Blame it on Bernd: Syria pin Asian Cup struggles on sacked coach

Al Ain: Syrian defender Ahmad Al Salih has put "100 per cent" of the blame for their struggles thus far at the Asian Cup on sacked coach Bernd Stange as the war-torn nation prepares to throw everything they've got at the Socceroos. The return of former manager Fajr Ibrahim as Stange's mid-tournament replacement appears to have appeased and reinvigorated Syria's players, […]

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Millions on common sleeping pills 'would sleep through a house fire', experts warn

The class of drugs, which includes Valium and Xanax, send people into such a deep sleep they may not wake to the sound of an alarm blaring nearby, tests showed. One trial showed half of volunteers slept through an alarm, as loud as someone vacuuming next to their bed. Benzodiazepines turn off the brain's "intruder alert", said the study's senior […]

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Sixers on top, leaving Renegades hungry for finals revenge

Having secured a finals spot for the first time, the Melbourne Renegades have declared they aren’t there to make up the numbers. A narrow win over the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday ensured the Renegades became the first Victorian club to qualify for the Women’s Big Bash League finals. But the Renegades couldn’t overcome a star-studded Sydney Sixers side at Geelong’s […]

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Richardson turns tables on India in morale-boosting win for Australia

A masterful century from Indian maestro Rohit Sharma was not enough to get India over the line as Australia’s quicks successfully defended 288 thanks to a career-best four-wicket haul from Jhye Richardson. Sharma’s 133 off 129 balls, his 22nd ODI hundred, was the glue to India’s chase but with MS Dhoni’s 51 the only other reasonable means of support, the […]

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Padma Lakshmi on the Powerlessness of Modeling

When it comes to badass women, the theme of InStyle’s February Issue, Padma Lakshmi is no doubt among them. In the fall, the former international model and Top Chef host and executive producer revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she, too, had experienced sexual assault as a teen and kept silent about it for years. Inspired by the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey […]

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Furniture shop owner on the brink of bankruptcy 'injured 81 people by sparking gas blast in £51k insurance con'

Pascal Blasio, 57, took a cap off a gas pipe and tampered with a control valve, jurors were told. A man, Lewis Jones, 21, was “left clinging to life” with serious brain injury. Prosecutor Nigel Lawrence QC said 63 buildings were wrecked in the “almost apocalyptic” blast. He told Liverpool crown court: “It could have led to loss of lives.” […]

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Anna Cathcart Dishes On ‘Zoe Valentine’ in New Featurette – Watch Here!

Anna Cathcart and the cast of Zoe Valentine are opening up about their new show in a new featurette. Zoe Valentine centers the title character, a high school freshman whose older sister, Cleo, dies from cancer and propels her into the spotlight. “All of the sudden her sister’s friends, who are popular and cool, start saying hi to her and […]

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Icons on BBC2 – who are the world's greatest leaders and how do you vote?

Here is everything you need to know about the programme format, icons and how to vote for your favourite. Who are the world's greatest leaders? The audience will be asked who their favourite leaders are and it will be ultimately decided who is the greatest of them all. Seven well-known faces will feature in an hour-long documentary arguing the case […]

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