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PCB to probe players for Kaneria exhibition match

“We are looking into how these players featured in these matches without our permission,” the PCB said.

WWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. said this is the first time matches are held in the Muslim Kingdom.

Ajmal given clearance for Worcestershire stint

“We have given NOC to Ajmal but want him to return in mid-July so that he can be part of team's tour to Sri Lanka.”

Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

The 87th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre from 4:00 pm Sunday, February 22,(0000 GMT Monday).

Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

About 70 fans were at a countdown ceremony in Tokyo for Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years.

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Judge ruled in favour of govt's suit saying the building's owners violated Iran sanctions and money laundering laws.

Gunmen storm S.Sudan UN base, wound dozens of civilians

Armed mob forced entry into the site and opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the UN base.

Library named after Osama

ISLAMABAD: The Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa seminary for women has renamed its library after Osama bin Laden.“It is...

Bangladesh files contempt case against UK reporter

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s war crime tribunal launched a contempt case on Thursday against a Dhaka-based British...

Algeria’s Bouteflika votes in wheelchair for 4th term

ALGIERS: Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seeking a fourth presidential term, cast his ballot from a wheelchair on Thursday as...

Iran has slashed enriched uranium stock: IAEA

VIENNA: Iran has cut its stock of highly-enriched uranium by 75 per cent, a new report by the UN’s nuclear ...

Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60: Aeroflot

MOSCOW: Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian ...

Putin accuses Nato of secretly recording private talks

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen of secretly recording and ...

Obama launches measures to support solar energy

WASHINGTON: The White House on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production ...

Bangladesh seizes properties of collapsed factory’s owner

DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and ...

Gulf states reach accord to end Qatar tensions

JEDDAH: Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday agreed on a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and...

India gets new navy chief after deadly submarine fire

NEW DELHI: India appointed a new navy chief on Thursday, nearly two months after his predecessor was forced to quit...

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers

WASHINGTON: Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising ...

Turkish parliament approves law to expand spy powers

ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament approved a controversial law on Thursday expanding the powers of the national spy...

Number of Russian tourists to Cyprus up

NICOSIA: British and German tourists stayed away from Cyprus in March but the number of Russian visitors rose as...


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