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April 21, 2018 12:00 AM France’s Pinot wins Tour of the Alps

MILAN: French climb specialist Thibaut Pinot won cycling’s Tour of the Alps on Friday with Ukraine’s Mark Padun claiming victory in the fifth and final stage. British four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome finished fourth overall as the Sky leader fine tunes his form for the Giro d’Italia.FDJ rider Pinot becomes the second French winner after Luc Leblanc

April 20, 2018 12:00 AM UK to ban sale of plastic straws

LONDON: Britain on Thursday announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle global marine pollution. Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will launch a consultation on banning the single-use items later this year, ahead of legislation on the issue. The move follows the 2015 introduction 4

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nawaz, Maryam leave for London today

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, has been hospitalised in London since past two days. She was initially taken to the hospital's emergency, however, the former first lady's condition is said to have stabilised after treatment, a source at the Harley Street Clinic said. The former first lady has been shifted to a hospital 1

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Commonwealth Big Lunch hosted

KARACHI: The British Council in Pakistan and the British Deputy High Commission in partnership with SEED Ventures organised a Commonwealth Big Lunch at the British Council Library to celebrate the Commonwealth community and build connections through food, a statement said on Monday. British Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns was the chief guest on the occasion 5

April 16, 2018 12:00 AM Froome continues Giro warm-up despite doping probe

MILAN: Chris Froome continues his preparations for the Giro d’Italia at next week’s Tour of the Alps despite his case remaining under consideration by cycling’s anti-doping unit. The British four-time Tour de France champion returned an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol at the Vuelta a Espana in September — a race he won in a historic 4

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Joshua eager to face Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

LONDON: Anthony Joshua wants to face fellow unbeaten world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next, rather than Alexander Povetkin, the British boxer told the BBC on Tuesday. Joshua unified the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles by outpointing New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in Cardiff 1

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM Student cyclist stuns with Games golds

BRISBANE: Not even cycling aficionados had heard of Charlie Tanfield a year ago, but now the young Englishman is a Commonwealth Games champion with a long-standing world record in his sights. The 21-year-old mechanical engineering student, still technically an amateur, somehow escaped the attention of British cycling chiefs until very recently -- but he can be ignored 1

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM HEC, British Council join hands for research

Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and British Council Pakistan signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enhance strategic collaboration for the next three years. The LoI was signed by HEC Executive Director Dr. Arshad Ali, and British Council Pakistan Country Director Rosemary Hilhorst in a ceremony held on Tuesday. Under the LoI, the two sides 5

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM UK issued 30,210 licenses for general immigration, work, family, student visa sponsors

LONDON: Home Office, after getting more criticism from public, parliamentarians and peers, has issued/renewed licenses in three categories i.e. Tier 4, Tier2 and Tier 5. These categories deal with student, family, workers and family visas. Sources in Home Office confirmed that 1236 licenses to sponsor were issued under Tier 4 and total 28974 licenses 13

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan pioneers hail reverse swing as ‘art’

KARACHI: Pakistan’s masters of reverse-swinging a cricket ball have unanimously defended it as an “art” which can be achieved without the tampering that ended in shameful bans for three Australian players. Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz —- widely regarded as a pioneer of reverse swing — refused to accept the implication that the skill requires 7