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Chelsea and Liverpool ‘to rival Arsenal for Martin Odegaard’ as Premier League clubs set for battle to sign Real Madrid star in permanent summer transfer

Chelsea and Liverpool ‘to rival Arsenal for Martin Odegaard’ as Premier League clubs set for battle to sign Real Madrid star in permanent summer transfer

Sports
Chelsea and Liverpool could rival Arsenal in the race to sign Martin Odegaard in a permanent deal from Real Madrid this summer. The Norwegian has been a hit at the north London club since arriving on loan from the Bernabeu in January. Getty Images - Getty Odegaard has shone for Arsenal since arrival on loan from Real Madrid in January The Gunners have been urged to turn the midfielder’s loan stay into a permanent transfer in the summer, with Arsenal legend Ian Wright a big fan of Odegaard. Reports claim there is no agreement on the table, though, and Odegaard is set to return to Real at the end of the season. It’s also claimed that Arsenal are unlikely to be able afford to sign him anyway, as the Spanish giants could raise the fee as they look to rai...
Contraception app Natural Cycles swipes at new rival from Clue

Contraception app Natural Cycles swipes at new rival from Clue

Technology
Getty ImagesNatural Cycles, the first app to be cleared by US regulators for use as a contraceptive, has criticised the approval of a new birth control service from period tracker app Clue.Natural Cycles knocked Clue's product for relying purely on period dates and also said its approval process had not been as thorough.But Clue said the regulator had determined its digital Birth Control service was "safe and effective".It is due to launch in the US in 2021.The idea behind both apps is that they offer an alternative to traditional forms of contraception, and they work by highlighting the days when they calculate that pregnancy is most likely to occur. These depend on an individual's menstrual cycle. Natural Cycles charges a subscription fee and Clue has a subscription model for access to e...

Portland clashes: Fatal shooting as rival groups protest

World
One person has been shot dead in Oregon as a large procession of supporters of President Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland. Images from the scene showed medics trying to save what appeared to be a white man.Police have not given an identity or specified whether the shooting was directly linked to the clashes which broke out in a downtown area. Portland's streets have been the scene of frequent protests in recent weeks. The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May triggered a wave of national and international outrage.Federal forces were sent by President Trump to Portland in July in w...
Belarus opposition leader willing to engage with political rival after disputed election

Belarus opposition leader willing to engage with political rival after disputed election

World
Belarus's main opposition challenger has revealed she will return home when the regime is ready for dialogue and is even willing to engage with President Alexander Lukashenko.Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania after challenging the results of a disputed presidential election two weeks ago, told Sky News the momentum for change in her country is unstoppable even if protests reduce in size because of state intimidation tactics. She urged armed forces and the police not to turn on fellow Belarusians if ordered by the strongman ruler to use violence again against peaceful demonstrators. Image: The 37-year-old former teacher leaves a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania But she said she doubted whether the regime would resort ...
Boxing news: Evander Holyfield announces ring return at 57 after old rival Mike Tyson reveals plans to fight again

Boxing news: Evander Holyfield announces ring return at 57 after old rival Mike Tyson reveals plans to fight again

Sports
Evander Holyfield has announced he is making a return to boxing at the age of 57. The four-time world heavyweight world champion is to fight in exhibition bouts to raise money for charity campaign Unite 4 Our FIght. He declared on social media: “The moment you’ve all been waiting for…. The Champ is back! “I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. “I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause. I’m training to promote a charity that’s very close to me. “Our #Unite4OurFight campaign aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.” Holyfield’s return raises the prospect of a third showdown with his great rival Mike Tyson. Tyson recently revealed he is also planning to put his boxing gloves back on to compete in ...