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September 23, 2018 12:00 AM 29 killed in Iran military parade attack

TEHRAN: Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam 1

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 11, 2018 12:00 AM Two matches decided in LRCA U-16 Cricket

LAHORE: Two more matches were decided in ongoing Lahore Regional Cricket Association (LRCA) Inter- Zonal Under-16 One-day Cricket Tournament played on different venues here on Monday. Scores: at Ittefaq LRCA Ground, West Zone Whites won by 147, West Zone Whites 256/6 in 40 overs (Kashif Ali 82, Taib Sohail Farooqi 42, Umer Mushtaq 34, Usman Irshaad 30, M Ali 2/53) North

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM Buttler puts England in command

LONDON: Jos Buttler celebrated his 28th birthday with an innings of 89 that left England on top in the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday. England, who had already won this five-match series at 3-1 up, started the second day in danger of being dismissed for under 200 at 198 for seven. Buttler and Stuart Broad (38) frustrated India with a ninth-wicket 1

September 7, 2018 12:00 AM Shakib’s fitness puts BCB in ‘awkward’ position

DHAKA: The confusion around all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s fitness has put Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in an “awkward and embarrassing” position ahead of the Asia Cup. BCB director Jalal Yunus on Thursday said that Shakib should have informed the board rather than the media that he feels he is “20-30% fit” for the tournament that begins on September 1

September 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesians flee to higher ground in tsunami drill

MEULABOH, Indonesia: Indonesian high school students fled to higher ground as tsunami warning sirens blared on Wednesday, launching an evacuation exercise across a region devastated by a 2004 disaster which killed over 200,000 people. The drill simulated a magnitude 9.3 earthquake off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. A total of 24 countries 1

September 5, 2018 12:00 AM Siraj slams West’s bias against Muslim women

LAHORE: As the Muslim world has celebrated International Hijab Day, JI ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has criticised the West’s hatred and bias towards religious freedom and choice of Muslim women, saying the West negated its tall claim of being the champion of women rights. In a telephonic conversation with the President of International Muslim Women Union

September 5, 2018 12:00 AM Sanjrani, Masood condole death of Ahmad Saeed Kirmani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan, Speaker Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir and members of the assembly visited residence of central leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Dr Syed Asif Saeed Kirmani to condole the death of his father Sayed Ahmad Saeed Kirmani Advocate 1

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM England to play a Test in St Lucia for first time

LONDON: England will play their first Test match in St Lucia as part of a two-month tour of the Caribbean early next year. The other two venues for the three-match Test series, which is the first part of the trip, are Barbados and Antigua. England’s previous Test series in the Caribbean finished 1-1 after West Indies levelled the series in Barbados following

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM London’s new train line delayed

London: London´s new train line, which was set to open through the city centre in December, has been put back for nearly a year, the mammoth Crossrail project announced. The Elizabeth Line, 10 years in the making and set to add 10 percent to central London´s rail capacity, will now open in the third quarter of 2019, Crossrail said. "We have made huge progress