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Cubans cheer as internet goes free nationwide for a day

HAVANA: Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet services were available nationwide. There are hundreds of WiFi hotspots in Cuba but virtually no home penetration. Dissident blogger Yoani…

Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day

TRIPOLI:  Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head to Italy but brought back to Libya to almost 2,000. The western coast of Libya is the main departure point for thousands of migrants fleeing wars and poverty and trying to reach Europe. The number of crossings has dropped sharply since July…

WATCH: Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka for biggest one day win

DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal smashed 84 as Bangladesh hit 320 and then inflicted further misery on Sri Lanka to claim their biggest win in one-day cricket on Friday. Sri Lanka, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, were skittled out for 157 and the performance will set new alarm bells ringing after they lost to Zimbabwe in their previous match in the three-nation contest. But Bangladesh celebrated their victory.  "If you look at (the) recent past, it is one of our best wins," said captain Mashrafe Mortaza. "I think…

Hazlewood rested for first Pakistan one-dayer

SYDNEY: Key paceman Josh Hazlewood will be rested from Australia's first one-day international against Pakistan this week after his starring role in the Test series sweep, coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday. Hazlewood was the leading wicket-taker with 15 in Australia's 3-0 Test series victory over Pakistan. He and fellow paceman Mitchell Starc will have planned rests throughout the five-match 50-over series ahead of next month's Test tour to India. "Josh has got through a heavy workload during the home summer so far,"…