Friday, 18 October 2019

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Solar powered cars set off for Australia’s outback race

MELBOURNE: More than 40 racing teams from 21 countries left Darwin on Sunday to race across Australia to the southern city of Adelaide in the world’s fastest solar powered cars. The 3,000 kilometer (1,864 mile) Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the most prestigious solar car races. The biennial ...

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7 dead in Afghan helicopter crash: officials

KABUL (AFP) – At least seven Afghan military personnel were killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the northern Afghanistan province of Balkh on Tuesday, officials said. According to the Afghan defence ministry, the MI-17 Afghan air force chopper crashed due to “technical faults”. “All the seven ...

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Phil Simmons reappointed West Indies coach

ST. JOHN’S: Phil Simmons has returned to take charge of the West Indies three years after being dismissed in controversial circumstances, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday. In a statement CWI said that Simmons would be head coach for the next four years. He led the Windies to the 2016 ...

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Royal couple Prince William, Kate to arrive in Pakistan today

LONDON: The UK’s royal couple Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton is all set to arrive in Islamabad on Monday on a “historic” five-day visit to Pakistan. The trip by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will be accompanied by their three children, will be the first of ...

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Sri Lanka to rope in Brett Lee and Jonty Rhodes

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is believed to be making efforts to rope in the services of Brett Lee and Jonty Rhodes as the bowling and fielding coach respectively for the men’s senior national team. According to Ceylon Today, a local daily in the island nation, SLC have set out ...

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1.5 million Californians in the dark for second day

CALIFORNIA: More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark, most for a second day, after the state’s biggest utility shut off electricity to many areas to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires as strong winds sweep through. Unprecedented in scope, the deliberate outages by Pacific Gas ...

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Barra takes hand in talks to end UAW strike

WASHINGTON: General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra met personally with senior United Auto Workers officials to discuss the No. 1 US automaker’s most recent proposal to end a more than three-week-old strike that has cost it over $1 billion in lost profits, a union spokesman said on Thursday. Barra met ...

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North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

PYONGYANG: North Korea threatened again on Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the US of having instigated some members of the UN Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of North Korea-US nuclear negotiations in Sweden, ...

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Sri Lanka T20 series loss ‘an eye-opener’: Misbah-ul-Haq

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has come down hard on his players after the T20 series loss against Sri Lanka , terming it as an eye-opener for the national team. “Losing is never good, especially against the second-leg Sri Lankan team, which is without their major players and ...

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