Saturday, 11 July 2020

Reuters

U.S. bans PIA flights over pilot concerns

SYDNEY: The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications. The information is contained in a revocation of special authorization dated July 1 provided by the ...

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WHO Issues New Guidelines On COVID-19 Airborne Transmission

LONDON: Days after researchers claimed that the novel Coronavirus is ‘airborne’, the World Health Organisation acknowledged some reports of transmission of the virus but also emphasized that more evidence in terms of research was required to say that the virus is in the air. In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that ...

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I would rate Imran Khan the captain higher than allrounder: Kapil

BIRMINGHAM: The debate over ‘greatest’ tag among the four master allrounders of cricket who plied their trade around the same time – Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee had been an eternal favourite for the game’s lovers. There could never be a definitive solution, but Kapil, the ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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UK’s top civil servant is set to stay in Downing Street

MANCHESTER: Downing Street has placed an advert for £135,000 job to head up “skunkworks” in Number 10, in what appears the latest in Dominic Cummings’ shakeup of Whitehall. The new job will be responsible for a new data science unit in Number 10, aimed to “transform” decision-making in government. A ...

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Windies in charge against England in 1st Test

LONDON: West Indies opened up a 31-run lead over England, with five first innings wickets in hand, as they reached 235 for five at tea on the third day of the first Test on Friday. A 49-run partnership between Roston Chase (27) and Shane Dowrich (30) saw West Indies past ...

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident

PARIS/BRUSSELS: For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The incident unfolded quickly in the eastern Mediterranean on June 10, when a French frigate under NATO command tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling ...

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Apple expands independent repair shop program to Europe, Canada

LONDON: Apple Inc saidit is expanding a program to supply repair parts, tools and manuals for iPhones to independent repair shops in 32 countries in Europe as well as Canada. Apple began the program last year in the United States after years of lobbying against state-level “right to repair” bills ...

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Landmark moment for international cricket

LONDON: When the players of England and West Indies walk out on to the lush Ageas Bowl pitch on Wednesday it will be a landmark moment for international cricket after a 117-day hiatus. It will also be a milestone in the career of England s talisman Ben Stokes as he captains ...

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar urges ICC to come up with way to shine balls

NEW DELHI: Indian fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to come up with some other way for players to shine the ball as the use of saliva has been banned in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Saliva ban on match ball has been one of the ...

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