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Smith century gives Australia narrow lead

Skipper Steve Smith scored his 17th Test century to give Australia a 22-run lead over Pakistan as rain again disrupted play in the second Test in Melbourne on Thursday. Smith reached his fourth Test hundred of the year before a storm lashed the Melbourne Cricket Ground just before tea and ...

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Zaheer praises Azhar’s ‘brilliant’ double-ton

LAHORE: Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas praised opener Azhar Ali after the right-hander became the first batsman from the country to score a double century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday. Azhar scored an unbeaten 205 off 364 balls, plundering 20 boundaries to help Pakistan post an imposing ...

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Jordan court sentences 5 alleged Daesh members to death

A court in Jordan has sentenced to death five alleged members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. The official Petra news agency said the State Security Court sentenced the five to death by hanging on Wednesday. They were arrested along with 15 other alleged members of Daesh in a raid ...

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Twin blasts wound 33 people in central Philippines

At least 33 people have sustained injuries in two bomb attacks in a central town in the Philippines, officials say, a second instance of terrorism in the Southeast Asian country in less than a week. Late on Wednesday, two bombs went off when hundreds of people had gathered to watch ...

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Dozens of Boko Haram militants surrender in Niger

Dozens of militants with the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group have surrendered to Nigerien authorities, less than a week after Nigeria announced that its troops captured the group’s last key bastion in the country’s northeast. “Thirty one young people from Diffa, who were enrolled a few years ago in Boko ...

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