Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood questions New Zealand toughness ahead of World Cup clash

Australia was in a similar situation in the 1999 World Cup (which they won). "If they lost any games, they would have been out. We are in that situation now.

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NATO prepares ‘defensive’ response to Russia arms treaty breach

After years of complaining to Russia about the 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile system, the US announced in February it would pull out of the INF in August unless Moscow backed down.

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Critics hit out at millions of taxpayers’ money spent on Harry and Meghan’s home renovation

The monarchy's official expenditure in the financial year 2018-2019 was 67 million pounds, including souping up the 1801-built Frogmore Cottage - an increase of almost 20 million pounds on the previous financial year.

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Scores ill, schools closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes

Authorities have now ordered the closure of all 475 educational institutions in the area until Thursday.

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England’s World Cup nerve faces Australia test at Lord’s today

Despite their second defeat of the pool phase following an earlier loss to Pakistan, the tournament hosts England remained in the top four and on course for a semi-final spot.

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Bangladesh capable of beating India, we’ll have to give our best: Shakib al Hasan

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh will need to beat India (July 2) and Pakistan (July 5) in their final two group matches to salvage any hopes of a knockout stage.

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‘Tax us more,’ US billionaires urge presidential candidates to back higher taxes to confront climate change

"A wealth tax could help address the climate crisis, improve the economy, improve health outcomes, fairly create opportunity, and strengthen our democratic freedoms. Instituting a wealth tax is in the interest of our republic

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‘Boom Boom’ to bust: Tennis star Boris Becker to auction trophies to pay off debts

The youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history, who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17, is auctioning off 82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs.

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Tennis legend Boris Becker auctions trophies, memorabilia to pay off debts

Becker finally ended this bizarre episode in December by waiving his right to immunity in a London court specialising in insolvency cases, leading the auction house to put the trophies back on the market.

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Saudi women now using wedding contracts to assert their right to drive

Wedding contracts have long been a safety net for brides in the deeply patriarchal society, used to guarantee demands that are often otherwise vulnerable to the whims of the husband or his family.

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North Korea made $120 million a year from joint factory park, says report

The South's current President Moon Jae-in has dangled re-opening the complex as an incentive for Pyongyang to engage in denuclearisation talks, but doing so is complicated by the web of international sanctions imposed on the

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Cambodia building collapse: ‘No more survivors’, say authorities as toll hits 24

The night was punctuated by grim processions of bodies on stretchers being carried to waiting ambulances.

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In Mideast, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

Pompeo spoke as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Sunni Arab allies that are alarmed by Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness and are working to its influence in the region.

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Donald Trump says reelection ‘easier’ if he is impeached

The Democrats are split over whether Trump should be impeached after the Mueller Report into Russian interference in the 2016 election outlined numerous contacts between his campaign and Russians, as well as evidence that the

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Google, Facebook on the radar of Australia watchdog, face far-reaching new regulations

The report focused particular attention on the huge impact Google and Facebook have had on Australia's news industry, with the number of newspaper and online journalists falling more than 20 per cent since 2014 as digital adv

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US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war

The State Department, announcing Khalilzad's travel before the date of the latest talks were set, said the negotiations with the Taliban would take place as usual in Qatar.

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US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown: reports

The United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US media reported on Saturday.

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World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson stars as New Zealand survive Carlos Brathwaite scare to win West Indies thriller

Kane Williamson's latest World Cup batting masterclass proved just enough to trump a stunning century from Carlos Brathwaite as New Zealand beat the West Indies by five runs in a World Cup thriller on Saturday.

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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes all 10 ASEAN economies, plus India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. It is seen as a mechanism for China to draft the rules of Asia-Pacific trade,

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Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move

There was no immediate word from the government why Sirisena changed his mind, but security remains tight in the capital.

Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo (AP Photo) News

Hong Kong police slam ‘illegal, irrational’ HQ protest

Thousands of protesters blockaded the police headquarters throughout Friday and into the small hours of Saturday morning, the latest manifestation of angry demonstrations sweeping the city.

Millions have marched this month to oppose a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to the Chinese mainland. (Reuters photo) News

Three dead, dozens feared buried in Cambodia building collapse

Rescue workers in hard hats heaved chunks of broken cement from the flattened building, looking for anyone buried underneath, while the diggers shunted twisted metal to the side.

There are around 50 Chinese-owned casinos and dozens of hotel complexes under construction. (AP Photo) News

Mexico ratifies new North American trade deal with US, Canada

There was little doubt the new deal would pass easily in Mexico: the very similar agreement it aims to replace, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has helped turn the country into an exporting powerhouse over th

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President Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia: White House

The rebels, who have faced persistent coalition bombing since March 2015 which has exacted a heavy civilian death toll, have stepped up missile and drone attacks across the border in recent weeks.

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Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un ahead of Trump talks

Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years, after relations between the Cold War era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations and Beijing's subsequent backing of UN sanctions.

Xi and Kim have been working to repair ties (AP File photo) News

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Lawmakers voted to outlaw MSSAs, which allow the rapid fire of high-calibre bullets, by a margin of 119-1 in the wake of the worst massacre in modern New Zealand history.

Licenced firearms owners will have six months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the scheme (Reuters File photo) News
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