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Daily Archives: September 1, 2015

Cook in search of opening partner for Pakistan Tests

LONDON: It is Test cricket’s equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship. Yet for England captain Alastair Cook it is no joke. Since former skipper and first-wicket colleague Andrew Strauss retired in 2012, left-hander Cook has had six partners at the top of the ...

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Homicide rates soaring in many US cities: Report

Murder rates have increased in cities across the United States this year with over 30 cities reporting a rise in violence from a year ago, a report says. A hundred and four people have been killed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so far this year compared to 86 homicides in 2014, according ...

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Al-Shabab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked an African Union (AU) base in Janale district, near Mogadishu. The militants reportedly rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the base before storming the compound on Tuesday. The AU says its forces managed to fend off the attack. The AU force in Somalia, known as ...

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18 civilians killed in Saudi aerial raids across Yemen

At least 18 civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes against residential areas across Yemen as part of Riyadh’s ongoing military campaign against its southern neighbor. On Tuesday, Saudi military aircraft bombarded Mukayras town in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda, killing eleven people and injuring many more, Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news ...

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Iran unveils radars that can detect stealth targets

Iran has unveiled two domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art radar systems capable of detecting stealth targets at high altitudes. The radar systems, dubbed Nazir and Bina, were unveiled on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili. Nazir is a long-range radar system that ...

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Iran parliament speaker warns of spread of terrorism

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has warned of the spread of terrorism in the Middle East, calling for more efforts to stop the ominous phenomenon, Press TV reports. Larijani made the remark in a Monday meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the Fourth World Conference of ...

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