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Asad, Babar score unbeaten centuries against Australia ‘A’


November 12, 2019

PERTH: Babar Azam reinforced his standing as Pakistan’s tailsman, scoring a commanding unbeaten century at the start of the three-day pink-ball tour match against Australia ‘A’ here on Monday. Test stalwart Asad Shafiq also reached triple figures before Pakistan went to stumps at 336-3 at Perth Stadium. A strong Australia ‘A’ pace attack led by Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson …

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Afghanistan post 249-7 against West Indies in third ODI


November 12, 2019

A century stand between Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi lifted Afghanistan to 249 for seven in the third one-day international against West Indies on Monday. Afghan, who made 86, put on 127 runs with Nabi, 50 not out, for the sixth wicket after Afghanistan slipped to 118-5 in Lucknow. The West Indies, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the …

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Nadal loses ATP Finals opener to Zverev as Tsitsipas triumphs


November 12, 2019

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was beaten by defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets at the ATP Finals on Monday as Stefanos Tsitsipas got his campaign off to a flying start. The Spanish top seed, who has never won the event, came into the tournament at London´s O2 Arena under an injury cloud and was well short of his imperious best …

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Gatland says no to All Blacks top job


November 12, 2019

WELLINGTON: Former Wales coach Warren Gatland confirmed Tuesday he has turned down an offer to apply for the All Blacks head coaching job. The New Zealand-born Gatland told Radio Sport his loyalties lie with the Waikato Chiefs club and coaching the British and Irish Lions in 2021. New Zealand Rugby has invited 26 New Zealand coaches to apply for the …

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Sri Lanka introduces stricter penalties against match-fixing to reduce graft scandals


November 12, 2019

Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions on Monday in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country´s cricket team. Allegations of corruption have plagued Sri Lankan cricket for years, including claims of match-fixing ahead of an international Test against England last year. “Many tried to prevent this piece of legislation, …

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Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners


November 12, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned European nations on Tuesday that his country could release all the militant Islamic State group prisoners it holds and send them to Europe, in response to EU sanctions over Cyprus. Speaking to reporters before a visit to the United States, Erdogan also said Turkey would continue repatriating foreign Islamic State militants to their home …

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France, UK, Germany, EU ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran’s nuclear deal breach


November 12, 2019

PARIS: France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said Monday they are “extremely concerned” by Iran´s decision to re-start nuclear activities at one of its key sites, in breach of a landmark 2015 deal with international powers. “The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom and the High Representative of the European Union are extremely concerned by the …

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Mexico arrests suspects in Mormon massacre


November 12, 2019

MEXICO CITY: Mexico has arrested multiple suspects in the murder of nine Mormon women and children last week, the security minister said Monday, without giving further details. “Suspects have been arrested, but we cannot provide any further information, because the investigation is being handled by the federal and Sonora (state) prosecutors´ offices,” Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told journalists. Neither office …

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3 performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital: state TV


November 12, 2019

RIYADH: Three performers were stabbed during a play in the Saudi capital Monday and the alleged assailant was arrested, state television said, in the first such incident since the kingdom opened its doors for entertainment. “Riyadh police have arrested an Arab resident in possession of a knife after he stabbed two men and a woman who were members of a theatrical …

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Exposed: India’s plot of meddling in UK elections


November 12, 2019

LONDON: Nardenra Modi’s government has been accused of interfering in UK’s upcoming general elections after a group in Britain affiliated with the Bahartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced to campaign against Labour Party – and in support of Conservatives – in over nearly 50 constituencies where Hindu voters could play a decisive role in deciding the outcome. Official announcement by the …

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