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North Korea reopens borders after Ebola scare that never was

40 min 4 sec ago
pForeign tourists were shut out of already isolated country for five months, with regime citing virus epidemic thousands of miles away in west Africa/ppNorth Korea officially reopened its borders on Tuesday to foreign tourists and business visitors, according to travel agencies, nearly five months after shutting them over fear of the deadly Ebola virus.br //pp “We’ve had it confirmed officially that the border is now open,” said Troy Collings, manager of the China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which takes western tourists into North Korea./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/north-korea-reopens-borders-after-ebola-scare-that-never-was"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166730053/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f82cb5/sc/39/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Dozens of school principals hospitalised as 175 hit by mass food poisoning

1 hour 26 min ago
pTwenty-four in hospital after suspected salmonella outbreak at Queensland principals’ conference in Brisbane/ppA total of 175 Queensland school principals have contracted food poisoning after attending a Brisbane conference last Thursday and Friday./ppTwenty-four of them are in hospital but none have been admitted to intensive care.br / /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/mar/03/dozens-school-principals-hospitalised-175-hit-food-poisoning"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f79b09/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166737285/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f79b09/sc/8/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Obama goes on offensive ahead of Netanyahu's speech to Congress

2 hours 6 min ago
pPresident seeks to head off Israeli prime minister’s criticism of Iran nuclear talks, declaring freeze on weapons program far better than sanctions or military action/ppThe White House has delivered a pre-emptive strike against Binyamin Netanyahu’s anticipated attack on US negotiations with Iran – with Barack Obama revealing key details of an emerging deal that is designed to prevent Tehran developing nuclear weapons for “a decade or more”.br //ppThe Israeli prime minister is expected on Tuesday to criticise the proposals as threatening his country’s “survival” in a highly charged speech to Congress that has angered Democrats and plunged US relations with Israel to new lows./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/02/binyamin-netanyahu-aipac-speech-defends-address-congress"Netanyahu defends decision to address Congress: 'Today we are no longer silent'/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/obama-goes-on-offensive-ahead-of-netanyahus-speech-to-congress"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f78b6b/sc/11/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/
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US intelligence chief reveals details of secret mission to North Korea

3 hours 16 min ago
pJames Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said he was treated to a 12-course banquet when he visited the isolated country to bring back two jailed Americans, Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae /ppUS spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed./ppa href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/09/kenneth-bae-matthew-miller-us-release-north-korea"Clapper gave details of his trip/a, made at the behest of President Barack Obama, for the first time during a forum on Monday at the Council on Foreign relations./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/us-intelligence-chief-reveals-details-of-secret-mission-to-north-korea"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f73b08/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166734862/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f73b08/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Bill Clinton portrait artist hints at Monica Lewinsky scandal

3 hours 52 min ago
pNelson Shanks: ‘I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting’/ppThe artist responsible for a portrait of Bill Clinton in Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he painted a hint of the Monica Lewinsky scandal onto the canvas./ppNelson Shanks, of south-east Pennsylvania, a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20150301_POTUS_painter_left_a_brush-off_for__42_.html"told the Philadelphia Daily News/a that while painting a portrait of the former president, “I could never get this Monica thing” – meaning the president’s sexual tryst with a White House intern and subsequent lies about said liaison – “completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting.”/p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/02/bill-clinton-portrait-artist-monica-lewinsky-scandal"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f7a88d/sc/38/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/
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Boris Nemtsov murder: Ukrainian girlfriend flies to Kiev from Russia

4 hours 9 min ago
pAnna Duritskaya had said that she was being held under police guard in a friend’s apartment in Moscow/ppThe Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who is the only known witness to his killing on Friday night, has reportedly flown to Kiev after being held for questioning by authorities in Moscow./ppUkrainian foreign ministry spokesman Yevgeny Perebiinis said Anna Duritskaya had flown to Kiev after the Ukrainian embassy in Russia “provided all the necessary assistance for her return to her home country,” Interfax news agency reported./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/boris-nemtsov-murder-ukranian-girlfriend-kiev-russia"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166725047/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f71ed8/sc/11/a2t.img" border="0"/
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UK climbs women-in-work rankings

