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I have been practising these shots, says Dinesh Karthik I have been practising these shots, says Dinesh Karthik
- March 20, 2018

After Dinesh Karthik's last-ball six won a thrilling final, the young Indian side burst into euphoric celebrations with jubilant players gushing out on to the pitch to congratulate Karthik for his heroics. However, Bangladesh's rise in stature in world cricket is maligned by using of non-cricketing means to get under the skins of their oppositions, crying foul over umpiring decisions and going on to play the victim every time. (more...)
Inquiry into Philippines not impacted by ICC withdrawal: criminal court Inquiry into Philippines not impacted by ICC withdrawal: criminal court
- March 20, 2018

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has called on more countries to follow his lead and withdraw from the treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court (ICC). While the President stressed that this withdrawal is effective immediately, Article 127 of the treaty states otherwise. "It's very clear there that the withdrawal does not take effect immediately". (more...)
Is the US Seeking a Confrontation with China? Is the US Seeking a Confrontation with China?
- March 20, 2018

According to the Taiwan Travel Act, relations between the United States and Taiwan "have suffered from a lack of communication due to the self-imposed restrictions that the United States maintains on high-level visits with Taiwan" since the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act. (more...)
Saudi women do not need to wear black abaya: crown prince Saudi women do not need to wear black abaya: crown prince
- March 20, 2018

Also like Saudi Arabia , Israel shares a common foe with the U.S. in Iran . Prince Mohammed arrives for a meeting at the White House on Tuesday to kick off a week in Washington D.C. Mohammed bin Salman comes to the US touting a vision for a new Saudi Arabia. Meetings with executives from Google, Apple and Lockheed Martin are among those on the agenda. (more...)
Moscow awaits Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain Moscow awaits Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain
- March 20, 2018

Meanwhile, Russia has told Britain to back up its assertions over the poison attack or apologise. European Council President Donald Tusk said last week after speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May that he was putting the attack on the agenda of the first day of the summit. (more...)
Ships Collide At Pakistan's Karachi Port, Loaded Cargo Falls Overboard Ships Collide At Pakistan's Karachi Port, Loaded Cargo Falls Overboard
- March 20, 2018

The incident took place when two container vessels reportedly collided with each other, suspending sea traffic at the South Asia Port Terminal (SAPT), sources said. The port of Karachi is said to be one of South Asia's largest and busiest deep-water seaports and is responsible for handling about 60 percent of the nation's cargo. (more...)
2018's States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry 2018's States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry
- March 20, 2018

With some of the devastating events taking place and talk on legislation to change gun laws, one local gun seller of 40 years thinks that the business has been politically motivated since last year, creating what he calls "panic buying" among consumers. (more...)
Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period
- March 20, 2018

BRITAIN and the European Union have agreed a Brexit transition deal - what does it mean and why is it important? That emergency backstop, according to the Financial Times , would "keep Northern Ireland in key parts of the single market and the EU's customs union" unless another solution is found. (more...)
Trump adds Joe diGenova to legal team in Russian Federation probe
- March 20, 2018

In another tweet he overstated the partisan makeup of the special counsel's team and falsely asserted that no Republicans are on it. "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans" Trump tweeted . (more...)
Russian election 2018: some want change, but Putin still cert to win Russian election 2018: some want change, but Putin still cert to win
- March 20, 2018

The vote was tainted by widespread reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, but the complaints will likely do little to undermine Putin. In the previous presidential election in 2012 Putin polled 63.6 percent of the vote . So now the only real interest toward the election is how many people are actually going to come out to vote . On the worldwide stage, he has outlasted three USA presidents to become one of the globe's undisputed strongmen, thrusting Moscow into a new ... (more...)
MALI: Canada to send troops to aid UN's mission MALI: Canada to send troops to aid UN's mission
- March 20, 2018

Canada's putting boots on the ground and helicopters in the air above the world's most unsafe peacekeeping operation. According to The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is on vacation in Florida, spoke by phone on Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands. (more...)
Maharashtra Board SSC History Paper Leaked Before the Exam Maharashtra Board SSC History Paper Leaked Before the Exam
- March 20, 2018

