Tuesday , December 18 2018

ICC probes UAE league after farcical dismissals go viral

DUBAI (Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a private Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates, the sport’s global governing body has said, after footage of some farcical dismissals went viral on social media. A match in the Ajman All Stars League, which is not sanctioned by …

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Formula One to stop using female models on the grid

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One is ending the use of female models who parade and stand with the drivers’ name boards before every grand prix, with immediate effect. The sport announced the decision in a statement on Wednesday and said the change would also apply to all support series on …

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Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide

HAVANA (Reuters) – The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. The nuclear scientist, also known as “Fidelito”, or Little Fidel, because of how much he looked like his father, …

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China in talks over military base in remote Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the construction of a military base, Afghan officials say, as it seeks to shore up its fragile neighbour. The army camp will be built in Afghanistan’s remote and …

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