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Iranian TV censors Italian football badge

Iranian TV censors Italian football badge By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Iranian TV/Mehdi Rostampour Image caption The Capitoline Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus proves too much for Iranian censors Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that Iranian state television censored the logo of an Italian football club during its coverage of […]

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Johnny Valiant killed: WWE Hall of Famer killed by truck

Image copyright WWE Image caption The 71-year-old “Luscious” Johnny Valiant’s real name was Thomas Sullivan Former WWE wrestler, manager and later television star “Luscious” Johnny Valiant has died. The 71-year-old – whose real name was Thomas Sullivan – was hit by a pick-up truck while crossing a road in his hometown in Pennsylvania on Thursday. […]

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Finland 'bans' postponed football matches

Image copyright AFP Image caption Finnish football authorities want to make snowed-off matches a thing of the past Finland’s football league is due to kick-off this weekend with stern advice from the local football authorities for clubs considering postponing matches because of the weather – don’t. According to Veikkausliiga chairman Matti Apunen, clubs that are […]

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Spanish royals in awkward moment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionQueen Letizia appears to block a photograph of her daughters Footage has emerged appearing to show tension between Spain’s Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law Queen Sofia. The video, shot during Easter Mass on the island of Mallorca, shows Queen Letizia first blocking a photograph of Queen Sofia […]