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Shadab Khan breaks into Pakistan Test squad

Shadab Khan breaks into Pakistan Test squad Carlos Brathwaite's one-day form had come under the microscope in recent series and the scrutiny intensified following his struggles last month against England. "Obviously, we just can not afford to overlook the tremendous services rendered by Misbah. It's a very short series", said West Indies skipper Jason Holder, while speaking to reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. [Full Article...]

Wenger offers no update on Arsenal future despite win

Randolph may have been at fault for the opener but had little chance with the others, Alexis Sanchez and Ozil combining to set up Walcott before Olivier Giroud came off the bench to settle matters with a lovely curling shot inside the far corner. [Full Article...]

Senate begins debate on Gorsuch, headed for showdown

Senate begins debate on Gorsuch, headed for showdown Harry Reid of Nevada and upset about the blockage of President Barack Obama's nominees to a powerful appellate court. "If we were, every Supreme Court nominee would pass unanimously, 100 to zero". When I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Gorsuch in my office, we spoke about the role of government and federalism, the Second Amendment, protecting life and upholding our civil liberties. [Full Article...]

Boeing Co (BA) Inks $3B Jet Deal With Airline in Iran

Boeing Co (BA) Inks $3B Jet Deal With Airline in Iran For example, the average age of major Iranian carrier planes now exceeds 20 years and Tehran and been looking to Airbus, Boeing and other airplane manufacturers to modernize its fleet. The deal was concluded on Tuesday in Tehran, the report said. Iranian officials have told Reuters finalizing the ATR deal depends on getting a contract for engine spares and long-term maintenance of the en... [Full Article...]

Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

It took dealer Steinmetz Diamonds two years to cut the 59.6-carat jewel, which is as big as a walnut, from a 132.5-carat rough stone after it was mined by De Beers in Botswana in 1999. It was sold for a hammer price of 63 million dollars (£50.6 million), not including fees and the buyer's premium. It is known as Type IIa: stones in this rare group, comprising less than 2% of all gem diamonds, ar... [Full Article...]

Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana

She was unable to get out and died. The same system is making progress to the northeast and could make trouble for us on Monday . Late in the afternoon, a line of thunderstorms are set to form in the western part of North Carolina. A tornado touchdown was reported in Union County, north and west of Columbia, where a death has been confirmed, according the Union County Sheriff's Office. [Full Article...]

Federer to rest until French Open

Federer to rest until French Open The 35-year-old beat Rafael Nadal in Miami on Sunday, to win his third title since January. Masters 1000 series was launched in 1990, as the pinnacle of the newly-formed ATP Tour, and it came just in the flawless time for the new generation players born in 1970 or later, namely Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and Michael Chang. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rules on Special Education Changes

Supreme Court Rules on Special Education Changes According to NPR , Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District centers on a child with autism and attention deficit disorder whose parents removed him from public school because the individualized education plan the school provided was inadequate. [Full Article...]

Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live

The mother of a 15-year-old girl approached Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson as he was leaving a news conference and showed him screen grabs of a rape attack shown on Facebook Live. Police continue to search for others involved in the attack. When the girl was reunited with her mother, she was taken to a hospital where she was examined for her injuries, a family member told Chica... [Full Article...]

Cincinnati night club shooting: Police searching for suspects

There was a prior shooting inside Cameo on New Year's Day 2015, Merz said, and another in the parking lot that September. She said her one thought was: I can't die in this club. This year has seen a spike in gun violence, with 57 shooting victims in the city as of Thursday last week, compared to 31 during the same period last year. [Full Article...]

Govt, Air India consider to put check mechanism for unruly passengers

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikward had to travel by train today after domestic airlines unitedly "banned" him from flying on their aircraft for assaulting an Air India officer. "I complaint about this in Delhi Airport, but the management started misbehaving with me and said that we have seen number of MPs like you and even threatened to complain to the Prime Minsiter", stated the letter sent by Gaikw... [Full Article...]

City Council wants to chop $501M from budget for new Rikers jail

City Council wants to chop $501M from budget for new Rikers jail But the visit raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt along with al-Sisi's human rights record. He spent two years of the three in solitary confinement, all for the charge of stealing a backpack, before he was released. "It's a 19th century solution to a 21st century problem". "Today, we've got about 9,500 people in custody in our entire jail system", he said. "Thankfully the time has... [Full Article...]

Tillerson to Face Chinese Ire Over Blame for North Korea Tensions

Tillerson to Face Chinese Ire Over Blame for North Korea Tensions It has proposed a deal whereby the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea in return for North Korea suspending its nuclear program, but Washington has already rejected the idea, saying it first needs to see "positive action" from Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

New tunnel eases travel in troubled Indian Kashmir

New tunnel eases travel in troubled Indian Kashmir Modi said whenever the mention of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh comes, remembering Vajpayee was inevitable as he had given the slogan of "Kashmiriyat, jamhooriyat and insaniyat". The Prime Minister inaugurates Chennai-Nashri tunnel, India's longest road tunnel. On the difficulties faced while executing the project, Chandwar said the tunnel has an "over burden" of 1,100 meters which means over the tu... [Full Article...]

Body of N.Korean leader's murdered brother arrives in Pyongyang

China's foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said the remains of a North Korean citizen killed in Malaysia were returned to North Korea via Beijing, along with "relevant" North Korean citizens. The three were believed to have been holed up in the North Korean Embassy. Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was poisoned in Kuala Lumpur airport after VX nerve agent , a lethal... [Full Article...]

The US Now Has More Freedom To Conduct Airstrikes In Somalia

To change that, Trump signed a directive Wednesday declaring parts of Somalia an "area of active hostilities ", according to reports . That gives USA special operations forces the authority to accompany partner troops closer to the fight and call in offensive airstrikes quicker. [Full Article...]

Sen. Reed Calls On Rep. Nunes To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

Cancelling the hearing was one of several moves that have sparked outrage from Democrats on the committee. Watts testified Thursday that just this past week, social media campaigns were targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan . In an interview last August, former national security adviser Michael Flynn acknowledged being paid by Russia's government-backed television network. [Full Article...]

Barcelona defends Messi over 'unfair' suspension

Argentina went on to lose 2-0 to the Bolivians to deal a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign. Lionel Messi has asserted his innocence after being hit with a four-match global ban for verbally abusing a match official in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile last week, saying he was yelling "to the air". [Full Article...]

Death toll in Colombia landslide rises to 112, President Santos says

Death toll in Colombia landslide rises to 112, President Santos says A part of Mocoa, Colombia is shown after a landslide swept through the city while people slept. The force of the muddy water destroyed at least two bridges, ripped trees from their roots and lifted cars, carrying them downstream. It also wiped out Mocoa's fresh water network, for which 20 water tankers are on their way from other cities. A state of emergency has been declared in Mocoa, located... [Full Article...]

Neymar Stars in Brazil Rout, Messi-Less Argentina Lose

Neymar Stars in Brazil Rout, Messi-Less Argentina Lose The top four in South America earn direct places at the World Cup. This time it's under rising pressure just to qualify. He will now be available only for the last of Argentina's games, a potentially key match in Ecuador. Coming off a tremendous 4-1 away win against second place and historical foe Uruguay , Brazil seem to have recaptured some of their luster of old. [Full Article...]


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