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Gossip column extra: Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal

Gossip column extra: Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal
BBC Sport's David Ornstein and Simon Stone discuss the details of the imminent transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Manchester United.

Hours away from shutdown, here’s what to watch

Hours away from shutdown, here’s what to watch
Barring some dramatic change in the dynamic in the next 12 hours or so, that's where things are headed. Quite a way for the President to spend the one year anniversary of his inauguration. What comes next: At some point there will be a Senate cloture vote -- a 60-vote threshold that both sides know…

#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?
Thousands of Bulgarians have braved subzero temperatures in some 20 cities across the country to protest against a government decision to amend the management plan of a major national park. The rallies on Thursday were the latest in a number of demonstrations held this month opposing the expansion of the Bansko skiing resort in Pirin…

Mobile spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Mobile spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to…

Pele in hospital: Brazil legend ‘collapsed with exhaustion’

Pele in hospital: Brazil legend ‘collapsed with exhaustion’
Pele played in 14 games at World Cup finals, scoring 12 goals, and was awarded the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player at the 1970 tournamentBrazil legend Pele is in hospital after collapsing on Thursday with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour…

Will the government shut down tonight? Follow live

Will the government shut down tonight? Follow live
The Senate is racing to reach a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown on Friday, ahead of the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidency. Follow here for live updates

Russia ‘moving’ military observers in Syria’s Afrin

Russia ‘moving’ military observers in Syria’s Afrin
Russia has started moving military observers away from an area in northwestern Syria where Turkey is planning an offensive against Kurdish fighters, a Turkish official told Al Jazeera. Moving the observers comes as Turkey's defence minister on Friday said his country would go ahead with the offensive in the enclave of Afrin, saying Syrian Kurdish…

US government lurching towards a shutdown

US government lurching towards a shutdown
Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck The Republican-controlled Senate's bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. The House of Representatives voted…

Watch: Masters Snooker – Trump v Murphy

Watch: Masters Snooker – Trump v Murphy
Watch live Masters Snooker featuring Judd Trump & John Higgins - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary LIVE: Judd Trump 1-0 Shaun Murphy Murphy looking emulate his 2015 Masters win John Higgins v Ryan Day 19:00 GMT Quarter-finals, Alexandra Palace, best of 11 frames

Trump slams Senate Dems as shutdown looms

Trump slams Senate Dems as shutdown looms
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The 22 most important moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s extraordinary Fox News interview

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