Ronald Koeman: Everton sack manager after Arsenal defeat

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Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday's 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone.A statement said the club "would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months".The Toffees are 18th...

‘Caring for my terminally-ill son at 103’

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Margaret Gilbert had always lived with her only child, Richard. He used to be her carer until he was diagnosed with terminal cancer five years ago – then those roles were reversed.In England there are more than 9,200 carers aged over 85.Margaret is one of seven centenarians who have been...

Nigerian university hires snake charmers after student death


Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe battle against deadly snakebites in NigeriaA university in north-west Nigeria is hiring snake charmers to eradicate the danger of fatal snake bites on campus.Zainab Umar, a final-year economics student at Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University in Katsina state, died last week after...

Wada to investigate claims of doping in China in 1980s and 1990s

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China's weightlifters were banned from international competition for one year earlier in OctoberClaims that more than 10,000 Chinese athletes used banned substances will be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency's intelligence unit. The claims, made by former Olympic team doctor Xue Yinxian on German TV, refer to athletes using the...

‘Veep’ Star Diedrich Bader Says Oswald Acted Alone in Kennedy Assassination


'Veep' Star Diedrich Bader Oswald Acted Alone EXCLUSIVE "Veep" star Diedrich Bader thinks the thousands of soon-to-be-released secret documents relating to the Kennedy assassination will not change the government's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Diedrich -- who played Rex Kwan Do in "Napoleon Dynamite" -- was strolling in...

Bear’s giant tongue is removed by vets


Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVets remove 3kg of tongue from bearAn Edinburgh vet has helped remove the giant tongue of a bear in Myanmar. Heather Bacon, of the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, worked in the team which carried out the operation....

Inside the Le’Veon Bell stiff-arm that blew the Steelers’ season open


11:14 AM ET play 1:07 ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler recaps the team's 29-14 win over the Bengals and how the team's defense had a strong game and discusses how boxing lessons have improved Le'Veon Bell's stiff-arms. PITTSBURGH -- The play lasted 14 seconds, which turned out to be plenty...

Gunpowder: Guy Fawkes TV drama’s violence sparks complaints


Image caption Tom Cullen and Kit Harington play Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby respectively A BBC drama about the gunpowder plot has drawn criticism for its violence.One viewer labelled an execution scene in Gunpowder "grotesque and completely unnecessary", while another called it "one of the most painful things I've ever...

profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?


β€œAt first, I was really nervous about the idea of the book coming out and coinciding with these major life changes we were having, but Chris is amazing,” Ms. Faris said in an interview, noting that she made minor revisions but decided not to drastically alter or postpone the publication....