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Algeria: Joyous scenes of celebrations after Bouteflika resigns

Algiers, Algeria - "I am super happy and excited. We have won a battle. This will be a sleepless night", Bilal, a 27-year-old carpenter, told Al Jazeera in downtown Algiers as he and thousands of other Algerians celebrated President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation.  The ailing, 82-year-old leader announced he was stepping down with immediate effect in…

Women’s World Cup 2019: England beat Cameroon in fiery encounter to reach quarter-finals

VAR controversy overshadows England's 3-0 win over Cameroon in the last 16England progressed to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 3-0 victory over an enraged Cameroon side who protested after two VAR decisions went against them. Goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood sent England through to face Norway on…

World Cup: England v Bangladesh – in-play clips, radio & text

England v Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup - in-play clips, radio & text - Live - BBC Sport Summary Weather forecast is good Victory would take either side joint-top with Australia and NZ

Grand National: Triumphant Tiger Roll becomes a ‘rock star’ racehorse

Listen to the moment Tiger Roll won the Grand National for a second timeWhen the record-breaking Red Rum became the last racehorse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals in 1974, it was shortly after a song called Tiger Feet had topped the charts. Now the diminutive Tiger Roll has his own place in sporting folklore after…

Qatar marks second anniversary of Arab quartet blockade

Two years after four Arab countries started a blockade of Qatar, there remains little sign the political crisis - the worst in the Gulf region for years - is moving any closer towards a resolution. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5, 2017, shortly…

Saudi-UAE coalition vows action after Houthi missile attack

The Saudi-led coalition said it would "take stern action" to deter the Houthi rebels after the Yemeni rebels carried out a missile attack on Abha airport in Saudi Arabia that left at least 26 injured. Turki al-Malki, the coalition spokesman, said the missile hit "proves this terrorist militia's acquisition of new advanced weapons and the continuation of…

US: House panel votes to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Washington, DC - Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to recommend a contempt citation against US Attorney General William Barr, setting the stage for a constitutional confrontation with the White House over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report. The 24-16 vote by the key Judiciary Committee came along party lines with all…

Zelensky to face Poroshenko in Ukraine run-off: exit poll

Kiev, Ukraine - Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will face incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff vote for Ukraine's presidency, official preliminary results have shown. With more than 70 percent of votes counted, Ukraine's Central Election Commission showed Zelensky, a political novice who is better known for playing a president in a TV sitcom, had secured 30.4 percent of the votes…

Montenegro v England: Gareth Southgate warns youth of ‘hostile environment’

Eighteen-year-olds Jadon Sancho (left) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (right) played in Friday's win over the Czech RepublicBBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website England's young players need to be prepared for a "hostile environment" when they take on Montenegro in their…

Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder out of opening Euro 2020 qualifier

Aaron Ramsey has made 58 appearances for Wales, scoring 14 goals Euro 2020 qualifiers: Wales v Slovakia Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Sunday, 24 March Kick-off: 14:00 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru; live text updates on the BBC Sport website, watch highlights on BBC One Wales, 22.30 GMT Wales midfielder…
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US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover...

Democrats in the United States's House of Representatives believe President Donald Trump is engaged in a "cover up”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi spoke to reporters following a meeting of House Democrats as politicians contend with how to handle multiple investigations into Trump, a Republican, and his administration, including whether to launch…

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