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  • PORT ELIZABETH            -            All of England’s top six made starts on day one of the third Test with South Africa at Port Elizabeth, with the visitors finishing on 224/4. The ...

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  • MELBOURNE          -              World number one Ash Barty maintained her mastery over Marketa Vondrousova but Aryna Sabalenka jolted Simona Halep’s Australian Open build-up in the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International on ...

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  • KIMBERLEY          -         The opening encounter of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 will be played between South Africa U19 and Afghanistan U19 today (Friday) at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. South Africa Under 19 have faced Afghanistan Under 19 a ...

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  • ST GEORGE'S                  -           Paul Stirling's explosive 47-ball 95 helped Ireland to a nail-biting four-run win over West Indies in the first T20I at St ...

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  • ALGIERS            -           Italy’s prime minister on Thursday arrived in Algeria to discuss latest developments in the ongoing Libya crisis with the Algerian leadership.  The Algerian state television reported that Giuseppe Conte ...

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  • BELGRADE          -           Champion Novak Djokovic will be gunning for his eighth Australian Open title in Melbourne under circumstances strikingly similar to those when he lifted his second after ...

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  • DUBAI       -        England all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Player of the Year after a fabulous 12 months that saw him play a decisive role in England’s dramatic victory at ...

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  • NEW YORK         -           Serena Williams will return to the United States Fed Cup team for a qualifying event against Latvia next month, the United States Tennis Association said on Wednesday. The 23-times Grand Slam winner, who will begin her quest ...

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  • MELBOURNE          -          Tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal pledged A$250,000 ($172,000) towards the Australian bushfire relief efforts at a charity event on Wednesday in the leadup to the Australian Open. World number one Nadal made ...

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  • LONDON         -      Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodians of the game’s laws, says it wants Tests to continue being played over five days amid calls for matches to be reduced to four days to ease a crammed international calendar and reduce player ...

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  • MOSCOW-President Vladimir Putin proposed Wednesday to tweak the Russian Constitution to increase the powers of parliament and the Cabinet — a move that could herald his intention to shift into a new position to stay at the helm after his current term expires.Speaking in his state of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - At least 74 people were killed and scores of others injured in land sliding and avalanche in 19 villages of Neelum valley, Azad Jammu Kashmir on Tuesday. Around 50 injured people were shifted to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. The AJK government has confirmed that this figure of ...

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  • MELBOURNE               -               Australia’s one-time child prodigy Bernard Tomic was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open ...

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  • CAPE TOWN             -          AB de Villiers has confirmed there have been talks about his return to South Africa’s team for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia. Late last year captain Faf du Plessis revealed ...

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  • COLOMBO          -          Suranga Lakmal, who missed Sri Lanka's Test tour of Pakistan owing to a bout of dengue, has regained fitness to be included in their squad for a two-Test series in Zimbabwe. Despite the series defeat against Pakistan in ...

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  • MELBOURNE             -           Colombian Robert Farah, ranked world number one in men’s doubles, has withdrawn from the Australian Open for personal reasons, tournament organisers ...

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  • Tehram                -           Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 ...

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  • ANKARA             -        Brazil is opening its new Antarctic research base on Tuesday, eight years after a fire destroyed the country’s original station. The new modern base, which is twice the size of the old one, cost nearly $100 million ...

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  • WASHINGTON               -             The House of Representatives is preparing for a Wednesday vote to transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump ...

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  • Kuala Lumpur                -               Malaysia is concerned about India’s new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row, said Prime ...

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  • ANKARA         -            Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained 115 soldiers suspected of links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016, the state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency says the 115 ...

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  • Islamabad       -           A sub-committee of the federal cabinet recommended on Monday the government to place Maryam Nawaz on the no-fly list in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption reference. According to a private news channel, the federal ...

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  • BIRMINGHAM          -       Sergio Aguero became the most prolific foreign goalscorer in Premier League history with a record-breaking hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 to reclaim second place on Sunday ...

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  • KINGSTOWN         -        Dwayne Bravo is set to play his first international since 2016 after being recalled to the West Indies T20I squad for the series against Ireland. Bravo, 36, confirmed in December that he was coming out of T20I retirement with the ...

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  • PORT ELIZABETH        -       England captain Joe Root was back in training on Monday after being sidelined with an upset stomach ahead of the third Test against South Africa at St George’s Park starting on Thursday. The touring side have been decimated by ...

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  • Washington-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo early Monday morning said he was“outraged” by the rocket attack targeting Al-Balad, an airbase just north of Baghdad where US forces have been stationed, which wounded two Iraqi officers and two airmen.“Outraged by reports of another ...

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  • Mumbai              -           Thousands of citizens on Sunday congregated in Mumbai’s suburban Jogeshwari to oppose the new citizenship law, the proposed NRC and NPR. They also ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -           Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would ...

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  • baghdad                -            A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the ...

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  • srinagar             -            Indian security forces gunned down three suspected freedom fighters in an encounter at Gulshanpora Tral of Pulwama district in Occupied Kashmir. The ...

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