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Spindrift trimaran capsized at the start of the Dublin Bay race

Crew-member airlifted to hospital and another injured after trimaran capsizes during Route des Princes European Tour

Lucky escape for eight-man crew plus two guests as boat capsizes at the start of Dublin Bay race

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud saw red for a late challenge in the game against Fulham`

Premier League: Arsenal v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Emirates

David Beckham trains with PSG

Champions League: PSG v Valencia match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday nights Champions League knockout fixture at the Parc des Princes

A litter of puppies that was caught near the site of fatal mauling at a dog pound in Mexico City

Mexico rounds up 'killer dog packs' after fifth death

A 15-year-old girl found fatally bitten by dogs outside a Mexico City park in mid-December may have been the first victim of a feral pack suspected of killing at least four other people over the last month, say prosecutors.

18 arrested in raids targeting gang suspected of bringing Iranian asylum seekers to UK

Seven people have been arrested in raids targeting a gang suspected of taking cash to help Iranian asylum seekers get into Britain.

Passengers tell of terror at Glasgow airport runway evacuation two hours before a second plane is grounded in Dublin as smoke fills cabin

A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning after crew detected smoke in the cockpit, only two hours after another aircraft was evacuated on a runway at Glasgow Airport because traces of smoke were seen in the cabin.

Skipper Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series Championship Racing

Ben Ainslie beaten into second by tie-break in America's Cup

Equal on points and beaten only by the tie-break, Ben Ainslie ended a hectic week in San Francisco in second place of the fleet racing at the America’s Cup World Series.

EasyJet eyeing a record after late rush in search of the sun

Budget airline easyJet yesterday flagged up record profits this year as holidaymakers who stayed at home for the Olympics dashed abroad to grab some late summer sun.

Radamel Falcao celebrates his second goal during the Europa League final

Flying Radamel Falcao sees stock rise even higher after Europa League success

Next step is surely the big league for striker who scored twice in Europa final, but will it be with Atletico Madrid or will other suitors gather?

Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente celebrates after he scored against SCP Sporting during their Europa League yesterday

Llorente takes Athletic Bilbao through to all-Spanish Europa League final

A dramatic winner from Fernando Llorente with two minutes to go sent Athletic Bilbao through to the Europa League final, where they will face fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

Valencia threat to end grand prix

The future of the European Grand Prix in Valencia is in doubt after the city's council indicated that it wants to renegotiate its race fee.

Andre Villas-Boas: Returned to the criticism he made of the media after Chelsea's win on Tuesday night

Villas-Boas rants at 'comic' Neville

Chelsea manager goes on the attack again against 'ridiculous' pundit

Albelda sad that it will be either him or his old mate Mata going out

It should never have come to this. When Valencia captain David Albelda spoke to former team-mate Juan Mata earlier in their respective Champions League campaigns he told him – only half in jest – to make sure Chelsea beat Bayer Leverkusen to help send both teams through.

David Albelda nearly joined Chelsea in 2008 but opted to stay in Spain

'TV rights deal has to change, we can't compete with Barça'

Valencia's dire financial straits are not just due to the mismanagement of the club's former president Juan Soler. Real Madrid and Barcelona have also wasted plenty of money since the turn of the century but the financial cushions provided by their inflated shares of television revenues always break the fall.

Segovia: 'I don't believe in roots'

Tomás Segovia: One of Spain's 'poets in exile' during the Franco dictatorship

I'm sadder than a drowned shoe, sadder than the sweat of the ill ... as sad as the first bus of the day when dawn breaks, as sad as a lawyer's underpants," runs one of Tomás Segovia's poems, and this curious, compelling mixture of the lyrical and the drily humorous, the melancholic and the romantic, helped make Segovia one of the most outstanding of the so-called "poets of exile" during Franco's dictatorship, and a key figure in modern Mexican literature.

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Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

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