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UK motorists may need to take EU test in no-deal Brexit

LONDON: British motorists living in the European Union may have to take a new driving test in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government said in technical advice published on Thursday. British mobile phone customers will also no longer be guaranteed free roaming within EU nations, according to the latest tranche of plans for managing the fallout if Brexit talks collapse. The government warned motorists that their driving licence may no longer be valid in the EU, and that those living in EU member states "may need to…

Liquor case: Sharjeel’s blood sample sent to laboratory for test

KARACHI: A day after the court sent three suspects to prison over recovery of liquor bottles from the hospital, the blood sample of PPP leader in spotlight, Sharjeel Memon, are in the laboratory to determine whether the ex-minister consumer alcohol at the health centre. On September 1, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar paid a surprise visit to Ziauddin Hospital where he found three bottles of liquor in the room of the incarcerated PPP leader. Subsequently, Memon was shifted to Central Jail, Karachi and a First…

Hackers at convention test voting systems for bugs

LAS VEGAS: Def Con, one of the world’s largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Aug 10, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. Hackers will continue to probe the systems over the weekend in a bid to discover new vulnerabilities, which could be turned over to voting machine makers to fix. The three-day Las Vegas-based “Voting Village” also aimed to expose security issues in digital poll…

Sri Lanka build mammoth lead over S.Africa

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka tightened the noose on South Africa on the third morning of the second Test, building a commanding lead of 451 while losing just a single wicket in the session. Chasing their first series win since 2006 against South Africa, the hosts were on 237 for 4 at lunch after securing a 214-run first-innings lead in Colombo. The visitors' only wicket was Dimuth Karunaratne for 85. Angelo Mathews made a 29th career half-century, going to lunch on 53 with Roshen Silva unbeaten on 19. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi had…

Lord’s to host England’s Test clash with Ireland

LONDON: England’s historic first Test match against Ireland will be played at Lord’s next July. Ireland made their Test debut against Pakistan at Malahide in May and in 2019 they will head to London for a four-day match against England at the home of cricket from July 24-27. It will be the first ever meeting between the two local rivals in the game’s longest format. The clash is the precursor to next year’s Ashes series between England and Australia, which begins at Edgbaston on August 1. Lord’s hosts the second Ashes…

Australia sweat over injury to key test batsman Marsh

CARDIFF: Depleted Australia have concerns over another possible injury to one of their test players with long-serving batsman Shaun Marsh sustaining a shoulder problem while playing in a Twenty-20 match for Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday. The 35-year-old was helped off the field after landing awkwardly while trying to stop a boundary in the Welsh county’s defeat to Sussex in the Vitality Blast encounter. Cricket Australia (CA) said they would wait until they received a report from Glamorgan to decide on a course of…

West Indies dismiss Bangladesh for record low of 43

Kemar Roach took five wickets as West Indies demolished Bangladesh for 43, their lowest Test total, on the opening morning of the first Test in Antigua on Wednesday. At lunch at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, West Indies had reached nine without loss. Bangladesh's pitiful performance was also the second shortest first innings in the 141-year history ot Test cricket. At 18.4 overs, it was just one ball longer than Australia's dismissal for 60 off 18.3 overs by England at Nottingham in 2015. Put in to bat on the greenest…

Chandimal suspended for one Test over ball-tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the West Indies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. During a hearing held at the end of the St Lucia Test, in which video evidence was used in the presence of the Sri Lanka team management as well as the match officials, Chandimal admitted putting something in his mouth but wasn’t able to recall what it was.…