India’s Nehwal Clinches Australian Open Badminton Title

SYDNEY: India badminton ace Saina Nehwal received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she defeated China’s Sun Yu to clinch the Australian Open badminton title. Saina defeated her Chinese rival 11-21, 21-14, 21-19 in the summit clash that lasted an hour and 11 minutes. It is Saina’s second Australian Open victory, having clinched the More...

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Former England captain Carr dead at 89

LONDON: Former England captain Donald Carr has died, at the age of 89, it was announced Sunday. The MCC flag at Lord´s, where England were playing Sri Lanka in the third Test, flew at half-mast as a mark of respect. Carr More...

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Murray sets sights on record fifth Queen’s crown

LONDON: Andy Murray has set his sights on the perfect warm-up for Wimbledon as the world number two eyes a record fifth title at Queen’s Club. Murray won his fourth Queen’s crown last year to equal the record More...

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PM takes a walk in Hyde Park with First Lady

LONDON: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif is recovering speedily after undergoing an open-heart surgery. On Sunday, he took a walk in London s Hyde Park with First Lady Kulsum Nawaz. PM underwent a successful open-heart More...

By admin On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Euro 2016 kicks off in France despite strikes and terror threat

PARIS: The Euro 2016 football championships kick off in France on Friday under unprecedented security and with President Francois Hollande vowing to take decisive action to stop strikes hitting the showpiece event. The More...

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Henderson grabs early lead at Women’s PGA Championship

LOS ANGELES: Canada’s Brooke Henderson birdied three of her final four holes en route to a four-under 67 for a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday. The 18-year-old More...

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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to take on the resurgent Taliban more directly — in tandem with Afghan allies, ratcheting up a 15-year conflict that he had vowed to end. “US forces More...

By admin On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Brown agrees one-season deal to coach Highlanders

WELLINGTON: Former All Blacks flyhalf Tony Brown has agreed to take over as Otago Highlanders coach on a one-season deal for the 2017 Super Rugby campaign before he follows incumbent Jamie Joseph to Japan, the team More...

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Ronaldo, Messi surpass Tiger, Mayweather as world’s highest-paid athletes

NEW YORK: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid athletes on Wednesday in the wake of boxer Floyd Mayweather’s retirement More...

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Oil prices build on gains after US supplies drop

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended their gains to multi-month highs Thursday following another drop in US supplies and the prospect of further disruptions to output from key producers Nigeria and Canada. The commodity More...