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India women cricketers blast opening stand record

India women cricketers blast opening stand record

By AFP NEW DELHI:  India openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut put on a record one-day international 320-run partnership as their country routed Ireland. The mammoth stand was the best in women’s cricket and surpassed the men’s ODI record for an opening partnership of 286 between Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England […]

On the frontline of ISIS’ last stand in Iraq

On the frontline of ISIS’ last stand in Iraq

International Desk Mosul, Iraq (CNN)Flies buzz around the drying rivulets of blood seeping from the heads of two corpses draped over the hood of a Humvee. One of the bodies, partially charred, lies face down; by his chest is webbing where he had kept magazines for an automatic rifle. The other, with long matted hair, […]

India arrests 20 over failure to stand for anthem

India arrests 20 over failure to stand for anthem

NEW DELHI: Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country´s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on November 30 that cinemas should play the national anthem before every screening, and that the audience […]