Saturday, 10 April 2021

AFP

Pamela Anderson visits Assange in prison

LONDON: Former “Baywatch” star and now animal rights campaigner Pamela Anderson spoke emotionally after meeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a London prison on Tuesday, warning that his life was in danger. “It s been very difficult to see Julian here and to make our way through the prison to ...

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Fifth suspect arrested in foiled French attack plot

PARIS: French police arrested a 16-year-old in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a suspected plot to attack security forces and possibly the presidential Elysee Palace, a judicial source told AFP. His arrest comes after three adults and another teenager were arrested on ...

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Gambhir’s ‘hilarious’ reaction to Afridi’s book

LAHORE/MUMBAI: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been making headlines ever since his autobiography “Game Changer” released. Be it his views on Kashmir or “age” revelation, Afridi has created quite a stir. In his autobiography, Afridi has slammed Gautam Gambhir, saying the former Indian opener lacked personality and has an ...

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Ariane begins work on new satellite launchers

PARIS: Franco-German space group ArianeGroup said Monday that it had begun production of 14 new satellite launchers, destined to replace the workhorse Ariane 5 rockets as it contends with cheaper competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme. The first Ariane 6 rockets, expected to cost 40 percent less to make than ...

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Windies’ ODI record 365-run opening stand sets up Ireland win

DUBLIN: West Indies openers John Campbell and Shai Hope shattered the record for the highest first-wicket partnership in a one-day international with a stand of 365 as their side thrashed Ireland by 196 runs in Dublin on Sunday. Campbell made 179 and Hope 170 in an eventual total of 381 ...

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Morgan plays a captain’s innings as England beat Pakistan

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan led his side to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in a lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Sunday with an unbeaten innings of 57. Test skipper Joe Root made 47 and James Vince 36 as England overhauled Pakistan’s total of 173 for six with four ...

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Deadline extended for deal to save ailing Alitalia

ROME: Italy’s government bought troubled national airline Alitalia a bit of breathing space Friday by extending to June a deadline for the state railway to submit a concrete takeover offer. Economic Development Minister Luigi Di Maio “authorised the extension of the deadline to June 15, 2019”, the ministry said in ...

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Bangladesh forced to change World Cup kit design

Bangladesh has altered its World Cup cricket strip to add a touch of red following uproar over the initial design, which some had likened to rival Pakistan’s kit, the cricket board said on Wednesday. The national flag of Bangladesh is red and green, but the Tigers’ jersey unveiled Monday for ...

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Jacinda Ardern gets engaged to long-time partner

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford have become engaged to be married, her office said Friday. A spokesman for Ardern and Gayford said the couple, who have a baby daughter Neve, agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break. He could not ...

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