Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Agencies

Uncapped Jayed, recalled Mosaddek in Bangladesh World Cup squad

DHAKA: Rookie swing bowler Abu Jayed earned a spot in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad on Tuesday while batsman Mosaddek Hossain also made the cut for the showpiece tournament in England and Wales. Right-arm paceman Jayed, who has played five tests but has yet to debut in ODIs, was picked for ...

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Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

AUGUSTA: Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s greatest comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket. A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major ...

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Oil slips to $71, hit by talk of higher OPEC+ production

LONDON: Brent oil slipped to around $71 a barrel on Tuesday, pressured by expectations of higher US inventories and concern about Russia’s willingness to stick with OPEC-led supply cuts. Analysts on average expect US crude stockpiles to have risen by 1.9 million barrels last week, the fourth straight increase. The ...

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Debate over climate change dominates Finnish vote

HELSINKI: Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation’s generous welfare model. Finland, a European Union member of 5.5 million people, has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle. Most political parties support government ...

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Tanzania agrees $1.7bn financing deal with World Bank

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania has agreed a new $1.7 billion financing deal with the World Bank to fund various projects during fiscal year 2019/20, its finance ministry said. The agreement, which is comprised of low-interest loans and grants, includes a $400m loan for education and $300m for a poverty reduction ...

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India election 2019: Voting begins in world’s largest election

NEW DELHI: Indians have turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of mammoth general elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term. The first phase covers an electorate of 142 million voters across 20 states and federal territories, who will decide the fate of ...

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Three US soldiers, contractor killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: An attack outside Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed three US service members and one American contractor, according to the US military. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Army Col. David Butler told VOA a vehicle-borne bomb exploded near a convoy on a security patrol near ...

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