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  • Neil Fingleton: Games of Thrones actor and 'gentle giant' dies at 36

    Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, has reportedly died at the age of 36. Fingleton played basketball in the US before becoming an actor and also appeared in X-Men First Class, Doctor Who and 47 Ronin. Born in Durham, Mr Fingleton was awarded a basketball scholarship in the US, playing for a number of teams there and in Spain before returning to the UK to focus on his acting career.

  • 'Exceptional' student faces deportation three months before graduation

    An “exceptionally able” engineering student is set to be deported with just three months left of her degree. Shiromini Satkunarajah, a student at Bangor University, was arrested on Tuesday and taken to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. The Home Office have since informed Ms Satkunarajah she will be sent back to her birthplace, Sri Lanka, on 28 February.

  • England coach Eddie Jones threatens to retire from rugby after launching stinging attack on Italian tactics

    Eddie Jones launched a scathing attack on Italy’s tactics following England’s 36-15 Six Nations victory and claimed that if that’s how rugby will be played from this day forward, he will retire. The England head coach was left seething by Italy’s tactic of not committing to the ruck, meaning they could flour the offside rule and leaving defenders free to run around the breakdown without fear of being penalised. England were left in a state of confusion for the best part of an hour after Italy’s defensive coach, Brendan Venter, deployed a tactical stroke of genius to threaten a first Italian victory in the history of these two nations.

  • Flight from Pakistan had seven passengers in aisle, claims report

    The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers. Although the plane was allowed to carry 409 passengers, there were 416 onboard flight PK743 to Medina, the report said.

  • Kim suffered painful death within 20 minutes of attack: minister

    Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.

  • Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

    HOUSTON (AP) - An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police said Saturday.

  • Brexit will 'end freedom of movement as we know it', says Home Secretary Amber Rudd

    Brexit will spell the "end of freedom of movement as we know it" - but the numbers will not just suddenly fall once Britain leaves the European Union, the Home Secretary has said. Amber Rudd said the Government was "against cliff edges" - appearing to back Brexit Secretary David Davis' suggestion that the door will not "suddenly shut" - as she revealed businesses and other stakeholders would be consulted in the summer on new immigration controls. Ms Rudd confirmed reports that ministers are considering plans to limit benefits for new immigrants, but insisted it is one of a number of options the Home Office is looking into.