With the continuous protest by job aspirants alleging to question paper leak, the commission has re-conducted the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam at almost 174 venues across 61 cities for 35,146 candidates. The picture of the question paper also reached Wanaparthy district collector Swetha Mohanty. "We are trying to find out the people behind the incident". (more...)
Haley blames Russian Federation for poisoning ex-spy in UK Haley blames Russian Federation for poisoning ex-spy in UK
- March 20, 2018

The U.K. moved to banish 23 Russian diplomats Wednesday in retaliation for the attack. Our Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson then summoned Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko and demanded that, within 24 hours, Russia must explain to the United Kingdom and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons how Novichok ended up on the streets of Salisbury, England. (more...)
Kamal hits out at govt for allowing Ram Rajya Rath Yatra Kamal hits out at govt for allowing Ram Rajya Rath Yatra
- March 20, 2018

Demanding a ban on the Rath Yatra , they shouted slogans denouncing the government for allegedly acting at the behest of the BJP government at the Centre, before they were arrested by the police and taken in a van. According to the reports, the section will be imposed until March 23. "The BJP and its sister organisations are trying to nurture religious extremism in Tamil Nadu". (more...)
RSS, BJP Signalled Their Cadres to Destroy Periyar Statues: Rahul Gandhi RSS, BJP Signalled Their Cadres to Destroy Periyar Statues: Rahul Gandhi
- March 20, 2018

The latest attack on Periyar's statue is an extension of the repeated vandalism on effigies in several parts of the country post BJP-win in Tripura. On information, a team of police personnel from Alangudi and Pudukkottai rushed to the scene and they were deployed around the village. Reports say that the police have registered a case and that a probe has been initiated. (more...)
Zalmi to take on Gladiators in PSL playoff in Lahore today Zalmi to take on Gladiators in PSL playoff in Lahore today
- March 20, 2018

I know the board will not like my comments. He said the overseas players who are now refusing to travel with their franchises for the playoffs can not be seen as supportive of Pakistan cricket. Alan Wilkins and Daren Ganga will fulfill their duties in the PSL 3 eliminators in Lahore, before travelling to Karachi for the final on March 25. (more...)
China to Open Manufacturing, Cut Tariffs and Taxes, Premier Says China to Open Manufacturing, Cut Tariffs and Taxes, Premier Says
- March 20, 2018

Canada and Mexico are exempted from both tariffs, though officials have warned that this could change. "We urge the Administration not to impose tariffs and to work with the business community to find an effective, but measured, solution to China's protectionist trade policies and practices that protects American jobs and competitiveness", the letter reads. (more...)
Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks
- March 20, 2018

Born in 1952, the Russian leader is the country's longest-serving president since Joseph Stalin, who governed the Soviet Union for 30 years (1922-1952) as general secretary of the Communist Party. Putin's bellicose language reached a crescendo before the election in a state-of-the-nation speech when he unveiled new nuclear weapons, saying they could hit nearly any point in the world and evade a US-built missile shield. (more...)
GOP legal challenges ahead in Pennsylvania special election GOP legal challenges ahead in Pennsylvania special election
- March 20, 2018

Lamb also benefited from Saccone's history of supporting so-called "right to work" legislation in the state legislature. But Pennsylvania's results prove that it's far from a fix-it for the GOP's political problems, and their actual ad spending suggests nervous strategists are likely to fall back more on Trump-like culture war attacks as they try to boost their base in a brutal electoral environment. (more...)
Poland vs Nigeria: Iwobi, Ekong, Balogun others hit Wroclaw camp Poland vs Nigeria: Iwobi, Ekong, Balogun others hit Wroclaw camp
- March 20, 2018

Vice captain Ogenyi Onazi and John Ogu are expected to be among the next batch as both players revealed on social media that they were already on their way to camp. The 22-year-old will issue a fast route visa to make it to London for the second friendly game against Serbia four days after the clash with Poland. (more...)
Package Bomb Explodes At FedEx Facility In Texas Package Bomb Explodes At FedEx Facility In Texas
- March 20, 2018

