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Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

RIYADH: Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, Riyadh's public prosecutor said Thursday. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal dissident, died after being drugged by the five accused and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first...

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4th ODI: England beats Pakistan by 84 runs, clinches series by 3-1

DUBAI: England has beaten Pakistan by 84 runs in fourth ODI played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Shoaib Malik smashed 52 runs in 34 balls. Babar Azam scored 51 runs in 51 balls. Skipper Azhar Ali scored 44 runs in 32 balls. Mohammad Hafeez hit 37 runs in 36 balls. Sarfraz Ahmed scored 24 runs in 26 balls....

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4th ODI: Buttler, Roy shattered Pakistan bowling

DUBAI: England posted a huge total as Jos Buttler blasted 116 in 52 balls against Pakistan here on Friday. Jos Buttlers’s unbeaten 116 and Jason Roy's 102-run blitz powered England total to 355 for five wickets. Mohammad Irfan and skipper Azhar Ali took two wickets each. While, Yasir Shah managed to get one wicket. Earlier, England won the toss and...

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England win toss and elected to bat against Pakistan

DUBAI: England have won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan in fourth One day International here on Friday. Pakistan made two changes, Ahmed Shehzad is back in place of Ifitkhar Ahmed and Yasir Shah has recovered from his knee injury to replace Zafar Gohar, while England are unchanged. England lead the four match series 2-1.

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Saudi Arabia will host conference to unite Syrian opposition

UNITED NATIONS: Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Saudi Ambassador Abdallah Al-Moualimi said his country will be trying to bring different strands of the opposition "together...

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Iran-Russia preparing to trade in own currencies

Iran said on Thursday that the process to switch to national currencies in transactions between Moscow and Tehran may be completed very quickly. Iran's Deputy Trade Minister Mojtaba Khosrowtaj has told the Russian media that the two countries could start to trade in their national currencies within the next 2-3 weeks. Khosrowtaj has told the Russian media that the policy...

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Samsung takes cue from Adele, prepares to launch flip phone

Samsung is working on a model with very interesting specifications. According to Sammobile, Samsung's upcoming flip phone will likely be called SM-W2016, and it will come with two 3.9-inch, 1280x768 pixel displays — each on one side of the phone's cover. On the lower part of the phone you'll find a numeric keypad which, if you still remember how to...

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Sweden and Ukraine complete Euro line-up

PARIS: Sweden and Ukraine became the last two qualifiers for Euro 2016 after eliminating Denmark and Slovenia respectively in Tuesday’s play-offs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace as Sweden beat their Scandinavian neighbours 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw in Copenhagen. Ukraine held on after conceding an early goal to veteran centre-back Bostjan Cesar before an equaliser deep into injury...

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3rd ODI: England beats Pakistan by six wickets

SHARJAH: England has beaten Pakistan by six wickets in third One Day International (ODI) Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Taylor smashed 67 runs in 69 balls. Buttler scored 49 runs in 50 balls. Morgan scored 35 runs in 58 balls. While, Hales bagged 30 runs in 49 balls. Zafar Gohar took two wickets. While, Mohammad Irfan and Shoaib Malik bagged...

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England bowl out Pakistan for 208 in third ODI

SHARJAH: Pakistan were bowled out for 208 in 49.5 overs in the third day-night international against England in Sharjah on Tuesday. Mohammad Hafeez top scored with 45 after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat at Sharjah stadium. Skipper Azhar Ali smashed 36 runs in 54 balls. Wahab Riaz scored unbeaten 33 runs in 35 balls. For England, paceman...

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Pakistan win toss, choose to bat first in third ODI aginst England

SHARJAH: Pakistan won the toss against England and elected to bat first in the third ODI being played in Sharjah. Pakistani skipper Azhar Ali says injured Yasir Shah was not playing today. Shah suffered knee problem and was replaced by left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar as the only change in the side which lost the second game by 95 runs in...

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French planes strike IS stronghold in Syria: military

Paris: French warplanes carried out fresh raids overnight against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in northern Syria, destroying a command center and training center, the army general staff said Tuesday. "For the second time in 24 hours the French military conducted an air raid against Daesh in Raqa in Syria," it said in a statement, using another name for...

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13 Kurdish rebels killed in new southeast Turkey air strikes: Army

ISTANBUL: Turkish warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the southeast, killing 13 rebels overnight, the army said Monday. "Thirteen terrorists have been neutralised," in the remote Hakkari province, on the border with Iraq, the general staff said in a statement on its website. Meanwhile in Istanbul, police detained at least...

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Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat

BOSTON: Harvard University said on Monday it had evacuated four buildings on its campus outside Boston after receiving an “unconfirmed” bomb threat and that the search would likely take several hours. Three classroom buildings – The Science Center, Sever and Emerson Halls – and one dormitory, Thayer Hall, were affected, the Ivy League school said on its website. The threat...

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Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower reopened on Monday, three days after closing because of the wave of terror attacks on Paris. The iconic tower -- like monuments the world over following the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris -- will be lit up in the French national colours blue, red and white from sundown, its operator said Monday. Normally visited by between...

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France carries out raids, names 2 more potential attackers

PARIS: French police raided more than 150 locations overnight as authorities released the names of two more potential suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks— one born in Syria, the other a Frenchman wanted as part of a terrorism investigation. The raids came as the hunt continued for members of the sleeper cell that carried out last Friday's gun and...

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Cricket All Stars: Warne Warriors complete clean sweep against Sachin Blasters

Los Angeles: Sachin's Blasters suffered their third successive defeat against Warne's Warriors, going down by four wickets in a last-over thriller, to lose the Cricket All-Stars T20 Series 0-3 at the Dodger Stadium here. Indian stalwarts, Sachin Tendulkar (56) and Sourav Ganguly (50) showed glimpses of the past as they hit half-centuries to help their team post a challenging 219...

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