Monday, 8 March 2021

AFP

PCB chairman hits out at ICC for suspending Sarfraz Ahmed

LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) over its decision to suspend Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Mani was of the view that the board has already ‘cleared the air’ after Sarfraz publicly apologize for the incident and the apology ...

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Frustrated Donald Trump says a wall ‘is a WALL!’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s frustration over his campaign to fence off the US-Mexican border spilled into linguistic territory Thursday when the president declared himself fed up with people dancing around what to call his dreamed-of barrier. “Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL ...

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Amazon profit jumps

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon reported its profit in the past quarter surged on strong holiday retail sales and its soaring cloud computing business. The US tech giant said profit jumped 63 percent from a year ago to $3.0 billion in the fourth quarter as revenues increased 20 percent to $72.4 billion. ...

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Sexual assaults rise at US military academies

WASHINGTON: The number of sexual assaults at America´s military academies rose by almost 50 percent over the past two years, despite extensive efforts to combat the problem, a Pentagon report said. About 12,900 cadets attend the Army, Navy and Air Force academies that train future officers to lead America´s vast ...

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New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in 4th ODI

HAMILTON: New Zealand chased a target of 93 runs with eights wickets remaining to win the fourth one-day international against India. India crumbled without talisman Virat Kohli and posted their lowest one-day international total in nine years on Thursday as a revitalised New Zealand attack went on the rampage in ...

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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

BANGKOK: Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern. The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking social media criticism ...

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Britain’s Theresa May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament s backing on Tuesday to renegotiate her Brexit deal – a major policy reversal that sets up a new standoff with the EU after it ruled out any change. May s dramatic decision to abandon a pact she herself sealed with the ...

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Facebook profit climbs along with ranks of users

LONDON: Facebook said quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that have dented the leading social network’s image. Revenue soared 30 percent from a year ago to $16.9 billion while the number of people using it monthly rose nine percent to ...

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Proteas seal ODI series

CAPE TOWN: An all-round performance by South Africa helped them to seal the series in fifth and final one-day international played at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Wednesday, thanks to a superb bowling performance by South African bowlers that helped them restrict Pakistan to a modest total which the batsmen ...

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Armed gang snatches jailed criminal outside French courthouse

TARASCOM: Three heavily armed men attacked a van carrying a jailed criminal on his way to court, firing shots outside the courthouse and striking a guard before making their getaway in the southern French town of Tarascon, officials said. The spectacular escape took place at around 8:30 am as the ...

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