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    Conor Murray: If Lions click we can cause upset at Eden Park

    Conor Murray: If Lions click we can cause upset at Eden Park


    Conor Murray believes the British and Irish Lions could well boast the extra-special blend required to end New Zealand's imperious Eden Park...

    Conor Murray believes the British and Irish Lions could well boast the extra-special blend required to end New Zealand's imperious Eden Park record.
    Ireland skipper Rhys Ruddock backs Peter O'Mahony to excel with Lions

    Ireland skipper Rhys Ruddock backs Peter O'Mahony to excel with Lions


    Rhys Ruddock has backed British and Irish Lions captain Peter O'Mahony to make a big impact against New Zealand in Saturday's opening Test at Eden...

    Rhys Ruddock has backed British and Irish Lions captain Peter O'Mahony to make a big impact against New Zealand in Saturday's opening Test at Eden Park.
    John Spencer incident will not affect Lions on tour - Rob Howley

    John Spencer incident will not affect Lions on tour - Rob Howley


    The British and Irish Lions will not revise their interactions with fans after tour manager John Spencer was abused and assaulted in an Auckland...

    The British and Irish Lions will not revise their interactions with fans after tour manager John Spencer was abused and assaulted in an Auckland restaurant.
    Mexican president demands urgent probe into spying on journalists and activists

    Mexican president demands urgent probe into spying on journalists and activists


    President Enrique Pena Nieto has said he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders in...

    President Enrique Pena Nieto has said he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico.
    Donald Trump calls for 'unity' at first White House picnic

    Donald Trump calls for 'unity' at first White House picnic


    Donald Trump has called for "unity" as the US president and first lady hosted their first congressional picnic at the White...

    Donald Trump has called for "unity" as the US president and first lady hosted their first congressional picnic at the White House.
    Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis

    Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis


    Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the...

    Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.
    Bill Cosby planning lecture tour to educate young people on misbehaviour

    Bill Cosby planning lecture tour to educate young people on misbehaviour


    Bill Cosby will organise a series of lectures to help educate young people about problems their misbehaviour could create and other issues, a spokesman for the entertainer...

    Bill Cosby will organise a series of lectures to help educate young people about problems their misbehaviour could create and other issues, a spokesman for the entertainer said.
    South Korean former president's friend jailed

    South Korean former president's friend jailed


    A South Korean court has sentenced a long-time friend of ousted president Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul...

    A South Korean court has sentenced a long-time friend of ousted president Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.
    US suspends meat product imports from Brazil

    US suspends meat product imports from Brazil


    The United States has announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Brazil because of safety...

    The United States has announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Brazil because of safety concerns.
    Donald Trump nominates NFL club owner as UK ambassador

    Donald Trump nominates NFL club owner as UK ambassador


    Donald Trump says he will nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the US ambassador to the United...

    Donald Trump says he will nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the US ambassador to the United Kingdom.
    International court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

    International court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute


    A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over sovereignty of the Chagos Islands will be referred to the International Court of Justice...

    A dispute between the UK and Mauritius over sovereignty of the Chagos Islands will be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
    Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit

    Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit


    The 27 European Union nations that will still be part of the bloc when Britain pulls out plan to decide in November where the EU agencies now based in London will be...

    The 27 European Union nations that will still be part of the bloc when Britain pulls out plan to decide in November where the EU agencies now based in London will be relocated.
    US man charged with giving secret documents to China

    US man charged with giving secret documents to China


    A US man caught with 16,500 dollars in cash in his carry-on luggage has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese...

    A US man caught with 16,500 dollars in cash in his carry-on luggage has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.
    Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel denied parole

    Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel denied parole


    Convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, has been denied parole after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the...

    Convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, has been denied parole after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the murders.
    The players Chelsea could have made more money on

    The players Chelsea could have made more money on


    Liverpool have signed former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah for a fee understood to be close to...

    Liverpool have signed former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah for a fee understood to be close to £35million.
    Judges affirm Making A Murderer confession was coerced

    Judges affirm Making A Murderer confession was coerced


    A US prisoner featured in the Netflix series Making A Murderer was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel has...

    A US prisoner featured in the Netflix series Making A Murderer was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed.
    Yellowstone grizzly bears removed from endangered species list

    Yellowstone grizzly bears removed from endangered species list


    Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area of the US will be lifted this summer after government officials ruled the population is no longer...

    Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area of the US will be lifted this summer after government officials ruled the population is no longer threatened.
    EU leaders vote to extend sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict

    EU leaders vote to extend sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict


    The leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the US this...

    The leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the US this week.