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Britain could see 66,000 COVID-19 deaths in first wave

PARIS: Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed, making the outbreak there by far the deadliest in Europe. Modelling conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine ...

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Amir Khan still wants fight with Pacquiao before retirement

LONDON: When he’s not out spreading his dunderheaded conspiracy theories about coronavirus, Amir Khan still occasionally thinks about boxing, saying he still wants to face Manny Pacquiao before he retires. Khan (34-5, 21 KO) is 33 years old now and doesn’t have a good win in quite a long time – in years, in fact. Several ...

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UK PM Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55,000 across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “He stayed at work for you… now pray at home for him,” The Sun tabloid splashed across its front page Wednesday while the Daily ...

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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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