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Giroud and Mbappe both break records as France reach World Cup quarters

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France await the winner of England’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal after strikers Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe both broke scoring records in a comfortable 3-1 win over Poland.

The reigning World Cup champions claimed victory as Giroud made history by becoming France’s all-time top goalscorer during the match at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: Follow live updates from last-16 matches

Giroud entered the record books with 52 goals after hitting the back of the net at the end of the first half.

The 36-year-old previously drew level with fellow ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry – who held the record of 51 goals – after netting a double in France’s 4-1 win against Australia in their opening Group D game.

Oliver Giroud sticks his tongue out as France claims a second goal, scored by Kylian Mbappe
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Giroud (right) sticks his tongue out as France claim a second goal, scored by Mbappe

Mbappe scored the other two goals, becoming the first player to score eight – and then nine – World Cup goals before their 24th birthday.

His first of the night came in the second half at 73 minutes, before striking gold again in the 91st.

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Poland’s Robert Lewandowski clawed back a stoppage-time consolation from the penalty spot to end the game 3-1.

Now all eyes are on the Al Bayt Stadium as Group B winners England come face to face with Senegal for their first knockout match on the world stage since the agonising extra-time semi-final defeat to Croatia in 2018.

The game is set to kick off at 7pm GMT.

Giroud and Mbappe both break records as France reach World Cup quarters

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France await the winner of England’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal after strikers Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe both broke scoring records in a comfortable 3-1 win over Poland.

The reigning World Cup champions claimed victory as Giroud made history by becoming France’s all-time top goalscorer during the match at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.

World Cup 2022: Follow live updates from last-16 matches

Giroud entered the record books with 52 goals after hitting the back of the net at the end of the first half.

The 36-year-old previously drew level with fellow ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry – who held the record of 51 goals – after netting a double in France’s 4-1 win against Australia in their opening Group D game.

Oliver Giroud sticks his tongue out as France claims a second goal, scored by Kylian Mbappe
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Giroud (right) sticks his tongue out as France claim a second goal, scored by Mbappe

Mbappe scored the other two goals, becoming the first player to score eight – and then nine – World Cup goals before their 24th birthday.

His first of the night came in the second half at 73 minutes, before striking gold again in the 91st.

More on World Cup 2022

Poland’s Robert Lewandowski clawed back a stoppage-time consolation from the penalty spot to end the game 3-1.

Now all eyes are on the Al Bayt Stadium as Group B winners England come face to face with Senegal for their first knockout match on the world stage since the agonising extra-time semi-final defeat to Croatia in 2018.

The game is set to kick off at 7pm GMT.

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies aged 73

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Former Formula One driver Patrick Tambay has died aged 73.

The French racing driver competed for Ferrari, McLaren, and Renault during two spells in F1 between 1977 and 1979, and 1981 and 1985.

Tambay competed in 123 Formula One races, securing five pole positions and winning twice.

He won the 1982 German Grand Prix and the San Marino Grand Prix the following year while driving for Ferrari.

Ferrari paid tribute to Tambay on Instagram, writing: “We are all truly saddened by the news of the passing of Patrick Tambay.

“He was one of the true stars of the 80s winning two races with the Scuderia and contributing to winning the Manufacturers’ titles in 1982 and 1983.”

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies aged 73

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Former Formula One driver Patrick Tambay has died aged 73.

The French racing driver competed for Ferrari, McLaren, and Renault during two spells in F1 between 1977 and 1979, and 1981 and 1985.

Tambay competed in 123 Formula One races, securing five pole positions and winning twice.

He won the 1982 German Grand Prix and the San Marino Grand Prix the following year while driving for Ferrari.

Ferrari paid tribute to Tambay on Instagram, writing: “We are all truly saddened by the news of the passing of Patrick Tambay.

“He was one of the true stars of the 80s winning two races with the Scuderia and contributing to winning the Manufacturers’ titles in 1982 and 1983.”

Nine dead after floods wash away worshippers during river ‘baptism’

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At least nine people have died and eight others are missing after a group of worshippers were swept away by a flash flood during a religious ritual in Johannesburg.

