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Bangladesh seamer Al-Amin reported for a suspect action

Castries (St. Lucia), Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) Bangladesh seamer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for a suspect action after his team suffered a 10-wicket loss to the West Indies in the first Test. Al-Amin has 21 days to have his action tested at an ICC accredited facility either in Cardiff or Brisbane, reports CMC. Bangladesh's team manager Habibul Bashar said Wednesday Al-Amin will c...

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Can't conceive? Let go of baby wish for healthy brain

London, Sep 10 (IANS) Women who cannot conceive even after fertility treatments are at a greater risk of developing mental problems, warns a study. For the study, researchers analysed over 7,000 women to disentangle different factors that may affect women's mental health over a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment. The women were asked about age, marital status, educatio...

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NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence

Cardiff, Sep 5 (IANS) NATO's 28 leaders at their Wales summit have agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and to ensure the alliance is ready to deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced Friday. Rasmussen said the agreement showed the solidarity and resolve of NATO allies, adding that the readiness action plan w...

5 days ago
NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence

Cardiff, Sep 5 (IANS) NATO leaders Friday agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. The NATO allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia's aggression against Ukraine, violent extremism in the Middle East and instability in Nor...

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Britain pledges troops for NATO force

Cardiff, Sep 5 (IANS) Britain has pledged to contribute 1,000 military personnel to a proposed NATO force that could be deployed anywhere in two-five days, BBC reported Friday. Speaking on the second day of the NATO summit in the Welsh city of Newport, British Prime Minister David Cameron said the multinational spearhead force would be part of a reformed NATO response force with headquar...

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NATO offers comprehensive support to Ukraine

Cardiff, Sep 5 (IANS) NATO has established a comprehensive and tailored package of measures to help Ukraine, the alliance's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday. The assistance from NATO, totalling about 15 million euros (about $19 million), will include supports of logistics, rehabilitation for injured troops, cyber defence and communications, Xinhua reported. W...

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NATO outlines long-term engagement in Afghanistan

Cardiff, Sep 5 (IANS) Western leaders meeting for a NATO summit in Wales Thursday outlined the long-term engagement in Afghanistan after the end of the NATO-led combat mission in the country later this year. Leaders from 28 NATO nations joined by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) partner countries agreed to launch a non-combat mission in Afghanistan after 2014 to help tr...

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Obama, Cameron show unity against IS threat

Cardiff, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have emphasised the importance of unity to deal with violence by the Islamic State (IS) following the murder of two American journalists by the Sunni militant group. In a joint opinion piece published Thursday in The Times of London newspaper to mark the beginning of the NATO summit in Wales, the tw...

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NATO summit: West criticises Russia for Ukrainian crisis

Cardiff, Sep 4 (IANS) Western leaders meeting for a NATO summit in Wales Thursday criticised Russia for its destabilising influence on the crisis in Ukraine. NATO and Britain warned that pressure on Russia would be raised if it did not change course in eastern Ukraine, BBC reported. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was to brief US and EU leaders on earlier discussions on a ce...

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NATO summit commences in Wales

Cardiff, Sep 4 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Thursday commenced its 26th summit in Wales. The summit, the first in Britain since former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher welcomed NATO leaders to London in 1990, witnessed the arrival of the heads of state and government of its 28 member-countries, Xinhua reported. The Ukrainian crisis, NATO's tasks i...

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Shastri has given us a lot of confidence: Dhawan

Birmingham, Sep 3 (IANS) India's dashing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan feels the appointment of former captain Ravi Shastri as the team director was perfectly timed and helped them bounce back strongly from the Test series loss to win the ODI series in an emphatic fashion. I would like to thank the entire support staff and especially Ravi (Shastri) bhai, who has given us a lot of confid...

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Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston

Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the series 3-0 with still a match to go. The England batting collapsed yet again as they were bundled out for 206 runs with three balls to spare after being put into bat at Edgba...

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Green offices make workers happy - and productive

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Want to be happy and productive at work? Keep a plant next to your computer. Green offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than lean designs stripped of greenery, new research shows. It found that enriching a lean office with plants could increase productivity by 15 percent. Investing in landscaping the office with plants will pay o...

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Sacking Cook is not a realistic way: Stewart

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Former captain Alec Stewart feels that sacking Alastair Cook as England's ODI skipper just a few months ahead of the 2015 World Cup won't be the right step and asked the players not to be overcautious and unadventurous. England are staring down the barrel after yesterday's emphatic six-wicket defeat -- hard on the heels of the 133-run hammering they took at Cardiff....

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Conditions remain same, but Raina makes the difference

The conditions for the One-Day Internationals (ODI) were as they prevailed for most of the five-Test cricket series against India -- typically English. Both sides retained the core of their teams and beefed up by bringing in limited-overs specialists Suresh Raina and Eoin Morgan, respectively. Not many would have wagered on India scoring 300-plus at Cardiff Wednesday after the way they s...

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Cook disappointed by Swann criticism

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Alastair Cook has expressed disappointment with former teammate Graeme Swann for suggesting that the England skipper should stand down from One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the Ashes last summer, said Tuesday that England do not have a cat in hell's chance of winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup unless they ...

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England fined for slow over-rate in Cardiff ODI

Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) The England cricket team was Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff Wednesday. Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine after Alastair Cook's side was ruled to be one over short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were take...

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Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday. Raina's quickfire 75-ball 100 took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs here at Sophia Gardens. The first ODI was washed out without a b...

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India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday: India Rohit Sharma c Woakes b Tredwell 52 Shikhar Dhawan c Buttler b Woakes 11 Virat Kohli c Cook b Woakes 0 Ajinkya Rahane st Buttler b Tredwell 41 Suresh Raina c Anderson b Woakes ...

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India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday. Chasing a rain revised target of 295 runs in 47 overs, England were shot out for 161 runs in 38.1 overs. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up four for 28 while offie Ravichandran Ashwin got two for 38. Pacer Mohammad ...

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