Monday, 24 January 2022

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Sylvester Stallone is selling his abode for $3.35 million

HOLLYWOOD superstar Sylvester Stallone is selling his abode in La Quinta, California, for $3.35 million, about $1.15 million less than what he paid for it a decade ago. The Mediterranean- and Tuscan- style villa has 4,889 square feet of interior space, including four bedrooms and five baths, according to the ...

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Markram stakes claim for South Africa test captaincy

CAPE TOWN: Opening batsman Aiden Markram has said he would give an “arm and a leg” to captain South Africa in tests but admits doubting his own ability during a difficult 12 months in the longer format. Markram, 25, is considered one of the front-runners to take over the test ...

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns from SoftBank board

TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp said that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma will resign from its board, in the latest departure by a high-profile ally of CEO Masayoshi Son. The departure of Ma, who retired as Alibaba’s executive chairman in September, comes as he pulls back from formal business roles to focus ...

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Britain unveils phased plan to exit lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 – as long as infection rates stay low. In a televised address, Johnson also announced plans to introduce quarantine for people arriving ...

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Inzamam-ul-Haq recounts horror of 2002 blast

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq spoke of what the players went through when a bomb blast occurred near the hotel where the Pakistan and New Zealand sides were staying in Karachi in the summer of 2002. “None of the players got injured but that was a scary day,” said Inzamam ...

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Madonna says she has had Coronavirus

PARIS: Madonna said Thursday she has had the coronavirus and that it was why she had to cancel a concert in Paris in February, though she is not currently sick. The “Queen of Pop” said she had tested positive for antibodies which may mean she had has COVID-19. “I am not ...

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UK to review easing of coronavirus lockdown

LONDON: The British government was on Thursday reviewing lockdown measures introduced to combat the coronavirus outbreak, with a partial easing expected to be announced this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Cabinet colleagues, with predictions that unlimited exercise and picnics will soon be allowed as part of the first step ...

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Emma Stone releases rare mental health awareness video

HOLLYWOOD: Emma Stone recently participated in a digital initiative that aims to support struggling citizens amid the anxiety of self-isolation. The campaign called, #WeThriveInside, was launched by the Child Mind Institute for the support of mental health awareness month. The initiative features  Margot Robbie, Misty Copeland, and Andrew Garfield and ...

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Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON: England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were ...

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