Saturday, 11 July 2020

AFP

World entering new military ‘drone age’: UN

GENEVA: The world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of ...

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PCB Advises Danish Kaneria To Approach ECB

LONDON: The PCB on Friday advised banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to approach the England Cricket Board (ECB) if he wants to resume playing club or domestic cricket. A desperate Kaneria, banned since 2012, wants to resume cricket activities to earn his livelihood but the PCB said it can’t do much since the punishment ...

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China rejects new U.S. invite to join nuclear talks

BEIJING: China on Friday rejected a new US invitation to join arms control talks with Russia, complaining that Washington had continued to “pester” Beijing over the issue. President Donald Trump’s administration has demanded that China take part in talks on a successor to the New START treaty, which caps the ...

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I would rate Imran Khan the captain higher than allrounder: Kapil

BIRMINGHAM: The debate over ‘greatest’ tag among the four master allrounders of cricket who plied their trade around the same time – Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee had been an eternal favourite for the game’s lovers. There could never be a definitive solution, but Kapil, the ...

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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard come face-to-face in U.K. court

HOLLYWOOD legend Johnny Depp on Friday accused of turning him from “Cinderella into Quasimodo” by claiming he beat his ex-wife Amber Heard. The first week of Depp’s star-studded libel trial against the paper’s publisher and executive editor drew to a close with the 57-year-old denying hurling a champagne bottle and ...

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Windies in charge against England in 1st Test

LONDON: West Indies opened up a 31-run lead over England, with five first innings wickets in hand, as they reached 235 for five at tea on the third day of the first Test on Friday. A 49-run partnership between Roston Chase (27) and Shane Dowrich (30) saw West Indies past ...

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United States formally starts withdrawal from WHO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body s response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO – which leads the fight on ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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About 34 dead in Japan as heavy rain causes floods

TOKYO: About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead – including 14 at a nursing home – after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said. Rescuers were searching for 14 others still missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu, ...

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