Thursday, 23 January 2020

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Six uncapped players in South Africa Test squad to face England

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa named six uncapped players in a 17-man squad for the first two Tests against England, starting at Centurion on December 26. Five players who played in a recent 3-0 series defeat in India were dropped, while fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was not considered because of a hamstring ...

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Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles quiz each other

LONDON: Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles found themselves in a situation that most exes would probably find uncomfortable. Styles guest hosted “The Late Late Show” for James Corden and had Jenner on as a guest. Styles, 25, and Jenner, 24, were speculated to have been a couple years ago. And ...

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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot suffered ‘spine injuries’

HOLLYWOOD: Gal Gadot walked away from the set of the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel with a few “spine injuries” after struggling to say no to performing her own stunts for director Patty Jenkins. The Israeli actress reprises her role as Amazonian warrior princess Diana Prince and her titular alter ego ...

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Texas on track to complete fewer oil and gas wells in 2019

TEXAS is on track to complete fewer oil and gas wells this year, the state regulator said in a statement, as companies tighten spending to adjust to lower oil prices and a push from investors to focus on returns. The state’s oil and gas regulator has processed 8,629 well completions ...

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Ed Sheeran named artist of the decade

LONDON: Pop megastar Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade. The 28-year-old Ed – who was still little known 10 years ago – has been honoured with the Official Chart Record Breaker Award accolade by the Official Charts Company to recognise his achievement ...

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Pakistan set for first real ‘home’ Test in a decade

LONDON: There is a lot more at stake than World Test Championship points for Pakistan when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match series this month as the country hosts its first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore. That attack ...

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Euronext wheat futures little changed

AMSTERDAM: Euronext wheat futures were little changed as the market consolidated while awaiting the outcome of a tender by Algeria, the largest overseas market for French wheat. Expectations that Argentine wheat could claim a sizeable share of any Algerian purchase, together with a clean sweep for Russian wheat in a ...

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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China warns US over Uighur bill, raising doubts over trade deal

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China warned that US legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war. Expectations of a quick deal had receded already, after US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday ...

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