Emiliano Sala: Former coach’s tribute as funeral takes place – BBC News

A former football coach and childhood friend have paid tribute to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, whose funeral was held on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 21 January. The pilot of the aircraft, David Ibbotson, is still missing. Mourners gathered in Sala’s hometown of Progreso in Argentina, as a wake was held at his childhood football club, San Martin de Progreso. Produced by Natalio Cosoy and Agustin Actis Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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🇺🇸 🇵🇸 US shuts Jerusalem consulate, downgrades Palestinian mission | Al Jazeera English

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to Palestine. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit under the comment of the US Embassy to Israel. Palestinian leaders see the decision as another move against them by US President Donald Trump’s administration, with which they froze contact after his 2017 decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mohammed Cherkaoui, a senior fellow at…

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