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Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he’s ready

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he’s ready

Sochi (Russia), Jun 21: Brazil is making sure everyone knows Neymar is perfectly fit at the World Cup. A day after he limped out of training and raised further doubts about his physical condition in Russia, the Brazilian soccer federation was quick to tell the world the team’s biggest star was just fine. Brazil had […]

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Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for doping: sources

Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for doping: sources

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for a dope test, sources informed Geo News on Wednesday. Shehzad can face a ban of at least three months from international cricket for violating the anti-doping laws. The opener, however, reserves the option to give second sample test. Sources informed that Shehzad’s test was taken during a […]

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South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (AP) South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years today amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting into the night and were expected to continue […]

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Chandimal appeals against ball-tampering suspension

Chandimal appeals against ball-tampering suspension

New Delhi: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the one-match ban handed to him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Thursday. On-field umpires Aleem Dar, Ian Gould and third umpire Richard Kettleborough had charged Chandimal after the third day’s play between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Saturday with changing the condition […]

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Chandimal banned for ball tampering

Chandimal banned for ball tampering

GROS-ISLET, SAINT LUCIA: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at […]

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Avenfield reference: NAB failed to shift burden of proof on Nawaz, argues defence

Avenfield reference: NAB failed to shift burden of proof on Nawaz, argues defence

Islamabad, Jun 20: Khawaja Haris, the lead counsel of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, stated on Wednesday that the prosecution team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had “miserably failed” to shift the burden of proof on the Sharif family in the Avenfield properties reference. During a hearing of the reference in an accountability court […]

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England eye magical 500 after smashing new ODI record

England eye magical 500 after smashing new ODI record

Nottingham: England one-day captain Eoin Morgan said “the sky’s the limit” for his record-breaking side, with a total of 500 firmly in their sights after their rout of Australia. Morgan’s men posted a new all-time ODI record of 481 for six at Trent Bridge en route to a 242-run thrashing of their arch-rivals to go […]

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Maryam owns 1,506 kanals of agricultural land, has millions invested in companies

Maryam owns 1,506 kanals of agricultural land, has millions invested in companies

Islamabad, Jun 20: PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz has stated in the documents accompanying her election nomination papers that she owns more than 1,500 kanals of land and has millions of rupees worth of shares in multiple companies. According to the affidavit submitted to the returning officer — copies of which are available with Dawn.com — Maryam […]

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Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

MELBOURNE: Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson died at his home in Melbourne on Wednesday after a four-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Golf Australia said. He was 88. Considered one of Australia’s greatest golfers, Thomson was the first from the country to win the British Open when he took the title in 1954. He won […]

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Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath Singh

Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir anymore and that operations will be launched to flush out militants. He added that restoration of peace in the strife-torn state was on top of the agenda for the Modi government. Singh, the Lok Sabha MP […]

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