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Pakistan win toss, bat in second Test

Pakistan win toss, bat in second Test

In response, Lee said, "We should never take anything for granted about a cricket team , especially one that represents the hopes and dreams of their nation and one that won the last series against Australia quite convincingly". Australia have named an unchanged team for the second Test, and it comes as no surprise as captains do not love to break a winning combination. Read More

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54000 evacuated from German town to diffuse World War II bomb

54000 evacuated from German town to diffuse World War II bomb

Police could not say how long it would take to disarm the bomb. At least 54,000 people are to be evacuated from their homes over the Christmas holidays after a World War Two bomb was discovered in a city in Germany. There have also been discoveries of unexploded WW2 bombs in the UK. Bombs are often found during digging work at construction sites. As of Sunday however only about 1,000 people had used the facilities, confirming authorities' assumptions that most evacuees would choose to stay ... Read More

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Oil prices fall on strong Dollars

Oil prices slipped in tepid trading on Thursday, pressured by an unexpected rise in US crude inventories last week and moves by Libya to boost output over the next few months. Back on November 30, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) clinched a deal to cut oil output to a ceiling of 32.5 million barrels a day (bpd). Read More

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Huge Fire Torches 140 Buildings in Japanese City

Huge Fire Torches 140 Buildings in Japanese City

The fire, which dominated media coverage in Japan, spread quickly as winds accelerated, according to public broadcaster NHK. The blaze started at a Chinese restaurant in Itoigawa City on Thursday morning. " Sparks of fire flew around ", a witness told NHK. Smoke rises from houses and buildings during the fire. One fell sick after inhaling smoke and a prefectural government employee fell and hit her head, according to the fire division official. Read More

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Browns' Joe Haden ruled out for game with neck injury

Chargers kicker Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired that would have sent the game to overtime. The Browns got in range for a 49-yard field goal, which K Cody Parkey drilled to make it a 17-10 game. Both teams sustained multiple injuries, with Griffin and Browns cornerback Joe Haden the most significant players to go down. He injured his neck, and the team ruled him out for the remainder of the team's game against the San Diego Chargers. Read More

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Replace The Electoral College? Colo. Lawmaker Wants State To Help

Just because it didn't happen doesn't mean there aren't problems with the Electoral College. He has also repeatedly claimed that he also would have won if elections were decided on the basis of a popular vote. Only two polls measured correctly that Clinton would hit 48 percent and no poll had Trump doing as well as 46 percent. 13 - The number of electoral votes garnered by Democrat Walter Mondale in 1984, the fewest of any since Alaska and Hawaii entered the union. Read More

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Trump once donated to a West Bank settlement

Friedman is notorious for his fervent support of Israel's illegal settlement expansion in the occupied territories, and has been characterized as an "obstacle to peace" by successive United States administrations. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan) went even further, warning that Friedman's selection could have "dangerous consequences for both the United States and Israel, not only with respect to the prospect of an eventual negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinians , but also with ... Read More

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Berlin attack: How the events unfolded

A truck careered into the market at what would have been one of the most crowded times over the Christmas period, killing nine people and injuring 50. The truck driver is still at large. Visitors take a stroll at the Christmas market in front of the town hall at the Marienplatz square in Munich, Germany , Dec. Read More

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48 die after drinking bath essence in Russian Federation

But why was the substance so deadly? The deaths from alcohol poisoning in Russia's Siberian city of Irkutsk have risen to 53, and 26 persons are still hospitalised, media reported on Tuesday. "The president has been informed, and, without a doubt, this requires the closest attention and adoption of measures". "According to our latest data 41 of 57 people who were hosptialised after drinking the liquid have died", investigators said in a statement. Read More

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Apple, Ireland to appeal EU's ruling on tax

Earlier in August this year, the European Commission had instructed Apple to pay $14.5 billion in outstanding taxes to the Irish government for cutting a deal with them. The Irish government has once more chimed in: It claims Apple's local units shouldn't be taxed for profits earned elsewhere since Apple's products are designed and developed in the US rather than Ireland. Read More

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