Sport New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult claimed four wickets to spark a recovery as they restricted Pakistan to a first innings lead of 74 on day two of the first test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Cricket – New Zealand vs England – Second Test – Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand –
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BANGUI: More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in Central African Republic in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees, a regional lawmaker said. The attack happened on Thursday in Alindao, a town 300 km (200 miles) east of the capital Bangui. Thousands of people were forced to flee when the
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MOSCOW: A woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police station checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in the south of Russia, RIA news agency said. Nobody else was killed or injured in the blast, RIA said. No other details were immediately available. Advertisement (writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Gareth Jones)

World Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. People hold placards during a demonstration against changes of the country’s abortion law in Oslo, Norway November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
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World Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday he has no plans to call an election before Christmas and that uncertainty over Brexit must take precedence over the outcome of talks to extend an expiring government cooperation deal. FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar makes a statement at Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland, November
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SINGAPORE: Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written congratulatory letters to newly inaugurated Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement on Saturday (Nov 17).  The 54-year-old was sworn in Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united
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COLOMBO: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated on Saturday (Nov 17) as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections. Solih, 54, emerged as common opposition candidate as all key dissidents were either jailed or forced into exile by Yameen who took power following
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Sport Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks after the Liga champions said on Saturday he had strained his right hamstring in Croatia’s 3-2 home win over Spain in the Nations League on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona –
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