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Charlton 2-3 Doncaster (4-4 agg): Addicks set up repeat of 1998 First Division play-off final against Sunderland after penalty shootout win

Charlton 2-3 Doncaster (4-4 agg): Addicks set up repeat of 1998 First Division play-off final against Sunderland after penalty shootout win

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JOB DONE The Addicks lost 3-2 on the night to Doncaster, but kept their nerve to get the better of their opponents on penalties with a mass pitch invasion following the dramatic conclusion to the game Charlton reached the League One play-off final where they will meet Sunderland – in a repeat of the Division One showdown 21 years ago – after a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Doncaster. After building a 2-1 lead in the first leg, the Addicks’ promotion bid was almost ended when they fell 3-1 behind at The Valley thanks to John Marquis’ goal in extra time. Charlton celebrate after their penalty shoot-out success over Doncaster Substitute Darren Pratley then forced penalties when he found the finish that ensured a 4-4 draw on aggregate, a
US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

World
The US has declined to join an international initiative aimed at tackling the spread of terror online.The White House said on Wednesday it supported the Christchurch Call's aims but was "not in a position to join", citing the need for freedom of speech.The comments came as five of the world's biggest tech companies pledged to tackle extremist material.The Christchurch Call was launched in response to a deadly terror attack that was live streamed on Facebook.The March attack launched by a lone gunman on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch left 51 people dead.What is the Christchurch Call? The Christchurch Call is a voluntary commitment by governments and tech companies to improve their efforts to tackle extremist c...
Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Business
Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government's decision to approve plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. Five councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan brought the action after MPs backed the plans in June. The campaigners said the runway would effectively create a "new airport", having a "severe" impact on Londoners.But judges rejected the arguments, ruling the plans were lawful.John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: "This verdict will not reduce the impact on local communities from increased noise and air pollution, nor will it resolve Heathrow Ltd's financial difficulties or the economic weakness in their expansion plans." Heathrow plan 'will be like third airport' ...
Australia steps up surveillance to enforce sanctions against N. Korea

Australia steps up surveillance to enforce sanctions against N. Korea

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April 26 (UPI) -- Australia's defense ministry announced a maritime patrol to conduct surveillance enforcing sanctions against North Korea. A P-8A Poseidon aircraft joined surveillance operations in Japan, where the guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne is already deployed with international partners, the ministry said in a statement on Friday. Australia deployed maritime patrol aircraft to the Sea of Japan, which separates Japan from the Korean Peninsula, three times in 2018. The Australian deployment enforces United Nations sanctions against North Korea. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously passed resolutions condemning North Korea for its ongoing nuclear weapons program. The measures include a ban on sales of military equipment and any property convertible to military use, a fre...
Watford 0-1 Arsenal: Gunners scrape through against 10 men Hornets as Troy Deeney sees red 11 minutes into match

Watford 0-1 Arsenal: Gunners scrape through against 10 men Hornets as Troy Deeney sees red 11 minutes into match

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hard work Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blocked Ben Foster's clearance to score the only goal of the game Arsenal did just enough to beat a 10 men Watford side to climb back into the top four of the Premier League. A disastrous two minutes at the start of the first half saw the Hornets go down 1-0 and their captain Troy Deeney sent off. The home side battled against the Gunners for the rest of the match and may have felt they could have got something out of the game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges Ben Foster for the goal Arsenal made six changes for their Premier League clash at Watford as Konstantinos Mavropanos made his first start since May. The Gunners face Napoli in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final and travel to Ital...