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30 November 2018 8:48 AM Shadman hits 50 on debut as Bangladesh wickets fall

Dhaka - Debutant opener Shadman Islam scored a gritty half-century but the West Indies kept Bangladesh in check with regular wickets in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Friday. Shadman hit 76 off 199 balls before he was trapped leg-before by Devendra Bishoo as Bangladesh reached 175-4 at tea on the first day after electing to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla 36

13 November 2018 2:30 PM Pope to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Francis, 81, will be the second pope to travel to Morocco, following John Paul II more than three decades ago. He will take in Rabat and Casablanca on the March 30-31 trip to the Muslim-majority 43

04 November 2018 7:21 AM Taijul claims 6 wickets as Zim all out for 282

Sylhet - Spinner Taijul Islam grabbed four wickets before lunch on Sunday's second day to finish with 6 for 108 as Bangladesh bowled out Zimbabwe for 282 in the first Test. Overnight batsman Peter Moor was left not out 63 with Taijul wreaking havoc at the other end to wrap up the visitors' first innings shortly before the interval at the Sylhet International 37

02 November 2018 8:21 PM Khashoggi's fiancee appeals to Trump: 'Nothing has relieved me of the pain ... his corpse has still not been found'

The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called on Friday for President Donald Trump to back Turkey's efforts to investigate his death and recover his body. Khashoggi - a US resident and contributor to The Washington Post - was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, where he had gone to obtain paperwork for his upcoming 68

26 October 2018 9:28 AM Sinead O'Connor announces conversion to Islam

London — Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer. She tweeted on 19 October: "This is to announce that I am proud 46

25 October 2018 11:58 AM Bangladesh call uncapped pacer for Zimbabwe Test

Chittagong - Bangladesh on Thursday included uncapped fast bowler Khaled Ahmed in their 15-man squad for the two-Test series against Zimbabwe starting November 3 in Sylhet. The hosts, who were thrashed in their last Test series in the West Indies in July, made five changes in the absence of injured all-rounder Shakib al Hasan and batsman Tamim Iqbal 34

28 September 2018 7:02 PM Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source said on Friday. The European Union had said in July it would finance the construction of the new headquarters. The June 29 suicide attack on the Sevare facility was claimed by a jihadist 39

06 September 2018 1:39 PM Malaysia PM denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism. The pair were caned in front of more than 100 spectators in an Islamic court on Monday, with one of the women breaking down in tears, after they admitted 45

13 August 2018 7:06 PM Tunisia's president announces draft inheritance equality bill

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. "I propose to make equal inheritance a law", he said in a televised speech on Tunisia's Women's Day. The text of the bill will be presented to lawmakers after the end of the parliamentary recess in October 47

13 July 2018 10:59 AM Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said. Haftar, head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, "has ordered the re-arrest of commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli after his escape from the military prison" where he was detained, a statement 50