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Mourinho tells Martial he needs to see more from French forward

CARRINGTON, England: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a clear message to French forward Anthony Martial on Wednesday, saying he needs to do more to impress him and comparing his approach unfavourably with that of team-mate Marcus Rashford. It was the latest example of Mourinho going public with his challenges to a player, after his… Read More »

Cyber security firm – more evidence North Korea linked to Bangladesh heist

REUTERS: Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s US$ 81 million (64.87 million pounds) cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Russian-based Kaspersky released a 58-page… Read More »

Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

AMMAN: The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday. The army has made steady progress in recent weeks in eastern Aleppo countryside towards the Euphrates River where it… Read More »

More 100m, less discus to boost sport, says Edwards

LONDON: Athletics’ proud position as the number one Olympic sport is far from secure, according to Britain’s triple jump champion-turned broadcaster Jonathan Edwards, who also says the Diamond League needs to focus more on big names and less on equality. Edwards has seen the sport from both sides, from a hugely successful competitive career that… Read More »

More than 100,000 visas revoked amid Trump travel ban – reports

WASHINGTON: More than 100,000 visas have been revoked in the wake of the Trump administrations recent travel ban on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, according to media reports on Friday. The Washington Post reported the figure, citing a government attorney at a federal court hearing in Virginia. NBC News’ Washington affiliate also reported the… Read More »

Turkey dismissed more than 90,000 public servants in post-coup purge – minister

ANKARA: Turkish authorities have dismissed more than 90,000 public servants for alleged connections to a coup attempt in July as part of a purge critics say has broadened to target any political opposition to President Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking to reporters at a roundtable interview broadcast on television, Labour Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said 125,485 people from… Read More »

Killer Breivik says he has got 'stranger', more radical in jail

SKIEN, Norway: Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said on Thursday he felt he had become “stranger and stranger” and more radical in his right-wing views in jail and blamed it on near-isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011. He expressed no remorse, however, for the massacre during a court hearing at which the… Read More »

UK asks sporting bodies to do more to protect children from abuse

LONDON: The British government said on Tuesday it was asking all national sporting governing bodies to increase their efforts to protect children, following allegations of young boys being sexually abused at professional soccer clubs. English soccer’s governing body said on Sunday it had appointed an independent lawyer to oversee an internal investigation after former soccer… Read More »

Turkey detains 40 soldiers, issues warrants for 47 more in coup probe – media

ISTANBUL: Turkey detained 40 soldiers from an air base in the central Anatolian city of Konya as part of investigations into July’s failed military coup, Turkish media outlets said on Thursday. Detention warrants had been issued for 47 more soldiers from Konya, the private Dogan news agency said, in what was the third wave of… Read More »

UN chief: little action on South Sudan pledge to allow more peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: A pledge by South Sudan’s government to allow the deployment of more U.N. peacekeepers and to improve access for U.N. troops already on the ground in a bid to avoid an arms embargo is yet to translate into action, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. President Salva Kiir agreed during a U.N.… Read More »