Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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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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Iran rejects as ‘lies’ unrest death tolls given abroad

TEHRAN: Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday rejected as “utter lies” unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes. “I explicitly announce that the numbers and figures that are being given by hostile groups are utter lies and the statistics have serious differences ...

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Vigils held for victims of London Bridge attack

LONDON: Tributes were paid to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, as the government said it was reviewing the early release from prison of dozens of convicted terrorists. Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were commemorated in a service at Guildhall Yard in the City of London. They ...

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Babar’s Test ‘breakthrough’ the big positive: Azhar Ali

ADELAIDE – Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali lauded Babar Azam’s ability to handle the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to deliver under pressure. “Babar’s been tremendous in white-ball cricket and in the recent past, he’s been gradually building up his Test stats as well,” Azhar said of ...

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Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit delayed

Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard has been delayed until August 2020. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a piece she wrote for the Washington Post about being a victim of domestic violence, arguing it was strongly inferred he was the ...

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Daryl Mitchell to replace injured Grandhomme

HAMILTON:  Daryl Mitchell has been named to make his cricket debut for New Zealand in the second Test against England just weeks after cheering England´s win over New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup. The all-rounder is the son of John Mitchell, the former All Blacks coach who is now ...

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