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World Cup 2015: Irish ready to face de Villiers threat

William Porterfield

Ireland will not be altering the way they play to counter the batting threat of South Africa’s AB de Villiers in Tuesday’s Pool B clash in Canberra, skipper William Porterfield said on Monday.

South Africa rely on bench strength

South Africa’s impressive depth was underlined in their emphatic World Cup win over West Indies on Friday and with paceman Vernon Philander and J.P.

China: Loans made on Sri Lanka request

China’s loans to Sri Lanka were made based on consensus through talks between the two countries and at Sri Lanka’s request, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday, after Sri Lanka’s foreign minis

Major anti-ISIS offensive in Iraq

Thousands from Army, police, counter-terror units part of attack; air support backs advance

‘Brooks in talks to return to News Corp’

Rupert Murdoch’s ex-protégé to return to role focusing on new digital and social media avenues?

Netanyahu visit to test US-Israel ties

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington Sunday on what he said was a “historic” mission to try to stop a nuclear deal with Iran, an AFP correspondent reported.

World Cup 2015: Finally, Pakistan open account

Pakistan's players led by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, second right, walk back after defeating Zimbabwe. (Photo: AP)

Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured their first victory at the World Cup by beating Zimbabwe by 20 runs in their Pool B match on Sund

ISIS strikes targets in Iraq city

ISIS suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shia militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the

US ruling ends plan of two-speed Net

US regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn pledged to battle the new restrictions in the courts and the Congress, saying they would discourage inves

David Cameron will give Wales more powers

British Prime Minister David Cameron was to set out plans on Friday to give Wales greater powers, including more responsibility over raising its own funding.

Listening to Suresh Prabhu presenting the Railway Budget, I wondered whether he was really promising to bring back the halcyon days of luxury on the rails. But no, he can’t and won’t.

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m