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Sri Lanka Cricket Board gives go ahead with Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan. Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said they received the all-clear from the defence ministry to leave for Pakistan on Tuesday. "We have the green light from the defence ministry," de Silva told AFP. "The tour is on as we planned. I myself...

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NASA spaceship barrels toward Jupiter, ‘planet on steroids’

CALIFORNIA: Juno, an unmanned NASA spacecraft, is barrelling toward Jupiter on a $1.1 billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin of our planetary neighborhood. On July 4 and 5, the solar-powered vehicle about the size of a professional basketball court should plunge into Jupiter's poisonous atmosphere to begin orbiting...

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Shab-e-Qadr to be observed tonight with religious fervour

LAHORE: Shab-e-Qadr, a night that is considered to be equal to praying for 1000 months, would be observed tonight (Saturday) with religious zeal and fervour. The Islamic scholars said that Shab-e-Qadr falls on night of 27 Ramazan but it is better to search it in odd nights of sacred month’s last Ashra. The night has special significance for the Muslims...

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Electricity price plunges by Rs 3.32 per unit, notification issued

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday has announced reduction in electricity prices by Rs 3.32 per unit and a notification has also been issued in this regard. According to NEPRA officials, price decrease on bills will be applied this month. The reduction has been issued in terms of monthly fuel adjustment for the month of May. Except...

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Juma-tul-Wida being observed today

ISLAMABAD: Juma-tul-Wida is being observed across the country today. Special security arrangements have been made to ensure safety of people offering prayers. Imams and Khateebs in their sermons will emphasise the importance of unity and sectarian harmony. On the occasion, special prayers will be offered for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. Last Friday of the holy month is also...

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Govt decides to keep petrol prices unchanged in July

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products would remain unchanged during next month. This was announced on Thursday by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after consultations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said OGRA had recommended an increase of 1.93 rupee a litre in the price of petrol; 3.53 rupee for high octane; 8.62 rupee for Kerosene oil and 3.75 rupee a litre...

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NEPRA rejects K-E plea seeking Rs 14/unit increase in tariff

KARACHI: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday has rejected K-Electric’s summary seeking Rs 14/unit increase in power prices to provide relief to the Karachiites. Nepra official said that the authorities have expressed reservations over hiking electricity prices as the metropolis is facing severe power crisis. He said that a total of Rs 8/unit reduction has been observed in...

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England’s Roy savours bitter-sweet match-winning 162

LONDON: Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri Lanka on Thursday. The Surrey star would have loved to have set a new individual highest ODI score by an England batsman on his home ground The Oval. But he fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith's 23-year...

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Novak Djokovic racks up 30th successive Grand Slam win

LONDON: World number one Novak Djokovic racked up his 30th successive Grand Slam victory on Wednesday when he brushed aside Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the Wimbledon third round. The defending champion, bidding for a third consecutive title at the All England Club and fourth in all, will face either American 28th seed Sam Querrey or Thomaz...

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals experience more health risks, survey finds

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults “were more...

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Euro 2016: Iceland stun England in one of greatest ever shocks

Nice: England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson´s side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game. Ragnar Sigurdsson cancelled out Wayne Rooney´s fourth-minute opener before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson´s tame shot squirmed past England goalkeeper Joe Hart for an 18th-minute winner. Three days...

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Argentina denied international glory yet again as Chile retain Copa America

EAST RUTHERFORD: Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out here Sunday as Lionel Messi's title curse struck again. Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Biglia missed to leave Chile's Francisco Silva with the task of stroking home the winning spot-kick at the MetLife Stadium. It was a...

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Griezmann fires hosts France into Euro 2016 quarters

LYON: Antoine Griezmann scored twice in four minutes as Euro 2016 hosts France came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over ten-man Republic of Ireland on Sunday. The goal hero said tough half-time words were exchanged at half-time to lay on the last 16 victory that means France face England or Iceland in the Stade de France quarter-final next...

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Poland beat Switzerland on penalties, through to Euro quarter finals

SAINT TIENNE: Poland claimed the first Euro 2016 quarter-final place Saturday by beating Switzerland 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after Arsenal-bound Granit Xhaka blasted his spot-kick wide. Jakob Blaszczykowski proved again he has the midas touch for Poland as the Borussia Dortmund winger gave his side a first-half lead in the last-16 clash. Xherdan Shaqiri's spectacular second-half bicycle kick levelled...

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Global markets lose $2.1 trillion in Brexit rout

LONDON: Britain's shock vote to pull out of the European Union wiped $2.1 trillion from global equity markets Friday as traders panicked in the face of a new threat to the global economy. Investors fled to the safety of gold, the yen and blue-chip bonds as the seismic shift in the structure of Europe left many huge questions hanging, including...

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Djokovic, Federer drawn for Wimbledon semi-final clash

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and seven-time winner Roger Federer have been drawn to meet in the semi-finals of this year's Wimbledon which starts on Monday. World number one Djokovic, who is bidding to take another step closer to the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969, has defeated Federer in the last two finals at the All England Club. The...

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Euro 2016: Record-man Ronaldo puts Portugal into last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two trademark brilliant goals Wednesday to go into European Championship history and rescue Portugal in a 3-3 draw with Hungary that took them into the last 16. The 31-year-old opened his account in style with a deft backheel flick on 50 minutes, then a bullet header 12 minutes later to twice equalise at the Stade de Lyon....

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