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New soccer team gives hope to young cancer patients in Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) – Fourteen-year-old Moatasem al-Nabeeh suffers from a brain tumor. A new youth soccer team set up in Gaza for young Palestinian cancer patients has given him new hope. Moatasem Al-Nabeeh, 14, who is diagnosed with cancer, poses during an interview with Reuters at his home in Gaza City, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez “I am happier now, I play and I made new friends,” said al-Nabeeh. “They told us we can play, defy the disease and defeat it,” he added as he hit the pitch for push-ups in…

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NFL notebook: Cowboys, DE Lawrence hope to avoid tag

The Dallas Cowboys could put the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence beginning Tuesday, but they apparently do not want to be forced into using that option. Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) rushes the passer in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday that the Cowboys hope to reach agreement with Lawrence on a long-term contract extension before the March 5 deadline for franchise tags. The…

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Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Image copyright Crimewatch Image caption Jeanette Kempton’s body was found in rural Suffolk on 18 February 1989 Cold case detectives hope a review of an unsolved 1989 murder could help explain why a woman was killed and then dumped 118 miles (190km) from her home. Jeanette Kempton, 32, went missing from Brixton in south London, where she lived with her ex-husband and their two teenage sons, on 2 February 1989. Her partially decomposed body was found in a ditch at Wangford, near Southwold in Suffolk, just over two weeks later.…

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Joe Sugg on Strictly gives YouTubers hope for TV success

Image copyright Getty Images Joe Sugg says his success on Strictly Come Dancing has given other YouTubers hope of having successful TV careers. The 27-year-old made it to the final of the show in December, losing to Stacey Dooley. Speaking at a conference for vloggers this weekend, Joe said his appearance “was beneficial for the whole of social media”. He previously said he hoped going on Strictly would “build a relationship” between vloggers and broadcasters. Joe was speaking at VidCon London. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joe Sugg and…

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Ferrari hope new SF90 F1 car will end 10-year title drought

Ferrari have named their new car the SF90 to reflect the team’s 90th anniversary this year Ferrari have unveiled the car they hope will end a decade-long Formula 1 title drought in 2019. Ferrari lost out to Mercedes in 2018 despite having a faster car at least as many times as their rivals, after a series of errors by Sebastian Vettel and the team. New team principal Mattia Binotto said the new car was “a development of last year’s, not a revolution”. He added the team had tried to “raise…

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Thompson defeats hometown hope Rubin at New York Open

(Reuters) – Australian Jordan Thompson put an end to local hope Noah Rubin’s chances at the New York Open on Monday with a 6-7(7) 7-5 6-1 first-round victory after the Nassau County native was bothered by a sore shoulder late in the match. In a battle of baseline specialists it was Rubin who was the sharper at the outset, grinding out a tight first set before errors began to pile up in the second. The 22-year-old had his shoulder looked at by a trainer during a medical time out prior…

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Vanellope Hope Wilkins: Home for girl born with heart outside body

A baby born with her heart outside her body has been been allowed home permanently after spending her first 14 months in hospital. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was born with no breastbone, was delivered at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on 22 November 2017. She had three operations to place her heart back in her chest and has now left Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, where she was moved in May to be nearer her parents’ home in Bulwell. She has had a few trips home overnight but now will now be…

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Climbing ‘pioneer’ Andy Nisbet dies in Ben Hope climbing accident

Image copyright Dave McGimpsey Image caption Andy Nisbet in an image released at the time he won Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture A man who helped establish 1,000 winter climbing routes was one of the two climbers who died in an accident on Scotland’s most northerly Munro. Aberdeen-born Andy Nisbet, along with partner Steve Perry, from Lancaster, got into difficulty on Ben Hope. Their bodies were recovered from the mountain in Sutherland on Wednesday. The climbing community has paid tributes to the two men with Mr Nisbet being…

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Two walkers die in fall on Ben Hope

Image copyright Richard Webb/Geograph Image caption The bodies of the men were found by a Coastguard helicopter crew on the north-west side of the mountain Two hillwalkers have died after falling on Ben Hope in Sutherland. The bodies of the men were found by a Coastguard helicopter crew on the north-west side of the mountain at about 02:00 on Wednesday. Concerns had been raised for two men in difficulty at about 15:45 on Tuesday. The search operation also involved the Assynt Mountain Rescue Team. Police Scotland said both bodies were…

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Brumadinho dam: ‘Very low’ hope for hundreds missing in Brazil

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescuers are searching for hundreds of people, missing after a dam collapse caused a huge mudslide Rescue teams searching for some 300 people missing after a dam collapsed in Brazil on Friday say the chances of finding survivors are “very low”. No-one was rescued alive on Sunday near the south-eastern town of Brumadinho as the number of dead rose to 58. “We’ve got to have hope,” said a woman whose 35-year-old husband was missing. The cause of the dam burst remains unclear.…

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