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Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of 1,007 inmates

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of Iranian inmates. Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 1,007 eligible inmates convicted by the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces. The Leader’s decision came in ...

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Dubai to host Pakistan-India baseball series

LAHORE– The 1st Dubai Cup Pakistan-India Baseball Series 2017 will be held in Dubai in which two matches will be played on December 9 and 10. Speaking at a press conference held here at the National Hockey Stadium, Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) president Syed Khawar Shah, flanked by Punjab Baseball ...

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

LAUSANNE – Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came ...

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Football: Real deal Ronaldo set for fifth Ballon d’Or

PARIS  – Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi on Thursday by claiming a fifth Ballon d Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season. Barcelona s 30-year-old Argentinian superstar won the coveted award from 2009 to 2012 and ...

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Football: Lukaku, Rashford send Man Utd into last 16

MANCHESTER – Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as Manchester United defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14. A contentious goal awarded to Vitinho gave CSKA a shock lead on half-time, but Lukaku and Rashford struck twice in ...

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France’s king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

PARIS  – France’s best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia told AFP on Wednesday. The leather-clad would-be Elvis, known simply as Johnny, announced in March he had been diagnosed with the disease and would undergo treatment. “Johnny Hallyday has ...

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