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Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Australia crush Pakistan to sweep Test series

  Australia clinched a series clean sweep with an emphatic 220-run win over Pakistan in the third Test in Sydney on Saturday. The tourists were all out shortly before tea on the final day for 244 chasing 465 runs with paceman Josh Hazlewood and spinner Steve O’Keefe both snaring three ...

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Kohli handed India’s ODI, T20 captaincy

NEW DELHI: Selectors appointed Virat Kohli as India’s limited-overs skipper on Friday as the number one ranked Test side sets its sights on winning back its title as one-day cricket’s world champions. Two days after India’s most successful ever captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stood down from the helm of both ...

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Mexico slams Trump bid to sway foreign investors

Mexico has rejected any threats aimed at deterring foreign companies from investing in the country, after US President-elect Donald Trump threatened two big automotive manufacturers with heavy tariffs if they export their Mexican-made cars to the US. In an apparent reference to Trump’s recent remarks, the Mexican economy ministry said in ...

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Gambia tops agenda of ECOWAS meeting in Ghana

West African leaders are set to gather in Ghana to resolve the political deadlock in the Gambia. A spokesman for the Nigerian presidency said on Friday that the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would make a “major decision” about the Gambia at the meeting scheduled ...

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Taiwan’s leader embarks on controversial Central America tour

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has begun her nine-day trip to four Central American countries with planned stopovers in the US, a development closely watched by Beijing amid warming Taipei-Washington ties. Before boarding the plane on Saturday, Tsai said her visit to Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador, was aimed at ...

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Gunmen kill 9 Shia miners in Afghanistan’s Baghlan

Armed men have gunned down nine Shia miners in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan. “Nine coalminers were killed by unknown gunmen in Tala wa Barfak,” district governor Faiz Mohammad Amiri told media on Friday. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings in the remote district, but the government in ...

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Turkey dismisses 6,000 more workers over links to botched putsch

Turkey has expelled over 6,000 more police personnel, civil servants and academics as the government widens its crackdown on the opposition following the abortive mid-July 2016 coup. According to a report published by Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News, Ankara issued three decrees under emergency rule on Friday, dismissing 2,687 police officers, 1,699 officials ...

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