Emergency teams were dispatched to the Jukskei river after a congregation of 33 people gathered for what is thought to be a baptism or cleansing ritual on Saturday.

Two bodies were recovered on Saturday evening, and a further seven were found when the rescue mission resumed on Sunday morning.

Family members have been identifying their deceased loved ones, according to local reports, which suggest the operation is now a search and recovery rather than rescue mission.

Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said officials repeatedly warned residents about the dangers of taking part in religious ceremonies along the river – particularly after weeks of heavy rainfall in the city left many streams full.

He told a news briefing: “Our residents, especially congregants who normally practice these kinds of rituals, will be tempted to go to these river streams.

“Our message to them is to exercise caution as and when they conduct these rituals.”

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Cleansing rituals and baptisms are often held along the Jukskei river, which runs along many townships including Alexandra, in the east of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.

Mr Mulaudzi tweeted footage of emergency crews including a helicopter preparing to resume the search on Sunday morning.

He also shared a video of rescue teams walking along and in the river in the search for victims.

Nine dead after floods wash away worshippers during river ‘baptism’

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At least nine people have died and eight others are missing after a group of worshippers were swept away by a flash flood during a religious ritual in Johannesburg.

Emergency teams were dispatched to the Jukskei river after a congregation of 33 people gathered for what is thought to be a baptism or cleansing ritual on Saturday.

Two bodies were recovered on Saturday evening, and a further seven were found when the rescue mission resumed on Sunday morning.

Family members have been identifying their deceased loved ones, according to local reports, which suggest the operation is now a search and recovery rather than rescue mission.

Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said officials repeatedly warned residents about the dangers of taking part in religious ceremonies along the river – particularly after weeks of heavy rainfall in the city left many streams full.

He told a news briefing: “Our residents, especially congregants who normally practice these kinds of rituals, will be tempted to go to these river streams.

“Our message to them is to exercise caution as and when they conduct these rituals.”

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Cleansing rituals and baptisms are often held along the Jukskei river, which runs along many townships including Alexandra, in the east of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.

Mr Mulaudzi tweeted footage of emergency crews including a helicopter preparing to resume the search on Sunday morning.

He also shared a video of rescue teams walking along and in the river in the search for victims.

Brrrrrrr-ace yourself! Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures as cold snap sweeps UK

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Temperatures are set to plummet below -8C (17.6F) in parts of the UK by the middle of the week, with the Met Office issuing a warning for heavy snow in Scotland.

An Arctic chill is expected to sweep the country, bringing with it below-average temperatures for the time of year as winter begins to bite, with easterly winds expected to shift to the north.

The Met Office has put a yellow snow warning in place for Wednesday, which it says may cause disruption to road, bus and train journeys.

UK weather: The latest Sky News forecast

Alex Burkill, Met Office meteorologist, said: “At the moment we have an easterly flow and as such our winds are coming from the east and that is a cold direction, and it is cold out.

“However, from Tuesday onwards we are going to get a northerly flow, so our winds coming from the north, that is Arctic air leading to our temperatures dropping even further as we go through this week.

“It’s going to turn even colder and feel even colder still, with temperatures well below average for the time of year, both by day and by night.”

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‘Cold is going to be very widespread’

Mr Burkill added that temperatures overnight into Thursday would drop to -7C (19.4F) or -8C (17.6F), and maybe even colder.

“It looks like the cold is going to be very widespread, perhaps Northern Ireland and East Anglia won’t be that cold, maybe just a degree or two below freezing,” he said.

“Otherwise we are talking about several degrees below freezing across Scotland, Wales.”

He said much of England, including the South West, could also see exceptionally cold temperatures of -5C (23F) or -6C (21.2F).

“We have a snow warning across the northern half of Scotland for Wednesday and that is when the snow showers coming from the north will be most impactful,” Mr Birkall added.

“They will probably start on Tuesday, and we will see very significant snow in the north.”

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A yellow snow warning has been issued for Scotland on Wednesday. Pic: Met Office

Forecasters predict the cold weather could last a week, as the northerly flow will linger and there may be some showers, though it will be largely dry and cold.

