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Sport | Group stages come to a close as Algeria progress

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Yesterday saw the end of the group stages for Brazil 2014, with sixteen teams already sent packing before the knockout rounds begin and the other half still dreaming of progressing to the final. There were many permutations that could have arisen from group G before kick-off in the two matches; … Read More

Sport | More magic from Messi, now can Ronaldo step up to the plate?

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Euan Cunningham rounds up the action from Day 10 of the World Cup, including a landmark goalscoring achievement, before previewing Day 11. Day 10 saw perhaps the most exciting, combative game of the tournament so far, as Germany and Ghana drew 2-2. The Ghanaians showed pluck, endeavour and no little … Read More

Sport | Portugal Muller-ed by Germany as Pepe sees red

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They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but in the USA’s case it was served up in the blazing 30° heat of Natal last night. After defeats to Ghana in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups the American’s finally got one over their old foe with a … Read More

Sport | In-depth World Cup Preview – Ghana V USA

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Group G will immediately catch the eye for the match-up between two giants of European football in Germany and Portugal. The draw has churned out a repeat of the opening game of Group B in the 2012 European Championship, where an unadventurous Portugal were defeated 1-0 by Germany in a … Read More

Travel | New Years Eve in New York

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A far cry from my usual New Year’s Eve celebrations, which tend to consist of going to my local high street and making a fool out of myself whilst fuelled by Jägerbombs and kebabs, I decided to see in 2014 in style. The Big Apple, a place “so good they … Read More

Sport | Great Britain make history in Davis Cup first round

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Great Britain reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 with a brilliant win over the USA. Andy Murray got the ball rolling with a comfortable straight-sets victory over Donald Young, before James Ward pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career by coming from behind to shock Sam … Read More

Sport | Micheal Phelps – The comeback conundrum

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Michael Phelps has nothing more to prove in the sport of swimming, so talk of a comeback seems somewhat bizarre. Now aged 28, Phelps will be 31 by the time the next Olympics are held in Rio, a tournament in which he holds the record for gold medals (a figure which stands … Read More

Comment | The grotesque state of US justice

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On November 2, 2013 at 1:30AM, Renisha McBride, a 19 year old black woman, was involved in a car accident in Detroit. Confused, disorientated and bleeding from the head, she was found by locals, one of which describing how she kept repeating the phrase: “I want to go home”. As the … Read More

Comment | Wine, pizza and shutdown

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The U.S Government shutdown, dubbed the ‘horrifying circus’, was last week brought to a close, which meant thousands of civil servants could finally return to work. The conflicts of the past month are, for now, resolved, and a certain faction within the Senate has emerged triumphant. During the course of the … Read More

Comment | USA, The Land of Contradictions

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If I have to sum up the United States of America in one word, it is contradiction. The country is one extreme paradox that cannot be clearly defined by what it stands for because its culture caters for all the social extremes. It is a country which claims to care … Read More