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Saudi Arabia’s ‘date city’ hosts annual festival dedicated to delicacy

BURAIDAH, Saudi Arabia: Amid rows of pick-up trucks loaded with crates and boxes, vendors cry out prices at Saudi Arabia’s Buraidah Dates Festival, a huge seasonal market dedicated to the sweet golden-brown fruit. Farmers, traders and consumers descend on the town, known locally as “the city of dates”, in the central Qassim region, one of the most conservative parts of the country, for the 45-day event, which organizers say is the largest of its kind in the world. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is also a…

In Video: 2018’s five biggest coasters on Annual roller coaster day!

There is only one way to mark National Roller Coaster Day. Visit an amusement park and ride the rails. But you wouldn’t want to ride just any coaster, right? Fortunately, parks have introduced an especially strong lineup of new thrill machines to sample this year. Let’s run down some of the most noteworthy members of the coaster class of 2018. Steel Vengeance Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio isn't a completely new attraction, exactly. Formerly known as Mean Streak, the surgical specialists at the ride…

No Pakistani player finds place in ICC shortlist for annual awards

The winners will be announced on November 14 in Dubai. According to AFP, following is the shortlist of the nominees: ICC cricketer of the year: AB de Villiers (South Africa) Mitchell Johnson (Australia) Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) ICC Test cricketer of the year: Mitchell Johnson (Australia) Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) David Warner (Australia) ICC one-day cricketer of the year: Quinton de Kock (South Africa) AB de Villiers (South…