Tuesday, 25 June 2019

AFP

Shakib goes top of CWC run chart against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON: Bangladesh´s Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year´s World Cup so far as he made a confident start in Monday´s match against minnows Afghanistan. Shakib´s unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh´s 95-2 after ...

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Jason Roy Ruled Out Of Australia World Cup Clash

MANCHESTER: England suffered a major setback as opener Jason Roy failed to recover in time and will miss the World Cup 2019 clash against Australia on Tuesday, according to reports in the British media. Jason Roy pulled his hamstring in the match against the West Indies on June 14 and ...

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South Africa aim to sign off from World Cup with a flourish

BIRMINGHAM: Struggling South Africa need a miracle to make the World Cup semi-finals but coach Ottis Gibson said the team have plenty to play for in their remaining three matches. The Faf du Plessis-led side have flopped badly at the 50-over event in England and Wales, recording just one win, ...

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Promised US$9 million online, teenager killed ‘best friend’

LOS ANGELES: An American teenager has been charged with conspiring to murder her “best friend” after a man she met online offered her US$9 million (RM 37.5 million) to commit the crime. According to investigators, Denali Brehmer, an 18-year-old from Alaska, was recruited to kill her friend by a man ...

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US approves, then cancels, Iran strikes after drone shot down

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump approved but then scrapped strikes against Iranian targets on Thursday, The New York Times reported, after Iran shot down a US drone in what the president termed a “big mistake.” The US was planning to hit “a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries” Thursday ...

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No ‘grouping’ within Pakistan team, insists Hafeez

LONDON: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has rubbished reports of “grouping” within the Pakistan cricket team, questioning “why such speculation does not happen when the team is winning.” The cricketer nickname Professor aired his views while speaking to media personnel following a team practice session in London. “Whenever we lose this talk ...

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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his ...

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Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has recalled a number of its older generation MacBook Pro because their batteries may overheat and “pose a fire safety risk.” The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017, the company said, adding it would replace batteries free of ...

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Euthanasia now legal in Australian state

MELBOURNE: Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday. The country’s second most populous region made voluntary euthanasia legal under closely specified circumstances, a first for the country. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews ...

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Afghan cricketers involved in Manchester restaurant fight

MANCHESTER: Police were called after members of the Afghanistan cricket squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant. The incident took place the night before Afghanistan’s World Cup match against England at Manchester’s Old Trafford, with the minnows going down to a colossal 150-run defeat – their fifth ...

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