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March 20, 2018 12:00 AM Bolt to attend Commonwealth Games — as a spectator

SYDNEY: Sprint legend Usain Bolt will attend next month’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast to watch the 100-metres final, former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake has revealed. Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships in London, has been busy preparing for a tilt at football and has also worked with Australia’s

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Blake sees CW Games as step to build on Bolt’s legacy

MELBOURNE: Next month’s Commonwealth Games will be Yohan Blake’s chance to build on Usain Bolt’s “legacy” and step out of the track great’s shadow, the former 100 metres world champion said on Sunday. Bolt retired last year with eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals to his name, leaving his former training partner Blake to carry the flame

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM F1 champ Hamilton not close to ‘final chapter’

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton has vowed to reign supreme in Formula One for years to come as the world champion prepares for the start of the new season next weekend. British star Hamilton is reportedly ready to sign a new contract with Mercedes, which could earn him up to £40 million ($55 million) per year and solidify his position as British sport’s highest

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Asean leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm

SYDNEY: Australia and its Asean neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage. Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the three-day meeting in Sydney, also agreed to work more closely

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Water? Not at Brazil forum on water shortages

BRASA­LIA: There’s no escaping water rationing in Brazil’s drought-hit capital Brasilia -- unless you’re attending an international conference on global water supply problems, local media reported. Brasilia has been on a schedule of rolling cuts to fresh water supply, neighborhood by neighborhood, since January 2017. But the estimated 40,000 people expected

March 18, 2018 7:34 AM Gunmen kill two polio monitors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead two members of a polio monitoring teami in tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday night in the Saafi area of the Mohmand tribal district, where authorities imposed a curfew and launched a search operation led by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. "A monitoring

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM India wary of BD power in sub-continent: Karthik

COLOMBO: India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik Saturday said Bangladesh are always a tricky opposition and that his team would bring high intensity to the Twenty20 tri-series final between the two sides on Sunday. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s team was the first to book its place in the final after winning three of its four games at Colombo’s R. Premadasa 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM J&K becomes top agenda item in UNHCR policy statement

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir has become a top agenda item in the policy statement of the UN high commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCR) in its Geneva Headquarters as it happened for the first time in the history of the commission. The UNHRC has included Kashmir in the list of other urgent international conflicts, like Syria. The human rights activist Ahmad 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM S Africa credit downgrade may do less damage than feared

LONDON: South Africa will learn soon whether Cyril Ramaphosa´s first month as president has saved the country's last remaining investment grade rating, but even if it hasn´t, a broader rise in optimism should limit the damage. Moody´s, with a downgrade review on South Africa since last November, is to make a decision by March 23. A cut to junk - following

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Swiss investors scoping Pakistani market: envoy

KARACHI: Didier Boschung, the consul general of Switzerland, on Friday said Swiss importers are seriously assessing Pakistani market for placing import orders. “Pakistan is one of the biggest markets for foreign investors,” Boschung said addressing the inauguration ceremony of 14th International Plastic, Printing and Packaging Exhibition being held at Expo Center