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US Niger ambush: How raft of failures ended in death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThere were months of fatal decisions ahead of deadly Niger ambush The deaths of four special forces soldiers in a small corner of Niger known as Tongo Tongo was the largest loss of American military life in Africa since the “Black Hawk Down” killings in Somalia 25 years ago. Now an investigation into their killing last October, has found “individual, organisational and

Hiring Donald Trump's lawyer was a 'big mistake', says AT&T

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption AT&T used Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen as a consultant AT&T’s chief executive said hiring Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant was a “big mistake”. AT&T paid Essential Consultants, a company used by Mr Cohen, to advise on issues including AT&T’s pending takeover of Time Warner. The same firm was also used to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. The

Gianluigi Buffon: Juventus keeper charged over Michael Oliver comments

Juventus keeper Buffon (left) was sent off by referee Michael Oliver against Real Madrid Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon has been charged by Uefa over comments about referee Michael Oliver after their Champions League defeat by Real Madrid. Buffon was sent off for dissent after Oliver awarded Real a late penalty, which they scored to go through. Following the quarter-final second leg on 11 April, Italian Buffon said the official had “a

Lewis Hamilton top in Spain as Raikkonen breaks down

Media playback is not supported on this device The man who made F1 great – without meaning to Lewis Hamilton headed Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen in a difficult-to-read second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton and Ricciardo were just two of a number of drivers who set their fastest times on the soft tyre rather than the theoretically faster super-soft. Verstappen and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel did

Body confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Image copyrightRex Features A body found at a marina on the banks of the Firth of Forth has been confirmed as missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison. The discovery was made at Port Edgar, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing, at about 20:30 on Thursday. Mr Hutchison, 36, went missing in the early hours of Wednesday morning. His family said there had been recent concerns about his mental

Scott Hutchison tributes: 'His music meant so much'

Image copyrightPA Friends from within the Scottish music scene have spoken of the “pure joy” Scott Hutchison brought to their lives – and the impact his music had on his fans. The Frightened Rabbit singer’s body was found on Thursday night near North Queensferry, almost two days after he was reported missing. Scott – who had talked openly about his mental health and depression – had written a tweet late

Japan's single women a burden on the state, MP says

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Last year just 941,000 children were born in Japan An MP from Japan’s governing party has been accused of sexism after he said young Japanese women should have more children or face being a burden on the state. Speaking at an LDP party meeting, Kanji Kato said young women should have at least three children. He has since retracted his remark, local media reported. Last year

Solo: A Star Wars Story praised by first to see it

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Pick a camera, any camera – the cast on the Solo red carpet The first reactions to the new Star Wars film Solo have come out, after its premiere in the US. And the verdict? While some said it was clunky in parts, most loved it – describing the movie as fun, epic and “a blast”. There was particular praise for Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, in

Marvel get its first official Chinese superheroes

Image copyrightNetEase ComicsImage caption Iron Man who? Meet Lin Lie, the star of Warriors of Three Sovereigns The first ever Chinese superheroes have officially entered the Marvel universe. Aero and Lin Lie are just two of a batch of Chinese characters making their debut in graphic novels this week. Co-authored by Marvel and NetEase, one of China’s biggest online comic platforms, they are a clear push by Marvel to attract

West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United drew their first game of 2018 with Adrian in superb form for West Ham Manchester United “don’t celebrate second position”, says manager Jose Mourinho after his side sealed the Premier League runners-up spot with a 0-0 draw at West Ham. A largely forgettable game sparked to life with a late altercation between Hammers captain Mark Noble and United’s Paul Pogba. United, denied victory by the inspired form of