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Stokes and Hales in England one-day squad for Australia
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Stokes and Hales in England one-day squad for Australia

Ben Stokes has been included in Englands one-day squad for the five-match series in Australia despite being under suspension. Stokes is currently unable to play for his country pending a decision on whether to charge him in connection with an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub in September. But he has been named in the 16-man squad for the ODI series starting next month after selectors ...


Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen's civil war

Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemens civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said. Analysts said Salehs death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a serious blow to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the conflict to try to restor...


Activists smuggling films and music on USB sticks in the secret information war for the minds of North Koreans
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Activists smuggling films and music on USB sticks in the secret information war for the minds of North Koreans

On a dirt path along the Chinese border, a man slips under a barbed wire fence with a package he hopes can bring down the North Korean regime from within. He scrambles down to the rocky shoreline before casting it into the waters, bound for the North Korean soldiers on the other bank. His weapon is not a bomb or a covert spying device, but a bundle of USB sticks strapped to a tyre tube and l...


Tara Air crashes in Humla due to a tire puncture on the runway
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Tara Air crAshes in Humla due to a tire puncture on the runway

A tire puncture almost caused a severe tragedy in Humla airport today. Unable to take off after the puncture, the twin otter aircraft of Tara Air crashed injuring five passengers including the pilot at Humla Airport today. No casualties have been reported.Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries and are receiving treatment at Humla Hospital. A helicopter has been sent to airlift passe...


Kenya election: Security tight for Kenyatta inauguration
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Kenya election: Security tight for Kenyatta inauguration

Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office. More than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are expected to attend. Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who boycotted a re-run of the presidential poll, has called for a protest rally, despite a police ban. Augusts presidential election was annul...


Pakistan Islamists call off protests after minister resigns
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Pakistan Islamists call off protests after minister resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Reports from Islamabad and other cities say protesters are starting to leave. They have been blocking a main road in the capital for weeks demanding Mr Hamid be sacked for blasphemy. He apologised for what he called an error. At least six people a...


25 houses burnt in Bhokraha, Sunsari fire

As many as 25 houses were reduced to Ashes when a fire broke out at a Musahari settlement in Bhokraha Rural Municipality of Sunsari district on Sunday. Bhokraha lies on the East -West highway close to the famous Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve and before Sunsaris District headquarter Inaruwa. Police said that property worth around Rs 5 million was gutted in the fire. The fire started from the house ...


Ashes: Steve Smith repels England as Australia fight back in first Test
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Ashes: Steve Smith repels England as Australia fight back in first Test

Australia captain Steve Smith withstood the charge of the England bowlers to leave the first Ashes Test delicately poised after two days in Brisbane. On a fascinating and, at times, thrilling day, Smith made an unbeaten 64 to lead his side to 165-4, 137 behind. That was a significant recovery from 76-4 as Englands attack, expertly marshalled by skipper Joe Root, was excellent in the scorchin...


Upgraded radar system to make Nepal’s skies secure

Nepals air traffic control (ATC) can now monitor the countrys entire airspace and keep track of aircraft from the Himalaya to the Indian border using an advanced radar system recently built on a hilltop in Lalitpur. The Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) installed at Bhatte Danda supersedes the primary and secondary surveillance radar at Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Air...


Catalan referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'
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Catalan referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door was open to a unilateral declaration of independence after Catalan officials said voters had backed secession with a 42.3% turnout. Spains government has warned it could suspend Catalan autonomy. The constitutional court b...


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