Tuesday, 2 March 2021

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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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Michael Jackson Hollywood movie reported in the works

LONDON: Michael Jackson’s story is headed for Hollywood from the producer who helped make hit film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” industry media reported. Deadline, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said producer Graham King had secured the rights, including music, from Jackson’s estate to make a feature film about the life of the ...

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Ali Zaidi, boxer Amir Khan get in Twitter feud over Riffat Khan

KARACHI: British Asian boxer Amir Khan and Pakistani Federal minister Ali Haider Zaidi have come confronted with each other on Twitter over taking credit for supporting former Pakistan number one squash player Riffat Khan. Riffat Khan underwent knee surgery last week at Shiffa International Hospital to revive her career. She ...

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Denly, Stokes lead England’s charge on day one

MOUNT MAUNGANUI-ICC-CRICKET: Half-centuries from Joe Denly and Ben Stokes took England to 241/4 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Bay Oval. With Stokes (67) and Ollie Pope (18) going into stumps with unbeaten efforts, new head coach Chris Silverwood will be delighted ...

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Taylor Swift to receive Billboard’s Woman of the Decade award

LONDON: Taylor Swift will be the first recipient of the Woman of the Decade award at the Billboard’s Women in Music 2019 event. The Lover singer is being given the honour by Billboard in recognition of her illustrious professional career and commitment to social issues. According to a statement by ...

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British PM and Labour leader face off in first election debate

LONDON: Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in their first TV debate of the election campaign, facing scrutiny over their plans for Brexit and more public spending. Johnson, who took over as the leader of the governing Conservatives in July, has held a ...

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