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Celtic: Jeremy Toljan red ‘took game away’ in Valencia – Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers said the dismissal of Jeremy Toljan was crucial to his side’s defeat Jeremy Toljan’s sending-off “took the game away” from Celtic, said Brendan Rodgers after his side’s European season ended with defeat in Valencia. The full-back was booked twice in 11 first-half minutes, meaning Celtic had to play almost an hour of their Europa League last-32 second leg with 10 men. Kevin Gamiero’s goal earned Valencia a 1-0 win and a 3-0 aggregate victory over the Scottish champions. “I thought the referee took the game away from us,”…

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Cash-strapped Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudis

Image caption Pakistan needs Saudi money to stave off a huge IMF bail-out – but this is not a one-way relationship For a country running out of foreign reserves, facing a yawning current account deficit and fighting to secure its financial future, Pakistan is putting on quite a show for Saudi Arabia’s most powerful man – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. And it’s easy to see why: Prime Minister Imran Khan needs money, and he needs it fast. MBS, as he’s known, is coming to town promising billions – with…

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Marwan Koukash: Ex-Salford Red Devils owner reveals plans for Liverpool-based club

Marwan Koukash relinquished control of Salford Red Devils in January 2018 after five years as owner of the Super League club Former Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash hopes to form a new rugby league club based in Liverpool. Koukash relinquished control of the Red Devils in January 2018 after five years as owner of the Super League club. He and two other businessmen have plans for a new stadium and a newly-formed club, which they hope could enter the league structure in 2021 or 2022. “There is a lot…

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War’s terrifying reality made virtual by Red Cross

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The crack of a sniper round strikes terror as you crouch behind a cinder-block wall. An explosion rips into your ear drums. Down the street a building collapses into dust. A helicopter gunship emerges through the smoke, leaving nowhere to hide. This is not a real battle, however, but a virtual reality simulation evolved by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help train those who work in war zones. “We had some people who tested our product from Syria and they could not finish…

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Rare red panda escapes from Belfast Zoo

Image copyright Belfast Zoo Image caption Two red pandas were born at the zoo last year A rare red panda is missing from Belfast zoo. Police said it went missing on Sunday and is “believed to be currently taking in the sights of beautiful Glengormley”. They have called for people to look out for the animal which is slightly larger than a domestic cat and an endangered species. “Our curious friend has not yet learned the green cross code, so if motorists could also be vigilant,” police said. Image copyright…

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Red Bull Tube poster banned over ‘focus boost’ claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red Bull should not suggest its drink improves concentration, the watchdog ruled A poster advert campaign by Red Bull has been banned for wrongly implying the energy drink could increase focus and concentration. Posters shown on the London Underground suggested Red Bull could help workers finish their work and go home by 4pm. The Advertising Standards Authority said the advert was light-hearted but implied unauthorised health claims. Red Bull had said the poster merely promoted a “consumer initiative”, encouraging workers to leave early. Productivity…

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Motor racing: Red Bull retain Buemi as reserve for ninth year

FILE PHOTO: Toro Rosso Formula One driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland speaks during a news conference ahead of the weekend’s Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa Francorchamps August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth LONDON (Reuters) – Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi will continue as Red Bull’s Formula One reserve this season, his ninth year carrying out the backstop role. The 30-year-old is also competing in the all-electric Formula E series, which he won in 2015-16, and World Endurance Championship (WEC). Buemi won the WEC title in 2014 and Le Mans 24 Hours…

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Golden Globes 2019: Red carpet in pictures

Stars of film and TV gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the 76th annual Golden Globes – the first major ceremony of the 2019 awards season. Here are some of the best photos from the red carpet. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Be afraid. In fact, be terrified. Jodie Comer (right), who plays ruthless assassin Villanelle in TV drama Killing Eve, poses with her co-star Sandra Oh (centre) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who adapted the series for the small screen Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sandra Oh…

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