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  • TLONDON - Theresa May has been granted an extra two weeks to come up with a Brexit solution after talks with EU leaders. The UK’s departure date had originally been set for 29 March. If Mrs May can get her withdrawal deal through Parliament next week, that date will be pushed back to 22 May to ...

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  • TCHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observed a two-minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last ...

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  • TSHARJAH - Led by Haris Sohail’s unbeaten 101, Pakistan powered to 280 for 5 in their allotted 50 overs in the first ODI on Friday after electing to bat first on a slowish Sharjah wicket. There’s little doubt both sides read the pitch right. This is a good wicket for batting, but whether ...

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  • TSHARJAH - With the World Cup just a little over two months away, these five ODIs in UAE dish out a crucial opportunity for Australia and Pakistan to make the final amends to their plans. In their hunt for the right players to fill the last couple of places ahead of the World Cup and to ensure that ...

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  • TChristchurch - New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman. Ms Ardern said she ...

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  • TLONDON - Theresa May has said she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still “working on” ensuring Parliament’s agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had “personal regret” over her request to delay Brexit, but said ...

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  • TBRASÍLIA - Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps, media reports said. Temer, the predecessor of current President Jair Bolsonaro, ...

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  • TMOSUL - At least 55 people are reported to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris river in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The health ministry said 33 women, 12 children and 10 men had died, according to the state-run Iraqia News TV. Most of the 100 passengers said to have been on board could not ...

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  • TCAPE TOWN - South Africa’s veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir conceded only five runs in a decisive super over as they beat Sri Lanka in their opening Twenty20 International on Tuesday after both teams had finished their innings with the same score. After sending the tourists in to bat, the home ...

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  • TSHARJAH - Glenn Maxwell is under a cloud for Friday’s series opener against Pakistan, but Australia could again unveil dual spin threats after being greeted by a pair of dry-looking surfaces at Sharjah for their first two one-dayers. Maxwell missed training two days out from the first ODI ...

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  • TLONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May has written to the European Union to ask for a three month delay to Brexit. The UK is due to leave the EU next Friday, on 29 March - but Mrs May wants that to be postponed until 30 June. She says in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk she needs ...

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  • TDHAKA - The most senior security and defence figure in Bangladesh has been accused of using military intelligence agents to abduct and interrogate people to settle a business dispute involving his wife. The allegations have been made against Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Prime Minister ...

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  • TCHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC that she rejected the idea that a rise ...

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  • TBRASÍLIA - Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say. The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 miles) ...

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  • TQUETTA  -    At least Six Levies personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on the Levies checkpost in Sanjawi area of district Ziarat on Wednesday. According to Deputy Commissioner Ziarat Qadir Bakhsh Parkani, the incident took place when terrorists attacked and opened fire at ...

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  • TBAALY-Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens in Norway on Wednesday with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish. Situated on the southern tip of Norway, the restaurant looks like a large concrete tube partly submerged in the North Sea. It is called Under, which also ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - The closure of Pakistan’s air space in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrikes has resulted in India losing the hosting rights of the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup, a source in the national federation told PTI on Tuesday. A total of 16 Under-16 Davis Cup teams, including Pakistan, ...

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  • TDUBAI - International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday that there is no threat to the Pakistan-India World Cup match scheduled to take place in a group game in Manchester on June 16. ICC Chief Executive Officer Dave Richardson said: “For ICC events, all teams have signed a members’ ...

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  • TTOKYO - Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee’s executive board meeting that he will resign when ...

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  • TCHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety - that is why you will never hear me mention his name,” Ms Ardern said in an emotional ...

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  • TMOSCOW - Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has led the country since independence from the Soviet Union, has announced his resignation.In a pre-recorded television address, he said the decision had “not been simple”. Mr Nazarbayev, 78, has been largely unchallenged ...

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  • TLONDON - The government says it will try to get Theresa May’s Brexit deal through the Commons, despite Speaker John Bercow throwing the process into doubt. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay suggested a vote could take place next week - after Mrs May has sought a delay to Brexit from the EU. Mr ...

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  • THERAT - The Taliban have captured 58 Afghan border soldiers, the defence ministry said Monday, after days of fighting which saw dozens of troops briefly chased into neighbouring Turkmenistan. The ministry statement came after reports of days of fighting in Bala Marghab district in northwestern ...

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  • TINDIAN WELLS   -     Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net. Thiem went on to beat Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 and win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth ...

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  • TWELLINGTON : There is no question of being complacent with security at this year’s World Cup following a mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. Members of the Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in the ...

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  • TIslamabad  -   Amid Pakistan’s commitment to establish the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims, work on the project seems to have expedited as officials from both Pakistan and India are holding another meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at proposed zero points to finalise the ...

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  • TDEHRADUN - Fifties to Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah in a partnership of 139 has taken Afghanistan to their maiden Test match victory, a historic seven-wicket win over Ireland in Dehraun on Monday. From an overnight 29/1, Afghanistan finished the chase before lunch to spark unforgettable scenes. ...

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  • TCHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet has made an in-principle decision to tighten gun ownership in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosques massacre. “We have made a decision as a cabinet, we are unified,” said Ardern. The New ...

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  • TLONDON - The EU has almost given up understanding what’s going on in UK politics. This weekend, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte compared UK Prime Minister Theresa May to the Monty Python knight whose limbs get cut off in a duel, but insists to his opponent that the fight was a draw. Elsewhere ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-Google denied “working with the Chinese military” on Saturday after President Donald Trump publicly criticised the company in an evening message posted on Twitter. “Google is helping China and their military, but not the U.S.,” Trump said. ...

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