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  • Frenchman shocks Malaysian legend Lee

    The 31-year-old claimed the biggest scalp of his career 21-19, 22-24, 21-17 in 75 minutes, and in the process perhaps ended Lee’s elusive search for the world title which has seen him take three silver medals just as he has done in the Olympics...

    In the decider, the 34-year-old Malaysian led 15-10 — but the Frenchman wouldn’t give in...

  • Frenchman sets round-the-world sailing record

    PARIS: Sailor Thomas Coville arrived in the French port of Brest on Monday morning, hours after smashing the world record for a single-handed non-stop sailing circumnavigation of the globe...

    Frenchman Coville, 48, crossed a finish line off Brittany on Sunday after a voyage of 49 days three hours seven minutes and 38 seconds in his 31-metre trimaran, slashing more than eight days off the previous record, according to his sponsor...

  • Pakistan achieves targets for economic stability: IPR

    ISLAMABAD: Under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme Pakistan’s economy has achieved its targets for economic stability, a report released by the Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) said on Monday...

    “With a substantial provincial surplus, fiscal deficit for the period July-December 2015 was 1...

  • Pakistan may not achieve its economic targets in current fiscal year: IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Pakistan may not be able to achieve its economic growth targets set for the current fiscal year, DawnNews reported on Wednesday...

    Talks pertaining to a three-year loan repayment programme backed by the IMF had kicked off in Dubai on March 28, with Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar leading the Pakistan delegation...

  • Cook, Root will be top targets for Pakistan in third Test: Sarfraz

    Following a 330-run loss against England at Old Trafford, Manchester on Monday, keeping Alastair Cook and Joe Root from staying at the crease for long will be Pakistan’s top priority when they take on the Three Lions in the third encounter of the four-match series in Birmingham on Wednesday...

    Cook, the England skipper, along with Root, amassed a total of 506 runs out of the hosts’ 762 runs over the two innings, playing a major role...

  • IMF wants 27pc cut in development spending for meeting fiscal targets

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants Pakistan cut its overall development budget by 27 per cent to keep fiscal deficit within limits and make up for revenue shortfall during the current fiscal year...

    For achieving this target, the Fund has estimated that the federal government will need to limit Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) expenditure at Rs611bn, down 13pc, against Rs700bn authorised by the...

  • Turkish Air Force bombs IS targets in Syria

    BEYLERBEYI: Turkish fighter jets early on Friday bombed positions of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) inside Syria for the first time, as police arrested hundreds of suspected extremists after a wave of violence...

    The air raids against IS targets marked a dramatic hardening of Turkey's attitude towards the group...

  • In major shift, Turkish jets pound IS targets in Syria

    In a related, long-awaited development, Turkey said it had agreed to allow US-led coalition forces to base manned and unmanned aircraft at its airbases for operations targeting the IS group...

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed earlier that Turkey had agreed to let the US use Incirlik air base for operations “within a certain framework”...

  • Hindutva now targets Tipu Sultan celebrations

    Its theatre of the absurd pitched its tent in southern India on Tuesday where Hindutva mobs are opposing official praise for the anti-colonial Muslim hero, Tipu Sultan...

    The fortress town of Srirangapatnam, where Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, had built Hindu temples and Muslim shrines, is revered for its secular symbolism...

  • Lawsuit targets Trump's rollback of birth-control rule

    Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers...

    The National Women's Law Centre and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed the lawsuit in the local US District Court...

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