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Sarfaraz’s seemingly racist comments may trigger ICC action

DURBAN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who is leading the national side against the South Africa in One Day Internationals (ODI) series,  could be in trouble after a seemingly racist comment he made to cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo was caught on the broadcast stump mics and discussed by the commentators. During the 37th over of South Africa's chase in the second ODI in...

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‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO´s record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the gala, television´s answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of eight Emmys overall for best comedy...

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Zoheb Hassan warns legal action against Nazia Hassan’s ex-Husband

Web Desk: Singer Zoheb Hassan has said that her late sister’s husband has no right to make film on her and warned of legal action against anyone doing so. The 51-year-old singer added that the Hassan family will be taking the legal route if any such thing is implemented. “The Hassan family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is...

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Sri Lanka clashes with Afghanistan in Asia Cup match today

ABU DHABI: Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the third match of Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today. After losing their opening match of the tournament to a young Bangladesh side, Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back in order to stay in the tournament. Bangladesh crushed Sri Lanka by 137 runs after...

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Asia Cup: Pakistan thrashes Hong Kong by 8 wickets

DUBAI: Pakistan, on Sunday, thrashed Hong Kong in its opening match of Asia Cup by 9 wickets.Batting first Hong Kong was bowled out for just 116 runs. Usman Shinwari (3-19), Hasan Ali (2-19) and Shadab Khan (2-31) wrapped up the Hong Kong innings in 37.1 overs after they won the toss and opted to bat in the Group A match....

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PSL 4: National Stadium Karachi to host final on March 17

Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided that at least eight matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition will be held in Pakistan. The event will begin on Feb 14 in Dubai whereas final will be played in Karachi on March 17. The drafting of the players will be held in October whereas each team will be...

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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

Web Desk:  Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Birmingham-born Moeen, a Muslim who is of Pakistani and English heritage, had already spoken of the racist abuse he received from Australian supporters...

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Afghan conflict could be deadlier than Syria in 2018: analysts

The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion. The grim assessment contrasts sharply with the consistently upbeat public view of the conflict from NATO´s Resolute Support mission in Kabul, and underscores the growing sense of hopelessness in the war-torn country. It suggests...

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Govt reduces relief on annual income taxes

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal government introduced amendments in the Finance Act 2018’s Income Tax Ordinance, according to which the relief on taxable income has been reduced for the salaried persons. For an annual salary of 0.4 million rupees, no tax will be applied, while for Rs400,000 to Rs800,000 annual salary, tax will be Rs1,000. For Rs0.8 million to Rs...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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Record-breaker Anderson seals England’s fifth Test win over India

James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England's 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday. With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he had shared with retired Australia great Glenn McGrath, the 36-year-old Lancashire paceman bowled Mohammed Shami to give England...

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New York overtakes London as world’s top financial centre: survey

New York has overtaken London as the world´s most attractive financial centre, a survey said on Wednesday, as Britain´s decision to leave the European Union prompts banks to shift jobs out of the city to preserve access to Europe´s single market. Since Britain voted to leave the EU more than two years ago, some of the world’s most powerful finance...

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PM forms task force on sports to improve performance at national, regional level

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday ordered constitution of Task Force on sports to review performance of all such bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting games at national and regional levels. Chairing a meeting on Inter-Provincial Coordination Ministry here at the Prime Minister Office, Imran Khan was briefed...

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70th Death Anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid e Azam

The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Cook scores fairytale century in final Test of his career

LONDON: Alastair Cook marked his final Test innings with a storybook hundred as England piled on the runs against India at the Oval on Monday. England were 243 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Test, with Cook 103 not out and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 92 not out....

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in one year, Zhang to become chairman

BEIJING - Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in exactly one year on Sept. 10, 2019, the company said. Current Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang will replace him as chairman, while Ma will complete his current term on Alibaba’s board of directors following the company’s annual general...

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK: — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket....

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