• ICC Test, ODI and T20 rankings

    Official team and player rankings for men and women's Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches.

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  • What happens when first ladies share a back seat

    Given how personal and polarizing this election has been, it stands to reason that the ride will be awkward. But Michelle Obama's first chief of staff, Jackie Norris, told me she predicts "nothing but niceties" on Inauguration Day because, she says, Michelle Obama "can make even her enemies feel loved." There are only five women, including the woman she will be sitting beside in that limousine, who are alive today that understand the feelings of trepidation Melania Trump must be facing. "Who knows," Norris said, "maybe they'll end up talking about a lightbulb in the bathroom not working." In her diary, Lady Bird Johnson described her conversation during the 1969 ride with Pat Nixon as completely

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  • Where was Sasha during Obama's farewell speech?

    Where was Sasha Obama? The goodbye photo clearly only shows 18-year-old Malia Obama on stage with mum and dad, Michelle and Barack, but there's no sign of her 15-year-old sister. ***Spoiler*** The simple explanation is that she stayed in Washington because she had an exam at Sidwell Friends private school on Wednesday morning. The school has educated the children of American presidents for years, including Chelsea Clinton. So it will be used to cracking down on pupils for trying to miss class because of official presidential engagements. But that didn't stop the #WhereIsSasha fun on social media. Some people hoped she was trying to stop Donald Trump getting into the White House Some tweeters

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  • Murder charge after body found in suitcase in Leicester

    A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in a suitcase in an alleyway. Ashwin Daudia, 50, of Lyme Road, Leicester, will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Thursday accused of killing Kiran Daudia. Mrs Daudia, 46, was discovered by a member of the public on Tuesday morning in Cromer Street, Leicester. In a statement, her family said she was a "much-loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie". "She will be deeply missed by us all," the statement added.

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  • Iran: Blaze causes building collapse on TV

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  • Saudi Arabia crash: Six Britons killed and four injured

    Six Britons have been killed in a road crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office says. It is understood the dead, including a baby, were on a pilgrimage when their bus crashed after a tyre burst. Four members of a family from Manchester and a couple from Glasgow are thought to have been killed in the accident on Wednesday. Four other Britons were injured on the minibus, which had 12 people on board, including the baby's mother. Travel firm Haji Tours named the youngest victim as Muhammad Adam Anis, who was just two months old, and known as Adam. It also named the baby's grandparents among the dead, 64-year-old Khurshid Ahmed and Noshina Ahmed, 49, and family member Rabia Ahmad, 57, who were all

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  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reaps economic rewards in Syria

    DUBAI/BEIRUT: Iran’s government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar Assad regain control of parts of his country from rebels. An opposition group condemned the telecommunications and mining deals signed with Iran, Damascus’s main regional ally, as “looting” of the Syrian people and the country’s wealth by the “Iranian extremist militias.” Syria’s economy is shrinking fast as industrial and agricultural output falls after six years of civil war, and almost two-thirds of the population lives in extreme poverty. Five memorandums of understanding were signed during

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  • William and Catherine to move back to London

    Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are to move their family back to the British capital this year as they look to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen, Kensington Palace said Friday. Since 2014, the pair have used Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace in London -- which underwent a $7.6 million overhaul in 2014 -- as their official residence while undertaking royal duties. The palace statement said that the pair will increasingly base their family in the city as they continue to undertake more official engagements in addition to increasing their charity work. Prince George, three, will start the new school year in London this September while one-year-old Princess Charlotte will attend nursery and eventually school in the capital in the coming years.

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  • Trump inauguration: Jackie Evancho 'honoured' to perform

    Jackie Evancho has said she feels "honoured" to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump, despite criticism from some fans. The teenager came second on America's Got Talent in 2010 and has gone on to score two top 10 albums in the US. Evancho told Good Morning Britain: "My reason for doing this is nothing to do with politics, it's all about the honour of performing for my country." Mr Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US president at a ceremony later. Evancho has previously sung for current president Barack Obama. "I don't really see much of a difference [between Mr Trump and President Obama] because either way it's a huge honour," the singer said. She has received a backlash from some fans

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  • Saudi Women Shatter Stereotypes

    Saudi women may not be allowed to sit behind the wheel but they steer the course of their lives and if there is one thing you cannot take away from them, it is their drive. The drive to achieve and live life on their own terms. Haya Sawan, a 28-year-old fitness coach from Saudi Arabia is an example of the new generation of Saudi women who are changing the course of things in the country. A mother of two, she coaches women much older and younger in her bootcamp classes in Jeddah. “Growing up fitness has always been a big part of my life,” Sawan told Saudi Gazette. Contrary to opposing views that suggest Saudi women are deprived of and banned from physical activity, the young generation is all

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  • The policemen who dressed as women to hide from IS

    When the so-called Islamic State group seized control of a town near Mosul and began killing police officers, some of them resorted to unconventional measures to stay alive, reports John Beck. A niqab saved Abu Alawi. For more than two-and-a-half years it helped keep the middle-aged former police officer hidden from IS and safe from the bullets and knives that killed almost all his colleagues. When the jihadists arrived in his hometown of Hammam al-Alil in mid-2014, as they swept across northern Iraq, the first things they did was to round up police and army officers. They killed the higher-ranking men immediately, but eventually offered an amnesty of sorts to the rest. If they renounced the

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  • Tehran building collapses after blaze, dozens trapped

    (CNN)Dozens of firefighters are injured and more are feared trapped after a multi-story commercial building in Iran's capital, Tehran, collapsed following a fire, Iranian state media reported Thursday. A spokesman for Tehran's medical emergencies department said that nearly 40 people, including firefighters, had been injured, according to Iran's state-run Fars news agency. Press TV reported that more than two dozen firefighters were injured trying to put out the blaze, which raged through the upper stories for hours, and that some were trapped inside the building.

