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Defoe back for England at age of 34

LONDON: Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 on Thursday ahead of next week’s friendly in Germany and a World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania. Defoe has been a lethal finisher for relegation-threatened Sunderland, scoring 14 of the club’s 24 league goals this season but has not played for England since he ... Read More »

2nd Test: Sri Lanka in control against Bangladesh

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka took a flurry of late wickets to put the brakes on Bangladesh at the second Test in Colombo Thursday after the tourists made a promising start to their first innings with a 95-run partnership. Soumya Sarkar top-scored for Bangladesh with 61 while sharing a solid opening stand with Tamim Iqbal which gave the visitors the upper hand on ... Read More »

3rd Test: Smith, Maxwell lead Australia’s dominance

RANCHI: Australian skipper Steve Smith silenced his critics with a gritty century on Thursday’s opening day of the third Test against India, before declaring he had moved on from his war of words with Virat Kohli. The visitors were 299 for four at stumps after electing to bat first in their 800th Test at a venue which is hosting its first-ever ... Read More »

At least two hurt in shooting at French school

NICE, FRANCE: At least two people were injured in a shooting at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse on Thursday which saw the head teacher targeted, police and local authorities said. One 17-year-old pupil armed with a rifle, two handguns and two grenades was arrested after the shooting at the Tocqueville high school, a police source told ... Read More »

Army chief arrives in China on three-day official visit

China has acknowledged Pakistan’s role in eliminating terrorist groups, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, al Qaeda and East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from the country. The recognition came during army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s meetings with the Chinese civil and military leadership, i.e. Executive Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Vice Chairman Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong, Chief of Joint Services ... Read More »

Sierra Leone pastor unearths massive 706-carat diamond

FREETOWN: A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, the government said Thursday, pledging to hold a transparent auction for the gem in a nation once tainted by “blood diamonds”. The huge diamond was discovered by pastor Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the ... Read More »

Parliamentary leaders agree on reviving military courts for two years

After much ado, parliamentary leaders agreed on Thursday to reestablish military courts for a period of two years. “We have agreed to reestablish military courts for a period of two years, considering it is an issue of national importance,” speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told journalists. Sadiq said though the law relating to the courts had not been changed, ... Read More »

Unproven stem cell therapy causes three women to go blind in US

MIAMI: An unproven stem cell therapy that involves extracting a patient’s fat tissue and injecting it into the eyes has caused three US women to go blind, a report said Wednesday. The women, aged between 72 and 88, were treated in Florida in 2015 for a progressive eye disease called macular degeneration, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read More »

Banned Sharjeel replaced by Leicestershire

LONDON: New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi is to replace Sharjeel Khan as one of Leicestershire’s overseas players in English county cricket’s T20 Blast following the Pakistan batsman’s domestic suspension for match-fixing, it emerged Wednesday. Both Sharjeel and Khalid Latif were suspended and then charged last month by the Pakistan Cricket Board after being accused of meeting a suspicious person linked to an ... Read More »

Folkloric evolution: When ethnic flair met contemporary rhythm

From legendary innovators like HSY, a veteran of Pakistani fashion since 1994, to evolving talents like Fahad Hussayn, Pakistan harvests immensely gifted designers that fluently blend reverence for longstanding traditions with avant-garde aesthetics. Nida Azwer is no different. Possessed with a knack for wowing at fashion weeks with riots of colour, crimson pouts and vintage-inspired up-to-the-minute tailoring – as a ... Read More »