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PCB wants Umar Akmal to explain match-fixing comments

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants an explanation from wicketkeeper Umar Akmal after he said in a television interview that he had been approached to fix matches. The PCB’s anti-corruption unit has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday after Akmal, who has made 116 ODI appearances, told a local channel that he had been offered $200,000…

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June 25, 2018

 

Uber battles to keep London license in court appeal

Uber goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last September by refusing to renew its license, citing failings in its approach…

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June 25, 2018

 

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks vote for a new president and parliament on Sunday in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. The elections will also usher in a powerful new executive presidency long sought by Erdogan and backed…

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June 24, 2018

 

PM Abadi, Sadr alliance brings Iraq government closer

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low turnout and fraud allegations. The alliance between Abadi’s Victory Alliance, which came third in a May parliamentary election, and Sadr’s…

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June 24, 2018

 

Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria: military

Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighboring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the leaders were meeting. Those killed…

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June 24, 2018

 

US Supreme Court restricts police on mobile phone location data

The US Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the…

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June 24, 2018

 

Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It feels weird, I am so happy … I’m just too proud to be doing this right…

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June 24, 2018

 

US government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’

The US Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours. The department said in a statement US Customs and Border Protection expects a small number of children separated for…

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June 24, 2018

 

Chandimal to miss third Windies test after appeal fails

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the third and final test against West Indies after his appeal against a ball-tampering ban was dismissed by a judicial commissioner. The 28-year-old was charged with ball-tampering during last week’s St Lucia test after video evidence indicated he took sweets out of his pocket and put them in…

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June 23, 2018

 

Argentina asks Russia to deport fans filmed fighting at World Cup

Argentina said on Friday it had asked Russia to detain and deport four of its soccer fans filmed fighting with supporters from Croatia at a World Cup match on Thursday. Russia and soccer’s world governing body FIFA have promised to hold a safe and welcoming World Cup, despite concerns that the tournament could be marred…

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June 23, 2018

 

Sri Lanka team management admit to breaching ICC code

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct after the team delayed play during the second test against West Indies. Sri Lankan players refused to take to the field on the third day at St. Lucia last Saturday after…

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June 22, 2018

 

Djokovic says not among favourites at Wimbledon, backs Federer

Novak Djokovic does not consider himself among the favourites at next month’s Wimbledon and shares the popular view that defending champion Roger Federer is likely to win a record ninth trophy at the All England Club. The Serbian, who is making a comeback from a long-term elbow injury, claimed his first victory over a top-10…

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June 22, 2018

 

Roy ton helps power England into 4-0 lead over Australia

England’s rampant one-day side powered to a fourth straight win over Australia, following up their world record rampage at Trent Bridge with a commanding six-wicket victory at Chester-le-Street on Thursday led by centurion Jason Roy. Roy cracked his second century of the series, a brilliant 101 off 83 balls, to pave the way for England…

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June 22, 2018

 

A Barcelona restaurant that tells refugee tales

Tucked away in a medieval Spanish square, an unconventional restaurant is training refugees and telling their stories, hoping to change the lives of migrants and how people see them. Espai Mescladis is both a restaurant and culinary school – and part publishing house. It trains migrants from as far afield as Venezuela, Senegal and Pakistan to…

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June 21, 2018

 

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

England posted a new women’s Twenty20 international record of 250 for three against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday — just hours after New Zealand had done the same thing to the Proteas at the same ground. The three sides are taking part in a triangular tournament where teams will play ‘double-headers’. It was South…

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June 21, 2018

 

The dream goes on for Iran despite Spain defeat

Iran’s dream of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup survived Wednesday’s loss to Spain and coach Carlos Queiroz promised his team would give their absolute all to take their second chance against his native Portugal next week. Queiroz said his players deserved huge credit for their battling performance after going down 1-0 to…

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June 21, 2018

 

Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said before a…

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June 19, 2018

 

Lukaku double as Belgium outclass Panama in World Cup 2018

A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday. Mertens hammered home a superb volley two minutes into the second half, sending the ball arcing…

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June 18, 2018

 

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest reference bible of recognized and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and…

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June 18, 2018

 

Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title in Stuttgart

Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career. The 36-year-old, who by reaching the final had already guaranteed his return to world No.1, supplanting Rafael Nadal when the new…

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June 18, 2018

 

Google to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant’s efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com. The two companies described the investment as one piece of a broader partnership that will include the promotion of JD.com products on Google’s shopping service….

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June 18, 2018

 
 
 
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