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Finland's Roope Kakko fired a sparkling final-round 63 to seal a convincing three-shot win at the Madeira Islands Open. The 33-year-old, who burst into contention at the Clube De Golf do Santo da Serra on Saturday with a 64 to lie one shot behind leader Pontus Widegren at the 54-hole mark, continued his stunning weekend by going one better...

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Andy Sullivan is refusing to getting carried away about the prospect of a Ryder Cup debut this autumn, despite being well-placed in the qualifying standings. Sullivan is in a strong position to be an automatic qualifier for Darren Clarke's side, currently sitting eighth in the World Points List with two qualifying weeks remaining.   The three-time European Tour winner...

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Jens Fahrbring defied illness to earn a share of the halfway lead at the Italian Open in Monza. Fahrbring, who won in the Czech Republic on the Challenge Tour in May but had missed the cut in all four of his European Tour events this year, fired an eight-under 64 to join playing partner Lucas Bjerregaard at the...

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British astronaut Tim Peake says he's "definitely ready" for his first space flight, finally fulfilling a childhood ambition after two and a half years of intensive training. The former military test-pilot has just passed his final practical exams and is due to blast off to the International Space Station on 15 December. Along with Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko and...

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Russian airlines have resumed regular passenger flights to Turkey, after a temporary suspension in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey was lifted by Russia's transport ministry. The ministry lifted restrictions "after receiving assurances from the Turkish side on urgent measures taken for the increased security of Russian citizens," it said (in Russian). Turkey's tourism relies on Russians....

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A "professional" cyber attack has hit Russian government bodies, the country's intelligence service says. A "cyber-spying virus" was found in the networks of about 20 organisations, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The report comes as Russia stands accused over data breaches involving the Democratic Party in the US. The Russian government has denied involvement and has denounced the...

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France has called on the former head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, not to take up a job advising US bank Goldman Sachs on Brexit. French Europe Minister Harlem Desir called the move "scandalous" and said it raised questions about the EU's conflict of interest rules. Ex-commissioners are free to take up a new role 18 months...

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Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens' sex lives - the first for 20 years. Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom said sexual health policy should be guided not just by the problems, but also by the pleasurable aspects of sex. Surveys done by tabloid newspapers suggest Swedes are having less sex, he wrote in the daily...

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Shih-Chang Chan fired a closing 67 en route to claiming his maiden European Tour title at the King's Cup in Thailand. The 30-year-old Chan offset six birdies with three bogeys during his closing round at Phoenix Gold Golf Club in Pattaya, where golfers from Taiwan finished first and second. His compatriot Wen-Tang Lin finished two strokes adrift following a...

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A 16-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation, accused of planning a jihadist attack using the Telegram messaging app, judicial officials say. The girl, who has no criminal record, was detained at her home on Thursday, after an anti-terror raid near Paris. She was an administrator of a group on the encrypted app, and is alleged to have...

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