CIA live tweets OBL raid — five years later

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting ─ with a five-year delay ─ the raid by United States (US) special forces on the Al Qaeda founder’s compound in Abbottabad. Using the hashtag #UBLRaid, the CIA blasted out updates of the May 2011 strike as if it was More...

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By admin On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, wound 38

BAGHDAD: Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, police and medical sources said. The largest blast, from a parked car bomb in the Saydiya district of southern Baghdad, More...

By admin On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Li maintains Chinese grip on China Open

BEIJING: Li Haotong kept the China Open title in local hands for the second year in a row by conjuring up his best round of the week, a bogey-free 64, to clinch his maiden European Tour title by three shots on Sunday. The More...

By admin On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Nissan recalls 3.8 million cars over faulty airbags

TOKYO: Nissan has said it will recall more than 3.8 million vehicles, mostly in North America, because the passenger-side airbag may not deploy in a crash due to a defect in the seat sensor. The Japanese automaker More...

By admin On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Bombings kill 31 as Iraq grapples with political crisis

BAGHDAD: Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the Islamic State group as the country grapples with More...

By admin On Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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Aussie players association wants to limit day-night Tests

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia’s plan to stage two day-night tests next season hit another hitch Friday when the players’ association sought a limit of one. The initial schedule proposed the third test between More...

By admin On Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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Ding’s semi-final lead cut by McManus

LONDON: China’s Ding Junhui saw his lead in the World Championship semi-final reduced by two frames as Alan McManus fought back at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on Friday. Ding won three of Friday’s More...

By admin On Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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US congress blocking funds for F-16 purchase: report

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) administration is withholding funds earmarked for Pakistan’s purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, BBC Urdu reported, citing an unnamed senior US State Department official. The More...

By admin On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Nadal to be Spain’s flag-bearer at Rio Games

MADRID: Rafael Nadal is getting a second chance to be Spain’s Olympic flag-bearer. Four years ago, Nadal was selected to carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, but had to pull More...

By admin On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Atletico draw first blood against Bayern in Champions League semi-final

MADRID: An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Niguez cleared three More...