Rashford is set to start when United travel to Anfield to take on their arch rivals at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. And the Red Devils boss hailed his England star who scored in the recent 4-1 victory over Fulham. They are also eight points off the Champions League places, while Liverpool can go back to the top of the table with a win at Anfield. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Marcus Rashford is untouchableBut Mourinho is confident his players can spring a surprise by taking all three points on Sunday. Rashford has been a key player for United this seasonMouriho's side travel to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool on Sunday
December 16, 2018 12:00 UTC
They lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this year’s UN climate talks produced important steps forward in putting the landmark accord into practice. While the conference broadly succeeded within its narrow technical remit, however, key questions on tackling climate change were ignored or put off. “Right now, we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” the veteran broadcaster and naturalist told delegates. Brazil previously acted as a powerbroker between developed and developing nations, and without that role future talks may be more acrimonious. It seems that Trump’s hostility to climate science is emboldening other countries to take a more aggressive role in fighting progress.
December 16, 2018 11:58 UTC
And according to Dixon, the towering Dutch defender would much rather take on Lukaku than Rashford even despite the threat the Belgian possesses. Van Dijk will hope to keep United quiet whether Lukaku or Rashford starts up frontRomelu Lukaku only has six goals in 21 appearances across all competitions this seasonI think Van Dijk would love to play against Lukaku Lee DixonDixon told Optus Sport: “I think Van Dijk would love to play against Lukaku in that respect. “With this lad [Rashford], you don’t know where he’s going to be on that last defender. “I’m thinking: ‘I wouldn’t like to play against him!’ Because he never stops running, he’s always on the last defender. Virgil van Dijk will be integral for Liverpool once again this afternoonJose Mourinho must decide whether to go with Romelu Lukaku or Marcus Rashford as his No 9 at Anfield
December 16, 2018 07:07 UTC
A series of weather warnings is due to expire as Sunday morning progresses, with improved conditions expected later in the day, although some rain and wind are expected to persist. Storm Deirdre batters Britain with gales and snow Read moreMet Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Everywhere will be drier and much less windy on Sunday. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Traffic on the A9 at Drumochter on Saturday was slowed by heavy snow. The Met Office issued seven amber and yellow warnings that covered almost the entire UK apart from London and the south-east, which saw heavy rain. Saturday footfall across UK high streets was down by 9.1% by 3pm, retail intelligence firm Springboard reported.
December 16, 2018 06:45 UTC
Ed Woodward (right) could force out Jose Mourinho sooner than expectedMourinho has come under intense scrutiny this term and his side are 18 points off the top of the Premier League in sixth spot going into their clash away to Liverpool later today (4pm). The Portuguese tactician has often cut a frustrated figure on the touchline this term and he has been continually criticised for his seemingly negative tactics. Sunday Express Sport understands Inter Milan are considering sacking Luciano Spalletti next summer after a dismal Serie A campaign to date and replacing him with Mourinho. Although Mourinho only signed a new deal with United back in January, he previously enjoyed success at Inter, winning a historic treble in 2010, which included lifting the Champions League.
December 16, 2018 06:00 UTC
“The elephant tusks were hidden among marble in a container that was abandoned,” Sun Chhay, director of the customs and excise office at the port, said. UK to tighten laws on 'abhorrent' ivory trade Read moreHe said the ivory was sent from the southern African nation of Mozambique and arrived at the port last year. Pictures of the massive haul showed long rows of confiscated tusks spread out on the ground at the port. The largest before this week occurred in 2014, when Cambodian customs seized about three tonnes of ivory hidden in a container of beans at the south-western port of Sihanoukville. Last year, Cambodia also seized nearly a tonne of ivory hidden in hollowed-out logs discovered inside an abandoned container, owned by a company based in Mozambique.
December 16, 2018 06:00 UTC
The cohesion of the right compared with the suspicion and mistrust among the leftwing parties was a major factor in the result. Podemos has placed itself on the far left, while Vox, along with the Basque and Catalan nationalists, occupies the extreme right. I have just returned from York, where boys and girls sing on an equal footing at the Minster. There are still 16 boys in the boys’ choir; the difference is that they have a more balanced life because the girls’ choir sings its share of the services. It looks good, tastes good and does you good.
