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England midfielder Fabian Delph jokes that he nearly dragged the injured Dele Alli off in their World Cup opener

England midfielder Fabian Delph jokes that he nearly dragged the injured Dele Alli off in their World Cup opener

Sports
Fabian Delph nearly took matters into his own hands in order to replace the injured Dele Alli against Tunisia. Alli is a doubt for England’s second group game against Panama due to a thigh injury picked up in the opener. Alli eventually made way but the injury has kept him from training The Tottenham midfielder was clearly hobbling early-on in the game and Delph expected to take his place, but Alli continued until the 80th minute and was eventually replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Delph told talkSPORT: “I was about two-minutes away from running on the pitch and dragging him off! “I’ve known Danny Rose since I was 11-years old and he sneaked up behind me to give me a little pep-talk. We had a little moment. “But obviously I never we...
Nearly 60 bank branches closing every month

Nearly 60 bank branches closing every month

Business
Nearly 60 bank and building society branches are closing every month, according to research. Between the start of 2015 and the end of 2018, 2,868 branches have closed or are scheduled to do so and the numbers are getting worse.Consumer group Which? said that so far this year 670 branches have closed or been scheduled for closure, already close to the total for 2017, when 879 branches closed.Mobile banking trucks, online banking and phone apps may be promoted as suitable substitutes but they are not convenient or accessible to everyone.They can also be unreliable, as TSB's recent IT meltdown has shown.NatWest has closed the most branches, 638 having shut or being scheduled to close by the end of 2018, followed by HSBC (440), Lloyds (366) and RBS (350).Scotland has been parti...
Dust storms kill nearly 100 in northern India

Dust storms kill nearly 100 in northern India

World
At least 95 people have died and scores more injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after being struck by intense bursts of lightning.Dust storms are common in this part of India during summer but loss of life on this scale is unusual. Sixty-four people died in Uttar Pradesh, 43 of them in Agra district which is home to the Taj Mahal monument. Officials say the death toll could increase. Falling trees and walls killed many people in the state. The state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to personally monitor relief operations.Relief commissioner Sanjay K...
Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOnly six whales have survived a mass stranding of pilot whales on the coast of Western Australia.About 150 of the animals were found beached at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth.Their discovery by a local fisherman on Friday prompted a major rescue effort to return them to deeper waters. However, by nightfall, more than 140 of the whales had died, with deteriorating weather conditions and the threat of frenzied sharks impeding efforts.More than 100 volunteers, wildlife personnel and others came to the aid of the beached pilot whales, a species known to strand en masse."I've never seen anything like it, seen so many whales beached like this," one tourist told the Associated Press news agency."Unfortunately, most of the whales be...
AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

Health
Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was about 3 percent lower than last year. California, with more than 1.5 million sign-ups, was the last state to report, announcing its numbers on Wednesday. Sixteen states increased their enrollment from last year, according to AP's analysis. Six of those were carried by President Donald Trump in 2016, while 10 went for Democrat Hillary Clinton. However, of the total number of people signed up this year about 6 in 10 live in states that went for Trump, according to the AP's analysis. "If you had asked me a year ago ...