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South Africa keep de Villiers as skipper despite Faf du Plessis’ impressive show

South African cricketer AB de Villiers, left, has a chat with team captain Hashim Amla while playing against India on the second day of the third cricket test match between the two countries in Nagpur, India, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Sydney: AB de Villiers’ job as South African captain is safe despite Faf du Plessis impressing with his leadership as stand-in skipper during thumping back-to-back Test wins over Australia, selectors say. Star batsman de Villiers was ruled out of the series with a left elbow injury that required surgery with du Plessis seamlessly taking over. His vision has been praised ...

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Trump win is an opportunity for UK-US trading relationship, says British PM Theresa May


LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win provides an opportunity for Britain’s trading relationship with the United States, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. Top Comment Good slap on the face of closet Muslim Obama who has cheated the USA for 8 long years.. RCH Ram During the presidential campaign Trump rejected a comment by President Barack Obama that if ...

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Ram Gopal Yadav reinstated in Samajwadi Party


Delhi: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, who was sacked after massive brawl inside the Yadav family; has been reinstated in the party on Thursday morning. In an exclusive conversation with ABP News, Yadav said, “Netaji has taken the decision with a good heart and I welcome it”. He added saying, “It is the duty of elders to forgive ...

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Earthquake measuring 4.2 on Richter scale jolts northern India early Thursday morning


New Delhi: A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted the national capital and parts of northern India on early Thursday morning, when most of the people were asleep. Even in Delhi, people witnessed the tremors in the middle of their sleeps, which made them get up and reach out for safer corners. According to United States ...

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Saudi Arabia bans schools from marking non-Islamic holidays


RIYADH: Saudi Education Ministry has warned international schools from marking non-Islamic occasions, such as Christmas and New Year, the media reported on Monday. The ban includes forbidding those schools from providing holidays on such occasions or changing the dates of exams to suit them, Xinhua news agency reported. The ministry directed all schools to stick to the academic calendars for ...

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Trump ‘will immediately deport’ 2-3 mn illegal immigrants


WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his pre-election commitment to impose a stricter immigration regime, saying he will ensure immediate deportation of two to three million undocumented immigrants. In his first extensive interview since victory at the election, Trump told CBS News that his government’s primary focus would be “the people that are criminal and have criminal records, ...

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Powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 strikes New Zealand, triggering small tsunami


CHRISTCHURCH: A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch, but appeared to be more ...

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Messi scores as Argentina sink Colombia in World Cup qualifiers


Sao Paulo: The return of Lionel Messi to an under-pressure Argentina team has finally paid off. After a lackluster performance last week against Brazil last week, the five-time FIFA player of the year winner inspired a 3-0 victory over Colombia for the South American World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. He scored the first with a breathtaking free kick, gave two ...

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Paes geared up to create more world records


Kolkata: India’s most decorated tennis player Leander Paes said on Tuesday that 2017 will be a year of world records for him. “2017 will be a year of world records. There are couple of world records I wanna achieve and that’s why I still go in there and put in the hard yards which at my age is not fun ...

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Rahul’s century coincides with Test recall


Vizianagaram: It was double delight for young K L Rahul as the Karnataka player struck a fluent century in a Ranji Trophy game before earning a recall to the Indian cricket team for the second Test against England. The fit-again opener on Tuesday added to India’s squad for the Test starting November 17 in Visakhapatnam. He scored 106 off 131 ...

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