4 hours 29 min ago
pImprovement in proportion of working women boosts UK’s ranking in PwC index, but Nordic countries still lead/ppThe UK has moved up a “women in work” league table after the economic recovery helped cut female unemployment, but it still lags well behind Nordic countries when it comes to overall empowerment of women in the workplace./ppThe UK is at its stronghighest position since 2000/strong on the a href="http://www.pwc.co.uk/the-economy/publications/women-in-work-index.jhtml"Women in Work Index/a from consultants PwC. It ranks strong14th out of 27 developed economies/strong, up four places on a year ago./ppThe reality for many flexible workers is that they have to work harder for promotion and don’t progress as quickly. The decision to go part-time is often made for short-term reasons, but unfortunately for women it often seems to have a wider, long-term negative impact./ppThe Shared Parental Leave policy, which comes into force in April, is a step in the right direction but the UK’s cultural perception of gender equality needs to catch up with such changes in policy. Some of the reasons the Nordic countries top the index is down to the recognition that all individuals should be able to balance their career and family life, and to support themselves./ppSouthern European countries such as strongGreece/strong and strongItaly/strong at the bottom of the index are still struggling to improve their performance since the fallout from the economic crisis./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2015/mar/03/uk-climbs-women-in-work-rankings"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f7060a/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166730818/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7060a/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/
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MPs call for end to indefinite detention of migrants

4 hours 29 min ago
pAll-party group concludes migrants and asylum seekers should be detained for no longer than 28 days, and only as an ‘absolute last resort’/ppA cross party-group of MPs has called for an end to the indefinite detention of migrants, warning that too many people are being unnecessarily detained, sometimes for as long as four years, under a system they characterise as “expensive, ineffective and unjust”./ppMigrants and asylum seekers should be detained for no longer than 28 days, and only then as an “absolute last resort”, the all-party parliamentary group into the use of immigration detention concluded. In a damning critique of Home Office policy, the panel said that the current lack of a time limit had “significant mental health costs for detainees, as well as considerable financial costs to the taxpayer”./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/migrant-detention-souleymanyes-story"Migrant detention: Souleymanye's story/a /pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/03/theresa-may-tory-manifesto-migration-target"Theresa May expects Tory manifesto to include net migration target/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/03/mps-call-end-indefinite-detention-migrants"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f7051a/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166730704/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f7051a/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/
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David Cameron: jail those who ignore child abuse

4 hours 29 min ago
pProfessionals face five years in prison for turning blind eye under new plan set out by prime ministerbr/ppTeachers, social workers who work with children and councillors could face up to five years in prison if they turn a blind eye to child abuse under proposals to be set out on Tuesday by David Cameron.br //ppComing in the wake of horrific stories of neglect in places such as Rotherham and Oxfordshire, the plan is to be put forward by the prime minister at a Downing Street summit. Cameron will say: “Professionals who fail to protect children will be held properly accountable and council bosses who preside over such catastrophic failure will not see rewards for that failure.”br //p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/03/david-cameron-child-abuse-ignore-jail"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f70517/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166730703/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f70517/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/
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LAPD on fatal shooting: Homeless man 'forcibly grabbed' officer's gun

4 hours 30 min ago
ulliVideo captures officers scuffling with man before shooting several times/liliPolice chief says footage from body cameras offer a ‘unique perspective’/li/ulp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/02/los-angeles-police-shoot-dead-homeless-man-after-street-altercation"LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man after street altercation/a /ppThe homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers on the city’s Skid Row “forcibly grabbed” an officer’s pistol, Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck told reporters on Monday, as he shared enhanced images taken from video footage of the fatal altercation./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/02/skid-row-police-homeless-shooting-worlds-collide"LA's Skid Row shooting reveals how two worlds – and perceptions – collide/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/02/los-angeles-police-shoot-dead-homeless-man-grabbed-gun"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f6be33/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166753377/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6be33/sc/8/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Dave Mackay of Scotland, Hearts, Tottenham and Derby, dies aged 80

4 hours 34 min ago
• Mackay played 22 times for Scotland, won Double with Spurs br /• Tottenham pay tribute to ‘one of our greatest ever players’pDave Mackay, the former Hearts, Tottenham and Derby captain, has passed away aged 80. The news was confirmed by Tottenham a href="http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/dave-mackay-020315/" title=""on their official website /aon Monday night. “We were saddened to hear of the death of our former captain Dave Mackay who passed away at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, this evening [Monday 2 March]. He was 80,” it read./pp“Dave was one of the most influential players of his era and was already an established Scotland international when he joined us from Hearts in March 1959,” Spurs said. “He was a superb player who possessed all the technique, passing ability and talent to be the complete footballer./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/dave-mackay-scotland-tottenham-hearts"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f6e765/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/
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John Bercow: without renovation work, parliament could leave Westminster

