Thursday, 1 October 2020

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Byrom gives Somerset upper hand in Bob Willis Trophy final

LONDON: Eddie Byrom played the innings of his career by hitting 117 of Somerset s 301 to take the upper hand over Essex on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lords. Byrom came into this showpiece with a top-score of 30 in the competition and an average of ...

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Spice Girls planning to remake Wannabe video

LONDON: They delighted fans when they reunited for a tour in 2019 – sans Victoria Beckham. And now the Spice Girls are thought to be planning another treat to mark their 25th anniversary – by remaking the iconic 1996 Wannabe video. However although Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C are ...

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Mitcham – Mother charged with murder of daughter

MITCHAM: A mother has been charged with murdering her five-year-old daughter who was found stabbed to death at a home in Mitcham earlier this summer. Sutha Sivanantham, 35, is due to appear before Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Friday by video-link over the death of her five-year-old child Sayagi Sivanantham, the ...

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Pakistani women raped, robbed of valuables on motorway

LAHORE: A mother of two children was looted and raped at gunpoint on motorway near Gujjar Pura area of the Pakistani Punjab metropolis. The woman was reportedly travelling in a car along with her two children when it developed some fault near Gujjar Pura. Some unknown accused overpowered her when ...

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UK police arrest man over string of stabbings in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: British police arrested a 27-year-old man early Monday on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder following a string of stabbings in a busy nightlife district in the central England city of Birmingham over the weekend. West Midlands Police said the suspect remains in custody after being ...

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to sex trafficking and abuse charges

LONDON: Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and abuse charges. According to media reports, the British socialite denied helping young women get trafficked for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse – as her trial date was set for next year. Maxwell appeared in a video ...

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Joe Root reminds England of Windies’ bowling depth

LONDON: England batsmen must prepare well if they are to get the better of a “formidable” West Indies bowling attack in the three-test series next month, captain Joe Root has said. West Indies will be banking heavily on their pace attack in England to defend the Wisden Trophy which they ...

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Merkel, Macron urge EU to prepare for next pandemic

BRUSSELS: France, Germany and four other EU countries urged the European Union to take a greater role in preparing for any future pandemic, conceding that coronavirus responses had fallen short. There should be a “common European approach” to such challenges in future, wrote France s Emmanuel Macron and Germany s Angela Merkel ...

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UK retail sales suffer record slide as virus shuts shops

LONDON: Retail sales slumped a record 5.1 percent in Britain last month as a coronavirus lockdown shut clothes and other stores, offsetting surges in food and alcohol purchases and online buying, official data showed.Food stores, among the few allowed to remain open during the government’s lockdown introduced on March 23, ...

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Shami: I learnt a lot from Wasim Akram

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has credited former Pakistan great Wasim Akram for playing a crucial role in his progression as a bowler. While speaking with Indian batsman Manoj Tiwari in an Instagram live session, the 29-year-old recalled the details of his first encounter with Akram, while the latter was the ...

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