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De Villiers named captain of PSL combined team


March 20, 2019

KARACHI: A.B. de Villiers was named captain of HBL Pakistan Super League combined team of the fourth edition, which was selected by an independent panel comprising Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja and Danny Morrison. De Villiers displayed his talent and prowess in seven matches for Lahore Qalandars, in which he aggregated 218 runs at an average of 54.5 with a strike-rate …

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Bring on the World Cup, we fear no one: Afghan spin king Rashid Khan


March 20, 2019

Trailblazing bowler Rashid Khan said Afghanistan will fear no one when the World Cup starts in May after a maiden Test win enhanced the reputation of the rising cricket nation. Khan, who is one of the world’s leading bowlers in short-form cricket, said Afghanistan’s confidence was growing after beating Ireland on Monday in just their second Test match. The 20-year-old leg-spinner, who …

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5 finds of PSL 2019 that enrich the national pool


March 20, 2019

One thing that the Pakistan Super League does like clockwork now is that it produces new talent year after year. It’s been well documented how Shadab Khan, Asif Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi all got their big breaks during the PCB’s flagship T20 tournament. This year was no different. In fact, some would say that PSL 2019 churned out more talent than …

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Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara steps down after sexual misconduct scandal


March 20, 2019

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Tsujihara’s exit as chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros., saying his departure …

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Norway’s Norsk Hydro hit by ‘extensive’ cyberattack


March 20, 2019

One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers, Norway’s Norsk Hydro, on Tuesday said it had been hit by a cyber-attack of unknown origin. “Hydro became victim of an extensive cyberattack in the early hours of Tuesday, impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas,” the energy group said in a statement. Spokesman Halvor Molland said it was too early …

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Kabul confirms capture of 58 soldiers by Taliban


March 20, 2019

HERAT: The Taliban have captured 58 Afghan border soldiers, the defence ministry said on Mon­day, after days of fighting which saw dozens of troops briefly chased into neighbouring Turkmenistan. The ministry statement came after reports of days of fighting in Bala Marghab district of Badghis province. “Unfortunately, 58 BSS (border security soldiers) are captured by the enemies,” a defence ministry …

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Doomed IS militants retreat within shrinking Syria bastion


March 20, 2019

Holdout extremist militants scurried along the reedy banks of the Euphrates in an increasingly desperate defence on Tuesday of the last scrap of their ‘caliphate’ in eastern Syria. Advancing Kurdish-led forces forced fighters from the militant Islamic State (IS) group out of the main encampment where they had been confined in recent days. The move brought a months-old operation to …

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All Pakistanis safe after Dutch tram attack, police questions three suspects


March 20, 2019

The Foreign Office confirmed on Tuesday that no Pakistanis were hurt in yesterday’s deadly shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht and two other people arrested in connection with the rampage. Ambassador Shujjat Rathore in The Hague also confirmed that all Pakistanis in Netherlands are safe after the attack Dutch police also announced on Tuesday that they questioned …

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Brussels area close to European Union headquarters cleared after bomb alert


March 20, 2019

Some 40 people were preventively evacuated from a building near the European Union headquarters in Brussels after a bomb threat was sent to a company linked to the EU. Police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said a “telephone bomb threat” was made on Tuesday morning to a consulting office linked to the EU’s executive commission and that it has been …

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