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Manchester United: Saudi Arabia prince Mohammed Bin Salman denies takeover bid

Reports linking Prince Mohammed Bin Salman initially surfaced in October Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s media minister has denied reports linking him with a £3.8bn takeover of Manchester United. Rumours of his interest resurfaced over the weekend, although reports suggest the Glazers are not looking to sell. United’s American owners bought the club for £790m in May 2005. “Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying Manchester United are completely false,” said Turki al-Shabanah. “Manchester United held a meeting with PIF [​Public Investment…

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Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a graduation ceremony for the 95th batch of cadets from the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 23, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is not seeking to buy Premier League football club Manchester United, the kingdom’s media minister said on Monday, denying reports and adding that there had only been a meeting with the Saudi wealth fund regarding sponsorship. Reports that Mohammed Bin Salman intends to…

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot denies flying near buildings

Image copyright PA Image caption Andrew Hill denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence A pilot accused of killing 11 men in the Shoreham air crash has rejected claims he flew too close to buildings at previous displays. During cross examination at the Old Bailey, Andrew Hill, 54, defended his performances at three air shows. He is accused of “serious negligence” when flying the Hawker Hunter jet which crashed on 22 August 2015. The court has heard he has no memory of the crash, and denies 11 counts of…

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Schwimmer ‘doppleganger’ denies fraud and theft charges

Image copyright Lancashire Police/PA Image caption Police issued a new photo of Abdulah Husseini (left) A “doppelganger” of Friends actor David Schwimmer has denied a string of fraud and theft offences. Abdulah Husseini, 36, of Spencer Road, Slough, west London, appeared at Preston Crown Court via video link on Friday. He giggled and put his hand over his mouth when Judge Beverley Lunt asked: “Is this the Ross from Friends case?” Joe Allman, prosecuting, replied: “It is the one with the doppelganger, your honour.” Mr Husseini, from Tehran, pleaded not…

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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it will tell court athletes like South African should be classed as male

Caster Semenya is the reigning two-time Olympic and three-time World 800m champion Athletics’ governing body has denied it will tell a court female athletes with high testosterone levels like Caster Semenya should be classified as male. World and Olympic 800m champion Semenya is challenging a proposed IAAF rule that aims to restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners. The case will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) next week. The Times reported that IAAF lawyers will say Semenya is a “biological male” as well as…

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Alesha MacPhail: Woman denies killing six-year-old schoolgirl

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The body of Alesha MacPhail was discovered in the grounds of a former hotel on 2 July last year A woman named by a murder accused as the person who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has denied being involved in her death. Toni McLachlan was giving evidence during the trial of a 16-year-old boy, who denies abducting, raping and murdering Alesha last July. The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, has claimed it was Ms McLachlan who killed Alesha. Ms McLachlan told the…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United: Willy Boly header denies Newcastle

Boly jumped with Dubravka to bundle the ball home in the 95th minute Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser for Wolves to deny Newcastle a precious victory in their battle against relegation from the Premier League. Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle had appeared on course to move three points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s goal earlier in the second half. But as the game drifted beyond the minimum four minutes allocated for added time, Boly climbed above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s cross.…

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Alpine skiing: Jansrud denies Svindal dream finale to win downhill gold

Are, Sweden (Reuters) – Kjetil Jansrud led a Norwegian one-two to win gold in a weather-hit men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships on Saturday, denying team mate Aksel Lund Svindal a fairytale finish to his career by the narrowest of margins. Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Men’s Downhill – Are, Sweden – February 9, 2019 – Silver medalist Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal and gold medalist Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud celebrate. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Jansrud, 33, made light of the falling snow and poor visibility to win…

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Stabbing accused denies Lee Pomeroy train murder

Image caption Mr Pencille denied murdering 51-year-old Lee Pomeroy A man has denied stabbing a passenger to death on board a train. Darren Pencille, 36, of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to murdering Lee Pomeroy on a Guildford to London service on 4 January. Mr Pomeroy, 51, suffered nine stab wounds when he was attacked on the day before his birthday near Horsley, Surrey. Surrey Police have said a post-mortem found he died from multiple stab wounds including an injury to his neck. Mr Pencille…

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Huawei denies wrongdoing after US criminal charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei is the world’s second biggest smartphone maker by volume Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has denied any wrongdoing after US prosecutors filed a host of criminal charges against the firm. Huawei has also rejected criminal claims against its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada last month. The charges filed against Huawei in the US include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology. The case could escalate tensions between China and the US. In a statement, Huawei said it…

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