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Women’s World Cup 2019: France and Germany top respective groups, Norway and Spain finish second, plus more

Women’s World Cup 2019: France and Germany top respective groups, Norway and Spain finish second, plus more

Sports
The final round of group matches are upon us at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.On Monday, host nation France were looking to secure top spot in their group while tournament heavyweights Germany were also in action. Nigeria Women 0-1 France Women The video assistant referee helped hosts France to victory over Nigeria at the World Cup to seal top spot in Group A. Getty Images - Getty This game will be remembered for the VAR use The game in Rennes remained goalless until the final 15 minutes, with Wendie Renard scoring a penalty at the second attempt to secure a 1-0 win. Referee Melissa Borjas awarded a spot-kick after consulting VAR and adjudging that Viviane Asseyi had been taken down by Ngozi Ebere – who was shown a second yellow card for the challenge. Renard
Watch: Brooks Koepka makes history in U.S. Open’s second round

Watch: Brooks Koepka makes history in U.S. Open’s second round

Sports
June 14 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Brooks Koepka remains in pursuit of his third consecutive U.S. Open title after moving within three shots of leader Justin Rose at Pebble Beach. Koepka carded 69 for the second straight round Friday. He became the first defending champion to break 70 in his first two rounds of the U.S. Open since Scott Simpson accomplished the feat 31 years ago. Kopeka told reporters he feels great despite still trailing Rose for first place. "I've got a chance," Koepka said. "That's all you can ask for. I just need to make a few putts. Sometimes the hole just needs to open up." Koepka is no stranger to having a chance. With a victory, Koepka would join Scotland's Willie Anderson (1903-05) as the only player to win three straight U.S. Opens. Koepka also won the PGA Championshi...
Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Business
The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property.Just 37% of people born in the 1980s managed to buy a home at the age of 29, compared with half of those born in the 1960s.Wealth from owning a second home has risen since 2001 to almost £1 trillion.Buy-to-let property is now the most common form of property wealth, having grown by 58% since 2006-08, the report found.However, when looking at the number of people who can afford an additional property, millennials match the property ownership rates of other generations.This suggests that only youn
Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission

Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission

Science
India's space agency has unveiled its spacecraft that it plans to launch next month and hopes to land on the Moon in early September. If successful, India will be the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, following the US, the former Soviet Union and China.Chandrayaan-2 will be the country's second lunar mission.India's first mission, Chandrayaan-1 which launched in 2008, was an orbiter and did not land on the Moon's surface. This mission will focus on the lunar's surface and gather data on water, minerals and rock formations. The new spacecraft will have a lander, an orbiter and rover. These are photos of the craft in the Indian Space and Research Organisation's (ISRO) lab, where scientists have been bus...
India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

India election: Narendra Modi secures second term

World
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims it has won re-election with a commanding lead, with Mr Modi tweeting: "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!" The election has been seen as a referendum on Mr Modi, whose economic reforms have had mixed results but whose popularity as a social underdog has endured.He began the campaign under pressure after losing three state elections amid rising anger over farm prices and unemployment.However, campaigning shifted to national security after a suicide car bomb killed 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region in February. ...