Taliban approach Kabul’s outskirts, attack north Afghan city

Kabul: The Taliban seized two more provinces on Saturday and approached the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital while also launching a multi-pronged assault on a major northern city defended by former warlords, Afghan officials said. The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive less than three weeks before the United States is set to

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Arsenal 'approach' Ryan Bertrand over transfer after Southampton talks collapse but face fight with AC Milan and Monaco

ARSENAL have approached Ryan Bertrand after his contract negotiations with Southampton crumbled, according to reports. The ex-England left-back, 31, is out of contract this summer after six years on the south coast. Bertrand is now set to quit St Mary's for nothing after extension negotiations crumbled. And Arsenal have now joined AC Milan and Monaco in pursuing a free transfer,

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Stoke make official approach to Irish FA for Michael O’Neill making return of Tony Pulis look less likely – The Sun

STOKE CITY have officially approached the Irish FA for Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill. But the Potters are yet to meet the compensation clause in O'Neill's contract, according to Sky Sports News. O'Neill took over as his national team boss in 2011 and has a win ratio of 37 per cent from his 70 games in charge. He led Northern

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