Thursday, 21 January 2021

AFP

India avoid ODI series whitewash against Australia

CANBERRA: India registered a 13-run win over Australia in the third and final ODI in Canberra. It proved to be a consolation win for the Virat Kohli’s side which had already lost the first two games in the series. An unbeaten 92-run knock by Hardik Pandya and half-centuries from Ravindra ...

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UK to introduce covid-19 vaccine next week

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity’s fightback against the coronavirus. “Help is on its way,” health secretary Matt Hancock tweeted as his department announced ...

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Singapore becomes world’s first to approve sale of lab-grown meat

SINGAPORE: Singapore has given US start-up Eat Just the green light to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the firm says is the world’s first regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals. Demand for alternatives to regular meat is surging due to consumer ...

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England now No.1 ranked team in T20I cricket

CAPE TOWN: England have displaced Australia from the numero uno spot in ICC T20I rankings following their comprehensive series whitewash over South Africa in the recently-concluded three-match rubber. England defeated the Proteas by nine wickets in the final T20I at Newlands to complete the series sweep. Dawid Malan (99) and ...

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Australia exits first recession in almost 30 years

SYDNEY: Australia has exited its first recession in almost 30 years, after official figures on Wednesday showed the economy grew 3.3 percent in July-September compared with the coronavirus-hit previous quarter. With local transmission of Covid-19 largely under control, official data showed businesses have begun to rebound and consumer spending has ...

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Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

TEHRAN: Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and “complex” methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him Monday in a funeral befitting a top “martyr”. As it laid Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – seen by Israel as the “father” of Iran s nuclear weapons programme ...

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Six members of Pakistan squad test positive for COVID-19

WELLINGTON: Six members of Pakistan’s touring squad have tested positive for COVID-19, New Zealand Cricket confirmed Thursday, throwing preparations for the series into turmoil. “Two of these six results have been deemed “historical”; four have been confirmed as new,” New Zealand Cricket said. “This means that, in line with the ...

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UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

LONDON: Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless ...

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Indian comedian Bharti Singh arrested in drug case

MUMBAI:  The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested comedian Bharti Singh following seizure of ganja (cannabis) from her house in suburban Andheri. The NCB searched Bharti Singh’s house and office in the morning as part of its probe into alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry. A team ...

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Run-machine Smith warns India he’s back in top gear

SYDNEY: Australia’s Steve Smith warned India on Tuesday that his game had finally “clicked” and he was ready to justify his ranking as the world’s top Test batsman. Smith admitted he was unhappy with his recent displays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, saying “I never really got ...

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