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Kenya crackdown on militants troubles Muslims

MOMBASA: A Kenyan police crackdown on militants is fueling Muslim resentment and moderate preachers say it undermines their efforts to counter recruiting by al Qaeda militants with links across the border in Somalia. Smashing militant recruitment networks among its Muslim minority has become a priority for Kenya, however, as it tries to end attacks by Somali militants bent…

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Pellegrini keeps Hart in suspense

LONDON: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart could be dropped for his side’s game against Norwich City on Saturday. Hart was criticised for racing from his line and gifting Chelsea a late winning goal in City’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League last Sunday. He was one…

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Bangladesh 247 all out in second ODI

DHAKA: Bangladesh were all out for 247 runs in 49 overs in the second one-day international against New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday. Scores: Bangladesh 247 all out in 49 overs (Tamim Iqbal 58; C. Anderson 4-40, J. Neesham 4-53)

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Dickson ousts Ben Youngs from England team

LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster has opted to start with Lee Dickson rather than Ben Youngs at scrum-half for Saturday’s opening November international against Australia at Twickenham. Dickson relegated Youngs, who played twice for the British and Irish Lions in their recent 2-1 series win in Australia, to the bench after impressing in early season…

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Wawrinka closer to Eurostar ticket after Almagro win

PARIS: Stanislas Wawrinka took another step towards the World Tour Finals on Thursday when he defeated Nicolas Almagro to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters. The Swiss number two solidified his seventh place ranking with a confident 6-3, 6-2 hammering of his Spanish 12th seeded opponent. The win sets up a potential quarter-final against…