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Cricket: India's Gambhir to retire from cricket

NEW DELHI: Indian opener and World Cup hero Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, finally heeding voices that were telling him "it's over".Gambhir, who played a key role in two of India's World Cup triumphs, will play his final domestic Ranji Trophy game for his home team Delhi starting Thursday.The 37-year-old Gambhir, an attacking yet compact left-handed batsman, accumulated 4154 runs in 58 Test matches since making his debut in 2004 against Australia.He also represented India in 147 one-day internationals and 37 Twenty20 matches. But Gambhir, who formed a successful opening pair with Virender...
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South Africa exits recession as govt eyes 2019 polls

Johannesburg: South Africa broke free of recession on Tuesday when it reported GDP growth of 2.2 per cent for the third quarter, the statistics authority said, marking a positive economic trajectory ahead of elections.President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took power in February, has pledged to revive the listless economy ahead of polls due in May by attracting $100 billion in foreign investment and by fighting corruption.The growth, which contrasted sharply with the second quarter's 0.4 per cent contraction, was driven by a surge in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, Stats SA said in a statement.The announcement follows a strong week...
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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka suffers credit rating cuts

Colombo: Two international credit rating agencies downgraded Sri Lanka by one notch on Tuesday following almost six weeks of political crisis.Fitch said it believed Sri Lanka's political upheaval, which began with the sacking of its prime minister in October and has disrupted the functioning of parliament, exacerbates the Indian Ocean nation's external financing risks.Along with Standard and Poor's, it warned that Sri Lanka was heading for tougher times with politics complicating the effects of a challenging external environment."Investor confidence has been undermined, as evident from large outflows from the local bond market and a depreciating exchange rate," Fitch said. Fitch...

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France halts fuel tax hikes in bid to calm fiery protests

Paris(France): The French government announced on Tuesday that it would suspend planned increases in fuel taxes for six months in a bid to quell fierce protests that have ballooned into the deepest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.The concession was one of several made by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in a rare televised address, after the country was rocked by intense street clashes and vandalism in Paris over the weekend."This anger, you would have to be deaf and blind not to see it, nor hear it," Philippe said after more than a fortnight of demonstrations by so-called "yellow vest" protesters."No tax...
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Legal row holds up UK debate on contentious Brexit deal

London: British MPs on Tuesday begin debating a highly contentious Brexit deal amid a row over the government's refusal to publish its legal advice, as a top EU court lawyer said Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the bloc.Prime Minister Theresa May is facing opposition on all sides of the House of Commons to the withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union last month, and it risks being rejected in a vote on December 11.The Conservative leader was to open the first of five days of debate on Tuesday, insisting her deal is the only option for...
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Football: Injured Neymar to miss PSG's midweek Strasbourg clash

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain will be without the injured Neymar as they look to continue their unbeaten record in Ligue 1 this season on Wednesday's trip to Strasbourg.The world's most expensive player came off early in the second half in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Bordeaux after hurting the same groin he injured playing for Brazil against Cameroon last month.Neymar had earlier put PSG in front but the reigning champions ended up seeing their perfect domestic record this season come to an end after 14 straight wins."With 'Ney' it is almost the same thing but not too serious," coach Thomas Tuchel said...

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Cricket: Azhar leads Pakistan fightback as Hafeez calls time on Test cricket

ABU DHABI: Azhar Ali struck a fighting half century to help Pakistan recover to 139-3 at close on the second day of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.It marked a good recovery from 17-2 after Kiwi pace bowler Trent Boult ripped out openers Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammed Hafeez, who later announced his retirement from Test cricket.Azhar was unbeaten on 62 at the close having shared a dogged, unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 54 with Asad Shafiq who will resume on 26.Pakistan are still 135 runs adrift of New Zealand's first innings total of 274...
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Soldier killed as Indonesia probes mass shooting reports in Papua

Wamena(Indonesia): An Indonesian soldier was killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, officials said Tuesday.If confirmed, the killings would mark the deadliest bout of violence in years to hit a far-flung region wracked for decades by a low-level independence insurgency.Citing local police, Indonesian media reported late on Monday that the workers were shot dead on Sunday in Nduga, a district in the centre of the region on the western half of New Guinea island, just north of Australia.Police and military teams were sent to the area...
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Travelling abroad for winter sports

If you are travelling afar to hit the slopes to enjoy a day of sledding and snow ball fights, it’s important to keep in mind that outdoor adventure in cooler weather requires preparation.Here are five tips to help you best enjoy the season.1. Dress for warmth. Going on a ski weekend? Ice skating? To avoid exposure, ensure your clothes and accessories will stand up to the elements. They should be waterproof, windproof and durable, for maximize comfort, warmth and safety.2. Use tech tools. Stay informed with wearable technology, such as the WSD-F30 Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio, which...

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On the Ball: India’s players are fired up for the Hockey World Cup

When Manpreet Singh, the captain of India’s national hockey team, laid eyes on the trophy that was placed in front of him at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy that was held in Oman last October, it wasn’t just that trophy he’d had his eyes on.Like the rest of the squad that had come to Oman to play in the six-nation series, Manpreet Singh did of course want to win the trophy, but he was looking beyond the tournament to a far greater one. His nation is currently hosting the 2018 Hockey World Cup, and Manpreet and...
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Football: Modric sees off Messi, Ronaldo stranglehold to win Ballon d'Or

PARIS: Luka Modric saw off competition from a host of French World Cup stars as the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder won the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, ending the 10-year stranglehold on the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Modric, 33, was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in a glitzy ceremony held in Paris. Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.Paris Saint-Germain's teenage forward Kylian Mbappe came fourth, leaving Messi to settle for fifth position. Another Frenchman, Modric's Madrid teammate Raphael Varane, was seventh, just behind Liverpool's Egyptian forward...
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Cricket: Attic Outdoors registers emphatic win

MUSCAT: Qasim Ahmed’s superb 64-ball 89 was the highlight of Attic Outdoors’ convincing 49-run win over Mott MacDonald in a C Division match at Muscat Municipality ground 2 in Amerat on Friday.Batting first, Attic Outdoors posted 147 for 5 on the board in 20 overs thanks to Qasim’s brilliant knock that included 3 big sixes too. Mohammed Shahid chipped in with a useful 27. Prakash Kesarkar picked up two wickets.Attic Outdoors bowlers took full control of Mott MacDonald’s chase, dismissing it for a paltry 98 in the 19th over. Rooswin Anto and Rajesh Devashya claimed 3 wickets each while Toseef...