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Steyn and co restrict Sri Lanka as South Africa take lead

DURBAN: Dale Steyn claimed four wickets to propel South Africa into a dominant position on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. The veteran fast bowler took the wickets of top-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando as well as the dangerous Kusal Perera, who scored ...

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At least 40 Indian Police men killed in Kashmir

PULWAMA: At least 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed and several injured after a suspected militant drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, ANI reported. This was one of the worst terror strikes in the state since the ...

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Brussels mulls adding Saudi Arabia to EU dirty money blacklist

BRUSSELS: The European Commission proposed adding seven countries including Saudi Arabia to the European Union’s (EU) money laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The new countries targeted by the commission, including Saudi Arabia and Panama, would join another 16 ...

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Stuart Broad to captain MCC in Champion County match

LONDON: Stuart Broad has been named as MCC’s captain for the annual Champion County Match, which will take place against Surrey in Dubai next month. Broad, who is currently in St Lucia with England’s Test team but is no longer a part of the one-day set-up, will use the match ...

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US lawmakers reach deal to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON: US House and Senate legislators have reached an agreement “in principle” to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexico border, a figure far lower than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump had demanded, to stave off another government shutdown. The agreement which was ...

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Norway and Poland to expel diplomats in tit-for-tat exchange

OSLO: Norway will expel a Polish diplomat who had clashed with local officials after Warsaw declined to recall him, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Monday. Poland said it would expel a Norwegian diplomat in exchange, in a rare spat between the two countries which have strong economic links. Norway ...

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‘Hitler paintings’ fail to sell at auction in Germany

BERLIN-Five pictures said to have been painted by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction in Germany. Weidler auction house had set a starting price for the watercolours of €45,000 (£40,000; $51,000). The auction was held in Nuremburg, the German city once notorious for Hitler’s mass rallies ...

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39 die, dozens sick in India from drinking spurious liquor

NEW DELHI: At least 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking cheap spurious liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in the northern India, officials said. Senior police officer Ashok Kumar said 26 died in two separate incidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 306 kilometers ...

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Pakistan level series against Windies

DUBAI: Pakistani bowler Diana Baig ensured that the good work by batters Sidra Amin and Nida Dar doesn’t go to waste as Pakistan women made a strong comeback in the three-match ODI series against West Indies women with a 34-run win in the second ODI played at the ICC Academy, ...

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193 Bangladeshis found locked up in house

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities discovered a total of 193 Bangladeshis locked up in a house on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, local media reports said late Thursday. National daily Kompas wrote that police found the irregular migrants – all men in their twenties – during a police raid of a building ...

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