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Gunmen fired on a car in northern Kabul on Sunday, killing two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court and wounding the driver, a court official said. It was the latest attack in the Afghan capital during peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government officials in Qatar. Supreme Court of Afghanistan spokesman Ahmad Fahim Qawim, said the women were judges who worked for the high court but he did not identify them by name.
Lahiru Thirimanne scored his first test century in eight years as Sri Lanka narrowed England's lead to 44 at lunch on the fourth day of the first test on Sunday. Thirimanne’s patient 111 off 251 balls included 12 fours and carried Sri Lanka to 242-4 and in sight of making England have to bat again.. Sam Curran (2-37) provided the much-awaited breakthrough when he got the inside edge off Thirimanne’s bat off a delivery which nipped back into the left-hander.
Tens of thousands of protesters marches across France on Saturday to denonce a security bill which critics say would restrict the filming of police and posting images to social media, notably to document cases of police brutality. 75 people were arrested. Thousands marched in Paris and cities across France, many of them angry about what they say was the "disproportionate" response by police when they broke up an illegal New Year's rave in Brittany that attracted some 2,400 people.Estimates of the turnout varied widely between the authorities and the activists: while police put the total turnout across the country at 34,000, organisers insisted it was closer to 200,000.In Paris and Lille, the marchers came out despite a rare snowfall, carrying banners with slogans such as "Police everywhere, justice nowhere", and "State of emergency, police state.""It's a strange dictatorship, one asks how far they will go with this law," said one marcher in the northern city of Lille, who identified himself only by his first name François."If this is the case in the country of the rights of man and freedom, then I'm ashamed to be French!" he added.Arrests and injuriesPolice arrested 75 people across the country, 24 of them in Paris, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, while 12 police officers and paramilitaire officers were injures.Police also intervened to break up an illegal rave near the Paris demonstration, Darmanin said in a tweet. Rights groups sound alarm as French MPs begin controversial security debate What provoked France's controversy over publishing images of police? Footage of police beating up an unarmed black music producer in his Paris studio on November 21 has amplified anger over the legislation, condemned by many as signalling a rightward lurch by President Emmanuel Macron.Other recent incidents caught on camera have shown Paris police using violence to tear down a migrant camp.The protesters are also against the use of ramped-up surveillance tools like drones and pedestrian cameras.Senate to consider bill in MarchIn the face of mounting protests, Macron's ruling LREM party has announced it will rewrite the bill's controversial Article 24 that deals with filming the police.But left-wing protesters and rights groups insist the law should be completely withdrawn.The "marches for freedom" have been called by an umbrella grouping that includes Amnesty International and several unions, including those gathering journalists and film directors. The proposal, which has already been approved by the National Assembly, will be examined by the Senate, France's upper parliamentary chamber, in March.(AFP)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plenty of options as Manchester United this afternoon head to Anfield to face Liverpool in their biggest game of the Premier League season so far. An impressive run of form has seen United take first place in the table, and the Red Devils currently boast a three-point lead over champions Liverpool before Sunday’s clash on Merseyside. Nemanja Matic has a tight groin, while Victor Lindelof has been struggling with a back injury - but all three are in with a chance of being included, and will be given late fitness tests.
The Australian Open will go ahead in early February, the tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed on Sunday, despite anger from players now unable to train under strict quarantine. Earlier this weekend, three coronavirus infections were reported on chartered flights carrying dozens of players and their entourages to Melbourne. In addition to a 14-day hotel quarantine those players arriving in the city will no longer be able to leave their rooms to train. But, other players who arrived before the weekend are permitted to train for five hours a day, raising questions about the integrity of the year's first Grand Slam tournament. Romanian Sorana Cirstea, the women's world number 71, tweeted, "If they would have told us this rule before, I would not play in Australia. I would have stayed home." Tiley says tournament organisers will accommodate isolated players the best they can: "The Australian Open is going ahead and we will continue to do the best we possibly can do to ensure those players have the best opportunity." He added that players who can't leave their rooms will be provided with exercise equipment.
NASA’s Boeing-built deep space exploration rocket, Space Launch System (SLS), successfully fired its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, a crucial test for a years-delayed U.S. government project facing mounting pressure from emerging private sector technology. Space Launch System’s hot fire test, was a success after it’s delayed launch by 30minutes tonight at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, it caps a nearly year-long ‘Green Run’ test campaign to validate the rocket’s design. Smoke came billowing out of the engines in the vital step before a debut unmanned launch later this year under NASA’s Artemis program, the Trump administration’s push to land humans on the moon again by 2024.
