After a cagey opening half-hour Vicari fired Roma ahead in the 33rd minute when he poked the ball into his own net from seven metres in an attempt to divert a Lorenzo Pellegrini pass to the advancing Kevin Strootman. In the Bundesliga Lewis Holtby kept alive Hamburg’s hopes of survival by beating their fellow relegation candidates Freiburg 1-0. Hamburg had their keeper, Julian Pollersbeck, to thank for keeping a clean sheet in the first half before Holtby snatched the winner. Bayern Munich warmed up for Real Madrid’s visit in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday with a comfortable 3-0 win in Hannover. RB Leipzig’s hopes of Champions League football suffered a blow after being routed at home by Hoffenheim 5-2 while Stuttgart defeated Werder Bremen 2-0 at home to ensure their safety.
April 21, 2018 15:46 UTC
Suspect was found stabbed nearby and is in custody after being discharged from hospitalA man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old was stabbed to death in north London. A second man, 21, found stabbed on Seven Sisters Road, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, affray, and possessing an offensive weapon, the Metropolitan police said. Sadiq Khan tweeted:Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) Deeply saddened by the news that a young man was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park last night, another life unnecessarily lost to violent crime on our streets. Another man died on Friday night after being seriously injured in an assault in Morden, south London, on Thursday. A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday and taken to a south London police station, where he remains in custody.
April 21, 2018 14:31 UTC
Donald Trump has saluted Pyongyang’s suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests ahead of planned talks with the US as “very good news for North Korea and the world”. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is due to meet his South Korean counterpart next week, with a summit with Trump pencilled in to occur by June. Trump confirmed this week that CIA director and secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo recently met Kim in North Korea. On Friday night, Trump tweeted: “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress!
April 21, 2018 14:27 UTC
A three-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a gym in Leeds, West Yorkshire police said. Officers were called to the David Lloyd club at about 9.45am on Saturday, following a report that a child had drowned. He was taken to Leeds general infirmary where he was later pronounced dead. DI James Entwistle said: “This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this extremely difficult time. We would ask these people to come forward to give their accounts of what they have seen and heard.”The pool remained closed on Saturday afternoon.
April 21, 2018 12:22 UTC
Make no bones about it: Mo Farah’s first attempt at the full marathon distance was a disaster. Mo Farah sets out on road to glory with British marathon record in sights Read moreThis time there can be no excuses. 3) An epic battle in the women’s raceShortly after Paula Radcliffe broke the women’s world marathon record in 2003, the chief executive of the London Marathon, Nick Bitel, promised her it would not be beaten for a while; 15 years on, we are still waiting. Last year David Weir secured a record seventh win at the London marathon, beating the Paralympic champion, Marcel Hug, in a thrilling finish. The London Marathon race organiser, Hugh Brasher, said: “In 1981, less than 300 of the 6,300 finishers were women.
April 21, 2018 12:17 UTC
Around 1,500 guests attended the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, died on Tuesday at her Houston home. Referring to Mar-a-Lago, his luxury resort, Trump then added that he was “heading to the Southern White House to watch the Funeral Service of Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush was devoted to her husband of 73 years, he said, saying he was the “only boy she ever kissed”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest George HW Bush looks at the casket with his daughter Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch.
April 21, 2018 11:32 UTC
When they faced Toulouse in 2000 it was their first semi-final in the European Cup but they are now playing in a record 13th. Standing in their way are Racing 92, whose only previous appearance at this stage came in 2016, the year they lost to Saracens in the final. “I was at Munster for 13 years,” said Ryan, who was involved in three semi-finals with the province and was in the squad when they won the European Cup in 2008. I may not be playing the best rugby of my career but I still feel I have a lot to add. Munster tend to grow their own, supplemented by a few outsiders while Racing do the opposite, locals scattered among high-profile imports.
April 21, 2018 11:00 UTC
Bobby Kennedy for President tracks how Kennedy asserted himself despite his brother’s shadow before he was assassinated in June 1968The year is 2020. Bobby Kennedy for President looks at the “Bobby phenomenon”, his stellar political rise that seemed destined to see him follow his slain brother Jack into the Oval Office until he was himself felled by a gunman in June 1968. It was in Indianapolis, two months before his death, that Robert Kennedy uttered those lyric words from the back of a flatbed truck. As the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death approaches, there is a palpable nostalgia in the air, captured powerfully by Dawn Porter, the director of the Netflix series. As Bobby Kennedy’s friend, journalist Pete Hamill, puts it in the film, America in the 60s was “like some shooting gallery instead of a civilization”.
April 21, 2018 10:52 UTC
The directives from the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency indicated rising concerns since a similar failure in 2016 of the same type of engine – a CFM56-7B engine, made by CFM International. The FAA said the engine on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 exploded on Tuesday when a fan blade broke off. The blast shattered a window, killing one woman, in the first US passenger airline fatality since 2009. Several major airline officials said the order would primarily affect airlines with higher use of aircraft covering shorter routes. The European order states that after the first inspection, airlines must repeat the process every 3,000 cycles, which typically represents about two years in service.
April 21, 2018 07:54 UTC
Arsène Wenger’s farewell to Arsenal begins against West Ham. A first opportunity for the fans to show just how much he has meant to the club over the past 22 years before the pressure of hosting Atlético Madrid on Thursday. What influence, if any, could the news of Wenger’s departure have on his side? The Emirates faithful will be hoping to be transported back to the glory days but West Ham are not safe yet. Survival instincts may prevail on Sunday.
April 21, 2018 07:52 UTC
'Theresa May mistook a national treasure for an easy target'The government underestimated the pull the Windrush generation could have on Britons’ sense of selfThe outrage about the exclusion of ‘worthy immigrants’ must not blind us to the outrageous policies that made it possible, says Gary Younge
April 21, 2018 06:56 UTC
Stuck in Jamaica: 'My pension, my house and my kids are in the UK'Everyone in Jamaica knows someone who “lives in foreign” – the Jamaican expression for abroad. Icilda Williams left Jamaica for the UK in May 1962, a few months before the island went from a colony to an independent nation. Play Video 2:00 Who are the Windrush generation? “I’m glad the home secretary and the prime minister have now acknowledged a great hurt and disservice was done to the Windrush generation. The case of the Windrush generation and the speedy resolution that the government plans has given a false hope to people like Derek.
April 21, 2018 03:56 UTC
Fears unrest over social security reforms may grow as more demonstrators join in and the state responds with heavy handViolent protests have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms of the social security system. The violence follows the decision of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government to push through reforms to the national social security system in response to the financial crisis affecting the National Social Security Institute (INSS). Nicaragua president re-elected in landslide amid claims of rigged vote Read moreHowever, on Wednesday protests were organised in the capital, Managua, and the city of León. The protests against the social security reforms came on top of demonstrations the previous week against government inaction and even alleged collusion in relation to fires in the Indio Maíz biological reserve in Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast region. In June 2013, during another protest related to the social security system, police stood idly by as a group of pro-government supporters violently broke up a demonstration in support of pension rights for the elderly.
April 21, 2018 02:26 UTC