Tuesday, 2 March 2021

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Misbah hopes for better performance in Australia Tests

PERTH: Pakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq, in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) podcast, has expressed hope for a better performance from the Men in Green in the upcoming Test series against Australia after their lacklustre display in the recently concluded T20 series which ended in a two-nil series defeat. ...

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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad ...

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A princess, dates and milk welcome Ivanka Trump to Morocco

RABAT: A princess, dates and milk welcomed Ivanka Trump to Morocco on Wednesday as she opened a three-day visit to promote the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and other officials met the daughter of President Donald Trump at the airport ...

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Attacker stabs 8 at popular Jordanian tourist site

AMMAN: A lone attacker stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. The incident in Jerash, one of the country’s most visited destinations, threatened to cast a shadow over the country’s vital tourism industry. The wounded ...

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Smith powers Australia to series lead against Pakistan

CANBERRA: Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan with a comfortable seven-wicket win in Canberra. Steve Smith’s unbeaten 80, his highest T20I score since August 2015, helped steer Australia’s chase of 151, a target they eventually achieved with nine balls to spare. At the ...

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Five dead, including infants, following attack in Mexico

MEXICO CITY: At least five members of a family in northern Mexico, including two infants, were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen, a government source and local media said, in the latest case of grisly violence to hit the country. Mexican media reported that the victims belonged to the ...

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Ivanka Trump to promote women’s prosperity in Morocco

WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump is getting ready to promote her women’s economic development program on an upcoming trip to Morocco. It will be her third overseas trip this year to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative , which was launched in February to benefit women in developing countries. President ...

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Cricket Australia complete clean-sweep of Sri Lanka

MELBOURNE: With another all-round, comprehensive display, Australia eased to a seven-wicket win in the final T20I against Sri Lanka to complete a 3-0 sweep in Melbourne on Friday. Sri Lanka put up a better performance than they managed in the first two T20Is. Kusal Perera scored a half-century, and put ...

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Shadab shines as Pakistan start Australia tour with resounding win

SYDNEY: It’s dangerous to read too much into one warm-up match against modest opposition, but the early signs are that Pakistan’s attack will provide a much sterner test for Australia than they have faced from Sri Lanka. An experienced bowling unit put in a solid display at Bankstown Oval to ...

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Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom’s coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.  The crews of two separate fishing boats had been captured when “bad weather forced the boats into Saudi ...

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