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Sports Berlin patient: First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin patient, pictured in 2012 The first person cured of HIV – Timothy Ray Brown – has died from cancer. Mr Brown, who was also known as “the Berlin patient”, was given a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally…

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Sports Bairstow loses England Test central contract

Bairstow made his England debut in a one-day international in 2011, and his Test debut the following yearWicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has not been given an England central contract for Test cricket in 2020-21.Yorkshire’s Bairstow, 31, who was not selected for the summer’s Test series with West Indies and Pakistan, remains contracted for limited-overs cricket.Batsmen Zak…

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Sports Aaron Donald, D.K. Metcalf & Kalen Ballage in best bits of the NFL you may have missed

BBC Sport’s Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell take us through some of the best bits of the NFL you may have missed, including an attempt at showboating which goes wrong for Seattle’s D.K.Metcalf.Watch The NFL Show on Saturday 3 October on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website and app at 23:25 BST.

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Sports Ministers ‘sticking fingers in ears’ over 2021 exams

Image copyright PA Media Ministers are being accused of “sticking their fingers in their ears” over the possibility that next year’s public exams may have to be cancelled.The National Education Union says higher Covid-19 infection rates and more pupils being sent home, makes holding exams unfair and less likely.It argues that as the situation develops,…

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Sports Covid-19: Government ‘must explain new lockdown rules better’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meeting people from outside your household in a pub in the North East was allowed on Tuesday but is now illegal New local lockdown restrictions need to be “communicated better” by the government, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.Households in the north-east of England are now banned from…

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Sports ‘Panto parade’ highlights plight of arts venues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dames are worried about the future of the UK’s theatre industry Dozens of pantomime dames are marching on Westminster, as part of a day of action highlighting the plight of the live events industry.The socially-distanced parade was organised after the rise in coronavirus cases prompted the cancellation of…

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Sports Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone ex-leader banned from leaving country

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightAFPimage captionMr Koroma’s party has denied the corruption allegationsThe authorities in Sierra Leone have imposed a travel ban on former President Ernest Bai Koroma and several officials who served during his term over allegations of corruption. Mr Koroma and more than 100 people will not be allowed to leave the country.They have…

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Sports Presidential debate: How the world’s media reacted

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Global media criticised the tone and content of the debate US voters have endured the first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event has also prompted a huge reaction from world audiences who tuned in for the chaotic event. Newspapers and commentators around the…

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Sports French Open 2020: Serena Williams withdraws from competition on day four

Serena Williams beat compatriot Kristie Ahn in the first round on MondayThree-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury.The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday.The American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret…

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Sports Rangers: Steven Gerrard signing hopes could hinge on Europa League progress

Steven Gerrard thinks his side are “in a good place”Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Date: Thu, 1 Oct Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Scotland and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and appSteven Gerrard says his plan to add to Rangers’ squad before Monday’s transfer deadline could hinge on reaching the…

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