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Australia strike in bursts to dismiss Pakistan for 240 on Day 1 of first Test


November 22, 2019

Mitchell Starc took four for 52 as a middle-session blitz and some late new-ball fireworks helped Australia dismiss Pakistan for 240 to bring a close to the opening day of the first test in Brisbane on Thursday. Pat Cummins took three wickets (3-60) and the third Australian quick, Josh Hazlewood, grabbed two as the hosts took the honours on a …

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PCB set to present model constitution


November 22, 2019

LAHORE: After a delay of more than four months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finally ready to present the model constitution for the new set up based on provincial and city cricket associations, during its Board of Governors meeting here on Friday. On Aug 19 this year, the PCB implemented the new constitution after getting approval from the federal …

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Kohli hopes Kolkata day-night Test is one-off affair


November 22, 2019

KOLKATA: Skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday he welcomed the ‘buzz’ around India’s grand day-night Test debut but said pink-ball matches should not become a regular occurrence. India begin their pink-ball journey against Bangladesh on Friday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, with the first four days sold out, contrasting with daytime Tests in India when crowds are often sparse. …

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New Zealand rue missed chances as England battle hard


November 22, 2019

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: New Zealand were left ruing a day of missed opportunities as England battled to 241-4 at the close of the opening day’s play in the first-ever Test at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Thursday. England all-rounder Ben Stokes provided some late fireworks, which included hitting Trent Boult for four successive boundaries, to finish on 67 not …

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Warner’s 151-run knock puts Pakistan in trouble


November 22, 2019

Pakistan were left to rue a basic error from 16-year-old debutant Naseem Shah as Australia opener David Warner plundered the visitors’ attack with a brilliant 151 not out on the second day of the first Test at the Gabba on Friday. Australia finished the day on 312 for the loss of just one wicket, 72 runs ahead of Pakistan’s first …

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US Senate passes stopgap funding, bill heads to Trump


November 22, 2019

  WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday passed a temporary spending bill that averts a government shutdown, sending the one-month measure to President Donald Trump´s desk hours before federal funding was to expire at midnight. The short-term bill only funds federal operations until December 20, meaning Congress will be forced to once again debate and pass fiscal year 2020 funding …

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Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over EpsteinPrince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein


November 22, 2019

LONDON: Prince Andrew was urged Thursday to speak to lawyers representing victims of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, after the royal announced he was quitting public life because of the scandal. Queen Elizabeth II´s second son, 59, has faced days of outrage since a television interview in which he defended his friendship with the disgraced US financier. Andrew denies claims he had …

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Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook


November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON: Google´s tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the pressure on Facebook to modify its hands-off policy on political ads. Google announced Wednesday it would …

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Kate Middleton pulls out of a royal event at last minute, surprises many


November 22, 2019

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton pulled out a royal event  — Tusk Conservation Awards gala — at the last minute in a surprise on Thursday night, according to reports. It was a surprise for many as Kate Middleton along with Prince William had attended the tea party earlier in the day at Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge skipped …

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Protesters hopeful of new beginning as Lebanon marks 76 years of self-rule


November 22, 2019

Lebanon marked 76 years of self-rule Friday, with nationwide festivities by protesters taking centre stage in place of the traditional military parade to mark a first year of “real independence”. An unprecedented protest movement has gripped the small Mediterranean country since October 17, demanding the complete overhaul of politicians deemed inept and corrupt. In central Beirut, protesters organised a civil …

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