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Wednesday, Nov 7

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Democrats clean sweep Republicans out of lower house in US midterm elections

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The Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress while the Republicans retained control of the Senate in the midterm elections held on Tuesday in the United States. According to the results, the Republicans have won 51 seats in…

History made: Palestinian, Somali origin Muslim women elected to US Congress

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In a first, two Muslim women, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, got elected to Congress in the United States midterms that were held on Tuesday. Although the Congress has Muslim men, this is the first time that two Muslim women have been…

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First polls close in US midterm elections

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WASHINGTON: The first polls closed Tuesday in some eastern US states in a midterm election widely seen by American voters as a referendum on the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations closed at 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) in…

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Atletico snap Dortmund’s unbeaten run with 2-0 win

MADRID: Atletico Madrid dominated a toothless Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 in their Champions League Group A match on Tuesday, exacting some revenge for last month’s heavy loss in Germany and snapping their opponents’ unbeaten run this…

Tuilagi returns for England, Curry out injured

England flanker Tom Curry was ruled out of the remaining November internationals on Tuesday due to an ankle injury but Manu Tuilagi looks set to face New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. Lock Courtney Lawes, who along with Tuilagi missed…

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Pompeo allows sanctions exception for Iran port development

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WASHINGTON: The top US diplomat has granted an exception to certain US sanctions that will allow the India-led development of a port in Iran as part of a new transportation corridor designed to boost Afghanistan’s economy, a State…

Pakistan to break New Zealand jinx says Sarfraz

ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insists his team can end an 11-match losing run to New Zealand when the two sides meet in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan crushed New Zealand 3-0 in the…

US intends more sanctions on Russia over chemical weapons

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department intends to impose more sanctions on Russia for failing to meet conditions under an international chemical weapons law after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain in March, a spokeswoman…

Sharma’s record ton helps India clinch T20 series

LUCKNOW: Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth Twenty20 international century — the most by any batsman in the format — to set up India’s convincing 71-run series-clinching win over West indies on Tuesday. Sharma hit an unbeaten 111 off…

Ronaldo a goal machine and money-making machine for ambitious Juventus

TURIN: Cristiano Ronaldo’s reputation has been tarnished by allegations of rape, but Juventus still believe he will help the Italian giants to reduce the financial gap between them and the world’s very biggest clubs. Juventus take on…

Injured Messi out of Barca’s clash at Inter

MILAN: Lionel Messi was left out of Barcelona’s Champions League clash at Inter Milan on Tuesday as the Group B leaders aim to qualify for the last 16. Messi is recovering from a broken arm suffered last month, and Barca boss Ernesto…

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PTI chairman constitutes 21 member committee to review party’s constitution

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has constituted a 21 member committee to review the party’s constitution to make it more comprehensive and democratic. Secretary General PTI Arshad Dad has been appointed as…

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Lukaku misses Manchester United training before Juve game

MANCHESTER: Striker Romelu Lukaku and defender Diogo Dalot missed training on Tuesday ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League match at Juventus but captain Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini returned. The match in Turin on…

Man City more than just money, insists Guardiola

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists there is more to the Premier League champions than just deep pockets after a series of allegations that the club attempted to bypass UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.…

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Sharma’s record ton powers India to 195-2 in 2nd T20

LUCKNOW: Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth Twenty20 international century — the most by any batsman in the format — to propel India to 192 for two against West Indies on Tuesday. Sharma made an unbeaten 111 off 61 deliveries to give…

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Pakistan’s legends put their weight behind skipper Sarfraz

Amid all the hue and cry over recent statements regarding cricket skipper Sarfraz Ahmed captaincy, cricket greats have voiced their support for the current captain. Ex-Test cricketer Basit Ali said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)…

RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the lower side on Tuesday at 22,502.38 points with a negative change of -460.94 and volume of 163,074,200 shares. High and Low were 22,963.32 and 22,286.72 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 5 were up, 25…

Foakes debut leads England revival in Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: Debutant Ben Foakes hit a defiant and unbeaten 87, guiding England to safety — after Sri Lanka claimed cheap early wickets — on 321 for eight at the end of the first day of the first Test. The Surrey wicket-keeper batsman, who knows…

Ahly star Azaro banned for CAF Champions League final

CAIRO: Walid Azaro from Egyptian club Al Ahly has been banned for two matches by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and will miss the second leg of the Champions League final this Friday. A CAF statement gave no reason for the ban…

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Sarfraz speaks out on captaincy uncertainty

Pakistan cricket captain, Sarfraz Ahmed has stated that the ongoing statements regarding the uncertainty over captaincy do affect the dressing room. “Players who are not performing well do not get affected by such comments, however, the…

PHF names team management for World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation on Tuesday announced the management of the national team for the World Cup Hockey Tournament to be played in India, Bhubaneshwar from November 28 till December 16. Former Hockey Olympian, Tauqeer Ahmad…

Salman Butt should be given a fair chance: Mohsin Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan opener and chairman of the PCB cricket committee Mohsin Khan came out in support of Pakistan opener Salman Butt, the stylish left-handed opening batsman, was banned from playing any form of cricket after his…

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Ramiz Raja delves deeper into Babar Azam’s strengths

Pakistan’s top order batsman Babar Azam has been drawing praise from all circles after his jaw-dropping consistent performances allowed him to become the fastest batsman to reach the 1,000 runs mark in T20 Internationals. Giving an…

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Sarfraz Ahmed gets Misbah-ul-Haq’s backing for captaincy

Backing Sarfraz Ahmed to be kept as the Pakistan cricket team’s captain, former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Sarfraz should lead Pakistan in the upcoming cricket World Cup that will be held in England next year. “In my view, there…

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England’s post-Cook era off to poor start in Galle

GALLE, Sri Lanka: England made an unconvincing start to life after Alastair Cook on Tuesday, reaching 113 for five wickets at lunch on the opening day of the first test against Sri Lanka. Playing their first test since the retirement of…

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Pochettino urges Spurs to pay back patient fans

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the patience of the club’s supporters over the delay in the new stadium and said his side can repay them by winning their Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven on…

Spinners to give Sri Lanka edge over England: Chandimal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal believes his team’s spin attack will give the hosts the edge over England in the first test at Galle starting on Tuesday. Dilruwan Perera and Akila Dananjaya are likely to partner slow left-armer Rangana…

Rugby-Recalled Ashley-Cooper sets aims at a fourth World Cup

Veteran back Adam Ashley-Cooper is determined to make the most of a surprise recall to the Australia squad and stage a bid to play at next year’s World Cup. The utility player, who has won 116 caps, was drafted in as a replacement for the…

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Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals, Djokovic to end year atop rankings

LONDON: Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week’s ATP Tour Finals in London due to injury, so Novak Djokovic will end the year as world number one having returned to the top of the rankings on Monday. French Open champion Nadal announced…

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Messi ‘icing on the cake’ for dangerous Barca: Spalletti

MILAN: Lionel Messi is the icing on Barcelona’s cake, Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti said on Monday on the eve of the Champions League Group B game between the two teams. Messi could make an earlier return than expected against Inter…