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Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Usain Bolt failed to run a sub-10 second time for the second race in succession as he edged to victory at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava.At a meeting where Great Britain's Mo Farah eased to a 10,000m win, Bolt started slowly before hitting the front and holding off Cuba's Yunier Perez.Farah ran a time of 27 minutes and 12 seconds to beat Kenya's Mathew Kimeli.South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk set a world best of 30.81 for 300m, bettering Michael Johnson's record set in 2000.Full results from Golden Spike meeting (external site)Van Niekerk's piece of history Media playback is not supported on this device Olympic 400m champion Van Niekerk...

Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

World
June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report.The Globe and Mail reported that a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 set the world record for longest sniper shot to kill a human being. The unnamed sniper is said to have killed the suspected insurgent from a length of approximately 11,319 feet. The bullet traveled for 10 seconds before penetrating its target."The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," a military source told the paper. "Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad ...
Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy final, The OvalPakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19Pakistan won by 180 runsScorecardPakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine. Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5. India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992. Watch extended highlights on BBC Two at 23:15 BST (23:45 in Wales and 00:10 in ...
UK wealth gap 'widening over past decade' says report

UK wealth gap 'widening over past decade' says report

Business
The UK's wealth gap has been widening over the past decade, a report says. Think tank the Resolution Foundation estimates 1% of adults, some 488,000 people, own 14% of the nation's assets - worth about £11 trillion. At the other end of the financial scale, 15% (7.3 million people) either own no assets at all, or are in debt. The government has responded to the findings by insisting that income inequality is at its lowest level since the mid-1980s. The Resolution Foundation says it is non-partisan and was founded in 2005, with "the goal of improving living standards for the 15 million people in Britain on low and middle incomes".'Wealth gap'The foundation says the spreading of property wealth in the mid-1990s and mid-2000s fuelled a decade-long fall in wealth inequality - but that progress
England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

England complete 2-0 series win in Argentina – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device Second Test: Argentina v EnglandArgentina (13) 25Tries: Tuculet, Matera, Boffelli Cons: Sanchez 2 Pens: Sanchez 2England (18) 35Tries: Ewels, Francis, Care, Collier Cons: Ford 3 Pens: Ford 2 Drop-goal: FordEngland wrapped up a 2-0 series win against Argentina with victory in another hugely entertaining Test.England scored tries at either end of the first half, through Charlie Ewels and Piers Francis, with Joaquin Tuculet's reply helping make it 18-13 to the visitors at the break.Tries from Pablo Matera and Emiliano Boffelli, with Danny Care scoring for England, left it at 25-25.But Will Collier's try and George Ford's drop-goal saw England home.Like last weekend's first Test, it was another ...