5 hours 4 min ago
pSpeaker warns that unless repairs costing an estimated £3bn are carried out, MPs and peers may have to relocate, and may never returnbr/ppJohn Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has warned that a failure to spend “not inconsequential” sums of public money on refurbishment could lead to parliament abandoning the site of the palace of Westminster./ppGiving a speech to the Hansard society, Bercow, who has presided over Commons debates since June 2009, admitted that a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/21/palace-westminster-renovation-cost-taxpayers-3bn"an estimate /aof pound;3bn for refurbishment of the deteriorating 19th-century building was “a realistic scenario”, but that it was probably “on the cautious side”. Though he added: “We can’t possibly be held to a figure at this stage.”/p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/02/john-bercow-westminster-renovation-parliament-leave"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166749961/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6e3a6/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Football Association welcomes a 70% rise in reporting racist abuse

5 hours 29 min ago
• Kick It Out reports 184 incidents of abuse so far this seasonbr /• The number of overall complaints rises by 35%br /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/reported-racism-football-kick-it-out" title=""• Reported incidents of racism on rise means we’re winning the battle/abr /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/25/police-identify-chelsea-fans-involved-in-racist-chanting-st-pancras" title=""• Police identify Chelsea fans involved in racist chanting/abr /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2015/feb/17/chelsea-fans-prevent-black-man-boarding-paris-metro-video" title=""• Chelsea fans prevent black man boarding Paris Metro train/apReported incidents of racist abuse, sexism, antisemitism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination have sharply increased at all levels of football this season, the game’s anti-discrimination campaign, Kick It Out, and the Football Association, have revealed./ppKick It Out recorded 184 incidents of abuse reported to it at the midway point of this campaign, a 35% increase on the same period last season./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/reported-racism-football-kick-it-out"Reported incidents of racism are on the rise: it means we are winning the battle | Roisin Wood/a /pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/adam-johnson-arrested-sunderland"Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old girl/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/kick-it-out-racism-football-fa-david-conn-lord-ouseley"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f65f21/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166729397/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f21/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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John Terry admits he’s fighting for his Chelsea first-team future

5 hours 30 min ago
• Chelsea captain unsure about immediate futurebr /• No talks yet between 34-year-old over new contractbr /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/01/chelsea-tottenham-capital-one-cup-final-match-report" title=""• Terry’s all gold as he leads Chelsea to silverware/apJohn Terry admits he is “fighting” for his future as a first-team regular at Chelsea as the club seek to integrate a new generation of younger players, but insists he would not play for a rival team./ppThe former England centre-half opened the scoring in Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur and was voted man of the match after a typically-powerful defensive performance. The 34-year-old is one of only three players to have started every Premier League game this season but is out of contract in the summer. While no formal talks have taken place, he will be offered a new 12-month deal by the club to extend his stay into an 18th senior campaign./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/john-terry-chelsea-contract-future-stamford-bridge"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166729396/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f65f1e/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Barack Obama calls on Iran to agree to 10-year freeze on nuclear activity

5 hours 47 min ago
ulliObama says Israel PM has been wrong before at Iran’s nuclear programme/liliPresident plays down lasting effect of row over Netanyahu’s Congress speech/li/ulpPresident Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement./pp In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli prime minister a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/02/binyamin-netanyahu-aipac-speech-defends-address-congress"Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress/a opposing the Iran deal on Tuesday was a distraction that would not be “permanently destructive” to US-Israeli ties./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/02/binyamin-netanyahu-aipac-speech-defends-address-congress"Netanyahu defends decision to address Congress: 'Today we are no longer silent'/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/02/obama-iran-10-year-freeze-nuclear-activity-israel"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f68420/sc/11/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166722828/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f68420/sc/11/a2t.img" border="0"/
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Andy Murray still has his best years to come, says Andre Agassi

