Zidane's second coming begins as judgement day for Real Madrid beckons/newsheadline247.com
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Zidane’s second coming begins as judgement day for Real Madrid beckons

Zinedine Zidane returned to save Real Madrid and the time has come for results. In a packed-out press conference under the Santiago Bernabeu in March, the club’s president Florentino Perez delivered the grandest of re-introductions. “We need to start working on a glorious new era,” said Perez. “That is why we welcome back Zinedine Zidane.” Read more

Putin opponent Navalny may have been exposed to 'toxic agent': Doctor/newsheadline247
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Putin opponent Alexei Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’: Doctor

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his personal doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted his condition was satisfactory. “Some toxic agent may be the reason for Alexei Navalny’s ‘illness’,” his physician Anastasia Vasilyeva said in a post on Facebook, adding that officials at Moscow’s Read more

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Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore ‘infested mess’

US President Donald Trump was hit with new accusations of racism Saturday after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority black city of Baltimore an “infested mess.” Trump’s outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district Read more

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain's next PM/newsheadline247
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Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday, heading straight into a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and parliament, as well as a tense diplomatic stand-off with Iran. The former London mayor easily beat his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a vote of grassroots members of the governing Conservative Read more

AFCON 2019: Algeria defeat Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations after 29 years//newsheadline247.com
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AFCON 2019: Algeria defeat Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations after 29 years

Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough Read more

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Trump under fire for ‘racist’, ‘xenophobic’ attack on US congresswomen

US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen Sunday, telling them to “go back” where they came from in remarks that sparked yet another firestorm over his views on race and immigration. Trump — whose comments were branded “racist” and “xenophobic” by Democratic presidential candidates and senior legislators — last year reportedly referred Read more