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Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

WASHINGTON: Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday by delivering the longest address to the chamber in at least 108 years, speaking for more than eight hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation. The veteran California Democrat, who turns 78 next month, took the floor at 10:04 am (1504 GMT) and began to speak. And she kept speaking. And speaking. And speaking. Eight hours and seven minutes later, at 6:11 pm, she relinquished the floor -- an entire work day standing at her…

Maxwell century powers Australia to T20 win over England

HOBART: Glenn Maxwell slammed a last-ball six to score a masterful century and lead Australia to a five-wicket victory over England in the second tri-series Twenty20 international in Hobart on Wednesday. Maxwell, who earlier took three wickets in two overs, was man of the match with an unbeaten 103 as the Australians chased down England's 155 for nine in the 19th over. Maxwell, who was controversially dropped from Australia's one-day team for the recent series against England, responded with a 58-ball century including…

Khawaja achieves his Ashes century dream

SYDNEY: Usman Khawaja is relieved he finally has an Ashes Test century to savour after a "lot of carry-on" over his debut against England in Sydney seven years ago. The elegant Pakistan-born left-hander soaked up the acclaim from his home fans after scoring 171 in the final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Khawaja batted for 515 minutes and faced 381 balls and just missed out on bettering his highest Test score of 174 made against New Zealand in Brisbane in 2015. It was a special milestone in the…

Rohit Sharma equals record for fastest T20 century

Rohit Sharma scored the joint-fastest century in Twenty20 International cricket when he hammered his way to the landmark from only 35 balls against Sri Lanka in Indore on Friday. Opening batsman Rohit matched the record South Africa’s David Miller set against Bangladesh in October. Read More: Records of Younis Khan Rohit smashed 10 sixes and 12 fours before he was eventually dismissed for 118 in 43 balls with India on 165-1 after 12.4 overs in the second game of the three-match series. India lead the series 1-0 after…

A century ago people predicted future like this

In 1900, a German chocolate company predicted lifestyle of inhabitants of 21st century through a series of postcards. It was part of a marketing campaign that Theodore Hildebrand and Son chocolate company slipped colorful cards into chocolate boxes. The cards envisioned people enjoying boundless leisure and comfort after undergoing technological advancement of a century. The predicted range of activities included live broadcasts of plays to cities covered with weather-proof glass roofs and mobile city blocks.…

Miller hits fastest T20 century as South Africa rout Bangladesh

POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA: David Miller smashed the fastest century in Twenty20 international cricket as South Africa outclassed Bangladesh by 83 runs in the second and final Twenty20 international at Senwes Park on Sunday. Miller’s 35-ball hundred propelled South Africa to 224 for four before Bangladesh were bowled out for 141, completing a clean-sweep for South Africa in two Tests, three one-day internationals and two T20 internationals. It was an extraordinary innings by Miller. Dropped on nought, he admitted:…

Moeen Ali smashes century as England beat West Indies

BRISTOL, ENGLAND: Moeen Ali hit the second fastest one-day international century in England’s history to set up a win over West Indies by 124 runs on Sunday. Victory gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the third of the five-match series after the second game was washed out last week. Joe Root with 84 and Ben Stokes (73) were the other main contributors to an imposing total of 369-9 off 50 overs. They shared a fourth-wicket stand of 132 as Root became the highest scorer in all formats in an English international season.…

16 dead in Mexico’s ‘biggest earthquake in hundred years’

MEXICO CITY: A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 16 people in what the president called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century. The quake hit offshore in the Pacific at 11:49 pm (0449 GMT), about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the coastal town of Tonala, in far southern Chiapas state, Mexico's seismologic service said. Así el cielo durante el #Sismo pic.twitter.com/zlcPA7YSDM — L4L0 (@lalocedeno) September 8, 2017 "It was a major earthquake in scale and…

WATCH: ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi smashes 42-ball century as Hampshire beat Derbyshire

LONDON: Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi blasted 101 in only 42 balls to inspire Hampshire's 101-run victory at Derbyshire in the Twenty20 Blast quarter-finals on Tuesday. All-rounder Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 249 for eight, their highest T20 score. Skipper James Vince made 55 from 36 balls as Hampshire passed their previous best of 225 for two against Middlesex in 2006 and, faced with an improbable target of 250, the Falcons crumbled to 148 all out with Liam Dawson and Kyle…