Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Reuters

‘Too exciting a game for a pregnant lady’: Anushka on IPL win

MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma was elated on the match-winning performance of Virat Kohli after the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper led his team to the stunning victory against Mumbai Indians in an important Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match on Monday. “Phew! too exciting game for a pregnant lady. What a team this ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Robots target covid with ultraviolet light at London

LONDON: Robots that can kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet light have been brought in at one of London’s biggest train stations, St Pancras International, as it tries to restore customer confidence in the safety of travel hubs. Stations suffered a blow on Tuesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people to ...

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UK’s post-lockdown recovery loses steam as household demand weakens

LONDON: Britain’s recovery from the coronavirus lockdown lost some momentum this month, a business survey showed, as consumer-facing sectors suffered from the end of a government subsidy to support restaurants and more general COVID-related worries. The IHS Markit/CIPS flash composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped to a three-month low of ...

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Ginsburg movies re-released to support women’s rights

LOS ANGELES: Two films about late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are being re-released in U.S. movie theaters with proceeds going to support women’s rights groups, producers said. Documentary “RBG,” which cemented Ginsburg’s unlikely status as a pop culture hero, and biographical movie “On the Basis of Sex,” both ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens after evacuation due to bomb threat

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff ...

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Manchester City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

WOLVERHAMPTON: Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike. The result means there has not been a single drawn match in the opening two ...

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Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

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