Tuesday , March 19 2019

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate

LONDON: The strain of playing five games in two weeks caught up with Arsenal and Chelsea as they labored to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Contesting their third competition after a packed festive fixture program, the London rivals were lacking the …

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Barca sign Colombian international Mina from Palmeiras

BARCELONA: Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Palmeiras on Thursday on a five year contract for a fee of 11.8 million euros ($14mn), the Catalan club announced. The 6ft 5in (1.95m) 23-year-old is set to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano, who is on the verge …

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England’s Root among IPL hopefuls as auction draws closer

England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking to play in this year’s big-paying Indian Premier League, the cricket board announced Saturday. The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket …

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TIMOTHEE CHALAMET SHOOTS FOR THE STARS

Virtually unknown a year ago, Timothee Chalamet is the very definition of a breakout star, featuring in two of 2017’s hottest movies and vying Sunday for a Golden Globe. The 22-year-old New Yorker has been showered with acclaim and awards nominations for his starring role in Luca Guadagnino’s paean to …

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HOLLYWOOD DECLARES WAR ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AT GLOBES

Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner of the …

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APPLE URGED TO STUDY IPHONE ADDICTION IN CHILDREN

Two large shareholders urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health. “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having …

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TRUMP ‘DESPERATE’ TO UNDERMINE NUCLEAR DEAL: IRAN’S ZARIF

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the nuclear deal were a “desperate effort” to undermine an accord that cannot be renegotiated. “Trump’s policy & today’s announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement,” Zarif tweeted after Trump …

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U.S. NOT CONTEMPLATING UNILATERAL ACTION: PAKISTAN ARMY

U.S. Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of the Pakistan Army that Washington “is not contemplating any unilateral action” inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said on Friday. Votel, who spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone “over the week,” also said …

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SAUDI WOMEN ATTEND FOOTBALL GAME FOR FIRST TIME

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match on Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing harsh restrictions on women, announced it was lifting a ban …

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