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Tory donor’s oil firm admits employees paid bribes to get contracts

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A multinational oil firm, which was led by a major Conservative donor, has admitted that its employees paid bribes to land contracts, as it struck a deal to end a corruption investigation into the company. The admissi...

‘Tragic mistake’: Pentagon admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians – video

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A US drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, Gen Frank McKenzie, the head of Central Command, told reporters on Friday. Senior officers had said the 29 August s...

US admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians and not Islamic State militants

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A US drone strike in Afghanistan last month killed 10 civilians – including seven children – and not an Islamic State extremist as first claimed, the Pentagon has admitted. In a briefing on Friday the commander of US ...

Arteta admits Arsenal must start to deliver quickly after overhaul

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Mikel Arteta says it is time for Arsenal’s squad to deliver on the promise that made the club the Premier League’s highest spenders this summer. Six players aged 23 or under have been brought in at a cost of £147.5m b...

Leaving Patrick Reed out of Ryder Cup was ‘difficult’, admits Steve Stricker

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The Ryder Cup will take place minus “Captain America” after Patrick Reed was surprisingly omitted from Steve Stricker’s wildcard selections for the US team at Whistling Straits. With six picks available, the US captai...

Police Scotland admits failings contributing to car crash death

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Police Scotland has admitted its failings “materially contributed” to the death of a woman who lay undiscovered in a crashed car with her partner for three days after the incident was reported to police. The force on ...

Hospital admits liability for baby’s death after ignoring mother’s concerns

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A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a baby who was delivered stillborn three days after his mother’s complaints of fluid loss and severe pain were dismissed as wetting the bed. Jacob Jackson could have ...

Body modifier admits removing part of woman’s genitals, but unclear if against the law

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A NSW body modifier has admitted removing parts of a woman’s genitals, but whether this is against the law is an issue for his trial, a court has been told. Brendan Leigh Russell has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter...

Federal minister admits Australia’s reopening plan ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitals

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A Morrison government minister has left the door open to changing the national reopening plan amid growing concerns about the health system’s capacity to cope with increasing Covid-19 case numbers. “Goodness, anything...

Chris Woakes admits England return ‘worth the wait’ after four India wickets

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Chris Woakes offered a timely reminder of his abilities with the red ball to help England bowl out India for 191 before Joe Root’s golden patch was ended as the tourists battled back on an enthralling first day of the...

Jaguars’ Meyer admits vaccine status affected decision to cut players

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The NFL Players Association has launched an investigation following Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer’s admission that vaccination status factored into the team’s roster decisions. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah ...

Morrison admits states at different points in reopening ‘journey’ but must reach same destination

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Scott Morrison has declared it will be up to each state and territory to decide how to ease restrictions once vaccination rates lift across the country, after warnings from the states that it will be unsafe to open bo...

Tom Stoppard admits being at odds with ‘lively’ leftwing UK theatre scene

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Sir Tom Stoppard has revealed how his staunch criticism of communist regimes in his plays, born out of his own past as a Jewish child refugee from Czechoslovakia, set him at odds with the “lively” leftwing strain of t...

Troy Deeney admits ‘sadness’ and pride at Watford exit after Birmingham move

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The former Watford captain Troy Deeney has spoken of his sadness and pride after confirmation that his 11-year spell at the club has come to an end. The 33-year-old striker, whose contract was due to expire at the end...

Mikel Arteta admits turning Arsenal’s form around will ‘take some time’

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Mikel Arteta has admitted turning Arsenal’s fortunes around will “take some time” and urged supporters to get behind the team when they travel to West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night before facing champions...

Virgil van Dijk admits Liverpool return was a tough mental hurdle

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Virgil van Dijk says his return to action for Liverpool this summer has felt “very emotional and very tough”, and that he has jumped a mental hurdle after recovering from 10 months out with anterior cruciate ligament ...

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