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  • Back from watery grave: car stolen in 1979 in France

    A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in the heart of France’s Champagne country in 1979 is being reunited with its owner 38 years later after French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape but crawling with crayfish, from a murky swamp...

    Police said the compact four-door hatchback as much a feature of its time as flared trousers and disco was four years old and on its third owner when it was declared stolen in the Champagne town of Reims...

  • West Indies have never beaten England since 1979 final

    KARACHI: Judging by the long World Cup history, the West Indies are in desperate search of ending a 40-year itch against England after having clinically outplayed them by 92 runs in the final of the 1979 tournament...

    The team from the Caribbean islands has lost each of their five subsequent World Cup fixtures to England despite coming very close on at least two occasions...

  • Iran has outflanked US since 1979 revolution, says Khamenei

    TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday that his country has outmaneuvered the United States in the four decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution...

    ” On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran’s American-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US hospital...

  • Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

    On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the toppling of Iran's American-backed shah, students overran the embassy complex to demand the United States hand over the ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US hospital...

    According to the Mehr news agency, "the documents found (inside the US embassy in 1979) proved revolutionary students' claim that Washington was using the building to plot" against the nascent Islamic...

  • Pakistan cricket team reaches Dhaka

    DHAKA: Pakistan cricket team, which reached Dhaka on Monday afternoon, was accorded a warm welcome by the Bangladesh government and cricket board officials...

    The Pakistan contingent later checked into Hotel Pan Pacific Shonargaon...

  • Comment: Pakistan cricket team – the way forward

    As is now customary after every World Cup debacle, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed its commitment to take necessary steps to bring the national cricket team’s performances up to a respectable level...

    In this connection, a new selection committee and a new captain have already been appointed and a new look team announced for the Bangladesh series has now landed in Dhaka...

  • ‘SL team’s visit to Lahore a great achievement for Pakistan cricket’

    ISLAMABAD: Batting legend Javed Miandad believes Sri Lankan team visiting Lahore for the last Twenty20 is a great achievement for Pakistan cricket...

    Talking to APP, Miandad said Sri Lankan team’s visit to Lahore for the said match gives a clear message to the whole world that Pakistan has come out victorious from the menace of terrorism as international cricket has revived in the country...

  • Zimbabwe cricket team will tour Pakistan in May: PCB chairman

    LAHORE: Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the country in six years, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Monday...

    “Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour,” Shaharyar told reporters, without announcing the venues...

  • Aisam links up with Pakistan cricket team ahead of Australian Open

    As tennis greats Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams prepare to take part in the Australian Open, the New Zealanders next door are bracing for some hard-hitting cricket entertainment when the Kiwis take on the Shahid Afridi-led Pakistan side in a series of T20s and ODIs...

    Pakistan's top tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is flying the country's flag at the Australian Open, and the star linked up with...

  • Pakistan cricket team will not depart for India till security clearance granted, says interior minister

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that a security team has been constituted and will depart on Monday for India, to ensure that the Pakistani cricket team is provided complete security while participating in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup...

    "ICC's security team is in India, but time is short as our cricket team is due to leave on Wednesday...

  • Officials in India to assess security for Pakistan cricket team before T20 World Cup

    LAHORE: A two-member team reached India Monday morning to review the security situation ahead of a possible visit by the Pakistan cricket team for participation in the ICC T20 World Cup which kicks off in Kolkata on March 16, immigration officials at the Wagah border confirmed...

    The team comprises Director Federal Investigation Agency Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Security Officer Retired Col Azam Khan, and is expected...

  • Federal Minister Pirzada laments Pakistan’s sporting woes, slams cricket team

    ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday expressed his concerns over the state of sporting affairs in the country, particularly the shameful performance of the national cricket team...

    The Pakistan cricket team was humiliated by England in the third One-day International of their five-match series on Tuesday with the hosts romping to a series win after posting a world record...

  • Fitness camp will not benefit Pakistan cricket team: Abdul Qadir

    ISLAMABAD: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir termed Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) fitness camp to be useless and stated that it will not provide any assistance to the national side in England...

    "The leggie claimed that the cricket board believes he criticises them without a reason but his criticism involves solutions...

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