A series of four bombings there have killed two and injured four. There is no word where the package was headed or what was inside of it. The package was destined for Austin, Texas, but authorities say they are treating this as an isolated incident at this time. (more...)
SC stays trial proceedings in Junaid murder case SC stays trial proceedings in Junaid murder case
- March 20, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Junaid Khan was killed in a train allegedly over a minor fracas while he travelling from Delhi to Mathura with his brother. He had sought directions to set aside the November 27, 2017 orders passed by the Punjab and Haryana high court, declining his plea to hand over the matter to CBI. (more...)
Jailed AIADMK Leader Sasikala's Husband M Natarajan Passes Away Jailed AIADMK Leader Sasikala's Husband M Natarajan Passes Away
- March 20, 2018

He had been on a transplant waitlist since April 2017 and underwent a combined liver and kidney transplant surgery in October 2017. He underwent Tracheostomy in October a year ago and was on ventilator support before being discharged. Dhinakaran, were also expelled. Sasikala got the contract to film late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's programmes in Cuddalore. He was the power centre when Jaya first became the CM. (more...)
Buhari Congratulates Xi Jinping On Re-election Buhari Congratulates Xi Jinping On Re-election
- March 20, 2018

With Xi Jinping holding the top positions in the ruling party and the country's leadership, the world's most populous country has a resolute helmsman to guide its journey of rejuvenation and lead it to the realisation of its dream of becoming a prosperous, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and attractive modern socialist country. (more...)
PSL 2018: Foreign players arrive in Lahore for eliminators PSL 2018: Foreign players arrive in Lahore for eliminators
- March 20, 2018

Now, while many England cricketers have chose to not visit Pakistan for the league, players like Darren Sammy , JP Duminy, Colin Ingram and others have made a decision to play. The second eliminator will also be played in Lahore, but Wednesday, while the final will be played March 25 in Karachi . JP Duminy took over the leadership for the qualifier against Karachi which was in progress at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium at the time of filing this report, with Sahibzada Farhan ... (more...)
PA President Abbas calls US Ambassador Friedman 'son of a dog' PA President Abbas calls US Ambassador Friedman 'son of a dog'
- March 20, 2018

The Palestinian president has called the U.S. ambassador toIsrael a "son of a dog" in an angry rant against the Trump administration. "He himself is a settler, and his entire family are settlers". This is as the Palestinians see the disputed city as the capital of their future state and have refused to meet with Trump's envoys since. The Palestinian President also said that either the Palestinian government takes full charge of everything in Gaza, or the de facto authority remains fully ... (more...)
Friedman Scolds Palestinian Authority Leadership on Silence Over Terrorist Murders of Israelis Friedman Scolds Palestinian Authority Leadership on Silence Over Terrorist Murders of Israelis
- March 20, 2018

At a Fatah faction event in Ramallah , the ageing leader said he would take "national, legal and financial measures" against "Gaza" in response, without elaborating. Regarding reconciliation efforts between Hamas and the PA, Abbas said either the PA would bear all responsibility for what happens in Gaza, or "Hamas will suffer" the consequences for the coup they insinuated. (more...)
Moscow seeks no arms race, wants to resolve disputes - Putin Moscow seeks no arms race, wants to resolve disputes - Putin
- March 20, 2018

Mr Putin's campaign team said it was an "incredible victory". "We will not allow for any sort of arms race", he said. Vladimir Putin, who has led Russian Federation since 2000, is now set to lead the world's largest country until 2024. Saying that Russian Federation had to further strengthen its defences, he added: "I would like to tell you straight away that no-one intends to unleash some kind of arms race". (more...)
Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq
- March 20, 2018

Turkish and Syrian rebel forces overtook the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin on Sunday where they declared full control following a almost two-month long offensive against the People's Protection Units (YPG). "We are also concerned over reports of looting inside the city of Afrin". But panic has already set in among Afrin's residents, majority Kurds, who fear Turkey will bring in loyalists and some of the 3 million Syrian refugees living inside its borders to repopulate the town. (more...)
Iran Plane Crashes in Remote Region; All 66 People Feared Dead Iran Plane Crashes in Remote Region; All 66 People Feared Dead
- March 20, 2018

It's feared all 66 people on board the Aseman Airlines plane have been killed. The plane had 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants and the pilot and co-pilot. European airplane manufacturer ATR, a Toulouse, France-based partnership of Airbus and Italy's Leonardo S.p.A., said it had no immediate information about the crash . (more...)

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