December 16, 2018 06:00 UTC
Three others injured in incident that took place in Chongqing municipalityChina: seven miners killed after skip plummets down mine shaftSeven miners were killed and three others injured in an accident at a coal mine in south-western China, state media reported. Three injured miners were rushed to hospital following the accident, which took place in Chongqing municipality. China coal mine fire kills more than 20 Read moreThe cause of the incident is still under investigation. In December 2016, explosions in two separate coal mines in the Inner Mongolia region and in north-eastern Heilongjiang province killed at least 59 people. According to the country’s national coal mine safety administration, the China saw 375 coal mining-related deaths in 2017, down 28.7% year-on-year.
December 16, 2018 03:22 UTC
Three more people close to the attacker Chérif Chekatt, who was shot dead by police on Thursday, were still being held, it said. But his parents and two of his brothers were freed “due to the lack of incriminating evidence at this stage”, the prosecutor’s office added. More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Chekatt since Tuesday night’s bloodshed, in which four people died. In an interview broadcast on Saturday evening, a man identified as Cherif Chekatt’s father said his son had become a follower of Isis. “He would say Daesh is fighting for a just cause,” the man, named as Abdelkrim Chekatt, told France 2 television, using the Arabic acronym for Isis.
December 16, 2018 02:15 UTC
Putin says drugs are one of pillars of rap and are ‘the route to a nation’s degradation’Putin rap: Kremlin should 'take charge' of music not shut it down, president saysRussia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has said the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down. His comments on Saturday follow a spate of concert cancellations by venue owners and local authorities across Russia and the brief arrest of a popular rap artist, Husky. Putin said such heavy-handed measures were often counterproductive, and suggested an alternative approach. Putin was responding to a statement about rap concert cancellations made by music producer and member of the advisory council Igor Matvienko. Addressing Matvienko, Putin said: “You said that rap [rests on] three pillars: sex, drugs and protests.
December 16, 2018 01:41 UTC
Hair of the dog: Allen went for drinks during the interval of his game against Daniel Wells PAUL DEVLINMark Allen produced a stunning comeback to reach the Scottish Open final with a 6-5 victory over Daniel Wells — then said he didn’t deserve to be there. The Northern Irishman said he had done more partying than playing last week, and that he went for a few drinks during the mid-session interval, after which he played some scintillating snooker. “I had a couple of drinks at the interval and felt a bit better after it because I was really struggling out there,” Allen told Eurosport. “Last night was the earliest I’ve been to bed and the least I’ve drunk any night [this week]. I expected to feel good today but I felt terrible.”Wells, who was playing in his maiden ranking-event semi-final, raced into…
December 16, 2018 00:22 UTC
Being Gavin Williamson can’t have been easy over the past 12 months. into one of the biggest jobs in politics, the secretary of state for defence has lurched from crisis to gaffe without drawing breath. In March, he notoriously told the Russians to “shut up and go away” in a Q&A session following his first big speech on defence issues, garnering complaints that he was too childish for the job. Yet, at 42, he has ended his first year in the role having achieved the impossible — he secured a £1.8bn windfall from the chancellor for the defence budget, making him an instant hero at his notoriously difficult-to-manage Ministry of Defence. So, who is the man who rose from backbench…
I remember being in New York years and years ago and seeing a Victoria’s Secret shop for the first time, well before there were any in the UK. At first I thought it might be an upmarket sex shop, like a glitzier Ann Summers. My mistake: the shop merely sold lingerie in a hypnotically glamorous setting. Since there weren’t any bras in my size, I pottered out again, unable to avail myself of “the world’s best bras” and “sexiest panties”, as the website now has it. Since then, Victoria’s…
Pharmaceuticals giants are testing the use of alternative routes into Britain to prevent drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Hugo Fry, UK chief executive of Sanofi, said the French vaccine-maker was investigating plans to bring crucial medicines through the Essex port of Harwich instead of Dover. There are fears that customs delays at Dover, Europe’s busiest ferry port, could leave hospitals and pharmacies short of life-saving medicines if lorries are stuck in long queues. It comes after Matt Hancock, the health secretary, wrote to Britain’s pharmaceuticals manufacturers to update them on plans to stockpile drugs ahead of next March. Drugmakers have been asked to increase their supplies to six weeks above their normal stock levels.
The Indian beer, airline and Formula One boss known as “the king of good times” faces bankruptcy proceedings in a London court and a separate attempt to force the sale of his son’s luxury yacht. The State Bank of India and other lenders that extended more than £1bn to Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines before it went bust in 2012 have lodged a petition to have the tycoon declared bankrupt in an effort to seize his assets. Chairman of the company that owns Kingfisher beer and co-owned the Force India F1 team before it collapsed in July, Mallya fled to Britain two years ago, shortly before an arrest warrant was issued in India. He is on bail after being arrested in London last year.