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At least eight dead in shooting at Texas high school

AUSTIN: At least eight people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a local sheriff said, with one person in custody and a second detained. The incident was the latest in a long series of deadly shootings at US schools in recent years. Seventeen teens and educators were shot dead at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February, a massacre that stirred the nation’s long-running debate over gun ownership. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that eight to 10 people, both students and…

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Apple on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said on its support page, without giving the actual number of MacBooks affected. The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in…

Sunil Narine’s bowling action reported again

DUBAI: Sunil Narine, who represents the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during last clash between his side and Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah on March 14. After being reported for suspect bowling action, Narine has been been placed on the PSL's watch list, but can continue to play the tournament unless reported again. The PCB will pass on the match officials' report on Narine's action to Cricket West Indies (CWI). "Mr Narine has now been placed…

Olympics: IOC discussing norovirus outbreak, more cases reported

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the Winter Games, a Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official said on Friday. After rising from an initial 32 norovirus cases on Tuesday to 54 on Wednesday, the figure had risen to 128 as of late Thursday, with most of those affected security personnel, the KCDC said. The virus broke out ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony in…

Hafeez reported for illegal action: ICC

ABU DHABI: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday.