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New Zealand reprimand stadium announcer for ‘taunting’ Mohammad Amir

UNS-New Zealand Cricket (NZC) reprimanded a stadium announcer for “playing the cash register sound” as a taunt during one of Mohammad Amir’s spells in the third Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand in Wellington, ESPNcricinfo reported on Wednesday. Mark McLeod, a long-time NZC contracted …

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1st ODI: NZ down Pakistan by 70 runs, Amir takes three on return

WELLINGTON: New Zealand pacemen Trent Boult and Grant Elliott shared seven wickets as the hosts bundled out Pakistan for 210 to win the first one-day international at the pacy Basin Reserve by 70 runs on Monday. Elliott did the early damage while Boult, the world’s …

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Paris attacks aftermath: UK’s Muslim women bear the brunt as hate crimes jump 300pc

LONDON-UNS- Islamophobic hate crime in the United Kingdom against British Muslims increased more than 300 per cent to at least 115 incidents of anti-Muslim crime over a period of seven days in the week following the Nov 13 Paris terror attacks, The Independent reported. Muslim …

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All eyes on Scotland in Britain’s knife-edge vote

GLASGOW: All eyes will be on Scotland on Thursday as the Scottish National Party looks set for a landslide victory in Britain’s general election, a result that could hand it the role of kingmaker. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon cast her vote in a community hall …

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British election raises legitimacy question

LONDON: (AFP) – This week s election in Britain has prompted a heated debate about the potential legitimacy of the next government given that the party that wins the most votes may not end up governing. The polls ahead of Thursday s vote show the …

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British Muslims protest against Charlie Hebdo

LONDONn -UNS : Thousands of British Muslims protested against cartoons in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in a demonstration near the office of Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday. The crowd marched to Downing Street holding signs reading “Charlie and the abuse factory”, “We love …

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New powers for Scotland unveiled as SNP eyes poll gains

LONDON – Britain s government published a draft law Thursday on handing more powers to Scotland including greater control on tax after the country rejected independence in a referendum last year. Prime Minister David Cameron said the move would make the Scottish parliament “one of …

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New Zealand beat Pakistan to take series 3-2

ABU DHABI -uns : New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday, taking the five-match series 3-2. Chasing a daunting 276-run target, Pakistan were bowled out for 207 in 43.3 overs with paceman Matt …

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Scotland appears set to reject independence

LONDON -UNS : Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result. Only four areas declared by 5:00 am local time (0400GMT) voted in favour of independence, giving the …

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British PM urges unity after Scotland rejects independence

LONDON -UNS : British Prime Minister David Cameron called for unity on Friday after Scotland rejected independence in a historic referendum, saying that the argument had been settled “for a generation”. “Now is the time for our United Kingdom to come together and to move …

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