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Saudi girl, 17, refuses to marry man in his 90s
Riyadh, Nov 12 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian court has supported a duped teenaged girl who refused to marry a man of her grandfather's age after her father showed her a youngster for the matrimonial alliance.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:50:08 PM

Broadcasters to air third-umpire discussions: ICC
Dubai, Nov 12 (IANS) In a bid to make umpiring more understandable to viewers, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed it would conduct a live-match trial where broadcasters will be permitted to air the decision-making communication between on-field and TV umpires.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:56:19 PM

14,000 liquor bottles seized at Saudi border
Riyadh, Nov 12 (IANS) An attempt to smuggle over 14,000 liquor bottles into Saudi Arabia was foiled when custom officials seized the supply being carried in a truck.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:48:08 PM

Dhawan jumps to No.5 spot in ODI batting rankings
Dubai, Nov 12 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan jumped four places while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni dropped a spot in the latest One-Day International (ODI) batting rankings, released by the International Cricket Council Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:28:04 PM

Australia, South Africa eye India's No.1 ODI ranking
Dubai, Nov 12 (IANS) Australia and South Africa will be challenging India's No.1 spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) team rankings when they go head-to-head in a five-match series in Perth Friday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:26:05 PM

Ebola: West Africa on brink of food crisis
Geneva, Nov 11 (IANS) As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, warned Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:40:05 PM

Malayalam 'Kavyasandhya' attracts huge crowd in Sharjah
Sharjah, Nov 11 (IANS) Poetry sessions are usually attended by a motley audience not numbering over 100 unless there is a celebrity presence. But an evening of Malayalam poetry in Sharjah attracted nearly 2,000 people, much to the surprise of the poets themselves.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:38:11 PM

Iran nuclear talks in Oman end with little progress
Muscat, Nov 11 (IANS) The trilateral meeting that among the US, Iran and the European Union(EU) in Muscat, capital of Oman, ended Monday with little progress.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:34:03 AM

Revised code to help cricketers return early from corruption bans
Dubai, Nov 10 (IANS) The International Cricket COuncil (ICC) Monday approved changes to its anti-corruption code that may allow banned players to return to domestic cricket before completion of their penalty period provided they meet certain criteria.

Monday, November 10, 2014 9:06:12 PM

ICC endorses clampdown on suspected illegal bowling action
Dubai, Nov 10 (IANS) While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates.

Monday, November 10, 2014 8:54:03 PM

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