Temperatures dropped to -3.8C (25.16F) at Drumnadrochit near Inverness on Saturday night, but temperatures should remain at around -2C (28.4F) at night in Scotland for the next few days.

It will be a few degrees above freezing for the rest of the country until the cold snap arrives on Wednesday.

Daytime temperatures are predicted to be around 8C (46.4F) or 9C (48.2F), dropping to 5C (41F) or 6C (42.8F) as the week progresses.

Brrrrrrr-ace yourself! Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures as cold snap sweeps UK

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Temperatures are set to plummet below -8C (17.6F) in parts of the UK by the middle of the week, with the Met Office issuing a warning for heavy snow in Scotland.

An Arctic chill is expected to sweep the country, bringing with it below-average temperatures for the time of year as winter begins to bite, with easterly winds expected to shift to the north.

The Met Office has put a yellow snow warning in place for Wednesday, which it says may cause disruption to road, bus and train journeys.

UK weather: The latest Sky News forecast

Alex Burkill, Met Office meteorologist, said: “At the moment we have an easterly flow and as such our winds are coming from the east and that is a cold direction, and it is cold out.

“However, from Tuesday onwards we are going to get a northerly flow, so our winds coming from the north, that is Arctic air leading to our temperatures dropping even further as we go through this week.

“It’s going to turn even colder and feel even colder still, with temperatures well below average for the time of year, both by day and by night.”

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‘Cold is going to be very widespread’

Mr Burkill added that temperatures overnight into Thursday would drop to -7C (19.4F) or -8C (17.6F), and maybe even colder.

“It looks like the cold is going to be very widespread, perhaps Northern Ireland and East Anglia won’t be that cold, maybe just a degree or two below freezing,” he said.

“Otherwise we are talking about several degrees below freezing across Scotland, Wales.”

He said much of England, including the South West, could also see exceptionally cold temperatures of -5C (23F) or -6C (21.2F).

“We have a snow warning across the northern half of Scotland for Wednesday and that is when the snow showers coming from the north will be most impactful,” Mr Birkall added.

“They will probably start on Tuesday, and we will see very significant snow in the north.”

Pic: Met Office
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A yellow snow warning has been issued for Scotland on Wednesday. Pic: Met Office

Forecasters predict the cold weather could last a week, as the northerly flow will linger and there may be some showers, though it will be largely dry and cold.

Temperatures dropped to -3.8C (25.16F) at Drumnadrochit near Inverness on Saturday night, but temperatures should remain at around -2C (28.4F) at night in Scotland for the next few days.

It will be a few degrees above freezing for the rest of the country until the cold snap arrives on Wednesday.

Daytime temperatures are predicted to be around 8C (46.4F) or 9C (48.2F), dropping to 5C (41F) or 6C (42.8F) as the week progresses.

Bodies of 1,700 dead seals found along Russia’s Caspian coast

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Around 1,700 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, according to officials.

Their cause of death so far remains unclear, but authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said the animals had likely died of natural causes.

On Saturday, regional officials initially said 700 seals had been discovered dead on the coast.

But Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Environmental Protection Centre, said on Sunday that following a broader inspection of the coast, the number of dead seals was in fact 1,700, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

He said the seals were believed to have died a couple of weeks ago, and added there were no signs they had been killed by poachers.

Federal Fisheries Agency experts, along with prosecutors, inspected the coastline and collected data for laboratory research, which did not uncover any pollutants.

Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office employees look at the bodies of dead seals found on the shore
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Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor’s Office employees inspect the bodies found along the shore

Several incidents of mass seal deaths in previous years have been attributed to natural causes.

The data about the number of seals in the Caspian varies, but the fisheries agency claims it is between 270,000 and 300,000, while Mr Gapizov’s centre puts the number at 70,000.

Bodies of 1,700 dead seals found along Russia’s Caspian coast

Sky News

Around 1,700 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, according to officials.

Their cause of death so far remains unclear, but authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said the animals had likely died of natural causes.

On Saturday, regional officials initially said 700 seals had been discovered dead on the coast.

But Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Environmental Protection Centre, said on Sunday that following a broader inspection of the coast, the number of dead seals was in fact 1,700, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

He said the seals were believed to have died a couple of weeks ago, and added there were no signs they had been killed by poachers.

