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Labour celebrates election sweep of Tory flagship councils in London – video

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The Labour party has taken control of several Conservative flagship councils in London, including Wandsworth for the first time since the 1970s and Westminster for the first time since its creation in 1964. The Conser...

Thousands forced to flee as wildfires sweep through New Mexico

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Wind-driven wildfires destroyed hundreds of structures in northern New Mexico and forced thousands to flee mountain villages as blazes burned unusually early in the year in the parched US south-west. Two wildfires mer...

Winter Paralympics: Ukraine pull off double biathlon podium sweep

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There were emotional scenes on day four of the Winter Paralympics in Beijing as Ukrainian athletes completed two podium sweeps at the National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou. Iryna Bui won the women’s standing 10km ra...

Meg Lanning leads the way as Australia clean sweep Women’s Ashes ODIs

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Australia’s women finished a clean sweep of the one-day matches concluding the multiformat Ashes series, winning the third ODI by eight wickets to ensure that England finished winless on tour. A total of 163 was passe...

Wildfires sweep through Colorado destroying homes as tens of thousands evacuate – video report

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Two fast-moving wildfires driven by strong winds erupted in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, destroying close to 600 homes and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.The fires, burning to the north and...

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong ‘patriots’-only elections

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Pro-Beijing candidates will occupy nearly every seat in Hong Kong’s new legislature, after party loyalists swept the first elections under a revamp by Beijing ensuring that only “patriots” could run for office. The el...

Tottenham sweep Norwich aside after Lucas Moura’s wonder strike

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It might not have been the day that Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the Antonio Conte era, but still. A solid if unspectacular victory over bottom side Norwich, courtesy of Lucas Moura’s brilliant f...

Japan election: rightwing populists sweep vote in Osaka

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On a night when an expected challenge by the main opposition party quickly fizzled out, candidates from a tiny local party seized one seat after another in Japan’s general election, turning an economically vital regio...

Emile Smith Rowe excels as Arsenal sweep aside uninspired Aston Villa

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Take a look at what you could have won. During the summer Aston Villa felt sure enough of their station to make two bids for Emile Smith Rowe and, although they were rejected out of hand, it might have spoken volumes ...

McCabe shines as Arsenal sweep aside Everton to stay on top of WSL

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Katie McCabe delivered another stunning performance to help Arsenal extend their perfect Women’s Super League start with a 3-0 win over Everton. The versatile left-back created multiple chances and scored a screamer t...

St Helens sweep Leeds aside to book final date with Catalans

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The three-peat versus the new kids on the block. Whatever happens next Saturday, history will be made at Old Trafford as two sides with records that could not be more contrasting compete to be crowned Super League cha...

Refugees hit hardest as deadly floods sweep across continents

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As heavy rains and floods dominate headlines around the world, displaced people and those living in conflict zones are among the worst affected. Wind and heavy rain from monsoons and typhoons has bombarded much of As...

Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali shine as England sweep Pakistan aside

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On a broiling day at Headingley, when you could have fried not only an egg but a full chicken on the stone steps of the Western Terrace, preconceptions were spun on their head. England’s spinners outbowled Pakistan’s ...

James Vince seals England’s ODI series sweep despite Babar’s 158 for Pakistan

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The third one-day international between England and Pakistan was a belter, lit up by sublime centuries from two stylists in James Vince and Babar Azam and seeing £254,000 raised for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of Bob...

Taliban sweep through Herat province as Afghan advance continues

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The Taliban has swept through western Herat province, seizing two key border crossings to Iran and Turkmenistan, and much of the countryside beyond city limits. It was the latest part of Afghanistan to collapse in the...

Dawid Malan answers critics and helps England to T20 sweep over Sri Lanka

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This series had already been decided before a ball had been bowled yet the final match in Southampton did offer Dawid Malan an opportunity to remind everyone why he is still the No 1-ranked batsman in international Tw...