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Why Adele beat Beyoncé for Album of the Year

The Grammys tend to honor albums that have sold well and earned critical respect, which applies to both Lemonade and 25. To be sure, 25 has dwarfed Lemonade’s sales, crossing the 20 million mark worldwide since its release in late 2015. However, it’s not as if Lemonade has …

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Top four will leave Man Utd behind - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has claimed that the Premier League's top four will "leave" Manchester United as the Red Devils enter an enforced break.

A home Europa League clash with St Etienne on Thursday is followed by an FA Cup fifth-round clash with Blackburn Rovers, a return date in France and the …

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Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick

Rising German Alexander Zverev denied home favorite Richard Gasquet a third consecutive Open Sud de France title in Montpellier with a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory on Sunday.

Local favorite Gasquet, bidding for a fourth title overall at the indoor event, dropped the first set on the tiebreak and was broken …

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North Korea fires ballistic missile, challenging Trump

"I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent," Trump said at a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The launch came on the heels of a visit to Seoul by new US …

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Mexico: Massive anti-Trump rallies staged across nation

Mexicans have held massive protests against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and vows to make Mexico pay for a "big, beautiful" border wall between the two countries.

"It really marks the point in which the promises of his campaign - building a border wall that he …

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Paris rally over alleged police rape descends into riot

"Instead of being a peaceful demonstration trying to get justice outside the courthouse where we will hear what will happen to those police officers," our correspondent said, "this has turned into a series of running fights, in what I'm hearing will continue into the night."

Yasser Louati, a French human …

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Erdogan: Turkish army will press on to ISIL-held Raqqa

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the final goal of a Turkish incursion into northern Syria is to clear a 5,000sq-km "safe zone", vowing to press on towards ISIL's self-declared capital in the country, Raqqa.

Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies had entered the centre of the …

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Bin Nayef receives CIA award for 'counter-terrorism'

The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his contributions to "counter-terrorism" work.

Mike Pompeo, making his first overseas tour since being confirmed as CIA chief in late January, made the presentation to Crown Prince …

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Brazil state's police reject accord to end strike

The police force in Brazil's southeastern state of Espirito Santo has rejected a return-to-work agreement aimed at ending a strike that has paralysed several cities and led to an outburst of crime and violence in which more than 130 people have reportedly died over the last week.

The state government …

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Mass culling of dogs in China after woman dies of rabies

Over 240 dogs have been culled in China's southwestern Sichuan province after a woman died from a canine bite, according to media reports.

The slaughter started on Thursday, a day after it was confirmed that a women died from rabies, authorities of Xiuwen town said.

The animals' bodies were transported …

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