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Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon: Danny Welbeck injured as Gunners reach last 32

Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon: Danny Welbeck injured as Gunners reach last 32

Sports
Arsenal fear forward Danny Welbeck has suffered a "very big injury" after he was carried off on a stretcher during his side's Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.It ended goalless at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners secured a place in the last 32, but the match was overshadowed by the 27-year-old England international's ankle injury."He is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait, but we think it's a serious injury," said Arsenal boss Unai Emery. "Every injury is different. This could be a break of something in the ankle."It's clear that we're with him in these minutes. He's a very good person and his commitment with us is very big."It's a very big injury for h...
Philip Hammond prepares last Budget before Brexit

Philip Hammond prepares last Budget before Brexit

Business
Philip Hammond is preparing to present the last Budget before Brexit.The chancellor is expected to announce a rise in spending on mental health in England and has also hinted at cash for universal credit welfare reforms.He has admitted a change of approach, including an entirely new economic plan, will be needed if the UK and the EU cannot agree a deal by 29 March.Labour is calling for more investment in public services to put an end to years of "failed austerity".Earlier this month Prime Minister Theresa May promised an end to the cuts made to public spending since 2010 - and Mr Hammond will be under pressure to spell out how that will work.The Budget, which will be delivered at 15:30 GMT, is the government's annual announcement...
'God will have the last say': Migrants on their decision to flee in their own words

'God will have the last say': Migrants on their decision to flee in their own words

World
The march moves on. After resting in the Mexican town of Huixtla for more than 24 hours, the migrant caravan journeyed 40 miles north to the town of Mapastepec. Waking up as early as 5 a.m. to beat the heat, many people did what they had done the day before: piled onto the back of flat bed trucks or hung off the sides of semi trailers, despite the dangers they pose. That same dangerous method of travel took the life of a 22-year-old migrant earlier this week. Mapastepec, in Chiapas state, is much like the previous Mexican towns the caravan has arrived in. As migrants arrived, a park in the center of the city filled with makeshift tents and lines for the bathroom. Instead of the portable toilets in Huixtla, migrants could use the bathrooms in both a local school and a dilapidated cultur...
Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

Science
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- New analysis suggests a small corridor between Norway and the British Isles remained ice-free during the last ice age, offering an oasis of sorts for marine life. "When we were looking for evidence of biological life in sediments at the bottom of the ocean, we found that between the sea ice covered oceans, and the ice sheets on land, there must have been a narrow ice-free corridor," Jochen Knies, a research scientist at the Arctic University of Norway and Geological Survey of Norway, said in a news release. Last week, Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest point this year, the sixth smallest summertime minimum extent in modern history. But during the last ice age, Arctic sea ice was much more expansive, spreading across almost all of the North Sea. But sediment cores sugges...
Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Finance
Nearly 1.2 crore new members were added to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) between September of 2017 and July 2018. According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), of these new members, the highest new enrolments came in the age group of 22-25 years – 31.36 lakh. The estimated total number of new NPS subscribers during the period September, 2017 to July, 2018 was 6.48 lakh. In the age group of 18-21 years, more than 29 lakh subscribers were added. In the above 35 years age group, 21.86 lakh new members were enrolled. More than 14 lakh subscribers re-started contributing money to their EPF accounts during this time. While about 72 lakh accounts ceased to exists or have become inoperative. Employees' Provident Funds Sch