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Kohli retains top spot, Rahul, Rohit, Ashwin improve ICC T20I rankings
Dubai, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has maintained his number one spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 batsmen rankings released on Tuesday, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to the top five in the bowlers' list, climbing up to fourth spot from seventh.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:38:03 PM

With new constructions, entertainment options, Dubai gears up for Expo 2020
Dubai, Aug 30 (IANS) A drive into Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East, will give visitors an idea of the development, road construction and upkeep of infrastructure that the city is going through in anticipation of Expo 2020 -- a global event which will welcome the world to the UAE for the six-month exposition.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:26:04 PM

US, Russia achieve clarity on new Syrian truce
Geneva, Aug 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry told press on Friday that talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had made much headway, with minor details remaining to be addressed in view of brokering a new truce for war-torn Syria.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:32:04 AM

FIFA former president Blatter attends hearing in Lausanne
Geneva, Aug 26 (IANS) FIFA former president Sepp Blatter on Thursday attended a hearing in Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, in his final attempt to overturn the six-year ban imposed on him by FIFA.

Friday, August 26, 2016 2:08:04 AM

Whitewash of Windies won't be enough for India to get top T20I rank
Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) A whitewash of the West Indies in the forthcoming two-match Twenty20 International series in Florida on August 27-28 will still not help second-placed India climb to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:02:13 PM

Hajj stoning ritual to be shortened: Saudi officials
Riyadh, Aug 24 (IANS) In the wake of last year's Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:10:04 PM

ICC match referees rate Kingsmead, Queen's Park Oval outfields as poor
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said the outfields at Kingsmead, in Durban, and Queen's Park Oval, at Port of Spain, have been rated as "poor" by match referees.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:10:08 PM

Blatter to file final challenge against FIFA ban
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Sepp Blatter, who has stepped down as the world football governing body FIFA's president for corruption, will file his final challenge against the six-year ban on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:46:04 PM

Saudi trains to connect holy sites
Jeddah, Aug 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will launch next year seven high-speed trains to connect the kingdom's holy sites that are visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:52:03 PM

Egyptian sentenced to 6 years in Saudi jail
Riyadh, Aug 23 (IANS) A Saudi Arabia court sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in jail on Monday over spying for Iran, the local media reported.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:18:07 AM

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