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Sri Lanka players reluctant to visit Pakistan for one-off T20I: reports

Sri Lanka players reluctant to visit Pakistan for one-off T20I: reports

  Sri Lanka players reluctant to visit Pakistan for one-off T20I: reports Sri Lankan players, who are supposed to play the third and final T20I against Pakistan in Lahore on October 29, have signed a letter to request the board to move the match to a neutral venue. However, ESPNcricinfo reported on Saturday that Sri Lanka Cricket believes […]

DC Comics latest hero is female and Muslim

DC Comics latest hero is female and Muslim

DC Comics latest hero is female and Muslim DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow‘s latest superhero Zari, is a Muslim computer hacktivist from 2042 – a character that was also shaped up to tackle Islamophobia in America, reports The Straits Time. The character played by Iranian-American actor Tala Ashe is beyond perfect. She is all set to join heroes […]

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations

Trump hails recovery of Canadian-American family as ‘positive moment’ in Pak-US relations United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said the recovery of the Canadian-American couple from Taliban captivity by Pakistan’s was a “positive moment” for US relations with Pakistan. The Pakistan government’s cooperation is a sign that “it is honouring America’s wishes for it to do […]

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report

  Trump warns ‘disgusting’ press after nuke report US President Donald Trump tore into the press and questioned whether broadcasters should have their licenses revoked on Wednesday, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy. “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write,” Trump fumed as he […]

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Reuters YANGON: Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the […]

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale. By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program […]

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

NEW YORK: Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism,” Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in an essay published on Wednesday. He said teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy […]

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

AFP SYDNEY: Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in what it said on Thursday is a bid to improve standards across the country’s Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market. There are more than 550,000 international students in Australia, according to government data, which lists the lucrative sector as the country’s third-largest export […]

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

  HANOI:  At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said on Thursday. Heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, with northern Hoa Binh province the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing. “We are mobilising all forces […]

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Monitoring Desk MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of […]

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

New Video Shows Kim Jong Nam’s Accused Killers Knew They Had Poison, Police Say The women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried to separate restrooms immediately after smearing liquid on his face Previously unreleased airport security video shows that the women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

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