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India extends cricket match-fixing crackdown

NEW DELHI: India´s cricket board has extended a match-fixing crackdown to regional leagues after the arrest of a team owner for making illegal bets with a Dubai-based bookie, officials said Wednesday. Ashfaq Ali Thara, owner of a team in the Karnataka Premier League – a state-level Twenty20 competition – was ...

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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW: Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade. OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests since 2011, said the ...

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Moscow police arrest hundreds at rally for fair elections

MOSCOW: Russian police arrested more than 300 people as they gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, following a crackdown on the opposition. The rally comes a week after the capital’s biggest demonstration in years, when some 22,000 people protested the authorities’ decision to ...

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Three dead as Zimbabwe tightens crackdown over protests

HARARE: Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices. The streets of the capital Harare were deserted a day after widespread demonstrations when public anger erupted over ...

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French hotels sue Airbnb claiming ‘unfair competition’

PARIS: The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by “knowingly violating” rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant’s biggest markets. In the lawsuit seen by AFP on Tuesday, the UMIH hotel industry body ...

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Fan Bingbing apologises for tax evasion

BEIJING: Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing took to social media for the first time in months Wednesday to apologise to fans and the Communist Party for tax evasion, shortly after news broke that authorities had ordered her to pay nearly $130 million in back taxes and fines. The 36-year-old actress, model ...

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Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met by live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, AFP witnesses ...

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Austria Shuts Down Seven Mosques

AFP VIENNA: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has promised a crackdown on radical Islam, and on Friday, he announced that his government would shut down seven mosques and could expel dozens of foreign-funded imams from the country. At least one of the mosques the government will close is said to be ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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