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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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Future of Union Jack in doubt as Scotland votes

LONDON: If Scotland chooses independence on Thursday, it is not only the politics of the United Kingdom that will be profoundly changed, but also potentially its iconic “Union Jack” flag. Designed more than 200 years ago, the flag combines the colours of the three patron …

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