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Italian priests, Canadian nun freed in Cameroon

Italian priests, Canadian nun freed in Cameroon

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun kidnapped in April by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon were released on Sunday, officials said. The Cameroonian presidency said the captives had been “handed over last night to Cameroonian authorities”, and thanked those who had worked for their release. Giampaolo Marta and Gianantonio Allegri, missionaries from […]

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

They have led lives of quiet desperation on the margins of society as victims of never-ending wars and prejudice but Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketball team was in celebratory mood as it made its international debut in Italy. In between a punishing round of matches against Italian teams, members of the national team found time to fool […]

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

ANKARA: Turkey’s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. YouTube was banned in Turkey on March 27 after the site was used to spread audio recordings where senior government, military and intelligence officials are allegedly […]

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

August 6-10 1st Test, Galle (05:30 BST) 14-18 2nd Test, Colombo (P Sara Oval) (05:30 BST) 20 v opponents TBC (50 overs), Colombo (venue TBC) (05:15 BST) 23 1st ODI, Hambantota (05:15 BST) 27 2nd ODI, Pallekele (d/n) (10:00 BST) 30 3rd ODI, Colombo (RPS) (05:15 BST) NB Fixtures and start times are subject to […]

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