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Asad optimistic ahead of Australia tour opener

CAIRNS: Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq said on Wednesday the local knowledge of coach Mickey Arthur is proving invaluable as the tourists prepare for a trial by pace in the upcoming three-Test series against Australia. The Pakistanis are in Cairns for a three-day pink-ball match against a Cricket Australia XI beginning ...

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South Korea opposition introduces motion to impeach Pres. Park

South Korean opposition parties have introduced a motion in the parliament to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal. The parliament in South Korea formally introduced the impeachment motion on Thursday, accusing Park of violating the country’s constitution and colluding with a close friend, who is currently jailed ...

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US border agents killed thousands of migrants: Report

US Border Patrol agents have adopted inhumane apprehension strategies against undocumented immigrants who cross the US-Mexico border, committing a “great historical crime,” according to an advocacy group. The border agency has engineered the death and disappearance of tens of thousands of border crossers by using the desert wilderness as a ...

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Federal judge shuts down vote recount in Michigan

A federal judge in the United States has stopped the recount of nearly 5 million ballots in Michigan, ruling that defeated Green Party candidate Jill Stein has no constitutional right to demand another look at ballots. The ruling, issued on Wednesday evening, seals Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s narrow electoral victory ...

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Trump picks pro wrestling tycoon McMahon for administration role

US President-elect Donald Trump has selected professional wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon to be part of his incoming administration. Trump’s transition team said on Wednesday the incoming Republican president picked 68-year-old McMahon, co-founder of pro wrestling company WWE, to lead the Small Business Administration. McMahon, who ran unsuccessfully for a Senate ...

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