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England send West Indies into darkness after win in Day-Night Test

Cricket - England

London : England took 19 wickets in a day to send West Indies tumbling to a humbling defeat by an innings and 209 runs in the first Test on Saturday. England won with time to spare on Day 3 of the day-night Test at Edgbaston, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in the most commanding fashion. The loss ...

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3 Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

Australian police

Melbourne, August 20 : Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community. Two of the men are already in custody and awaiting trial on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks in Australia’s second largest ...

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Dinosaurs beheaded at Australian museum

Dinosaurs beheaded

SYDNEY : Three model raptors at Australia’s national dinosaur museum have been beheaded by mystery vandals who scaled a fence and removed the parts using an angle grinder or hacksaw, police said Tuesday. Investigators are hunting for the attackers after the damage to the dinosaurs — which were in an outside display area — took place late Saturday at the ...

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Possible dual citizenship could disqualify Australian deputy PM from parliament

Possible dual citizenship

Sydney : Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Monday he may not be eligible for parliament after being told he may be a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand, potentially posing a threat to the conservative government’s hold on power. Australian politicians are not eligible to be elected to parliament if they hold dual or plural citizenship, ...

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Sikh man asked to take off kirpan on New Zealand bus

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Melbourne : A Sikh man in Australia was asked to take off his kirpan and “get out” of a bus when a passenger called police in panic after seeing the ceremonial knife, a media report said on Wednesday. Police boarded a busy commuter bus in Auckland on Tuesday after a passenger was seen carrying a ceremonial knife, traditionally worn by ...

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