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Australia and Iran in final of FIBA Asia Cup

Beirut, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia and Iran basketball teams will vie for the title of the FIBA Asia Cup after Australia overcame New Zealand 106-79 and Iran beat South Korea 87-81. Australia were the first to book their space in the final on Saturday as Matthew Hodgson top scored with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and six players hit double figures in the win for Australia, reports Xinhua n...

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Gangjee is joint 10th at Fiji International golf

Natadola Bay (Fiji), Aug 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee fired two under par 70 to be at the joint 10th position after the third round of the Fiji International here on Saturday. Gangjee, had scored 69 and 72 in the opening two rounds, now has a total of 211. He shares the 10th spot with Australians Terry Pilkadaris, Dale Brandt-Richards, Michael Sim and David McKenzie along with H...

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Seven women support referees to officiate at U-17 FIFA World Cup

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Seven women officials will be officiating as support referees for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6. The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, representing all six confederations. For the first-ever time, FIFA has selected female referees for a men's tournament. The results and improvements se...

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Never found ex-coach Kumble strict: Wicketkeeper Saha

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble strict, adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition. Leg-spin legend Kumble resigned as coach before the West Indies tour after skipper Virat Kohli had raised objection over his style of coaching. Kumbe in his resign...

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Sixth Australian MP in eligibility trouble

Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) A sixth Australian MP will have her eligibility for office decided by the nation's High Court on Friday over the issue of dual citizenship, the media reported. Senator Fiona Nash revealed that she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father, reports the BBC. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia's constit...

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Navy's all-women crew set to circumnavigate globe

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Thursday said it is committed to increasing the role of women in the force with an all-women crew set to circumnavigate the globe next month. The team would be world's first military all-women team to circumnavigate the world, and the first all-women team in Asia to undertake such a challenge. At a press conference to announce the circu...

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India face Australia in ICC U19 World Cup opener

Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Three-time champions India and Australia will lock horns in their tournament opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3 next year. India are clubbed with Australia, Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea in Group B, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release stated on Thursday. ...

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More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea

Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has detected fipronil-contaminated eggs in five farms, while eggs from 18 other farms have been found to contain bifenthrin and other pesticides, reports Efe news. The latest...

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Modi meets all-women crew set to sail around globe

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini. During the interaction, the crew explained details of their upcoming voyage to the Prime Minister, who wished them well and said he would keep track of their progress around the world. He exhor...

5 days ago
Indian man serious after assault in New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian man was seriously assaulted in New Zealand and police are seeking the public's help to identify the man. The incident happened in Takanini, South Auckland on Tuesday. The man was left severely beaten on the footpath at approximately 10.20 p.m. on Great South Road, Takanini, police was quoted as saying by the Indian Weekender community portal. P...

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Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea

Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australia will join the annual US-South Korea military exercises next week following Pyongyang's decision to hold off its plan to attack Guam, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday. Payne told the local ABC radio station that Australia has played a small role itself since 2010 and I think we have just over two dozen ADF members participating on this occasi...

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Indian cricket team celebrate I-Day in Kandy

Kandy, Aug 15 (IANS) Led by skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team on Tuesday celebrated the country's Independence Day here after sealing the three match Test series against Sri Lanka 3-0. The entire Indian squad and the support staff took part in a small flag hoisting ceremony at the lawns of the hotel where they are staying. Kohli and Shastri, wearing whit...

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Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed that some eggs from a farm in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide, reports Efe news. It is u...

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Australian government under threat after Deputy PM's citizenship row

Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) The government of Australia faces losing its parliamentary majority after it was revealed the Deputy Prime Minister could be a citizen of New Zealand. Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM of Australia and an MP serving a rural electorate in New South Wales (NSW), on Monday referred himself to the country's High Court after receiving advice he could hold a New Zealand-Australi...

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NZ sees over 100,000 record population growth

Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) New Zealand's population grew by 100,400 in the year ending June, the largest ever increase for a year, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Monday. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.79 million as of June 30, and net migration -- arrivals minus departures -- contributed 72,300 people to the growth, along with 28,100 from natural i...

7 days ago
Kenya dominate men's 1500m at World Championships

London, Aug 14 (IANS) Kenya continued their domination of the men's 1,500 metres event with Elijah Motonei Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot taking the top two spots on the podium at the IAAF World Championships here. Manangoi won the gold medal with a time of 3 minutes and 33.61 seconds on Sunday night. Cheruiyot, who gave his compatriot a tough fight during the sprint on the final stretch...

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Australian deputy PM is dual citizen: New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Monday confirmed that Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, is a dual citizen, the media reported. Dual citizens are not allowed to run for public office under Australia's constitution, reports the BBC. The office of New Zealand Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne confirmed to Australian media that under New Ze...

10 days ago
ICC rules must be consistent for betterment of cricket: Kohli

Kandy, Aug 11 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday hoped that the ICC guidelines for suspending a player will be consistent and not vary with different situations after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was suspended for the third Test against Sri Lanka here due to a breach of conduct. Jadeja accumulated six demerit points inside a 24-month period which means he will be suspended from on...

10 days ago
ICC rules must be consistent for betterment of cricket: Kohli

Kandy, Aug 11 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday hoped that the ICC guidelines for suspending a player will be consistent and not vary with different situations after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was suspended for the third Test against Sri Lanka here due to a breach of conduct. Jadeja accumulated six demerit points inside a 24-month period which means he will be suspended from on...

10 days ago
ICC rules must be consistent for betterment of cricket: Kohli

Kandy, Aug 11 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday hoped that the ICC guidelines for suspending a player will be consistent and not vary with different situations after all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was suspended for the third Test against Sri Lanka here due to a breach of conduct. Jadeja accumulated six demerit points inside a 24-month period which means he will be suspended from on...

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