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Daily Archives: February 3, 2016

Rise of cricket officials and fall of the game

When England crashed out of the pre-quarters at the 2015 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) knew it was time for an overhaul. It started with stepping down of Giles Clarke, the ECB’s Chairman of eight years, followed by the removal of Managing Director ...

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A third of asylum seekers sailing to Europe are children: UNICEF

A third of the Europe-bound refugees making perilous sea crossings from Turkey to Greece are now children, the United Nations (UN) says, adding that there are more children and women on the move than adult males. “Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between ...

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Israeli forces detained 149 Palestinians in January: Rights group

The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) says Israeli military forces abducted 149 Palestinians, half of them children, during a spate of operations across the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) last month. The ICHR announced in a statement on Tuesday that 149 Palestinians were nabbed in al-Quds in January. A total ...

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Syria peace talks in trouble after intense Russian strikes

GENEVA (AFP) – The UN s special envoy warned all hope to resolve Syria s civil war would be lost if the latest attempt at peace talks failed, after the opposition said Russian airstrikes threatened to derail the discussions before they had begun. The main opposition umbrella group attending the talks said ...

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Turkey to try professor for PKK exam question

A Turkish professor has been accused of spreading “terrorist propaganda” by devising an exam question about imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ankara University professor Resat Baris Unlu is to be tried over the accusation on Wednesday, when he would have to explain why he had asked his students to compare ...

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Nigeria under fire for Zaria massacre

Authorities in Nigeria have come under fire for not providing the results of an inquiry that was supposed to be conducted into a military massacre of hundreds of Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December last year. Almost two months after Nigerian soldiers attacked the followers of the ...

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