Friday, 19 July 2019

AP

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

NEW YORK: A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40 blocks of ...

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We had both Allah and Irish luck with us: Eoin Morgan

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side’s “incredible journey” to World Cup glory will inspire a new generation of fans in the sport’s birthplace. There have long been concerns about declining player numbers in English cricket, with the sport hidden behind a television paywall in Britain since England’s iconic ...

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Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled ...

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Magnitude 7.3 quake damages homes in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA: A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was cantered ...

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Scarlett Johansson should be allowed any role

HOLLYWOOD: Scarlett Johansson thinks she should be ‘’allowed to play any person’’. The 34-year-old actress came under fire for accepting the role of a transgender man in the upcoming movie ‘Rub & Tug’ – a role which she exited after public outrage – but she has slammed the ‘’restriction’’ of ...

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Iran ready to hold talks with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran is ready to hold negotiations with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and gives up “bullying,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Berlin, Paris and London called for a dialogue between all parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the deal ...

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Apple reports to fixing bug in Walkie Talkie app

CUPERTINO Apple says it’s fixing a security flaw affecting the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch. The company said Friday it has temporarily disabled a feature that could have allowed someone to listen through another person’s iPhone without that person’s consent. Apple says it’s not easy to exploit the bug ...

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New PM promises to make Greece proud again

ATHENS: Greece’s new centre-right prime minister has vowed the country will “proudly raise its head again”. After New Democracy’s landslide victory on Sunday, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would not fail to “honour the hopes” of the Greek people. The win comes four years after Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party swept ...

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Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared

KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam admits other teams were better prepared for the World Cup than the Men in Green. “Unfortunately we couldn’t perform well in the first match because of that,” he said while addressing the media on Tuesday. The star batsman was happy with his side’s performance against the ...

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