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Buttler grateful for Warne guidance as England Test recall looms

Buttler grateful for Warne guidance as England Test recall looms

LONDON :Australia may regret Shane Warne s latest encouragement of a talented English cricketer if Jos Buttler s return to Test duty proves a success. Buttler was the eye-catching choice when new England national selector Ed Smith named his first Test squad for the series opener with Pakistan at Lord s on Thursday. Although widely regarded as one […]

Mark Waugh criticizes India for day-night Test cancellation

Mark Waugh criticizes India for day-night Test cancellation

Retiring selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at “selfish” India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the game. Cricket Australia wanted the first Test in Adelaide from December 6 played under lights to tap into the growing popularity of pink-ball cricket. But […]

Lahore: Punjab CM inaugurates test run of Orange Line Train

Lahore: Punjab CM inaugurates test run of Orange Line Train

LAHORE : Another milestone was achieved in country’s modern history as Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated test run of Orange Line Metro Bus Project, reported The Orange Line shall carry 250000 passengers daily whereas it will significantly reduce commuting time from 2:45 hours to 30 minutes. The train will cover a […]

BMW to be first foreign firm to test self-driving car in China

BMW to be first foreign firm to test self-driving car in China

Shanghai has granted BMW a licence for self-driving car testing, setting up the German luxury brand to become the first foreign automaker to test autonomous vehicles on the road in China. As global car giants race for an advantage in the world’s largest car market, the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Information Technology awarded the […]

Australia hoping to convince India to play day-night Test

Australia hoping to convince India to play day-night Test

SYDNEY: Australian cricket chiefs are still trying to convince reluctant India to play a day-night Test in Adelaide this year after releasing their international playing schedule on Monday. Cricket Australia have scheduled the opening Test of the four-Test India series in Adelaide from December 6-10, with hopes it will be a pink ball match following concept […]

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 […]