Federal Fisheries Agency experts, along with prosecutors, inspected the coastline and collected data for laboratory research, which did not uncover any pollutants.

Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office employees look at the bodies of dead seals found on the shore
Image:
Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor’s Office employees inspect the bodies found along the shore

Several incidents of mass seal deaths in previous years have been attributed to natural causes.

The data about the number of seals in the Caspian varies, but the fisheries agency claims it is between 270,000 and 300,000, while Mr Gapizov’s centre puts the number at 70,000.

Kate Winslet says hearing mother’s £17k energy bill struggles ‘absolutely destroyed’ her

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Kate Winslet has said it “absolutely destroyed” her to hear about a woman who was facing a £17,000 energy bill just to keep her daughter alive, and felt she had no other option but to help.

Carolynne Hunter’s 12-year-old daughter Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care.

Ms Hunter, 49, from Tillicoultry, Scotland, launched an appeal on GoFundMe last month to help pay for the rising costs of the equipment that keeps Freya alive, such as a machine monitoring her oxygen and heart rate.

Days into the campaign, which had a £20,000 goal, a donation of £17,000 marked “Kate Winslet and family” was paid to the fundraiser, which has been confirmed to have come from the actress.

The Titanic star, 47, has now said she felt she had to do something when she heard Ms Hunter was “going to have to put her child into care because she could not afford her electricity bills” and it “absolutely destroyed her”.

“I thought, on what planet is anyone going to let that happen? This is completely, completely wrong,” she told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg.

“It was just wrong to me that this woman was going to suffer and that she should have been in any way as a mother forced to make such a heartbreaking decision because she simply didn’t have the support and couldn’t pay the bills.

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“I just couldn’t let that happen.”

Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care. Pic: GoFundMe
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Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care. Pic: GoFundMe

On her GoFundMe page, Ms Hunter disclosed she had “no way of reducing” the energy in her home due to her daughter’s needs, and faced a predicted annual fuel bill of £17,000 in January 2023 – up from just over £9,000 in October this year.

In August, Ms Hunter said she was in fear of the winter months.

“Our families are going to suffer, there’s going to be a mass crisis for the NHS and social care and children will die if their families are not able to pay for it,” she told PA news agency.

Kate Winslet says hearing mother’s £17k energy bill struggles ‘absolutely destroyed’ her

Sky News

Kate Winslet has said it “absolutely destroyed” her to hear about a woman who was facing a £17,000 energy bill just to keep her daughter alive, and felt she had no other option but to help.

Carolynne Hunter’s 12-year-old daughter Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care.

Ms Hunter, 49, from Tillicoultry, Scotland, launched an appeal on GoFundMe last month to help pay for the rising costs of the equipment that keeps Freya alive, such as a machine monitoring her oxygen and heart rate.

Days into the campaign, which had a £20,000 goal, a donation of £17,000 marked “Kate Winslet and family” was paid to the fundraiser, which has been confirmed to have come from the actress.

The Titanic star, 47, has now said she felt she had to do something when she heard Ms Hunter was “going to have to put her child into care because she could not afford her electricity bills” and it “absolutely destroyed her”.

“I thought, on what planet is anyone going to let that happen? This is completely, completely wrong,” she told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg.

“It was just wrong to me that this woman was going to suffer and that she should have been in any way as a mother forced to make such a heartbreaking decision because she simply didn’t have the support and couldn’t pay the bills.

More on Cost Of Living

“I just couldn’t let that happen.”

Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care. Pic: GoFundMe
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Freya has severe complex health problems and disabilities, is non-verbal and blind and requires full-time oxygen and at-home nursing care. Pic: GoFundMe

On her GoFundMe page, Ms Hunter disclosed she had “no way of reducing” the energy in her home due to her daughter’s needs, and faced a predicted annual fuel bill of £17,000 in January 2023 – up from just over £9,000 in October this year.

In August, Ms Hunter said she was in fear of the winter months.

“Our families are going to suffer, there’s going to be a mass crisis for the NHS and social care and children will die if their families are not able to pay for it,” she told PA news agency.

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