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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court observed on Friday that it was yet to be established whether the Sharifs owned their London properties before 2006. JI lawyer who began his submission Friday said that Sharif family’s assets grew manifold in the reign of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The ...

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  • SYDNEY -  Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insists Junaid Khan isn't a serial no-ball offender, despite the paceman's costly blunder in Thursday's ODI loss to Australia. Australia should have been in all sorts of trouble at 3-46 after debutant batsman Peter Handscomb was caught at slip in the 11th ...

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  • SYDNEY - The Australians are poised to put Pakistan to the sword on the same familiar ground where they embarked on a confidence-­restoring clean sweep of the New Zealand series seven weeks ago. Back then, the Hobart wounds — deep wounds sustained in an ­innings loss to South Africa ...

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  • Perth - Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is adamant his side can still win the series despite a demoralising seven-wicket thrashing to Australia at the WACA on Thursday (January 19).   In game three, Pakistan showcased moments of brilliance but were eventually overwhelmed by the hosts, who ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court yesterday observed that Panama leaks case is about premiership of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as it challenges his claim to the office. A larger bench hearing the Panamagate case on Thursday reminded PM’s counsel that the case before them was not about the ...

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  • PERTH:- Three balls into his ODI debut innings, with Australia chasing 264 against Pakistan, Peter Handscomb wafted at a fuller delivery from Junaid Khan in search of his first runs. He was caught at slip and began walking off until he heard the crowd cheering, and saw the replay of the bowler ...

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  • Dubai - The de facto home side Afghanistan sauntered past Namibia by 64 runs for their third win in three games in Group A at the Desert T20 Challenge. Afghanistan, the highest-seeded team, casually accumulated 167 for 6 in their 20 overs against the lowest-ranked side in the competition. Four ...

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  • KUALA LUMPUR -  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Muslim countries to lead international action over the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.Malaysia’s prime minister Thursday also urged Myanmar to end its crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority, warning that ...

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  • PERTH - M Hafeez, Pakistan's stand-in captain, chuckled at suggestions his team had difficulty coping with pace and bounce. For the first time in many years on Australian soil, Pakistan have a whiff of confidence about them after an impressive start to the five-match One-Day International (ODI) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has invited the officials of Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) to visit Pakistan and check the security situation themselves. Inzamam’s statement was in reaction to FICA’s report ...

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  • PERTH - Australia's roller-coaster summer of cricket will come full circle tomorrow when the hosts return to the WACA Ground aiming to avoid the kind of top-order wobble that punctuated the start of their Test campaign more than two months ago. Australia's last match in Perth, against South Africa ...

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  • GENEVA-Last year was Earth’s warmest on record, according to data compiled by the UN, confirming US findings that heat records were broken for a third year in 2016. The study by the World Meteorological Organization found that global average temperatures were about 1.1 degree Celsius (1.98 ...

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  • CUTTACK - England will need to find a way to contain Virat Kohli if they have hopes of levelling the series. It has been a norm in the series so far. Irrespective of the toss, and whether England put up a good batting show or bowled well, it has been on the losing side. Even a change in format, a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The families of two missing bloggers claimed their loved ones were innocent on Wednesday and appealed for their safe return as soon as possible. A total of five men, who had stood against religious intolerance and at times criticised military, vanished within days of each other ...

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  • KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced Wednesday that the party will hold a rally to Faisalabad from Lahore on Thursday. #PPP rally from #Lahore to #Faisalabad tomorrow. Muk gaya tera show nawaz, #gonawaz #gonawaz — BilawalBhuttoZardari ...

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  • Perth - Pakistan's left-arm spinner Imad Wasim says the tourists are better than their ranking suggests as they chase victory against the world’s No.1 side Pakistan have returned to their most successful Australian venue looking to take a further bite out of an unsettled home side and take ...

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  • Sydney - Fast-bowler Pat Cummins said his 18-month absence from first-class cricket meant he knew he was no chance of being selected for Australia’s upcoming tour of India. The injury-plagued quick is enjoying an extended run of fitness for the first time in years and his strong return to the ...

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  • Karachi - Pakistan cricket team manager and former wicketkeeper batsman Wasim Bari has confirmed that ODI captain Azhar Ali will not take part in the third ODI against Australia, which will be played at the WACA, Perth on Thursday. Azhar injured his hamstring while batting in the opening match of ...

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  • Perth - Victorian Marcus Stoinis has been added to Australia’s ODI squad for the ongoing VB Series against Pakistan, which continues in Perth with the third match on Thursday. Stoinis replaces fellow all-rounder Mitch Marsh in the Australia squad, with the Western Australian – who was ...

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  • Renowned “Hindko’ poet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Khawaja Yaqoob passed away here today. President Hindko Writers Association (HWA), Mujahid Ali Akbar said that prominent Hindko poet Khawaja Yaqoob breathed his last after protracted illness of more than two years. The literacy ...

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  • The second in-camera meeting between the government and major opposition parties ended in a stalemate as both the parties were at odds over the issue of military courts. The controversial military courts, created in wake of the Army Public School massacre to try civilian on terrorism charges, had ...

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  • GUJRAT-Four-in-custody robbers were killed in an alleged ambush by their accomplices here in Kanjah near Ghulam Muhammad Kot area on Sunday.According police, a police team was escorted four robbers, arrested a day ago, to a place for recovery of looted items. As they reached Kanjah, near Ghulam ...

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  • DUBAI - The ICC has announced new regulations for helmet safety during men's and women's international matches. The regulations - while not making it compulsory for batsmen to wear helmets - state that when a batsman does elect to do so, the helmet must be compliant with the new British Standard ...

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  • Melbourne - Stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez has labelled Pakistan's drought-breaking victory against Australia at the MCG a "special, special blessing" and has praised his bowlers for setting up the upset win. Pakistan's shock six-wicket victory in the second VB ODI was their first against ...

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  • MELBOURNE -  Pakistan, who have had a difficult time on their tour of Australia, were handed another blow on Saturday (January 14) with Azhar Ali, their One-Day International captain, ruled out of their second ODI in Melbourne Sunday. Azhar picked up a hamstring injury during Pakistan’s ...

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  • WELLINGTON:- Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim will remain under observation for another 48 hours after no fracture was found in the x-ray he had before play on the third day of the first Test in Wellington. Mushfiqur was taken to hospital after he hurt his right thumb and left index finger while ...

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  • AUCKLAND -  Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi won his first title of the year at ASB Classic International Tennis Championship with his Polish partner Marcin Matkowski in Auckland, Saturday. Aisam and Matkowski defeated Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and US player Scott Lipsky 6-1, 2-6, ...

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  • QUETTA - Balochistan’s capital Quetta on Saturday received first snowfall of the winter season due to which temperature fell four degrees below the freezing point causing suspension of water and power supply in almost half of the province. Areas of Balochistan including Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat, ...

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  • MUZAFFARABAD/SARGODHA-Four girl student and a teacher were killed and 30 others sustained injuries when a speeding truck rammed into a school in Bair pani area of district Bagh here on Friday.The police said the flour bags-laden truck while heading for Saddan Galli, skidded off the road and rammed ...

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  • Sydney - Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hit back at Ian Chappell's criticisms of Pakistan, saying they were "uncalled for and unbecoming" of someone with Chappell's stature in the game. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo minutes after Pakistan lost the third and final Test of the series in Sydney - their ...

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