Leinster crowned European rugby champions
Leinster equalled Toulouse's record of four European Champions Cup titles as they recorded a 15-12 win over injury-ravaged Racing 92 in the final.
Flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicked three penalties and Isa Nacewa slotted two as the Irish province added to their 2009, 2011 and 2012 triumphs in the continent's most prestigious club competition.
Racing, who were never behind until Nacewa's last penalty, replied with four penalties by stand-in scrumhalf Teddy Iribaren after suffering a major setback before kickoff when former New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter was ruled out injured.
“It was a real arm wrestle. So delighted to come out on the right side of the result,” Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster said.
“I thought Racing were outstanding today, really put pressure on us at the breakdown.”
Racing suffered their second final defeat in three years.
“We failed. They did what they had to do to win the game. They deserved to win,” Ra..
Israel wins Eurovision for a fourth time
Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy competition.
It was watched by over 200 million people around the world, and Israel has the right to host the event next year.
“Next time in Jerusalem!” Barzilai, a smiling 25-year-old live looping artist shouted after being named the winner. “I'm so happy! Thank you for accepting differences between us. Thank you for celebrating diversity!”
She won with a lively dance mix, singing “I’m Not Your Toy” that has a women's empowerment twist, beating Cypriot entry Eleni Foureira with her fiery Latin pop song “Fuego”.
Cyprus and Israel had been the bookmakers’ favourites going into the 63rd edition of the Eurovision contest, which was hosted in the Portuguese capital Lisbon.
A protestor was also arrested for storming the stage during the UK entry.
Published: 13/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Faria to leave Old Trafford after 17 years with Mourinho
Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, the Premier League club has confirmed.
Media has reported that the 42-year-old Faria is on Arsenal’s shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger, who will leave the north London club after almost 22 years in charge.
Portuguese Faria has worked with United manager Jose Mourinho since 2001 and they have won 25 trophies together with six clubs.
“After a lot of consideration, and with a very heavy heart, I have decided the time is right for me to move on,” Faria told United's website.
“I have had 17 years of incredible and unforgettable experiences. However, I have felt for some time that I would like to spend much more quality time with my family before pursuing any new challenge in my professional life.”
When asked if Faria would be a contender for the Arsenal job, Mourinho said: “I think so, yes. You ask me if I think it would ..
One person killed in Paris knife attack – attacker also dead
One person has been killed in a knife attack in Paris on Saturday and the assailant was shot dead by police, a police source said.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb confirmed there had been an attack in Paris and said there were victims, without giving any details. The attacker had been overpowered by police, he said.
The Paris prefecture had earlier said a person had carried out a knife attack in the second arrondissement – or district – of the French capital. Paris' opera and landmark retail stores are located in that area.
The police source said some seven people had been injured. BFM TV said two were in a critical condition.
A judicial source said authorities were looking into whether the anti-terrorism prosecutor's office should be handling the case.
France has been on high alert as a series of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State have hit the country over the past three years in..
Facebook reveals data breach affected more than 87 million users
Facebook says the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica
That is up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook had not seen “any meaningful impact” on usage or ad sales since the scandal, although he added, “it's not good” if people are unhappy with the company.
Shares rose more than 3 percent after the bell.
Zuckerberg told reporters that he accepted blame for the data leak, which has angered users, advertisers and lawmakers, while also saying he was still the right person to head the company he founded.
“When you're building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, there are going to be things that you mess up,” Zuckerberg said, adding that the important thing was to learn from mistakes.
North Korea to develop weapon to reach Britain – MPs
North Korea will soon achieve its goal of posing a nuclear threat to its opponents, according to a Report by the House of Commons Defence Committee.
They say the nation is unlikely to abandon its quest for a nuclear arsenal so close to fulfilment. Its ruler, Kim Jong-un, “is ruthless, like other Communist dictators before him, but he is rational” and “can be dissuaded from the use of nuclear weapons, by means of a policy of deterrence and containment”.
Within the next six to 18 months, North Korea is almost certain to be able to reach the UK with Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) though its ability to arm them with nuclear warheads has yet to be proven.
The United Kingdom is more likely to face further cyber-attacks from North Korea; adverse consequences of nuclear proliferation by North Korea; and calls for regional assistance in the event of allies coming under attack by North Korea.
North Korea has made sign..
Warner follows team mates in accepting punishment
Australia's David Warner has joined former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft in accepting sanctions imposed on him by his cricket board.
It's for his role in last month's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Smith and Warner were slapped with 12-months bans, while Bancroft, who was caught using a piece of sandpaper on the ball in the third test in Cape Town, was suspended for nine months following the scandal which rocked cricket in Australia.
“I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me,” Warner said on his verified Twitter account on Thursday.
“I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model.”
Smith and Bancroft confirmed on Wednesday that they had accepted the CA sanctions. The trio had until Thursday to appeal their bans.
Smith and deputy Warner were stripped of their leadership p..
Large slump in UK new car registrations
The UK new car market declined by more than 15 per cent in March, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
March 2017 was the biggest month ever for new car registrations, as buyers seized the chance to purchase cars before new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates came into force in April last year.
However registrations are still running at a historically high level and last month’s market was the fourth biggest March on record.
Economic and political uncertainty and confusion over air quality plans continued to affect confidence, resulting in declines across all sales types. Demand from business, fleet and private buyers all fell in March, down-14.3%, -15.0% and -16.5% respectively.
Continuing the recent trend, diesel registrations declined in March, down -37.2%. Registrations of plug-in and hybrid vehicles continued to rise, albeit modestly, up 5.7%, with demand for plug-in hybrids driving g..
Young people's happiness at an all-time low
New Prince’s Trust research reveals that young people fear for their emotional health more than ever before.
They have worries about the future, money and generally ‘not being good enough’ pile up on their generation.
61% of young people regularly feel stressed and more than a quarter go as far as to say they regularly feel hopeless
Young people’s happiness and confidence in their emotional health have dropped to the lowest levels ever recorded
Prince’s Trust chief executive, Nick Stace, calls on the government and employers to promote positive mental wellbeing and support young people into fulfilling, sustainable careers
Based on a survey of 2,194 respondents aged 16 to 25, it found that the happiness and confidence young people feel in their emotional health have dropped to the lowest levels since the study was first commissioned in 2009.
According to the Index, which gauges young people’s wellbeing across a range of area..
Daughter of poisoned spy claims she's close to leaving hospital – reports
Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father Sergei, has phoned her cousin and said they are both recovering and that she expects to leave hospital soon.
Russian state TV and the Interfax news agency is reporting the news.
State TV announced on Wednesday evening that the conversation had taken place, saying it had been passed a recording of it by Yulia's cousin, Viktoria Skripal, and could not vouch for its authenticity.
Britain blames Russia for the nerve agent poisoning, something Moscow denies.
The attack left the Skripals in a critical condition, but on March 29 the hospital where they are being treated said Yulia was getting better, while the BBC, citing sources, said she was “conscious and talking.”
State TV and Interfax said Yulia Skripal had allegedly phoned Viktoria Skripal on Wednesday evening and said:
“Everything is fine, everything is fixable, everyone is getting bett..