5 hours 56 min ago
The American believes British No1 will win more grand slams, and will be the key player in this week’s Great Britain v USA Davis Cup tie br /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/24/davis-cup-doubles-andy-murray-jamie-murray-glasgow-us" title=""• Murray brothers to team up against USA in emotional Glasgow return/apThere are some things in sport that can be assessed from the outside and there are others that only those who have been through the same thing before can really understand. As Andy Murray prepares to lead Great Britain’s Davis Cup quest against the United States in Glasgow this weekend, the former world No1 Andre Agassi believes the Scot is at the same stage in his career as Agassi was after he won his third grand slam title, at the Australian Open in 1995./ppThough Murray followed his US Open triumph in 2012 by a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/jul/07/andy-murray-wimbledon-2013-novak-djokovic" title=""winning Wimbledon the following summer/a, his tally still stands at two. After a 2014 in which he took time to recover full confidence a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/nov/02/andy-murray-back-surgery-tennis" title=""after back surgery the previous September/a, Murray looked a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/feb/01/andy-murray-australian-open" title=""back to his best in Melbourne this January/a, all the way until the latter stages of the final, where he was a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/feb/01/australian-open-final-2015-novak-djokovic-andy-murray" title=""outplayed by Novak Djokovic/a, his sixth grand slam final defeat. Agassi understood./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/mar/02/andy-murray-andre-agassi-great-britain-usa"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166752551/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f6b85a/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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For ex-Guantánamo inmates freedom in Uruguay brings new challenges

6 hours 2 min ago
pThe six detainees accepted by President José Mujica are struggling with a new language in a strange country as well as health problems from their captivity/ppEvery day during the 12frac12; years he was imprisoned in Guantaacute;namo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom./ppBut since his release along with five other detainees in December, the 50-year-old Tunisian has struggled to cope with freedom as he never dreamed. Resettled in a foreign land, surrounded by a language he doesn’t understand, he finds the challenges of everyday life to be daunting./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/06/guantanamo-force-feeding-punishment-trial-abu-dhiab"Guantaacute;namo force-feeding amounts to punishment, detainee's lawyers argue/a /pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/guantanamo-prisoners-urugay-jose-mujica-happy"Guantaacute;namo prisoners released to Uruguay: 'We are so happy to be here'/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/02/ex-guantanamo-inmates-freedom-uruguay-challenges"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f65d0e/sc/8/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/
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Seydou Keita’s equaliser rescues a point for Roma against Juventus

6 hours 12 min ago
pSecond-placed Roma fought back with 10 men to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to the leaders Juventus, who stayed nine points clear at the top as their crunch Serie A clash burst into life in the final half hour on Monday./ppCarlos Tevez gave Juventus the lead in the 64th minute, curling in a free kick for his 15th goal of the season, and Seydou Keita headed Roma level 14 minutes later as the teams woke up after a dismal opening hour./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/02/roma-juventus-serie-a-match-report"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f61897/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166752105/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f61897/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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England weaknesses could make them easy prey for World Cup big guns

6 hours 29 min ago
Lack of composure by Stuart Lancaster’s players under pressure against Ireland in Six Nations sure to attract attention of southern hemisphere’s top Test sidesbr /• a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/mar/02/france-mutiny-six-nations-wales-italy-england-scotland-ireland" title=""Mutiny in France after battering by Wales/apIn 200 days’ time England will have launched their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. Before the curtain goes up they have two more competitive games, plus three pre-tournament friendlies, in which to restore their audience’s shaken faith. Sunday’s comprehensive defeat by Ireland, let’s face it, made Madonna’s tumble off the stage at the Brit Awards last week look relatively elegant./ppBecause even if they go on to win the Six Nations on points difference – the show must go on and all that – the recurring truth about this England side has again been exposed. It is not that they have insufficient players of the requisite class. It is not that they lack the necessary work ethic. No, the problem is a trickier one to resolve. Test rugby, ultimately, is about doing the right thing at the right time and England’s composure under pressure has re-emerged as their achilles heel./pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/mar/02/france-mutiny-six-nations-wales-italy-england-scotland-ireland"France mutiny grows with backlash after Six Nations battering by Wales | Eddie Butler/a /pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/mar/02/sam-warburton-wales-six-nations-ireland-rugby-union-paul-james"Sam Warburton fit to lead Wales in mission to derail Ireland/a /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/mar/02/england-weaknesses-world-cup-ireland-six-nations"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f70608/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/
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Roma 1-1 Juventus: Serie A – as it happened

