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June 24, 2017 11:45 PM All Blacks bring in McKenzie after Smith setback

Chiefs full-back Damian McKenzie has been called up by New Zealand as cover for Ben Smith after the latter suffered another concussion on Saturday. All Blacks vice-captain Smith left the field in the first half of his team's 30-15 win over the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. It marked the latest concussion setback for Smith, who came off 26 minutes 6

June 24, 2017 10:51 PM Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2t6puT1 ) Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. The jet's pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves 6

June 24, 2017 7:12 PM Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The "sustained" hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a "determined attack" on all user accounts "in an attempt to identify weak passwords" 6

June 24, 2017 3:53 PM Pep Guardiola jumps for joy at super chip as he plays in Icons of Football golf tournament with Ryan Giggs

Pep Guardiola has gained a reputation as one of football's best coaches, but it also seems he has skills on the golf course too. The Manchester City manager played at the Belfry on Saturday in the Icons of Football match play golf tournament, and put club rivalry to the side to pair up with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. At the fourth hole, Guardiola 5

June 24, 2017 12:27 AM World Digest: June 23, 2017

Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshipers and security forces at the mosque 8

June 23, 2017 5:03 PM Coroner appeal after man with Newcastle links found dead on Teesside

Brian Porter is believed to have relatives in the Newcastle area and they are asked to get in touch with the Coroner's Office An appeal has been launched in a bid to trace relatives of a deceased man. Brian Porter, 71, was found dead in a property on Maltby Court in Guisborough, near Redcar, on Sunday, June 18. It is believed that he has relatives in the Newcastle 7

June 23, 2017 3:47 PM Emmerdale viewers react as Rodney Blackstock returns WITHOUT his ponytail

EMMERDALE viewers noticed something unusual about Rodney Blackstock on Thursday's episode after he returned WITHOUT his ponytail. Rodney – played by Patrick Mower – has been away from Emmerdale television screens for some time recently. However, the charming character made a surprise return on Thursday's episode and even left his own daughter, Bernice 6

June 23, 2017 7:17 AM France to stop granting oil exploration licences

PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) - French energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories. "There will be no new licence granted for exploration of hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on his Twitter 5

June 22, 2017 9:58 PM No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy. "With all of the recently reported electronic 9

June 22, 2017 7:27 PM Pregnant Chanelle Hayes terrified for her life after taxi driver falls asleep at the wheel: ‘I am going to die. Oh my actual god.’

CHANELLE Hayes was left fearing for her life, after taking a cab down to London. The Big Brother star, who is expecting her second child, took to Twitter to reveal the terrifying moment she realised her taxi driver was ‘nodding asleep’ during the journey. In a series of messages to her 144k followers she confessed she was ’s******g herself’ over the journey 9