Liverpool are today facing another defensive headache as they prepare to face Premier League leaders Manchester United. In a common theme for Jurgen Klopp this season, the Reds boss while likely have to patch together his defence. There was no sign of Joel Matip during Wednesday's training session - the defender last playing against West Brom in December - though Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that the defender was “close” to return.
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Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence. More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed protests, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. Downtown Washington, D.C., was virtually empty, with streets near the Capitol closed and battalions of camouflaged National Guard soldiers taking up positions across the city center.
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Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France's foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday. Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the nuclear deal and earlier this month started pressing ahead with plans to enrich uranium to 20% fissile strength at its underground Fordow nuclear plant. That is the level Tehran achieved before striking the deal with world powers to contain its disputed nuclear ambitions.The Islamic Republic's breaches of the nuclear agreement since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from it in 2018 and subsequently imposed sanctions on Tehran may complicate efforts by President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20, to rejoin the pact."The Trump administration chose what it called the maximum pressure campaign on Iran. The result was that this strategy only increased the risk and the threat," Le Drian told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper."This has to stop because Iran and - I say this clearly - is in the process of acquiring nuclear (weapons) capacity."The agreement's main aim was to extend the time Iran would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb, if it so chose, to at least a year from roughly two to three months. It also lifted international sanctions against Tehran.Western diplomats have said Iran's repeated breaches have already reduced the "breakout time" to well below a year.Iran denies any intent to weaponise its nuclear programme.With presidential elections in Iran due in June, Le Drian said it was urgent to "tell the Iranians that this is enough" and to bring Iran and the United States back into the accord.Biden has said he will return the United States to the deal if Iran resumes strict compliance with it. Iran says sanctions must be lifted before it reverses its nuclear breaches.However, Le Drian said that even if both sides were to return to the deal, it would not be enough."Tough discussions will be needed over ballistic proliferation and Iran's destabilisation of its neighbours in the region," Le Drian said.'Pause' EU and US trade standoffIn the same interview, Le Drian also suggested the European Union and the US should "pause" a long-running tariff disagreement to allow the issue to be resolved.A 16-year spat over aircraft subsidies has turned increasingly sour under the Donald Trump administration, expanding to other products and sectors, and France's suggestion comes ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in the coming week."The issue that poisons everyone is that of the price increases and taxes on steel, digital technology, Airbus and particularly our wine sector," said Le Drian."If we could quickly find a method to settle this dispute with Europe and France, that would be a step forward," he said. "It may take time but, in the meantime, we can always order a pause."At the end of the year, Washington announced new tariffs on aircraft parts, wine, cognac and brandies from France and Germany, adding to a long list of EU products subject to 25 percent duties since 2019.The US said the move was in retaliation for tariffs the EU imposed in November, which it considers unjustified and calculated unfairly.The latest tariffs go into effect some days after the end of Trump's term.(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS, AFP)
You know what they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Unfortunately, despite the endlessly iconic sportswear of the '80s, '90s and early '00s, a lot of brands have chosen to move in new directions (much to our dismay).For those of us who love the old classics, shopping online at our favourite sporting stores often leaves us longing for the days of logomania and matching tracksuits. But just because the big brands no longer stock it, doesn’t mean we can’t get our hands on it.Thanks to the explosion of resale sites within the last decade, the vintage clothing industry is booming, and sportswear hasn't been forgotten. From printed hoodies to classic kicks, the demand for retro sportswear is bigger than ever, with Gen Z quoting everyone from Princess Diana to Sporty Spice as influences in its resurgence.Though the streetwear boom has seen many brands create homages to archive collections, there's a clear demand for authentic vintage sportswear. From Kim Kardashian being spotted wearing adidas popper pants to Rihanna sporting a Fila jersey, vintage sportswear is alive and well – and we know exactly where to find it. If you're searching for the perfect Champion hoodie or The North Face fleece, click through to discover the best places to shop vintage sportswear...At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Hiba LondonIf