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Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test

LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss has said it’s possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break bowler Adil Rashid was called into the squad for the second Test against Pakistan. Joining Rashid in an unusually large 14-man party were the fit-again duo of James Anderson ...

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Indian forces open fire on Kashmiri protesters, kill 3

At least three people have been killed as Indian forces opened fire on the protesters who were out on the streets in defiance of a curfew in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region. Late on Monday, the protesters blocked a main road and started throwing stones at an army convoy that was deployed ...

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Maoist rebels kill 10 Indian paramilitary soldiers in ambush

Maoist rebels have killed at least 10 paramilitary soldiers in an ambush in eastern India, police sources say. Police sources said the paramilitary soldiers were killed as their convoy hit a landmine in the dense forests of Aurangabad district in the eastern state of Bihar on Monday afternoon. “Ten of ...

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AU approves deployment of ‘robust’ force to South Sudan

The African Union (AU) has approved a proposal to send a regional protection force to South Sudan with a “robust” mandate to contain the violence there amid criticisms of the failure of a similar UN mission. “The UN doesn’t have the mandate to impose peace,” African Union Peace and Security Commissioner ...

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Melania Trump’s speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama

In her first major political speech, presumptive US Republican Party nominee Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, has apparently lifted a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Melania addressed a cheering crowd at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday after a brief introduction from Trump ...

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African Americans fed up with police violence: Analyst

The surge in violent attacks on American police officers shows how deep the American public has grown frustrated and angry with excessive use of force by the law enforcement, says Abayomi Azikiwe, an American journalist. Police departments in major cities across the US are on high alert after three police ...

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Take a glimpse into Erdogan’s $615m palace

Take a peek into Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s $615-million presidential palace located on the outskirts of the capital Ankara. No expense was spared in the building of the 1,150-room “White Palace” which covers an area of 300,000 square meters of an environmentally protected nature preserve called the Ataturk Forest ...

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Protests divide Republicans over Trump nomination

The US Republican National Convention (RNC)’s first day has been marked with division amid attempts by some of Donald Trump’s opponents to block his presidential nomination, while many others protested outside the venue. The convention, which is set to nominate Trump, kicked off in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday, and soon ...

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GOP Senator Ernst: Daesh exists in all 50 US states

US Senator Joni Ernst says the Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorist group has a presence in all 50 American states. Ernst made the remarks on Monday while speaking on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where speakers slammed President Barack Obama’s and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s ...

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