Sport 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims stars would never ditch him like Alexis Sanchez

While he Liverpool boss sanctioned the £142 million sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, he is sure his players will not do what Alexis Sanchez is doing by leaving Arsenal for Manchester United. “No Liverpool player would leave. But not because we say it, no, only because of their commitment to the club, would leave to any other Premier League club during the season,” vowed Klopp. “It’s just impossible. I can not see that situation. I know now that Alexis Sanchez maybe moves from one club to the other. That…

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Top Stories World 

Government shutdown 2018: What’s open and what’s closed?

The Statue of Liberty is not accepting huddled masses at this time, but the beleaguered U.S. Post Office is still processing packages and delivering mail after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill on Friday, sending the federal government into shutdown limbo. After the federal spending authority expired at midnight Saturday, federal workers deemed “non-essential” were furloughed, a temporary layoff. “Essential” federal workers are still on the job. Airports, national mail service, national security and law enforcement operations, among others, are still operating. Most federal buildings are closed, but some…

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Sport 

Alexis Sanchez banners still up at the Emirates as Arsenal ignore Man Utd transfer

Sanchez is on the verge of completing a £35million move to Manchester United and is expected to complete his medical today. The Chilean striker is set to sign a deal worth £500,000-a-week at Old Trafford, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to Arsenal in part-exchange. The transfer had stalled with Mkhitaryan and his agent Mino Raiola unhappy with the Gunners’ contract offer. But Sanchez reportedly received a call at 11pm last night following a breakthrough in negotiations and travelled north immediately to complete his deal. However, Arsenal have left several Sanchez banners…

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Science 

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern…

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‘It was nasty’ Owner of Turpin family’s former house describes squalor as parents charged

The news comes as the couple stands accused of starving and imprisoning their children at their California home. Billy Baldwin and his mother bought the Texas house in April 2011 after a neighbour who worked with his father told them that it was for sale. Speaking of the condition of the home, Mr Baldwin said that “it was just nasty”. He added that there was “all kinds of stuff” all over the walls and carpet, the bathroom floor was “totally rotted out,” the roof was leaking, and there were holes…

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Gaming 

PS4 games sale: Best deals, discounts from HUGE PlayStation promotion

PS4 owners can grab big discounts on a huge selection of PlayStation games. Sony’s new ‘Games Under £20’ sale is live on PlayStation 4 titles until February 7. As part of the sale, fans can pick up games like Until Dawn for £11.99, Doom for £9.99 and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain for just £6.49. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition is £15.99, while the Gold Edition of Ghosts is also £15.99. Far Cry fans can pick up Ubisoft’s Primal spinoff for £12.99 and Far Cry 4 for…

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Lifestyle 

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert: Boots sale deals – get them NOW

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, 45, revealed the best Boots sale deals available at the high street shop right now on This Morning today. The Boots clearance sale is one of the top discount events of the year for money conscious Britons. Martin said: “This is one of the biggies MoneySavers wait for each January, and rumours have been building over the past few weeks. “But it’s been confirmed that today (Friday 19 January) Boots will be boosting its ‘up-to-50% off’ sale to ‘up-to 70% off’, instore.” Martin Lewis Boots…

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Science 

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook groups where live reptile adverts were posted had more than 350,000 members when the study began (AFP Photo/JAY DIRECTO) More Manila (AFP) – Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months. Monitoring network TRAFFIC said Facebook had not done enough to shut down the trade, which saw more than 5,000 reptiles from 115 species put up for sale on its discussion groups from June to August…

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Entertainment 

Pokemon Go news: Niantic’s new update has some secret Legendary gems included

The latest build of the game started rolling out yesterday, containing the usual range of bug fixes. However, the real Pokemon Go news today is concerned with what Niantic haven’t listed. As usual, dataminers have accessed the game’s master files to see just what else is being hidden. Niantic usually keep a few things out of their patch notes, and this Pokemon Go update is no different. One of the biggest changes is connected to the recently launched Kyogre Raids. Fans have been complaining that the Legendary water-type is harder…

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Entertainment 

Nintendo Switch v PS4 sales news – Hybrid hit scores big in latest console wars update

Nintendo Switch has been on sale for less than a year but has already become hugely popular, selling fast and giving the PS4 some stiff competition. The PS4 is the most successful console this generation, selling 73.6million units since its launch back in November 2013. The PS4 is fast closing in on the lifetime sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360, which stands at 83.8million and 84million respectively. It is already the sixth best-selling home console of all time, and analysts have predicted it could sell over 100million units in…

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