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Chile 0-0 Argentina (Chile win 4-1 on pens) | Copa América final match report

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• Chile 0-0 Argentina (Chile win 4-1 on pens)

After 99 years, it came down to Alexis Sánchez against Sergio Romero from 12 yards. The Arsenal forward attempted a Panenka, scuffed it badly, and scored anyway as the goalkeeper dived to his left. Misses from Gonzalo Higuaín and Éver Banega in the shootout proved decisive and, finally, Chile, one of the four participants at the inaugural Copa América, had a first international trophy. For Argentina the drought goes on: 22 years since their last trophy and an increasing sense that this gifted generation of players will remain unfulfilled.

Related: Chile win Copa América after beating Argentina on penalties – as it happened

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Inheritance tax giveaway to feature in first Tory budget alongside welfare cuts

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Chancellor George Osborne set to unveil policy most likely to benefit higher earners on same day as setting out £12bn benefit reductions

George Osborne is planning to use his first Conservative budget to lift all but the very richest households out of inheritance tax on the same day he sets out billions of pounds in welfare cuts.

The move will allow a couple to pass a house worth up to £1m to their children or grandchildren. The chancellor will create a £175,000, tax-free allowance per person for their main property on top of their existing £325,000 allowance that can be applied to all assets.

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Cameron is abusing Magna Carta in abolishing our rights | Michael Ignatieff

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Citizens need protecting, and not only by English laws

Lawyers, scholars and citizens will gather on Monday night at the British Library to examine the iconic power of a wrinkled piece of parchment, covered with faded, semi-legible medieval script, now 800 years old. We like to think Magna Carta has this power because it represents the beginning of what we hold in common. It may be iconic for the opposite reason: because it frames fundamental disagreements and forces us to understand just how far back these disagreements run.

Its key clauses lay out the lineaments of the rule of law, but this principle divides us, because the question remains: whose law? This argument is at the heart of modern British politics. On one side, mostly, but not exclusively, conservative, are those who think Magna Carta inaugurated a tradition of freedom that is distinctively British, or should I say, English, since it is unclear if the Scots and Welsh feel their liberties flow from the same source.

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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle

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Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican

She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will join forces with the Catholic cardinal in the latest move by Pope Francis to shift the debate on global warming.

Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate change action. Klein, who campaigns for an overhaul of the global financial system to tackle climate change, told the Observer she was surprised but delighted to receive the invitation from Turkson’s office.

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