Saturday, 10 April 2021

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Roger Federer wins 100th title

DUBAI: Roger Federer won his 100th career title on Saturday when he defeated Greece´s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships. The Swiss star is the second man to achieve the feat after America´s Jimmy Connors who ended his career with 109 titles.

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US offers $1 million reward to find Osama bin Ladens son

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday offered a $1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism. “Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a ...

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British TV rivals join forces, taking on Netflix in UK

LONDON: The BBC and ITV, Britain’s biggest television broadcasters, announced plans for a UK streaming service BritBox to confront massive competition for viewers from online giants such as Netflix. It is likely to be a larger version of their BritBox streaming service in North America, which has more than half ...

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Naib stars as Afghanistan down Ireland in 1st ODI

DEHRADUN: Gulbadin Naib starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan outplayed Ireland by five wickets in the first one-day international. Naib took two wickets to help dismiss Ireland for 161 and then struck a crucial 46 as Afghanistan achieved their target in 41.5 overs in the north Indian city ...

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PSL: Asif Ali vindicates United coach Dean Jones

SHARJAH: Islamabad United Dean Jones stood vindicated after Asif Ali conjured a sparkling knock to lay the groundwork for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) defending champions’ narrow five-wicket win over the Karachi Kings late on last night. The middle-order batsman stroked a magnificent 70 from just 38 balls, that was ...

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BMW and Daimler join forces to develop self-driving cars

FRANKFURT: German high-end car giants BMW and Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler said they would work together to develop automated driving and driver assistance systems, the latest cooperation for the historically fierce rivals. The two manufacturers have sealed a “long-term, strategic cooperation… to make next-level technologies widely available” by around 2025, they ...

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Tamim falls for 126 as New Zealand strike back

HAMILTON: Tamim Iqbal brought up his ninth Test century in a heroic one-man stand for Bangladesh before New Zealand fought their way back into the first Test in Hamilton on Thursday. After being sent into bat on a green-tinged wicket, Bangladesh were 217 for seven at tea. Tamim, Bangladesh’s most ...

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Six dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia: At least six people are dead and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors. Some 19 miners have been plucked to safety since Tuesday night’s accident and rescuers ...

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British Airways announces huge Boeing order

LONDON: British Airways on Thursday announced a multi-billion dollar deal to buy up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets, after Airbus said it would no longer make the A380 superjumbo. BA-parent IAG said its British carrier would purchase 18 Boeing 777-9 planes, while an option for a further 24 ...

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