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  • Christian to play in South African T20 league

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    JOHANNESBURG: Dan Christian, Samuel Badree and Jeevan Mendis headlined a modest list of international stars drafted into South Africa’s new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament on Wednesday. Australian all-rounder Christian, Sri Lankan all-rounder Jeevan Mendis and West Indian leg-spinner Badree were signed for 750,000 rand ($52,600) each for the month-long

  • Being able to play football is not enough, says Chiellini

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    MILAN: Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini urged players to think more about their careers after football on Wednesday as he helped launch an education campaign led by global players’ union FIFPro. Chiellini, 34, studied for a degree in economics and a Masters in business administration at Turin University at the same time as winning seven

  • Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    JOHANNESBURG: Madagascar, for the first time, Senegal and former champions Tunisia and Egypt sealed places at the Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday with two matchdays to spare. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to earn Madagascar a 1-0 Group A victory over Equatorial Guinea on the vast Indian Ocean island.In the same mini-league

  • Thailand’s infamous ‘jet-set monk’ convicted of raping a minor

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    BANGKOK: Thailand’s infamous "jet-set monk" was convicted of raping an underage girl on Wednesday, a court official said, in a case that has rocked an already scandal-mired Buddhist clergy. Wiraphon Sukphon, 39, earned his evocative moniker after footage emerged of him wearing designer sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag on a private jet. He was extradited

  • Canada becomes first nation to legalise cannabis

    October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    TORONTO: Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight

  • Australia bowled out for 145, concedes big lead in 2nd test

    October 17, 2018 8:52 AM 2 1

    Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas ripped through Australia's batting lineup with a five-wicket haul Wednesday as the visitors were bowled out for 145 on the second day of the second cricket Test. Australia conceded a massive 137-run lead as Abbas finished with 5-33 when he had Mitchell Starc (34) lbw and Australia was dismissed an hour after lunch

  • Australia slump to 91-7 after Abbas and Asif strike

    October 17, 2018 8:52 AM

    Fast-rising Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas and spinner Bilal Asif struck twice each to jolt Australia to 91-7 at lunch on the second day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas dismissed Shaun Marsh for three runs and Travis Head for 14 to derail Australia after they resumed at 20-2 in reply to Pakistan's 282 all out at Sheikh Zayed Stadium

  • Saudi Arabia agrees to abolish Umrah tax on PM Imran Khan's request

    October 17, 2018 7:03 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Saudi government has agreed to waive 2,000 riyals tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to a media report, the PM, during his visit to the Kingdom, had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to abolish the fee. The development was shared by the Religious

  • PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

    October 17, 2018 1:57 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according to a press release of the PM’s Office

  • Cherat Cement’s quarterly profit down 29 percent

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Profit of Cherat Cement Company Limited fell 29 percent to Rs431 million in the quarter ended September 30, translating into EPS of Rs2.44. The company’s profit amounted to Rs606 million with EPS of Rs3.43 in the corresponding quarter a year earlier. Cherat Cement didn’t announce any cash dividend. The company’s sales dropped 14 percent during the period