Lee gets Olympic boost with Indonesia win

JAKARTA: Lee Chong Wei edged Denmark´s Jan O Jorgensen on Sunday to win his sixth Indonesia Open badminton title, raising hopes the Malaysian ace may be on course for Olympic victory. Second seed Lee battled back from one set down to defeat fifth seed Jorgensen 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 in a thriller that was marked by a series of hard-fought rallies and More...

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By admin On Monday, June 6th, 2016
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7 killed as Taliban gunmen raid Afghan courthouse

KABUL: Taliban gunmen stormed a court complex in a city south of Kabul Sunday, killing at least seven people in the insurgents´ third so-called “revenge” attack for last month´s execution of Taliban-linked More...

By admin On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Warriors rip Cavaliers in Finals opener

OAKLAND: Defending champion Golden State overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers with superior depth and defensive skill Thursday, leading the Warriors to a 104-89 triumph to open the 70th NBA Finals. Warriors reserve More...

By admin On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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Adding new seats to UNSC will not make it more representative: Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Reiterating its firm opposition to expanding the Security Council’s permanent members, Pakistan has sharply questioned how adding new permanent seats to the 15-member body could enhance its representativeness, More...

By admin On Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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24 dead in India clashes

NEW DELHI: Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 24 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said More...

By admin On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Busy bodies Djokovic, Serena target semi-finals

PARIS: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target French Open semi-final spots on Thursday as history looms for both of the world’s top players. Top seed Djokovic tackles seventh seed Tomas Berdych boasting More...

By admin On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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Man City snap up Ilkay Gundogan from Dortmund

MANCHESTER: Manchester City have signed midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. The Germany international, who is ruled out of Euro More...

By admin On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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UN Secretary General lauds Pakistan’s role in world peace

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon has lauded Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the UN flag in hot spots around the world saying they had made valuable contribution in maintaining More...

By admin On Friday, June 3rd, 2016
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No evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in Pathankot attack: Indian NIA chief

NEW DELHI: Director General of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar on Thursday said there is no evidence of Pakistan government’s involvement in the attack on Indian Air Force base More...

By admin On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Sri Lanka’s Kulasekara quits tests to focus on ODIs, T20s

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan pace bowler Nuwan Kulasekara quit test cricket on Wednesday in order to focus his attention on the sport’s shorter formats, in which he is considered a greater threat with the ball. “I More...