you've heard of Brick Lane Vintage Market staple Proxy Vintage, you need to get to know its sister brand, Hiba. Focusing entirely on womenswear, the online retailer is known for its curated collection of vintage designer goods but it also offers a ton of sports luxe looks. From oversized sweatshirts to one-of-a-kind Dunks, Hiba is a one-stop shop for vintage treasures. Champion Vintage Sweatshirt, $, available at Hiba LondonAdidas Cargos Medium, $, available at Hiba LondonAdidas Sweatshirt Womens Medium, $, available at Hiba LondonFrankie CollectiveIf you're looking for vintage sportswear with edge, Frankie Collective is the place to shop. Reworking a selection of basketball jerseys, tracksuit bottoms, hoodies and bomber jackets, the brand is best for those who enjoy an Americana vibe. Among the rows of baseball tees, there is also a selection of vintage football shirts and racing jackets for those who want to rep their home team.NASCAR Racing Jacket, $, available at Frankie CollectiveAdidas Bulls Jersey, $, available at Frankie CollectiveReebok Wind Pants, $, available at Frankie CollectiveASOS MarketplaceASOS Marketplace has been on our radar since its conception in 2010. Sitting far away from its gigantic e-tailer sister site, ASOS Marketplace mixes vintage finds with reworked collections. Among the goods is a solid selection of vintage sports tees, caps, trainers, hoodies and more. While the site lends itself to seamless searching, some of the best bargains can be found at @oldbutgoldvintage, @messinahembry, @sestrisvintage and @ravevintage.Champion Fleece Jacket, $, available at asos marketplaceThe North Face 700 Nuptse Puffer Jacket, $, available at asos marketplaceNike 90s Navy Embroidered Spellout Hoodie, $, available at asos marketplaceDepopDepop is one of the biggest names in the secondhand marketplace but while other apps fall victim to oversaturation, the platform still manages to source a ton of unique sportswear. A lot of shops sell modified collections of tie-dye logo T-shirts and cropped hoodies but many keep to simple vintage classics. Our favourites include @quaintclothing_uk for '90s windbreakers and body warmers, @blaisesbitsandbobs for hoodies and sweatshirts and @clothvintage for puffer jackets and tees. Kappa Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at DepopReebok Baby Blue Sweatshirt, $, available at DepopNike Unite Jumpman Classic Windbreaker, $, available at DepopVestiaire CollectiveVestiaire Collective has made a name for itself with its selection of pre-worn designer garments. While it's mostly known for Jimmy Choos and Chanel handbags, the site also stocks a selection of sportswear, the best of which can be found in the trainer section. Whether you're hunting for the perfect vintage SB Dunks or a pair of wavy Air Alaris, Vestiaire Collective is the place to look.Nike Air Alaris Vintage, $, available at Vestiaire CollectiveNike SB Dunk Leather Trainers, $, available at Vestiaire CollectiveNike Sole x Air Max 95, $, available at Vestiaire CollectiveThrifted.comIf you're looking for the hall of fame of vintage sportswear, somewhere like Thrifted.com is ideal. Stocking a never-ending supply of adidas tracksuits, Champion hoodies and The North Face fleeces, the vintage superstore has pretty much all the basics on lock. Plus the prices make it twice as nice. Champion Medium Grey Sweatshirt, $, available at thrifted.comNike Large Sweatshirt, $, available at thrifted.comChampion Large Blue Fleece, $, available at thrifted.comVintage StoresAh, bricks-and-mortar shops, remember those? Just because the current COVID-19 lockdown has us staying inside, doesn't mean you have to miss out on the glory of vintage stores. With some of the UK's biggest vintage shops producing online versions of their inventories, you can find most classic sportswear looks among the piles of fur coats, dungarees and novelty sunglasses. Our mainstays include Rokit, Beyond Retro and COW, all of which have an unending supply of such classics as logo fleeces, tees and ski jackets. Fila Red Ringer Tee, $, available at we are cowAdidas Trefoil Track Pants, $, available at RokitAdidas NHL Sports T Shirt, $, available at Beyond RetroeBayDuring its 26-year reign as the internet's best known marketplace, eBay has constantly reinvented itself. Offering users a chance to get their hands on cheap pre-owned goods, the site sparked a secondhand revolution for fashion lovers with its selection of vintage finds. It may not offer a sleek curation of specific sportswear but eBay is all about going after the items you want and hoping the internet gods have your back. If you're on the hunt for a mint condition 1980s adidas baseball jacket, eBay is where it's at. Nike 90's Vintage Logo Sweatshirt, $, available at eBayColumbia Sportswear Jacket Women's XL Fleece Lining, $, available at eBaylealmaria 80's Vintage Retro Embroidered Silky Bomber Jacket, $, available at eBayDesire VTGIf you have a particular love of sportswear from the '80s or '90s, Desire VTG is the site for you. From Umbro fleeces to reversible Nike football jackets, the sheer quantity of "Park Life"-worthy gear is something to behold. Plus, if you have a taste for the spontaneous, the website also offers a Mystery Box filled with vintage sportswear delights.Reebok Long Sleeve Top, $, available at Desire VTGNike Golf Adjustable Cap, $, available at Desire VTGPatagonia Fleece Lined Jacket, $, available at Desire VTGLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Meet The New Generation Of Vintage TradersThe Best Vintage Homeware Accounts On InstagramFinally, Vintage Fashion For Plus-Size People