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Mehmet Topal

Mehmet Topal: Fenerbahce player survives after being shot at whilst driving home from training in Istanbul

Club confirm incident in which bullets struck bullet-proof glass

Flags are seen atop a leaderboard at Whistling Straits, venue of the 2015 US PGA

US PGA 2015: Tee-times as Rory McIlory is grouped with this year's major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson

The action gets under way in the final major of the year at Whistling Straits on Thursday

Bradley Bubb scores from the half way line

Oxford City player scores goal from half-way line, straight from kick-off

Bradley Bubb scores incredible goal in National League South

Pedro scored Barcelona's winner as they beat Sevilla 5-4 in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night

Pedro to Manchester United: Dani Alves hopes Pedro remains at Barcelona

Barcelona winger has been given a warning about making switch to Old Trafford

Raheem Sterling

East Fife label own supporters 'deplorable, rude and sexist' over chanting at female physiotherapist

Club apologise for offence caused by incident at weekend

Vincent Kompany celebrates his goal against West Brom

West Brom vs Manchester City LIVE - Latest score, live updates, Vincent Kompany scores, Yaya Toure double, Raheem Sterling makes debut

Follow the latest events from the final Premier League fixture of the opening weekend

Juan Mata is a big fan of Manchester United's 'retro' 2015/16 home kit

The Old Trafford club's shirts are being made by Adidas again

Manchester United transfer news: Signing a striker 'not an objective' for Louis van Gaal

Dutchman content with current options

Seven things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend: Petr Cech concern, Jose Mourinho the Quiet One, Manchester United must gel

A look back at the key lessons from Saturday and Sunday, including Newcastle's new hero and why the season could be unpredictable

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Conservatives plot a motoring revolution

Draft report reveals biggest reform to regulations since driving test introduced in 1935
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House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
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'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

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International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
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BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
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Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

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