6 hours 33 min ago
pJuventus retained their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A after holding on to a 1-1 draw, despite a spirited comeback from ten-man Roma/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:55:44.951Z"9.55pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppWell, that’s that. A spirited effort by ten-man Roma in the closing stages after some young blood was brought on for some old-timers, but it wasn’t quite enough. Juve retain a nine-point lead at the top of the table - the title was probably over before this game anyway, and given Juve have the edge in the head-to-head record too, it would take something fairly spectacular for them not to take the title from here./ppIt’s a sobering thought that Juve drew with the second-best team in the division without Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba, the latter rested just because Max Allegri fancied it. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:52:02.625Z"9.52pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppPeeeeeeeeeeeeep./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:51:19.472Z"9.51pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong90 mins + 2: /strongVidal is complaining about something. Not sure what./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:49:36.691Z"9.49pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong90 mins: /strongTop trolling from Lichtsteiner here, as he goes down with ‘cramp’ in what’s been called a textbook Boubacar Barry move. He’s subbed off, with Simone Padoin taking his place./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:48:24.674Z"9.48pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong89 mins: /strongGervinho tries to dribble in from the left, but he’s eventually crowded out. Juve don’t do a very good job of clearing the thing and it eventually finds its way out to Holebas, but his cross is abysmal and another chance goes./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:46:27.837Z"9.46pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong87 mins: /strongOddly, despite having an extra man, Juventus look more defensively vulnerable here. Gervinho runs into some space and onto a long pass forwards, but despite the room Buffon dashes out and boots it away./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:45:05.466Z"9.45pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong86 mins: /strongGervinho makes tracks towards goal and feeds to Iturbe, but his left-footed effort is pulled and scuffed and deflected and Buffon runs across to kick it out for a throw./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:43:34.337Z"9.43pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong84 mins: /strongVidal gets the most needless booking of the game - and there’s plenty of competition - for chopping down Nainggolan emafter/em a free-kick had already been awarded against Juve./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:42:08.711Z"9.42pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong83 mins: /strongA sub for Juve, as Morata goes off, replaced by youngster Kingsley Coman. Evra receives some treatment after a foul by Pereyra. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:41:15.185Z"9.41pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong82 mins: /strongNainggolan tries a shot from way out right along the floor, bodies strewn left and right from a series of challenges like it’s the opening scene from ‘Saving Private Ryan’, but while his effort is straight at Buffon, again the intent is good./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:39:54.676Z"9.39pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong80 mins: /strongThis is excellent now from Roma, who have been revitalised by the introduction of the more dynamic Iturbe and Nainggolan. The former breaks towards the box and tries a left-footed shot, but it’s scuffed badly wide. The intent is there, though, and that’s what’s important for Roma at this stage./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:38:43.447Z"9.38pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong79 mins: /strongNainggolan wastes little time in getting into the book, flying through Marchisio and ‘earning’ a yellow card./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:38:06.502Z"9.38pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong78 mins: /strongLovely free-kick is clipped over to the far post where Keita heads back across goal, and it goes in via Marchisio. A brief debate ensues about whether it should be the Roma man’s goal or an OG, but if Glenn Murray can have his Aaron Cresswell-aided effort at the weekend, then Keita can have that one./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:36:42.335Z"9.36pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppAnd we’re level!/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:36:10.933Z"9.36pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong77 mins: /strongIturbe dashes down the right after some neat play from the other two substitutes Nainggolan and Florenzi, and he flies to the turf after a challenge from Chiellini. The Italian defender protests his innocence, but he’s booked./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:34:27.614Z"9.34pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong75 mins: /strongOoof. Vidal absolutely barrels into Iturbe, and is lucky not to get a booking himself. Florenzi appeals at length to the ref’s better nature, but he is unmoved./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:32:28.521Z"9.32pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong73 mins: /strongAnd here is Nainggolan, replacing De Rossi as ten-man Roma chase this one./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:32:02.599Z"9.32pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong72 mins: /strongBuffon is finally called into action as Manolas heads towards goal, with the keeper shovelling the ball wide. