadyrov in ...

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Pope Francis warns world is ‘one accident’ away from nuclear holocaust

Pope Francis has warned that the world is just “one accident” away from a nuclear holocaust the likes of which we have never seen, drawing on imagery from the Second World War to illustrate his point. Following Hawaii’s ballistic missile attack false alarm last week, which raised fears of a possible nuclear exchange with North Korea, the Pope was asked ...

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US, Canada host world summit on N. Korea… but Russia & China will only be briefed on results

Canada and the US are hosting a meeting on the Korean peninsula deadlock, gathering diplomats from 20 nations. Moscow and Beijing, however, are not invited, and will only be “briefed” on the outcome, Russia’s FM Lavrov said. The meeting, held January 15-17, seeks to achieve the goal of a “secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean peninsula,” according to its organizers. “The ...

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Over 3mn tickets requested for FIFA 2018 World Cup during current sales window

Over three million tickets for the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup have been requested by fans during the first window of the second sales phase which began on December 5, 2017. With just 150 days left before the start of the world’s biggest football showpiece, held in Russia for the first time, 3,141,163 tickets have been requested from football fans ...

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