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Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

India, Kohli top T20 rankings

KARACHI: Indian batsman Virat Kohli’s excellent run of form in the just-concluded series against Australia has allowed him to hold on to the status of world’s number-one ranked Twenty20 International batsman in the latest ICC player rankings for T20 batsmen, which were released on Monday. Kohli was the leading run-scorer ...

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HRW publishes report on US human rights violations

Human Rights Watch has published a scathing report criticizing the United States for violating human rights in a variety of areas. According to the report, US laws and practices violate internationally recognized human rights in incarceration, racial disparities, criminal justice, police killing of African Americans and foreign policy to name ...

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Nine killed in fresh Saudi airstrikes across Yemen

At least nine people have lost their lives as Saudi fighter jets continue airstrikes on several areas across neighboring Yemen. On Tuesday, Riyadh’s warplanes bombed the al-Sha’ab area in Harad district of Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, killing eight people and injuring 11 others. According to Yemen’s al-Masirah television network, a child ...

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Army troops capture strategic village north of Aleppo

The Syrian army has gained control of a strategic village near the Turkish border in Aleppo amid a successful offensive against foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the northwestern province. Government troops and allied forces seized back Hardatnin village located north of Aleppo city on Tuesday, the Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported. The report added that many ...

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Gaza activists on hunger strike to support jailed journalist

Palestinian activists in Gaza are on the fourth day of a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, who has been refusing food for over two months in an Israeli jail. The six-day hunger strike, which was organized by the National Committee in Solidarity with al-Qiq, will last until Thursday. Journalists, ...

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Saudi commander: We’re stuck in ‘static war’

Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen has ground into a no-win one, says the kingdom’s military which has been pounding the Arab world’s poorest nation for almost a year. Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, the military spokesman, said on Monday that the kingdom was now stuck in a “static war” against its southern neighbor. ...

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African leaders support pullout from ICC

African leaders have endorsed a proposal by Kenya to push for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). They believe the court unfairly targets the continent for prosecution while ignoring rights abuses elsewhere in the world. The decision, which was made at the African Union (AU), is a proposal for ...

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