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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal to lead all SL sides after Asia Cup flop

COLOMBO: Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old Mathews was renamed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper in January, six months after

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Nigerian oil unions threaten strike

ABUJA: Nigeria´s two main oil unions have prepared their members for possible nationwide industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron, they said on Saturday. Nigeria, an OPEC member, is Africa´s largest oil producer and crude sales make up around two-thirds of government revenues in West Africa´s largest economy. The dilapidated state of its refineries 1

September 19, 2018 9:49 PM PM Imran Khan calls on UAE Crown Prince after visiting Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on first official overseas trip, called on Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday night after concluding his two-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and later traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he met the UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed 14

September 19, 2018 12:00 AM China’s ‘reform deficit’ lamented

Beijing: Foreign companies cannot compete on a level playing field in China because the world´s second-largest economy is stuck in a "reform deficit", a European business group said Tuesday. Despite four decades of booming growth, Beijing has fallen behind on pledges to implement reforms and liberalise its economy, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China 3

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Hamilton scorches to pole for Singapore GP

SINGAPORE: Lewis Hamilton scorched to Singapore Grand Prix pole position in his Mercedes with a red hot lap of 1min 36.015sec at the Marina Bay street circuit on Saturday. Max Verstappen of Red Bull will start on the front row for Sunday’s race alongside Hamilton after coming second, 0.319sec behind the Englishman, but Sebastian Vettel could only manage 4

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM PSG stroll to win despite Mbappe, Neymar absence

PARIS: Kylian Mbappe and Neymar watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday. Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net at the Parc des Princes to allow PSG to make it five wins from five games 3

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Moeen says he was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series. Moeen’s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday’s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia (CA) has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was “unacceptable 2

September 15, 2018 12:00 AM Weekly inflation up 0.20 percent

ISLAMABAD: Inflation for the week ended September 13 for the combined income group registered nominal increase of 0.20 percent as compared to the previous week, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics revealed on Friday.The sensitive price indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the abovementioned group was recorded at 228.02 points against 4

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Millions at risk as Philippines braces for strong Typhoon Mangkhut

MANILA: Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the disaster-prone nation, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Emergency workers have been deployed in the northern tip of the main Philippine island of Luzon, where Typhoon Mangkhut 1

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM 84 die in fighting for Hodeida

KHOKHA, Yemen: Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen´s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said Sunday. The sources in Hodeida province, controlled by Huthi rebels, said 11 soldiers and 73 insurgents had been killed since the talks were abandoned on Saturday. Dozens of rebels