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North Korea claims it has joined ranks of nuclear-powered states after recent missile test

North Korea claims it has joined ranks of nuclear-powered states after recent missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Wednesday that his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States (US). The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snapped a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a […]

Lehmann plans coaching Aussie Test side only

Lehmann plans coaching Aussie Test side only

Lehmann plans coaching Aussie Test side only SYDNEY: Australia coach Darren Lehmann Tuesday said an increasingly punishing cricket calendar may leave him with “no choice” but to hand over responsibility for the country’s ODI and T20I sides, leaving him to focus solely on Tests. Health issues and a heavy workload has seen the 47-year-old miss several […]

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

Who’s the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

By AFP WASHINGTON:  Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, after the US president joked that he and his Secretary of State should compare IQ scores.Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson had once called him a “moron,” Trump refused to let the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson’s future. […]

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Erdogan faces referendum test as Turkey votes on sweeping reforms bill

Monitoring Desk Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Millions of Turks will vote Sunday on a controversial new draft constitution that would give sweeping new powers to the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Voters are being asked to endorse an 18-article reform package put forward by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would effectively replace the system of […]

North Korea missile test fails, US and South say, as tensions simmer

North Korea missile test fails, US and South say, as tensions simmer

A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday just after it was launched, the US and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. The launch attempt was made from near the city of Wonsan, on North Korea’s […]

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran’s defence minister said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact. Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but this is the first during US President […]

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran´s test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United States requested the emergency consultations after the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations called for council action. “In light of Iran´s January 29 launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the United States has […]

Azhar, Sarfraz in running for Test, ODI captaincy

Azhar, Sarfraz in running for Test, ODI captaincy

KARACHI: Pakistan’s senior batsman Azhar Ali is set to lose his ODI captaincy but will be appointed as captain of the Test team after the retirement of veteran Misbah-ul-Haq. Besides, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has advised the PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan to appoint wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the ODI team for the tour […]

Pakistan conducts successful test flight of SSBM Ababeel

Pakistan conducts successful test flight of SSBM Ababeel

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Wednesday conducted successful test flight of surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSBM) Ababeel having a range of 2200 kilometers, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, with the help of Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology, the ISPR said in a statement. The test flight was […]

Security increased for Pakistan, Australia Test after Melbourne terror arrests

Security increased for Pakistan, Australia Test after Melbourne terror arrests

Security has been increased at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Monday’s Test between Australia and Pakistan following the arrest of seven people over a terror-related plot in the city. Those charged were allegedly planning to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, nearby Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral on Christmas Day. Chief police commissioner Graham […]

Amir expected to be fit for second Test against Australia

Amir expected to be fit for second Test against Australia

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is expected to be fit for the second cricket test against Australia beginning Monday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after overcoming knee and thigh soreness. Amir was taken from the field during last week’s first test after digging his right knee into the Gabba turf in Brisbane. Batting later in […]

Asad Shafiq jumps to 20th place in ICC Test player rankings

Asad Shafiq jumps to 20th place in ICC Test player rankings

Veteran batsman Asad Shafiq has improved to number 20 in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday. The development comes after Shafiq scored a gritty century which almost led Pakistan to what would have been an extraordinary victory in the first Test match of their tour […]