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  England hit by self-inflicted Stokes wound

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the forthcoming World Twenty20 tournament after breaking his hand while punching a locker during Thursday´s five-run win over West Indies. Stokes suffered the embarrassing injury immediately after he w...

  US ship, plane to search Bay of Bengal for missing jet

WASHINGTON: A US naval ship and surveillance plane are heading to the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal to search for a missing Malaysian airliner that vanished a week ago, officials said Friday. US media reports, meanwhile, suggested the plane experienc...

  New US lead thrusts Malaysia jet search into Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR: The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean Friday after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago. Multiple US me...

  Another dengue fever case reported in Sindh

KARACHI: Another dengue viral fever case has been reported in Sindh on Friday increasing the number of confirmed cases this year to 135, said Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Dr Shakeel Aamir Mullick. Dr Mullick said a total of 135 dengue fe...

  England lose T-20 series, finish on high with win

BRIDGETOWN: Chris Jordan slammed an unbeaten 27 off nine balls and added three wickets and a sensational catch as England held its nerve to sneak a five-run victory over the West Indies in the third and final Twenty20 on Thursday. Jordan´s late blitz...

  Eric Cantona arrested for assault in London

LONDON: British police have arrested former Manchester United great Eric Cantona and cautioned him for assaulting a man in London. Cantona was briefly taken into custody following the incident that happened in the Primrose Hill area of north London o...

  Li reaches semifinals at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS: Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in a rematch of their Australian Open final, moving the Chinese star into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday. Li, who beat Cibulkova to win her second Grand Slam title in Janua...

  Bayern Munich president sentenced to prison

MUNICH: Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was found guilty and sentenced to 3˝ years in prison on Thursday for evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account. The 62-year-old Hoeness, one of the most powerful fi...

  Federer beats Anderson to reach Indian Wells semis

INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer beat Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, continuing his strong play at the tournament where he has yet to drop a set in four matches. Anderson failed to break Federer´s serve i...

  Pakistan to play 2 Tests, 3ODIs, T-20 against Australia

LAHORE: PCB has announced the schedule for the home series against Australia to be played in the UAE from the 3rd of October this year. According to PCB the home series will start with the only T-20 on October 3 at Abu Dhabi. As per the announced sch...

  Afridi says comments about women taken out of context

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi says his comments about women which stirred quite a controversy were quoted out of context. The big-hitting 34-year-old came under fire this week after TV interview footage circulated of him commenting on ...

  World T20: Pakistan team leave for Bangladesh

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team on Friday left for Bangladesh to participate in World T20. Speaking to media at the airport, coach Moin Khan said that players were in good form and their morale was high. He said though he was satisfied over team’s perf...

  US ship ordered to Indian Ocean in search for airliner

WASHINGTON: The US Navy on Thursday ordered a ship to the Indian Ocean to search for a missing Malaysian airliner amid reports the plane kept "pinging" a satellite after losing radar contact. The focus of search efforts shifted from the South China S...

  Four believed dead in British helicopter crash

LONDON: Four people are believed to have died in a helicopter crash in eastern England on Thursday, according to local police. Police were called to the accident scene near Beccles in Norfolk at 7.30pm local time (1930 GMT), according to Norfolk Cons...

  Endangered tiger cub triplets born in London

LONDON: At London Zoo, good news has come in threes. The zoo said Thursday that 5-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati has given birth to triplets, a little more than a year after the endangered tiger lost a three-week-old cub. London Zoo said the three cu...

  Malaysia sends plane to site of China satellite images in jet search

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said Thursday it dispatched an aircraft to investigate the site where Chinese satellites photographed three "suspected floating objects", near an area where several nations have been hunting for wreckage from a missing passenge...

  31 dead, nine missing in China lorry blast

BEIJING: A total of 31 people were killed and nine were missing after two lorries carrying dangerous chemicals collided in a Chinese tunnel, triggering a huge explosion, authorities said Thursday. A methanol leak from the front vehicle started a fire...

  Planes find no debris near site China spotted objects: officials

HO CHI MINH CITY: Search planes have found no trace of a missing Malaysian airliner near the site where Chinese satellites spotted floating objects, officials said Thursday. Two Vietnamese aircraft sent to inspect areas nearby "have returned and we f...

  India steps up search for missing Malaysia plane

NEW DELHI: India stepped up Thursday its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people, deploying three ships and three aircraft to the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a navy source said. The defence ministry ordered deployme...

  Plan made for control of dengue in upcoming summer season

ISLAMABAD: District Health Department and Health Directorate Capital Development Authority (CDA) have jointly made an effective plan of action for prevention and control of dengue in the summer season. In-charge Dengue Control and Surveillance Cell I...


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Feature / Analysis

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