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Raza Applauds Zimbabawe’s Young Guns

Zimbabwe’s star cricketer Sikandar Raza has termed the performance of the youngsters in the absence of senior players as the biggest positive from the recent series win against Bangladesh. The Chevrons not only winning the T20I and ODI cricket series against Bangladesh but also achieving that while trying out new …

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UN Issues Nuclear Appeal To Russia & Ukraine

Risking damage to Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant is “unacceptable,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated on Thursday. Kiev and Moscow must negotiate on making it off-limits for any military action, he emphasized. “I urge the parties to withdraw any military personnel and equipment from the plant and refrain from any …

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Switzerland No Longer A Neutral State: Moscow

Switzerland cannot represent Ukraine’s diplomatic interests in Russia as it has given up its neutral status by joining anti-Russia sanctions, Moscow said on Thursday. Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Ivan Nechayev explained that Bern has asked whether it can represent Ukraine in Russia and vice versa, and that in response, …

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France Firefighters Battle ‘Monster’ Wildfire Near Bordeaux

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a “monster” wildfire in the south-western France that has already destroyed nearly 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of forest, officials say. The raging blaze near the city of Bordeaux has gutted a number of homes and forced 10,000 residents to flee. “It’s an ogre, it’s …

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New Virus Infects 35 People In Eastern China

Scientists are tracking a new, animal-derived virus in eastern China that has infected at least several dozen people. The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 patients in the Shandong and Henan provinces. Many had symptoms such as fever, fatigue and a cough. They are thought to have contracted …

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Raza Out For Golden Duck As Chevrons Clinch ODI Series

Sikandar Raza’s golden run ended with a golden duck as his Zimbabwe side lost by 105 runs to Bangladesh on Wednesday in the third one-day international in Harare. An unbeaten 85 by Afif Hossain lifted Bangladesh to 256-9 in 50 overs when put in to bat and Mustafizur Rahman then …

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EPL At 30: How Football Has Changed

“Football didn’t start in 1992.” It did not, but it did change forever. Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the English Premier League replacing the Football League First Division at the top of the English football tree. Here is what has happened in those 30 years and how the …

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Russia Jails US Basketball Star For Drugs Possession

A Russian court has sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges. She was also ordered to pay a fine of one million roubles (£13,430; $16,300). Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges but has denied deliberately breaking the law. The 31-year-old Olympic gold medallist …

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