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:30:14.921Z"9.30pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong71 mins: /strongChange for Roma as Iturbe replaces Totti. Looks like Nainggolan is about to come on, too./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:29:28.042Z"9.29pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong70 mins: /strongAnother booking, this time for Marchisio who raked Pjanic with his studs. Gervinho lobbied hard for that yellow, and is satisfied with the result./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:27:27.665Z"9.27pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong68 mins: /strongJuve scoring from a free-kick and their opponents having a man sent off isn’t going to do anything for those conspiracy theories. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:25:35.342Z"9.25pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong67 mins: /strongGervinho goes down and he’s not happy about it. Nothing given, though./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:24:00.372Z"9.24pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong65 mins: /strongMeanwhile, Rudi Garcia makes a change to deal with the sending off, as Florenzi replaces Ljajic./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:23:17.895Z"9.23pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong64 mins: /strongAnd from the free-kick conceded by Torosidis, Tevez beautifully curls a free-kick into the bottom corner to make him Serie A’s top scorer and perhaps win the title for Juventus./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:22:19.344Z"9.22pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppThings happening!/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:21:35.254Z"9.21pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong62 mins: /strongWell, that felt inevitable. Vidal breaks towards the box and goes to ground, clipped by the Greek defender but it didn’t look terribly intentional. No matter, and he gets a second yellow card./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:19:46.325Z"9.19pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong60 mins: /strongAnother booking - Yanga-Mbwia this time, and that’s six for the game./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:18:34.576Z"9.18pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong59 mins: /strongFor lack of anything interesting to do in this game, how about you have a look at this clip which will make you feel bad about every mean thing you’ve ever said about Ian Wright./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:16:13.561Z"9.16pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong57 mins: /strongThe ref really is getting into his yellow card stride now - Pjanic gets a booking now for a foul on Pererya./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:14:46.446Z"9.14pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong55 mins: /strongFrom the subsequent free-kick Ljajic fires the ball into the middle, Pjanic gets his head to it but Buffon gathers at the second attempt. He could quite easily have claimed it first-time, but he quite possibly fumbled it a little to keep everyone entertained. Everyone likes a juggling act, after all. Next: sword-swallowing./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:12:47.533Z"9.12pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong54 mins: /strongMan, if it wasn’t for the bookings this game would be unwatchable. Morata is the latest to have his collar felt by the referee after hacking down Yanga-Mbwia./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:12:07.728Z"9.12pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong53 mins: /strongEvra tries what I think was a pass through the middle looking for Tevez, but it turned out to be a drilled ball exactly in the middle of three or four players. Not good./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:10:07.530Z"9.10pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong52 mins: /strongNow Lichtsteiner has a shot! Another shot! It goes wide too, but that’s two shots in two minutes. It’s all kicking off now./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:09:08.767Z"9.09pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong51 mins: /strongOh, there’s something. Pjanic gives the ball away and Juve counter at some pace, Vidal finds himself in some space just outside the box but his left-footed shot is pulled across goal and goes wide./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:08:11.132Z"9.08pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong50 mins: /strongNope, still nothing happening. What you up to?/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:06:34.571Z"9.06pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong48 mins: /strongNothing of note has happened so far, apart from a foul throw by Totti. So nothing of note has happened so far./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T21:04:12.445Z"9.04pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong46 mins: /strongThe second half is GO! GO! GO! GO!/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:51:45.458Z"8.51pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrongHalf-time entertainment.../strong/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:48:23.757Z"8.48pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppPeeeeeeeeeeeep. And that’s the break. It hasn’t been much good so far, which will obviously suit Juve just fine. De Sanctis isn’t happy about something as the players go off for their plastic cups of orange squash, but it’s not clear exactly what. Could’ve been on of his teammates./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:47:02.282Z"8.47pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong45 mins: /strongLichtsteiner crosses from the left, it’s deflected up in the air and Yanga-Mbwia plays about the most casual big hoof clear you’re likely to see. Worked, though./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:45:20.823Z"8.45pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong42 mins: /strongPererya yanks Holebas over and the stadium waits for the referee to award the free-kick, but no such award is forthcoming and play is invited to continue. Tevez goes into the space left by the prone