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  • 25 still missing in Iran building collapse

    ANKARA: Iranian officials said on Friday that 25 people were still unaccounted for after the collapse of a 17-story commercial building in Tehran on Thursday, in addition to 20 firefighters who were killed in the disaster, state TV reported.Iranian media carried photos of weeping relatives and dozens of people lined up to donate blood. The government declared Saturday a day of national mourning. “Police have received missing reports of 25 people. We urge people to report if any of their family members that worked in the Plasco building is missing,” a police official told TV. Thick smoke and fire were hampering the search for the bodies of at least 20 firefighters under the rubble more than a

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  • Cabbage attack The Sun after being tipped for success

    Manchester band Cabbage have attacked The Sun, after the newspaper tipped them for success in 2017. The five piece were among seven acts the paper championed as "the next big thing". But the boys dismissed the tag, calling the paper "odious" and "backward". In a tweet they told fans: "Don't buy The Sun. Don't even walk past it without burning it, or spitting on it. They try to tell you what to think." The band, who are also on the BBC's Sound of 2017 longlist, continued: "They pay no attention to what is real. "They exploit every single one of you and affect the way you think. "Everyone has a member of their family or a friend affected by this awful repeated propaganda. It's a crime." The lads

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  • Kendall Jenner reveals struggle with anxiety but 'is learning to cope'

    Kendall Jenner says she's been struggling with anxiety issues over the last year but is learning to cope. Writing on her own website, the reality TV star and model says she's learnt some breathing exercises which help. "Anxiety was a huge hurdle for me to deal with this past year (and security concerns didn't help), but I think I'm finally learning how to cope. "I once had a really bad attack on a plane and just had to ride it out," she writes. "I felt my heart beating a million miles an hour and I even went a little numb." She says she's now getting better at relaxing while working and travelling. "[I've] learned that it's all mental, so I try to prevent anxiety attacks by bringing my mind somewhere

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  • Philippine officials off to Beijing for $15 billion deals

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a Cabinet-level delegation to Beijing this week to meet with China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang and other top Chinese officials to discuss investment deals and his country’s chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year.The Jan. 23-24 trip by Philippine officials includes Duterte’s finance, budget, economic, public works and transport secretaries, according to a statement issued by the Department of Finance on Sunday. The visit occurs three months after Duterte visited Beijing to pave the way for what he called a new commercial alliance. He has increased his overtures to China since assuming office last year while

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  • 6 Egyptian Billionaires Land on Forbes List of Richest Africans

    Forbes has just released their 2017 list of Africa’s 50 richest people on the continent, and this year Egyptian billionaires have swept up six of the top positions. The Forbes list features Africa's 50 richest individuals; of those 50, 21 are billionaires and 6 of those billionaires are Egyptians. Representing the six Egyptian positions are the three Sawiris brothers, Nassef, Naguib, and Onsi, along with the three Mansour brothers, Mohamed, Yasseen and Youssef. Combined, the Sawiris’ current accumulated wealth amounts to $10.06 billion across construction, chemical, and telecom industries, while the Mansours hold $5.61 billion across diversified industries. Equivalent to our listing is South

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  • George HW Bush still in intensive care

    Former US President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush remain in hospital in Houston, Texas, according to a spokesman. The 41st president, who was admitted with pneumonia on Saturday, is still in the intensive care unit, relying on a ventilator to breathe. The 92-year-old had a breathing tube inserted on Wednesday in a procedure to clear his airway. Wife, Barbara, who has had bronchitis, said she was feeling "1,000% better". Mrs Bush, 91, was admitted on Wednesday suffering from fatigue and a cough. "President Bush had a good night's rest," spokesman Jim McGrath said on Thursday. "We are hopeful he will be discharged from the ICU in a few days." He said the couple had received "an uplifting

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  • Iran: Firefighters killed as high-rise falls

    The journalist on the scene, who spoke to CNN but declined to be named, said police and other uniformed security personnel have blocked the area and are not allowing people or cars to enter. Photos:Tehran building collapses following huge fire inside The rubble of the Plasco building in Tehran, Iran, is seen after it collapsed following a fire on Thursday, January 19. As many as 30 firefighters are feared dead, according to Iran's semi-official Fars news agency. Official news agency IRNA cited the head of Tehran Emergency Services as saying 70 people were injured in the fire. Photos:Tehran building collapses following huge fire inside Iranian firefighters comfort a fellow fireman in the aftermath

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  • Saudi-Russia relations in the emerging new world order

    Following the launch of the ambitious Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has started a new chapter in its history, turning itself from a US dependent indecisive closed shadow-country, to the mighty power of the Middle East, with enormous potential, strength, opening its doors to the whole world step by step. Russian purposes in Syria are not clear for the Kingdom at all. Why does Russia declare that its military contingency in Syria is to fight terrorism, but ISIS stays, mostly unhindered by Russian fighter planes, Palmyra is lost again, but Russia announces ending its military contingency in Syria after the fall of Aleppo? Maria Dubovikova Facing barriers Common interests Last Update: Saturday, 21 January

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