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Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

Vatican City, Feb 21 :  Pope Francis kicks off a red-letter global child protection summit Thursday for reflections on the sex abuse crisis, while victims tired of hearing pledges for change clamour for incisive reforms. The pontiff has set aside three and a half days to convince Catholic bishops to tackle paedophilia in a bid […]

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US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist

US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist

Washington, Feb 20 :  The United States said Wednesday it would refuse to take back a US-born Islamic State propagandist who wants to return from Syria, saying that she is no longer a citizen. The refusal to admit 24-year-old Hoda Muthana could set precedent and face legal challenges as it is generally extremely difficult to […]

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ICC praises Sarfraz for reporting approach by his compatriot

ICC praises Sarfraz for reporting approach by his compatriot

LONDON: Cricket coach Irfan Ansari has been banned for 10 years from the sport for making an illicit approach to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday. The ICC praised Sarfraz for his “true leadership” in reporting the approach by his compatriot, the United Arab Emirates-based Ansari, during the Pakistan […]

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Putin warns new missiles could target ‘decision-making centres’

Putin warns new missiles could target ‘decision-making centres’

Moscow, Feb 20 : President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would have to deploy missiles targeting “decision-making centres” if Washington sends missiles to Europe. The announcement comes after the US said it would withdraw from a key Cold War-era arms treaty over what it said were Russian violations, prompting a mirror move from Moscow. “Russia […]

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Southee, Taylor inspire Black Caps whitewash of Bangladesh

Southee, Taylor inspire Black Caps whitewash of Bangladesh

Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 20: Tim Southee snared a six-wicket haul and Ross Taylor tore up the record books as New Zealand dominated Bangladesh to seal a 3-0 series whitewash with an 88-run victory in the final one-day international in Dunedin on Wednesday. Sabbir Rahman’s gallant maiden ODI century saved Bangladesh from total humilation after […]

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‘Spygate’ Leeds fined 200,000 pounds but no points deduction

‘Spygate’ Leeds fined 200,000 pounds but no points deduction

London, Feb 19 : Leeds United have escaped a points penalty in their quest to be promoted to the Premier League after it was announced Monday they had been fined GBP 200,000 (USD 259,000, 229,000 euros) and reprimanded for spying on their opponents. Leeds faced an investigation by the English Football League after veteran manager Marcelo […]

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Boult, Mahmudullah fined for misconduct

Boult, Mahmudullah fined for misconduct

Christchurch, Feb 17:  New Zealand bowler Trent Boult and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah have been fined for breaching cricket’s code of conduct during the second one-day international in Christchurch. Boult was fined 15 percent of his match fee for an “audible obscenity” while Mahmudullah was fined 10 percent for “abuse” of equipment for striking the fence […]

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Ronaldo on target as Juventus cruise before Atletico showdown

Ronaldo on target as Juventus cruise before Atletico showdown

Milan, Feb 16: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself with defender Leonardo Bonucci also on target as Juventus surged 14 points clear in Serie A with a 3-0 win over lowly Frosinone. Coach Massimiliano Allegri was taking no chances, even against a side sitting second bottom of the […]

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Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Chicago, Feb 16 :  Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant  manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois […]

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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich, Feb 15 :  At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to […]

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