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Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Microsoft’s chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a bipartisan and expert commission. Facial recognition technology raises significant…

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July 14, 2018

 

Holder shines as West Indies dominate Bangladesh

Jason Holder led the rout of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the West Indies took control of the second Test at close on second day at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Having fought back well at the start of the day to limit the home side’s first innings to 354, the tourists were…

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July 14, 2018

 

Briton who plotted to kill Prince George jailed for life

A British supporter of Islamic State who admitted to planning an attack on Prince George was on Friday jailed for life. Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, in the northern English county of Lancashire, will spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars. He dramatically changed his plea during trial and admitted a string of terror offences…

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July 14, 2018

 

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs in first ODI

Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings. Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short…

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July 13, 2018

 

Spinners put Sri Lanka on top in first South Africa Test

Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country. First innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne then made a fluent 60 as the hosts ended day two on 111 for four, leading…

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July 13, 2018

 

France to deploy 110,000 police during World Cup weekend

Authorities will deploy 110,000 police and security forces across France this weekend to secure the huge street parties if “Les Bleus” win the World Cup on Sunday, after years of attacks targeting crowds and other so-called “soft” targets. The massive security effort has been complicated by France’s national day, Bastille Day, which falls on Saturday….

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July 13, 2018

 

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights — though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to…

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July 13, 2018

 

India’s Natwest hero Kaif retires from cricket at 37

Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif on Friday retired from all forms of cricket — nearly 12 years after he last stepped out to play an international match for his country. Kaif, who played 125 one-day internationals during his six-year career, is famous for his match-winning 87 in the Natwest final against England at Lord’s in 2002….

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July 13, 2018

 

US-UK ‘special relationship’ looks tarnished under Trump

When British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first world leader to visit Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017, it appeared the historic friendship between the two nations was in good health. But a series of spats have driven the two leaders apart, culminating in the president’s extraordinary public criticism of May’s…

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July 13, 2018

 

South Africa skittled for worst Test innings in Sri Lanka

Stand-in-skipper Suranga Lakmal and Dilruwan Perera starred as Sri Lanka skittled South Africa for just 126 on Friday — their lowest Test innings in the country, leaving them 161 runs behind on day two. The visitors’ batting fell apart against the spinners while responding to Sri Lanka’s 287 in the first Test in Galle. Skipper…

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July 13, 2018

 

Kerber storms into second Wimbledon final as Ostapenko misfires

Angelique Kerber raced into her second Wimbledon final as the German crushed former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in just 67 minutes on Thursday. Kerber took the express route to her a fourth Grand Slam title match with a ‘blink and you miss it’ demolition of Ostapenko on Centre Court. The 30-year-old hit…

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July 13, 2018

 

Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam finalist in the Open era at 36 years and 291…

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July 13, 2018

 

‘Maybe England lacked respect’, says Croatia coach

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic admits his team were spurred on by what they saw as a lack of respect towards them in the English media as they won 2-1 in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final. “We always respect our opponents and expect them to respect us back,” Dalic told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. “Maybe England…

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July 13, 2018

 

Headscarved Malaysian girl wows with freestyle football skills

The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead. “The headscarf is not an obstacle,”…

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July 13, 2018

 

‘Game of Thrones’ storms back into Emmys race with 22 nominations

Record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” made a storming comeback Thursday to Hollywood’s awards circuit after a year off, dominating this year’s Emmy nominations with a whopping 22 nods. The smash hit HBO show, which returns for a shortened eighth and final season next year, will compete once again for the coveted best drama series…

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July 13, 2018

 

England’s Hales out of India ODI series

England batsman Alex Hales will miss all three matches in a one-day international series with India, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Thursday. Prior to Thursday’s first ODI at Trent Bridge, home ground of Hales’s county team Nottinghamshire, the ECB said the opening batsman had been left out of that match because of a…

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July 13, 2018

 

Kuldeep waits on Test call after white-ball wickets against England

Kuldeep Yadav hopes his recent limited-overs performances will prompt India’s selectors to include him in their squad for the upcoming Test series in England. The left-arm wrist spinner took a superb one-day international best six for 25 in his maximum 10 overs as India beat England by eight wickets at Trent Bridge on Thursday to…

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July 13, 2018

 

Not easy to play Zimbabwe in their home conditions, says Sarfraz Ahmed

“The one-day series is important, and it’s not easy to play Zimbabwe in their home conditions,” said Sarfraz.

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July 12, 2018

 

First 3D colour X-ray performed on a human

New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe’s CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, which in 2012…

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July 12, 2018

 

South Africa bowl out Sri Lanka for 287 in first Test

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 158 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 287 on day one of the first Test against South Africa in Galle on Thursday. Karunaratne built crucial partnerships including a 63-run 10th wicket stand with Lakshan Sandakan, who made 25, after the hosts elected to bat first at the start…

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July 12, 2018

 

India bowl against England in first ODI

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field against England in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday. England made one change, with opener Alex Hales ruled out of a match on his Nottinghamshire home ground due to a side strain suffered batting in the nets on Wednesday. Jonny Bairstow…

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July 12, 2018

 
 
 
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