Sunday, 16 December 2018

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Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Bangladesh court doubles jail term for Khaleda Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year term for other ...

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ICC charges Sanath Jayasuriya in match-fixing probe

COLOMBO: Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given ...

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South Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption Friday, becoming the latest of the country’s ex-leaders to be sent to prison. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a ...

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Former Brazil finance minister charged with corruption

BRASILIA: Former Brazil finance minister Guido Mantega was indicted on money laundering and other charges as part of the corruption scandal that has rocked the country’s business and political elites. Mantega, 69, is accused of taking money from construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for helping to advance legislation that favored ...

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Sharif’s London empire is worth £32 million: UK paper

LONDON: In its latest report on the properties owned by the ‘super rich’ family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a UK paper on Sunday revealed that the assets Sharif family owned in London were estimated at at least £32 million. One of the most priced property of them is ...

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India is not a safe place for women: John Abraham

BOLLYWOOD: In light of recent occurrences, John Abraham has opened up on the critical issues India is currently facing. The Force star also talked about the rising corruption, women and animal molestation happening across the border. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Abraham went on record to call India one of the ...

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Sharif family to stay in jail till election, Pakistani court adjourns appeals

LONDON: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned till the last week of July appeals by jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar against their conviction for corruption. The decision means that Sharif, until recently the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), ...

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Israeli Police again quiz Netanyahu over corruption

Photo: Reuters JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three investigations over alleged corruption, was questioned again by police over a case involving Israel’s largest telecoms firm on Tuesday. The authorities allege Net­­­anyahu awarded regulatory favours to Bezeq Tele­com Israel in return for favourable coverage of him and his ...

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup ...

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