A year in Calais: One migrant’s year-long attempt to cross the Channel

Crossing the English Channel by small boat is now the most-used method for migrants to use to try to enter the UK to seek asylum. More than 12,500 people have already made the dangerous journey this year, surpassing the total for the whole of 2020. Over half of those trying to cross this way come from Iran. The BBC spent a year in Calais, following one Iranian migrant – Alex – as he tries to cross with a smuggler. But will he succeed? Film by Julien Goudichaud, Parham Ghobadi and…

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Marcos Alonso: Chelsea defender to stop taking knee after claiming anti-racism gesture is ‘losing strength’ | Football News

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso says he will no longer take a knee before matches as he believes the anti-racism gesture is “losing strength”. The Spanish left-back says he will instead point to the Premier League ‘No Room for Racism’ badge on his sleeve, while other players kneel ahead of kick-off. Since the Premier League resumed in the summer of 2020 after a coronavirus-enforced break, players, officials and staff at games have been taking a knee before kick-off to show support for the movement for racial equality. “I am fully against…

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Kohli: Skillsets of Hasaranga and Chameera will be of huge help in UAE

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes that the additions of Sri Lanka duo Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, especially in the UAE conditions, will be a “huge help” for the team’s campaign in the second leg of IPL 2021. Kohli said that missing the likes of Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson should not have that big an impact on the team, considering they have roped in players who have a significant understanding of subcontinent conditions. “Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa who were with us in the first leg for a…

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England vs New Zealand: Security raised for women’s one-day international after ‘threatening email’ | Cricket News

The game is due to go ahead as planned with a 1pm start despite the development after the threat was investigated and judged not to be credible; watch the third ODI live from 12.30pm on Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel By PA Media Last Updated: 20/09/21 10:52pm The third ODI at Leicestershire’s county ground will go ahead with additional security Security around Tuesday’s third one-day international between England Women and New Zealand Women has been raised after the emergence of a “threatening email”…

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Live match preview – Norwich vs Liverpool 21.09.2021

Team news, stats and TV details ahead of Norwich vs Liverpool in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday; kick-off 7.45pm. Team news Todd Cantwell will miss Norwich’s Carabao Cup third-round clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night due to personal reasons. Canaries boss Daniel Farke has seen his side lose all five of their Premier League games this season but they were 6-0 winners against Bournemouth in round two. He is likely to make a host of alterations, with Christoph Zimmermann (ankle) and Przemyslaw Placheta (Covid) absent along with Cantwell.…

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Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister of Turkey

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu received Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Turkish House, the Chancery building of the Turkish Permanent Mission in New York, on Friday 17 September 2021, for a bilateral meeting between the two sides, on the side lines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu recalled fondly his fruitful two-day visit to Sri Lanka in 2016. The Minister appreciated the arrangements extended to him during the visit. Foreign Minister Peiris also recalled fondly…

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England’s Danni Wyatt hungry for more after marking 200th cap with match-winning knock against New Zealand | Cricket News

Danni Wyatt’s unbeaten 63 rescued England after they slid to 146-9 in the second ODI against New Zealand, ultimately triumphing by 13 runs; watch the third ODI live from 12.30pm on Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel Last Updated: 20/09/21 8:04pm England’s Danni Wyatt top-scored with an unbeaten 63 in the second ODI against New Zealand at Worcester Danni Wyatt is aiming to add “many more” England white-ball caps to her tally of 200 after starring with an unbeaten 63 as they took a…

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Jen Beattie: Scotland defender delighted by decision to hold Women’s World Cup qualifiers at Hampden Park | Football News

Scotland defender Jen Beattie says playing all of their Women’s World Cup qualifying games at Hampden Park will provide a “huge boost”. The 29-year-old was given a huge lift by the news and aims to take that feeling onto the pitch during Tuesday’s historic encounter with the Faroe Islands in Glasgow. Beattie faced Jamaica at Hampden on a one-off occasion before the Scots went to their first World Cup finals in 2019 but the commitment to stage women’s internationals in the national stadium felt like a bigger step forward. “When…

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Yohani – not our Manike?

It is very heartening to hear that both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader of India have expressed their appreciation of the song Manike mage hithe, sung by the local artiste Yohani de Silva, which had gone viral in this part of the world. Sadly, neither the government nor the Opposition bigwigs of Sri Lanka have congratulated her in the media, taking into consideration the vast amount of foreign exchange she is bringing into this country. Indrasena Samaratunga Thank you

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IPL: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy star as Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News

Andre Russell took 3-9 and Varun Chakravarthy 3-13 as Kolkata Knight Riders demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore for just 92 and triumphed by nine wickets; watch Punjab Kings take on Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday, from 2.50pm live on Sky Sports Mix By Ben Kosky Last Updated: 20/09/21 6:26pm Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell hugs captain Eoin Morgan after yorking AB de Villiers for a duck Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy took three wickets apiece to kick-start Kolkata Knight Riders’ faltering IPL campaign as they rolled Royal Challengers Bangalore for just 92.…

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Jarred Gillett to become Premier League’s first overseas referee when he officiates Watford vs Newcastle this weekend | Football News

Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee in the Premier League this weekend. The Australian will take charge of the Watford vs Newcastle match on Saturday. Gillett was promoted to the Select Group 1 of referees by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) ahead of the start of the current season. After spending nine years in the A-League in his home country, 34-year-old Gillett moved to England in the 2019-20 season to referee in the EFL. He has officiated in League One, League Two and the Championship…

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