Fan who hit Alex Verdugo with baseball at Yankee Stadium banned from all MLB parks

NEW YORK — The fan who hit Boston Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo with a baseball thrown from the Yankee Stadium stands has been banned for life from attending major league games. The decision was confirmed Sunday by spokesmen for both the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. Red Sox manager Alex Cora […]

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Nepal’s newly-appointed PM Sher Bahadur Deuba to face vote of confidence today

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to face the floor test in Parliament on Sunday after holding a discussion with his party insiders. Deuba will be seeking a vote of confidence in Parliament’s Sunday meeting as per the Constitutional provisions which ask the new Prime Minister to seek a vote […]


Arsenal eye €40m for Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli despite Juventus preference

Euro 2020 and the Copa America are over and the summer transfer window is open, leaving Europe’s biggest clubs clear to make a splash in the market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Arsenal eye Locatelli despite Juve links Arsenal are prepared to pay the €40 million […]

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Major US Wildfire In Oregon Spreads, More People Evacuated

Firefighters in Canada, meanwhile, continued to battle dozens of blazes. (File) Los Angeles: With oppressively hot, dry weather looming over much of the Western US and Canada on Sunday, the enormous Bootleg Fire in Oregon grew again and authorities ordered new evacuations. Bootleg, the largest of 80 major fires now active in the US, spread […]


Christian Horner labels Lewis Hamilton ‘amateur’, says he put Max Verstappen’s safety in jeopardy

SILVERSTONE, U.K — Red Bull boss Christian Horner said Lewis Hamilton’s penalty did not fit the crime for what he called an “amateur” and “desperate” collision with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton collided with Verstappen at Silverstone, clipping his title rival’s right-rear tyre as they turned right into Copse corner. Verstappen’s car […]

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Who Are The ‘DREAMers’ And What US Court Ruling Means For DACA Protectees

The ruling by a federal court in Texas that the former US President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he introduced a scheme to ensure that hundreds of people who were brought into the country illegally as children can continue to remain in America has again cast a cloud of uncertainty over the future […]

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‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech

SEOUL — In the history of South Korea’s fight for democracy, the 1980 uprising in Gwangju stands out as one of the proudest moments. Thousands of ordinary citizens took to the streets to protest a military dictatorship, and hundreds were shot down by security forces. The bloody incident has been sanctified in textbooks as the […]

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German candidate sorry for laughing scene in flood visit

BERLIN: The front-runner to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election has apologized for a scene in which he was seen laughing in the background as the country’s president delivered a statement on the devastating floods in western Germany. Armin Laschet, the candidate of Merkel’s center-right Union bloc to be Germany’s next leader, is […]


Fuel prices set to slide soon as OPEC+ agrees to boost supply

NEW DELHI: Fuel prices are expected to come down shortly as the OPEC+ grouping on Sunday agreed to add more barrels to the market, averting a supply squeeze and reducing the risk of an inflationary oil price spike. The grouping, which includes Russia, decided to raise production by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from August […]


WhatsApp Testing Encrypted Cloud Backup on Android, But It Comes With a Big Caveat

WhatsApp icon image used for representation. WhatsApp is also testing a version of the software that works across multiple devices, maintaining end-to-end encryption whether or not users have a phone involved. Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly working on its own technology to independently encrypt users’ backups in the cloud. According to a report […]