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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash: ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash: ministry

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during a clash with the army in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, the health ministry in Ramallah said.An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that an operation had sparked a clash with Palestinians in Tammun, northeast of the city of Nablus, but had no word on […]

Chandimal sweats as Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd Test

Chandimal sweats as Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd Test

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia Kraigg Brathwaite’s defiance and more inclement weather ensured a draw on the final day of the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Monday. On a day when their captain, Dinesh Chandimal, who has been charged by umpires Aleem Dar and […]

West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test

West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test

PORT OF SPAIN;West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans crashed from 189 for three […]

Sri Lanka’s Silva joins West Indies tour after funeral

Sri Lanka’s Silva joins West Indies tour after funeral

COLOMBO ;Sri Lanka allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva rejoined the national team touring the West Indies after attending his father’s funeral, officials said Monday. Ranjan de Silva, a local politician, was gunned down in a Colombo suburb 10 days ago on the eve of the team’s departure. “National player Dhananjaya De Silva left the country on […]

West Indies too strong for World XI in charity match

West Indies too strong for World XI in charity match

LONDON ;Evin Lewis s quickfire fifty and economical bowling from spinner Samuel Badree saw the West Indies to an emphatic 72-run victory over the World XI in the Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge at Lord s on Thursday.Lewis struck 58 off 26 balls, including five first two overs for the reigning World Twenty20 champions before finishing with figures […]

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian split

Agencies RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party and rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major obstacle to any settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The West Bank and Gaza […]

Manchester City thrash West Ham 4-0 to go near 4th spot

Manchester City thrash West Ham 4-0 to go near 4th spot

London (AFP) – Manchester City gave the perfect response to Pep Guardiola’s ruthless team selection as they demolished West Ham with a swaggering 4-0 victory on Wednesday.  Guardiola underlined to his spluttering side that nobody is safe from the axe as he surprisingly left star striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the bench […]

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 3,000 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the third such declaration in eleven days since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. Trump has signaled he could be more accommodating toward such projects than his predecessor Barack Obama. A statement from the Israeli Defence Ministry, which administers lands […]