Thursday, 12 December 2019

Agencies

Taliban attack on US military base kills at least 2

KABUL: Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, killing at least two person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck the Bagram air ...

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Trump blasts Macron ‘brain dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was “brain dead”. Trump is in London for a summit marking the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary. The US president said Nato served a great purpose, and Macron’s remarks had been “very ...

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Babar’s Test ‘breakthrough’ the big positive: Azhar Ali

ADELAIDE – Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali lauded Babar Azam’s ability to handle the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to deliver under pressure. “Babar’s been tremendous in white-ball cricket and in the recent past, he’s been gradually building up his Test stats as well,” Azhar said of ...

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Warner hits maiden triple century, breaks Bradman’s record

OVAL: David Warner of Australia brought up his maiden triple century in Test cricket on Saturday against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Warner became the seventh Australian batsman to score a triple ton in Test cricket history. The Australian opener reached the mark in 389 deliveries with a boundary off ...

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Iraq’s PM to resign amid worsening crisis

BAGHDAD-Iraq’s prime minister said he would submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support. The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi 13 months after he took over as prime minister ...

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French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

LES MUREAUX: Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this year alone in France, according ...

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Yahoo Japan agrees to merge with Line Corp

TOKYO: Yahoo Japan, which is controlled by SoftBank, agreed to merge with Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp., which is controlled by Naver Corp. The combined company would be worth around $30 billion. This will create Japan’s largest internet services company by revenue and gives it scale to better compete ...

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Pak blind wrapped the series, thrashed England in 5th ODI

LAHORE: Pakistan kept dominating in T20 series and thrashed England by 129 runs in fifth T20 at Ajman Oval Cricket Ground. Pakistan has already wrapped the series by 5-0 in six-match series. On Sunday, England won the toss and put Pakistan into bat. Pakistan sent different opening pairs in each ...

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Woody Allen and Amazon reach settlement in $68 million lawsuit

MANHATTAN: Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuits against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. Allen and Amazon notified the federal court in Manhattan late on Friday night that the lawsuit was being voluntarily ...

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