Holebas and drives a shot across goal, but a half-block/deflection takes it wide. De Sanctis catches the resultant corner./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:42:49.967Z"8.42pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong41 mins: /strongA booking for Evra, whose crime was to take down Torosidis with a lusty hack. A fair call, on balance./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:41:31.002Z"8.41pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong39 mins: /strongThis Roma policy of giving Holebas the ball on the left for him to boom in crosses would make slightly more sense if they actually had someone who could head the ball. He tries a slightly different approach this time, with a pass down the line, but it’s what you might call absolute trousers and dribbles behind for a goal-kick./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:39:12.113Z"8.39pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong37 mins: /strongHolebas tries another curling cross from deep, but that one is too high, too deep and too far in front of the forwards. But other than that, excellent./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:37:45.466Z"8.37pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong35 mins: /strongYanga-Mbwia almost chucks his team into a massive vat of poo by playing a badly-underhit backpass to De Sanctis, but the keeper does well to get out and clear before Morata can take advantage./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:36:26.405Z"8.36pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong34 mins: /strongKeita has another wrestle - rumours are that his hero as a child was Shawn ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Michaels - this time with Morata on the left. Again, the Roma man wins the free-kick./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:35:02.790Z"8.35pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong33 mins: /strongMorata recovers from that assault just in time to take a shot, but his left-footed effort was snatched at rather and it flashes across the face of goal, and wide./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:34:29.398Z"8.34pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong32 mins: /strongDe Rossi finally gets the booking he should’ve got in the opening 20 seconds, this one for chopping at Morata’s ankles like a council worker chopping down a dead elm. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:33:11.792Z"8.33pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong31 mins: /strongAnother cross from Holebas, this one a little more measured and delicate, but there’s nobody attacking it properly and Bonucci completes a training drill header clear./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:31:43.976Z"8.31pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong29 mins: /strongHolebas causes a bit of panic in the Juve box by putting in a cross from deep, but the ball bounces off Keita’s stomach and back to Gigi Buffon before anything dangerous can be created./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:30:07.532Z"8.30pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong28 mins: /strongVaguely amusing moment as Evra prepares to take a throw, only realising at the last moment that it had actually been awarded to Roma, and Ljajic was taking it with another ball about five yards down the line./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:28:41.716Z"8.28pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong26 mins: /strongAnother close thing for Juve, as Evra streaks down the left like a man half his age, fizzing a cross at about belly-button height into the middle, but there was a little too much fizz on that and it eludes everyone./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:26:50.768Z"8.26pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong24 mins: /strongMorata appears baffled as to why a free-kick was awarded against him. It’s because you booted Manolas up in the air, Alvaro./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:24:42.309Z"8.24pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong22 mins: /strongOooooof, sweet fancy Moses that was almost a comic own-goal. Pereyra gets down the right and measures a low cross into the area, looking for Morata at the back stick, but Manolas measures a careful finish towards his own goal, which goes about half a yard past the post. If that had gone in, you could’ve called it a ‘measured finish.’/pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:22:29.829Z"8.22pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong20 mins: /strongKeita and Lichtsteiner wrestle on halfway. They go down in an aggressive embrace, the ref guesses and gives Roma the free-kick. Take THAT, Juve conspiracy theorists. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:21:34.175Z"8.21pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong19 mins: /strongThe first booking of the night, and it’s very much been coming. Torosidis is the man who goes into the book, jumping in rather robustly on Bonucci. On the basis of the first 19 minutes, absolutely no way this ends 11 vs 11./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:20:21.843Z"8.20pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong17 mins: /strongLjajic skips into the box from the left and manages to keep the ball despite the close attention of a few defenders, but rather rudely none of his teammates decide to bother helping him out, and he’s dispossessed. Totti is then lucky to get away without a booking after a foul on Lichtsteiner, while replays suggest that a block by Evra a few moments ago may have been a handball./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:17:55.301Z"8.17pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong15 mins: /strongNeither side really managing to build much yet. Lichtsteiner finds Pereyra down the right, but Mapou Yanga-Mbwia belts across to snuff that particular move. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:15:19.394Z"8.15pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong12 mins: /strongCaceres dallies over a clearance rather, and his field of vision is filled with what probably looks like about 50 feet of De Rossi, and the mass of beard and spite inevitably blocks the thing, but only for a throw./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:12:58.869Z"8.12pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong10 mins: /strongSome fancy footwork by Marchisio gets him out of a spot of bother just outside his own box, but other than that not much is currently happening./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:10:20.341Z"8.10pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong7 mins: /strongLichtsteiner dances down the right and cuts the ball back as he reaches the byline, but Holebas is there to tidy up. Which he doesn’t do terribly well, like if you trusted a goldfish with a dustpan and brush, merely shovelling the ball out to Evra around 25 yards out, who feeds Vidal on the edge of the box but his shot on the spin goes wide./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:08:05.811Z"8.08pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong5 mins: /strong“You might want to mention that the referee tonight is Dinele Orsato,” points out JR in Illinois. “I expect him to be busy.” /ppIndeed, JR. Meanwhile, Gervinho’s heavy touch stops a potential Roma move before it really starts, but you probably knew that anyway./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:05:10.459Z"8.05pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong3 mins: /strongFree-kick to Juve out on the right that Claudio Marchisio is lining up, which he clips to the back stick looking for Patrice Evra, but he can’t get there and it’s cleared by Roma./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:04:05.339Z"8.04pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong2 mins: “/strongI don’t want Totti to ever retire,” writes Ruth Purdue. “Things will never be the same.” Preach, Ruth, preach./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:03:07.722Z"8.03pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrong1 mins: /strongAnd we’re away, Juventus kicking off as the slight fog from the pre-match flares hangs over the pitch. Daniele de Rossi starts the game in the most Daniele de Rossi way you could possibly imagine, by going through the back of Arturo Vidal within the first 20 seconds. No booking, remarkably./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T20:01:22.014Z"8.01pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrongThe teams are out,/strong and the Roma anthem is ringing out loud and proud.../pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T19:51:16.156Z"7.51pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppGood to see this secret is being kept.../ppBugger to being impartial a href="https://twitter.com/NickMiller79"@NickMiller79/a. I won't tell anyone you are rooting for us./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T19:37:36.571Z"7.37pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrongAs a reminder, here’s what happened the last time these two teams met. /strongIt was spicy, to say the least. Listen out for the last goal, when the commentator’s life crumbles around his ears./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T19:29:51.086Z"7.29pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrongUPDATE: kick-off isn’t actually due until 20.00 GMT./strong Something to do with Parma, although I imagine that any problem in Serie A at the moment is blamed on Parma. Kit clash? Parma. Beer’s off? Parma. Syria? Parma./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T19:16:13.922Z"7.16pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppDe Sanctis; Torosidis, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas; Pjanic, De Rossi, Keita; Gervinho, Totti, Ljajic. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T18:45:06.525Z"6.45pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppPreamble/ppIf life, as Al Pacino told us in Any Given Sunday, is a game of inches, then Italian football remains a game of centimetres. Gianluca Rocchi could have done with that ruler (or better yet, advanced satellite imagery) at Juventus Stadium this weekend, in a match that would be utterly defined by his refereeing decisions./pp In the first half alone he awarded three penalties. All of them would provoke debate. The first arrived when a free kick struck Maicon’s arm on the edge of the Roma area. Rocchi initially signalled for another free kick, but changed his mind after Juventus’s players protested. The defender had been part of a wall formed inside the box, a fact confirmed to the referee as they pointed out the line of “magic spray” he had used to discourage Roma’s players from encroaching./pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2015-03-02T18:45:06.525Z"6.45pm span class="timezone"GMT/span/time /ppstrongBuona sera./strong Nick will be here shortly. Until then, why not brush up on your calcio history with a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/the-gentleman-ultra"Guardian Sport Network’s series of Serie A alternative club guides?/a Here’s The Gentleman Ultra on the birth of AS Roma:/ppIn the 1920s, no fewer than eight football clubs represented Italy’s capital. This superfluity meant they were unable to compete with the dominant clubs of northern Italy. AS Roma was formed on 22 July 1927, from a merger of three clubs: Alba, Fortitudo and Roman./ppThe only major club to resist this merger was Lazio and despite the fact the emAquile /emhad been founded 27 years earlier, the emRomanisti/em immediately considered their team as the peoples’ club. Why? Then, as now, there were more Romaem /emfans, having absorbed supporters from three different clubs. /p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2015/mar/02/roma-v-juventus-serie-a-live"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/43f509f6/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166743008/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/43f509f6/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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