Friday, 14 May 2021

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ECB chief warns ‘we’re not out of the woods’ after £16.1m loss

© Getty LONDON – The England and Wales Cricket Board chief reported an annual loss of £16.1million ($22.8 million) on Tuesday, with chief executive Tom Harrison warning the onging effects of the coronavirus pandemic meant “we re not out of the woods yet”. English cricket’s governing body said the pandemic had ...

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Sadiq Khan: London’s feisty mayor wins second term

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON (AFP) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who won re-election, has risen from humble roots to spar with prime ministers and presidents since taking charge of the British capital five years ago. The 50-year-old politician from the main opposition ...

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‘No doubt’ US has undercounted Covid deaths: Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Credit: AFP Photo WASHINGTON – The United States, which has reported the world’s worst overall Covid-19 death toll, has “no doubt” been undercounting fatal cases, top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said. The country has officially lost over 581,000 people to the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus ...

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Pakistan imposes Eid holiday shutdown as Covid cases soar

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan starts a 9-day shutdown affecting travel and tourist hotspots in a bid to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.Already battling a third wave of infections and increasingly nervous about the crisis across the border in India, the government has imposed ...

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Civilians killed in Gaza, rockets fired

(Mahmud Hams/AFP) JERUSALEM – Loud explosions were heard shortly after air raid sirens sounded over Jerusalem on Monday evening just after 6pm local time. The explosions were heard after Hamas, the armed group that rules Gaza, issued an ultimatum. Rocket fire was also reported near Gaza, with images uploaded to ...

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New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

© Mohamad Torokman © Reuters JERUSALEM – Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence. In the unrest following prayers on Friday, Israeli riot police ...

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Tim Seifert positive for coronavirus in India

AFP File Photo WELLINGTON – New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert was forced to stay in India after testing positive for the coronavirus as his fellow Kiwi cricketers fled the Covid-19 crisis in India for the Maldives, officials said. Seifert, who was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian ...

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