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Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban restrictions on women |  CNN

Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series over Taliban restrictions on women | CNN

Sydney CNN — Australia’s men’s cricket team has pulled out of the upcoming series against Afghanistan to protest the ruling Taliban’s restrictions on the education and employment of women and girls, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) matches in the United Arab Emirates in …

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Pakistani film to release in India after 11 years amid backlash

Pakistani film to release in India after 11 years amid backlash

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani blockbuster The Legend of Maula Jatt is set to become the first film from the country in more than a decade to be released in India on December 30, marking a tentative cultural breakthrough in strained ties between the South Asian neighbours. 38-year-old director Bilal Lashari’s adaptation of the 1979 cult …

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LIVE: Green earns $3 million after MEGA bidding war;  Australian trio dropped as IPL record tumbles

LIVE: Green earns $3 million after MEGA bidding war; Australian trio dropped as IPL record tumbles

Cameron Green is officially the IPL’s multi-millionaire after what was expected to be a frenzied bidding war for his services at the Indian Premier League auction on Friday night. Green surpassed Pat Cummins’ record of 15.5 million as the most expensive IPL Australian of all time after the battle between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. …

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Spinner and teen prodigy wreak havoc for England against Pakistan

Spinner and teen prodigy wreak havoc for England against Pakistan

Spinners Jack Leach and teenager Rehan Ahmed shared six wickets between them as England dismissed Pakistan for 304 on the opening day of the third and final Test in Karachi. Leach took 4-140 and Ahmed finished with 2-89 as Pakistan’s batsmen spoiled good starts after Babar Azam won the toss and batted on the revolving …

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'He actually loved him': The heart-wrenching truth about the Warne-Starc row revealed

‘He actually loved him’: The heart-wrenching truth about the Warne-Starc row revealed

Michael Clarke has said he plans to reach out to Mitchell Starc after the Australian fast bowler revealed his sadness at never mending fences with Shane Warne. Keep talking Sky Sports RadioClarke insisted the late great liked Starc and had nothing against him despite his regular criticism of the left-back. “I can tell you now. …

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Complete Qatar 2022 World Cup schedule with AEDT times and when the Socceroos are playing

Complete Qatar 2022 World Cup schedule with AEDT times and when the Socceroos are playing

Get ready for a football marathon – and some seriously unhealthy sleeping habits – when the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on November 21. Qatar’s time zone (Arabic Standard Time — AST) isn’t exactly kind to Australian viewers, although it could be worse when it comes to Socceroos matches. Australia’s opening game against France …

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'Visitors get into trouble': Brutal Qatar laws threaten World Cup fans

‘Visitors get into trouble’: Brutal Qatar laws threaten World Cup fans

Soccer fans face being thrown behind bars or flogged for minor offenses as they head to Qatar for the World Cup. Drinking, swearing, taking pictures and even sex can all land people in prison thanks to “vague” and “confusing” laws in the Muslim Gulf state, The Sun reports. Qatar still has the death penalty – …

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A fatal error, a cricket heist... and three other ways Australia's World Cup defense fell apart

A fatal error, a cricket heist… and three other ways Australia’s World Cup defense fell apart

The Men’s T20 World Cup is still without a winner after Australia’s limping title defense came to a merciful end on Saturday. In fact, Australia were on the back foot from the first campaign and never fully recovered. Now it’s time to sift through the wreckage of Australia’s World Cup to find out exactly where …

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Red Bull broke the rules to win Verstappen's title.  A penalty can make or break F1's golden era

Red Bull broke the rules to win Verstappen’s title. A penalty can make or break F1’s golden era

More than 10 days of heated speculation were finally put to rest this week when the FIA ​​published the findings of its audit of the 10 Formula 1 teams’ spending over last season. Only eight teams were found to be operating under the cost cap. Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin were found to be …

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Maybe don’t let them go again? Wide, Anderson bowls Kiwi in a pathetic 4-12 start to the first test

The new era of England under Captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum began perfectly when James Anderson and Stuart Broad helped bowling in New Zealand at a 4:12 start to the first test at Lord’s. But after the veteran duo set in motion, test debutant Matthew Potts took the lead, letting Kane Williamson (2) …

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In the “golden age” of margins, Indian private refineries are profiting

There is a rift in the Indian refining sector as private refineries extract cheap Russian oil and increase export profits, just as state-owned domestic refineries are squeezed by high oil costs and government-limited domestic fuel prices. While many Western buyers are avoiding Russian oil in response to its invasion of Ukraine, Indian private refineries such …

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