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Nadal brushes aside Dimitrov to reach 12th Monte Carlo final

MONTE CARLO: World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday. The 31-year-old, who needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, will face either Kei Nishikori or Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final. Nadal came through a tight first set but always looked too strong for Dimitrov and raced through the second in less than half an hour. The top seed is bidding for a record-extending…

‘North Korean missiles will be able to reach US after modernization’

MOSCOW: North Korea’s leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometers (1864.11 miles) that will be able to reach US territory after modernization, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday. Interfax cited Anton Morozov, a lawmaker and member of the lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, who visited Pyongyang from October 2-6. North Korea aims to increase the range of its ballistic missiles to 9,000 kilometers (5592.34 miles), Morozov…

Waheed Mirza – the eye that saw Younis Khan’s batting reach

Waheed Mirza is ecstatic for Younis Khan as he reached the milestone of 10,000 Test runs. “I was definitely the happiest person when he scored his 10,000th run,” he told with eyes full of pride. “I am proud of his achievement. I believe he can still score much more, he has still got the fuel,” he added. Mirza is the one who identified the hidden potential in Younis Khan. Younis Khan has never been a textbook batsman, neither he is completely unorthodox, he has his uniqueness which makes him special. A batsman who hops…

Younis becomes first Pakistan player to reach 10,000 Test runs

KINGSTON: Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies. The 39-year-old is just the 13th batsman in the history of the sport to break the 10,000-run barrier. He took his place in the record books with a sweep shot for a boundary off slow bowler Royston Chase on the second ball after the interval at Sabina Park having started the day requiring just 23 runs to reach his target. Younis,…

Assets in Panama banks reach record level despite ‘Panama Papers’

PANAMA CITY: Banks based in Panama managed a record level of assets last year -- $121 billion -- despite fallout from the "Panama Papers" scandal, an industry body in the Central American country said Thursday. The International Banking Center, which represents Panamanian and foreign banks, said members' assets "reached the record level of $121.075 billion" -- a jump of 3.3 percent over 2015. Panama has come under intense international tax scrutiny since the Panama Papers revelations a year ago on how the world's…

England reach semis, dump Sri Lanka out of World T20

NEW DELHI: England qualified for the semi-finals and knocked the holders Sri Lanka out of cricket's World Twenty20 with a nailbiting victory in New Delhi Saturday, setting up a likely showdown against a rampant New Zealand.