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Malaysia election: Opposition scores historic victory

Malaysia election: Opposition scores historic victory

World
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has scored a historic victory in the country's general election.The election commission said Mr Mahathir's opposition alliance had won 115 seats, over the threshold of 112 seats needed to form a government.Mr Mahathir, 92, defeated the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power for more than 60 years.He came out of retirement to take on his former protege, Najib Razak."We are not seeking revenge, we want to restore the rule of law," Mr Mahathir told reporters.He said he hoped a swearing-in ceremony would be held on Thursday. Mr Mahathir will become the oldest elected leader in the world.A government spokesman later declared nationwide public holidays for Thursday and Friday.With only a few seats left to count, official res...
Man City one win from title after victory at Everton

Man City one win from title after victory at Everton

Sports
Manchester City will win the Premier League if they beat arch-rivals Manchester United in the derby at Etihad Stadium next Saturday after the easiest of victories at Everton.Manager Pep Guardiola had failed to record a victory against Everton in three matches before this visit to Goodison Park - but this result was never in doubt from the moment Leroy Sane volleyed home David Silva's cross after four minutes.Everton barely mounted even token resistance and City had effectively restored their 16-point advantage at the top of the table by half-time after Gabriel Jesus headed in Kevin de Bruyne's cross and Raheem Sterling applied a simple finish to another Silva delivery.Yannick Bolasie pulled a goal back for Everton after the break when he fired in via a post from 20 yards but this was a min...
Boxer Scott Westgarth dies, aged 31, after victory over Dec Spelman

Boxer Scott Westgarth dies, aged 31, after victory over Dec Spelman

Sports
Scott Westgarth has tragically died, aged 31Monday, February 26, 2018Boxer Scott Westgarth has died, aged 31, following his victory over Dec Spelman on Saturday night.The Newcastle fighter conducted his post-bout interviews, but was taken ill backstage and was rushed to hospital where he tragically died.Westgarth had secured a points victory over Spelman as part of the undercard at the Doncaster Dome, but the rest of the event was cancelled after he was taken ill.The 31-year-old’s promoter, Stefy Bull, confirmed the news of Westgarth’s tragic death on Monday morning."God bless Scott Westgarth,” Bull wrote on social media."To promote a boxing show and a young man doing a job he loves losing his life, I have no words.“RIP lad thoughts go out to your family and your team, its's been the harde
Laidlaw kicks Scotland to victory over France – highlights & report

Laidlaw kicks Scotland to victory over France – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Six NationsScotland (14) 32Tries: Maitland, Jones Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw 6France (20) 26Tries: Thomas 2 Cons: Machenaud 2 Pens: Machenaud 2, Serin 2Scotland put defeat by Wales behind them to overcome France at Murrayfield and revive their Six Nations campaign.The first of two Teddy Thomas tries put France into an early 10-0 lead before Sean Maitland crossed for Scotland.Thomas gathered a lucky bounce to score again but the hosts replied via Huw Jones' try, only for Maxime Machenaud's second penalty to put France 20-14 up.Greig Laidlaw kicked six penalties, to two from Baptiste Serin, to steer the Scots home in a tense second half.Scotland will next face reigning champions Englan...
Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

Sports
Runaway leaders Manchester City showed no ill-effects from the end of their 18-game Premier League winning run by comfortably beating Watford.Playing two days after the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, City took just just 38 seconds to open the scoring as Raheem Sterling slotted home Leroy Sane's cross for the quickest goal in the Premier League this season.City, who are 15 points above second-placed Manchester United, doubled their lead when Kevin de Bruyne's cross was turned into his own net by a sliding Christian Kabasele.De Bruyne, who started the match after recovering quickly from a nasty looking injury against Palace, then had a free-kick tipped on to the bar by Heurelho Gomes.City got the third goal their dominance merited when Sergio Aguero scored from close range after the Watford goa...