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Yasir Shah smashes 82-year-old record

ABU DHABI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets on Thursday, breaking an 82-year-old record and putting Pakistan within sight of a series win in the third and final Test against New Zealand. The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four -- his second wicket of New Zealand's second innings -- to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett's record of 36 Tests set against South Africa in Johannesburg in…

New Zealand rejects Huawei’s first 5G bid citing national security risk

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry’s first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by China’s Huawei Technologies, citing concerns about national security. Telecommunications services provider Spark New Zealand, which made the request, said on Wednesday it would review the reasoning before considering any further steps. The decision comes as Western nations become increasingly wary of what they say is possible Chinese government involvement in fifth-generation…

Pakistan sniff win as Yasir Shah spin destroys New Zealand

DUBAI: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah wrecked New Zealand with a career best eight wicket haul as Pakistan sniffed victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday. The 32-year-old grabbed 8-41 in 12.3 overs which annihilated New Zealand to 90 all out in just 35.3 overs before taking two more wickets as New Zealand -- following on -- were 131-2 at close in their second innings. Yasir dismissed opener Jeet Raval for two before accounting for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson caught behind for 30 to complete his…

Woman charged with contaminating strawberries with needles

SYDNEY: A woman has been charged after a "complex" investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic. Queensland state authorities offered a large reward and the national government raised jail terms for such crimes after sewing needles were found in plastic boxes of the fruit sold in supermarkets in September. Since the first case came to light when a man was taken to hospital with stomach pains after consuming…

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed to New Zealand for final leg of Pacific tour

WELLINGTON: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan were treated to a ceremonial welcome in New Zealand on Sunday where they arrived for the final leg of their Pacific tour, their first international royal tour since marrying in May. The royal couple, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received at Wellington airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The official welcome ceremony took place on the lawns of Government House - the residence of the Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. Harry and Meghan…

UN debut for New Zealand’s ‘First Baby’: diaper change, peace summit

UNITED NATIONS: With a mock security pass that lists her as the “First Baby” of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly. Her partner Clarke Gayford, who is the baby’s full-time caregiver, sat with the New Zealand delegation and held Neve as Ardern spoke. Ardern, 38, is only the second elected leader to give birth while in office, after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Gayford posted…

New Zealand’s ‘First Baby’s’ United Nations debut with PM Mom

NEW ZEALAND: With a mock security pass that lists her as the “First Baby” of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly. Her partner Clarke Gayford, who is the baby’s full-time caregiver, sat with the New Zealand delegation and held Neve as Ardern spoke. Ardern, 38, is only the second elected leader to give birth while in office after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990. Gayford posted a…

‘Nice to be back’: New Zealand’s Prime Minister returns after maternity leave

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned on Monday to Parliament to run her first Cabinet meeting, six weeks after giving birth to her daughter. Ardern entered the Cabinet’s dedicated meeting room on the top storey of the Executive Wing of the country’s Parliament building, known as the ‘Beehive’, to applause from her ministers. Taking her place next to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, she offered her “sincere thanks” to him for running the country, allowing her to become…

New Zealand says ‘no’ to Pakistan tour

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket has turned down a request to resume tours of Pakistan following a 15-year hiatus, citing ongoing security concerns.  The Blackcaps head to the United Arab Emirates in October to play a series of Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches against Pakistan, and Pakistan had asked if they could host at least the T20s on home soil. But NZC chairman Greg Barclay said "we just decided circumstances weren't right for us to tour at the moment". "At the end of the day it came down to…