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Kohli leads Indian fightback on day two in Perth

Kohli leads Indian fightback on day two in Perth

Perth, Australia -Captain Virat Kohli led an Indian fightback on day two of the second Test against Australia at Perth on Saturday. At stumps, the visitors had overcome a terrible start and were 172 for three, still trailing the Australian first innings total of 326 by 154 runs with seven wickets in hand. The imperious […]

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I’m not another Imran Khan: Mashrafe Mortaza

I’m not another Imran Khan: Mashrafe Mortaza

DHAKA: He may be Bangladesh’s biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for sports and charity. “To be honest, […]

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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Sydney, Dec 15 :  Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital when the city’s status […]

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US Tibet bill ‘grossly interferes’ in China affairs: Beijing

US Tibet bill ‘grossly interferes’ in China affairs: Beijing

Beijing, Dec 14 : China on Friday rebuked the US Congress over legislation seeking greater access to Tibet, saying American lawmakers “grossly interfered” in Beijing’s domestic affairs. The bill, which passed this week with bipartisan support, demands access to the region for US diplomats, journalists and tourists, threatening to bar Chinese officials responsible for the policy […]

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EU leaders rebuff May’s plea over Brexit deal

EU leaders rebuff May’s plea over Brexit deal

Brussels, Dec 14 :  European Union (EU) leaders rebuffed a plea by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, warning she must set out exactly what she wants and announcing that they would step up contingency plans in case the deal collapses. The British prime minister […]

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Sarfraz  calls on squad to play ‘without fear’ in South Africa

Sarfraz  calls on squad to play ‘without fear’ in South Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday urged his fellow teammates to play “without fear” during their tour of South Africa — a country where they have won only two Tests during their past five tours. The Pakistani side is en route to South Africa to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20 […]

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Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest

Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest

Accra, Dec 13 : A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of […]

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Hunt for gunman after Strasbourg market attack kills three

Hunt for gunman after Strasbourg market attack kills three

Strasbourg, Dec 12 : Hundreds of security forces were Wednesday deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. Some 350 people, including police, troops and […]

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Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

Katowice (Poland), Dec 11 :  The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday. It may also signal more direct involvement of Donald Trump’s White House, they said, in the nitty-gritty […]

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Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

Tehran, Dec 11 :  Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticised a December 1 launch. “We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test,” the Fars news agency reported, citing Revolutionary Guards aerospace commander Brigadier […]

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