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July 20, 2018 12:24 AM Pakistani Qawwal Haji Ameer Khan attacked in London

LONDON: Renowned Pakistani Qawwal Haji Ameer Khan was severely beaten by unknown man on Thursday in East London's Green Street area. According to Ameer’s daughter Saleena, a black man attacked her father who fell down on the ground after receiving wounds to his body, his eye was severely damaged. She told media that a man hit his father with punches

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don’t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before going on to reveal Qatar is spending almost $500 million (430 million euros) a week on infrastructure

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Car crash victim Degenkolb wins 9th stage of Tour de France

PARIS: John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust. The win marks a return to form for the German, a former winner of Paris-Roubaix, who was knocked down by a car in Mallorca two years ago. Van Avermaet

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros). The 26-year-old winger’s 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Comcast to pay 243mln pounds in fees for Sky takeover

LONDON: Comcast expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound ($34.23 billion) bid for Sky as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Walt Disney that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides 1

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

LONDON: England’s Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from ‘south of the border’ took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par — a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie Pepperell 4

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM UK police find bottle containing nerve agent

LONDON: British police said Friday they have found a “small bottle” containing the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok in the home of one of two Britons who fell ill from the substance last month. “On Wednesday, 11 July, a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley’s house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement, four months after a former 1

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Britain, US agree to engage Russia with ‘strength, unity’

AYLESBURY: Britain and the United States have agreed that Russia should be engaged with “strength and unity”, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday after meeting US President Donald Trump. “We agreed that it is important to engage Russia from a position of strength and unity,” May said, as Trump prepares for a summit with Russian President Vladimir 3

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Khalid appointed SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman

KARACHI: Southern Philippines Muslim & Non-Muslim Unity & Development Association (SPMUDA) International for Peace and Development has appointed seasoned Pakistani squash player Khalid Atlas Khan as SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman. The Organisation’s motto is: I am for peace, unity and humanity! Founded by Dr Datu Camad M Ali, the organisation aims to improve 4

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM India’s top court reviews homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI: India’s top court began reviewing on Tuesday petitions against a colonial-era ban on homosexuality, in the latest chapter of a legal tussle between social and religious conservatives and more liberal Indians. Section 377 of the penal code, a relic from 1860s British legislation, bans gay acts as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature"