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The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says New Zealand's abrupt withdrawal from its tour on security grounds has put an unwanted question mark over Pakistan’s ability to host international matches. A 33-member Black Caps squad was due to fly back home later Saturday after New Zealand abandoned its tour to Pakistan minutes before the start of the first one-day international at Rawalpindi on Friday. “There’s a lot of pressure created on Pakistan cricket and (especially) Pakistan cricket at home,” PCB chairman Ramiz Raja told cricket fans in a video message released Saturday.
Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group was killed Saturday in a gunbattle with security forces, the military said, in a victory for the counterterrorism campaign against extremists in the jungles of Sulawesi island. Ali Kalora was one of two militants killed in the shootout, said Central Sulawesi’s regional military chief Brig. Gen. Farid Makruf. The two men were fatally shot during a raid late Saturday by a joint team of military and police officers in Central Sulawesi province’s mountainous Parigi Moutong district, Makruf said.
Protests have shed light on the widening gap between Silicon Valley apps, and the working class whose livelihoods have come to depend on them.
The 50-meter high arch has been wrapped in 25,000 square meters of blue, recyclable plastic.The artwork was imagined in 1961 by the Bulgarian-born Christo, who died in 2020, and his wife and fellow artist Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009.Now "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" has been brought to life by Christo's nephew, Vladimir Yavachev, at a cost of about 14 million euros ($16.54 million).Yavachev said the work of art is a "scream for freedom" and serves as a memorial to Christo's legacy in Paris.
eBay has teamed up with sneaker expert Jacques Slade to launch ‘Inside Drop,’ an initiative that looks to reward eBay’s community of sellers with some of the rarest sneakers on the planet. Slade joined Yahoo Finance live to speak about the new initiative and discuss the sneaker market at large.
Canada's election is in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, according to a new poll on Saturday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival both campaigned in the same seat-rich region to scour up votes. The latest Sondage Leger poll conducted for the Journal de Montreal and the National Post newspapers put the Conservatives one percentage point ahead of Trudeau's Liberals, with 33% over 32%. The Leger poll put the third-place left-leaning New Democratic Party at 19%.
Hamilton high school battled its way back after all hope was lost.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O’Toole, in Canadian elections on Monday. Trudeau called the early election in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism for calling a vote during a pandemic in order to cement his hold on power. Trudeau and his Liberal Party could lose power to the Conservative Party after six years in office.
Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S. hellfire missile struck his elder brother's car, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the family demands Washington investigate who fired the drone and punish the military personnel responsible for the strike. “That is not enough for us to say sorry,” said Ahmadi.
A few months back Lee Soo-man appeared on stage at the 2021 World Cultural Industry Forum and boasted of his formative role in the Korean pop industry. “K-pop started with SM Entertainment,” he declared. But already the K-pop firmament is getting ready for a new king. SM Entertainment has formally put a 20% stake up […]
Spanish director Mario Camus, whose film about the aftermath of Spain's 1936-39 civil war won the top award at the Berlin film festival, died on Saturday. He was 86.
Divers in the Philippines pulled plastic bags, drinks bottles and fishing nets from a coral reef on Saturday, joining an annual cleanup that aims to highlight the impact of garbage on the world's oceans. About a dozen divers cleared rubbish from the reef and nearby beaches as they marked World Cleanup Day in Batangas province, a popular spot for snorkelling and diving south of the capital, Manila. "For every fishing line or net that you remove, you could actually prevent a turtle from dying or getting caught in it or eating a plastic bag," organiser Carmela Sevilla told Reuters, holding up a mesh bag full of garbage.
A woman who moved from South Africa to New Zealand just weeks ago has been arrested in relation to the alleged murder of her three young daughters.Police on Friday (September 17) charged a woman in the port city of Timaru.Canterbury Detective Inspector, Scott Anderson:"The investigation into this tragedy is still in its very early stages but we can confirm that no one else is being sort in relation to the deaths of the three children."The woman, Lauren Anne Dickason, appeared at the Timaru District court on Saturday (September 18) morning, where a judge remanded her to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.The 40-year-old is charged with killing her two-year-old twins and their six-year-old sister, police said.Their bodies were found on Thursday (September 16) at a property where the family stayed.Police said the family had moved to Timaru, a city of about 29,000 people, on New Zealand's South Island.New Zealand media reported that both Dickason and her husband are doctors.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday reasserted the Islamic republic's longstanding ban on competitive sport with Israelis, and promised support for athletes disciplined by international bodies for respecting it.
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will see top streamers compete head to head — and this time the ceremony won't be virtual.
New Zealand's cricket squad were preparing to depart Islamabad on Saturday, a day after abandoning their tour of Pakistan over a security alert that left the South Asian nation devastated.
Iran on Saturday hailed its acceptance into a China and Russia-led bloc, an eastward turn it sees as opening access to major world markets and a counter to crippling Western sanctions.
Keeping kids safe and schools open is a priority, but there's debate over how effective vaccine mandates for students would be.
The Biden administration worked Saturday on plans to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to their Caribbean homeland, in a swift response to the huge influx of people who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and congregated under and around a bridge. San Antonio, the nearest major city to Del Rio, where the migrants have gathered, could be among the departure cities. Another administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity expected two flights per day, at most, and said all migrants would be tested for COVID-19.
A week after taking the Volpi Cup best actress award at the Venice Film Festival, Penelope Cruz and her “Official Competition” co-stars Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez were in San Sebastian on Friday evening for the film’s Spanish premiere, where the trio hosted a press conference joined on stage by producer Jaume Roures, CEO at […]