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Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc would bounce back in Perth.The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide […]

Wounded rebels evacuated ahead of Yemen talks as UN envoy visits

Wounded rebels evacuated ahead of Yemen talks as UN envoy visits

SANAA (AFP) – The UN s Yemen envoy visited rebel-held Sanaa on Monday as wounded insurgents were flown out of the capital for medical treatment, a key step towards bringing warring parties to the negotiating table in Sweden.A UN source said efforts were being made to reopen Sanaa International Airport, closed for the past three years […]

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Ahead of his wedding with the former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, American singer Nick Jonas has arrived in India on Thursday.As the star is currently shooting for her upcoming film The Sky is Pink in the Indian capital, she personally welcomed her fiance and later posted a loved-up photograph with him on Instagram. Along with the photograph, […]

Dovizioso tops free practice ahead of Japanese GP

Dovizioso tops free practice ahead of Japanese GP

MOTEGI: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso fanned his flickering MotoGP title hopes by clocking the fastest time in free practice Friday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.The Italian set a quickest lap time of one minute, 45.358 seconds in the morning session at Motegi, edging out Cal Crutchlow (Honda), Johann Zarco (Yamaha) and Honda’s Marc Marquez, who can secure […]

Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

HANOI:Vietnam has asked Facebook to open a local office as the Communist-ruled country increases pressure on global technology firms to abide by a controversial cybersecurity law.Critics of the law, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, say it gives Hanoi more power to crack down on dissent because it would require Facebook, Google and other […]

‘ECP is striving to hold free and fair elections,’ says CEC in message ahead of polls

‘ECP is striving to hold free and fair elections,’ says CEC in message ahead of polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza on Tuesday assured voters that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was “trying its best to hold free, fair and unbiased elections”. In a video message released by the election body, Raza urged voters to fulfill their “duty towards the nation” by casting their votes responsibly […]

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam Nawaz, only hours before the verdict in the Avenfield reference was scheduled to be announced, asked PML-N workers “not to feel nervous”, adding that her father and their leader had already gone through “jail, disqualification, exile” before.Nawaz Sharif chose the path of sacrifice which upholds the sanctity of vote despite knowing that he would […]

Political leadership facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections: Nacta

Political leadership facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections: Nacta

The political leadership of the country is facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections, an official from the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday.There were reports of 12 threats, six of which were posed towards certain personalities, the official informed the committee.The official added that the information […]

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

Pompeo begins talks with Kim’s right-hand man ahead of nuclear summit

NEW YORK ; Kim Jong Un s right-hand man began talks with President Donald Trump s top diplomat on Wednesday amid a scramble to organize next month s historic nuclear summit between the North Korean and US leaders.Kim Yong Chol, a veteran Pyongyang power player and a member of the young autocrat s inner circle, flew in on an […]