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How can Pakistan help international aid efforts for Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is facing an imminent humanitarian crisis if the international community doesn’t urgently rally in support of multilateral aid efforts there. That’s failed to happen on any significant scale thus far mostly due to political reasons. The wealthy West feels uncomfortable extending the adequate amount of aid without the Taliban …

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Murray will not play Davis Cup

Andy Murray plans to skip the Davis Cup because he is uncertain he "deserves to play" for Britain and the former world number one also said he needs some time off before competing at the Australian Open. Britain are due to play France and the Czech Republic in Innsbruck in …

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Ranieri raring to go on Premier League return

Watford's new manager Claudio Ranieri is nine days away from celebrating his 70th birthday but said he is still young enough to take on the challenge of keeping the club in the Premier League. Ranieri arrives at Vicarage Road as successor to Xisco Munoz after the Spaniard left Watford seven …

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Weah, Dest revive US World Cup hopes

Timothy Weah set up the winner as the United States came from behind to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 and reignite their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday. Weah, who plays for French champions Lille, was drafted into the US starting line-up shortly before kick-off after DC United's Chris Arriola …

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‘Pitting was Hamilton’s best option in Turkey’

Lewis Hamilton could have completed last Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix without stopping but he would have finished lower than the fifth place he ended up with, his Mercedes team said in a debrief on Wednesday. Seven-time Formula One world champion Hamilton had wanted to go the distance on intermediate tyres …

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Beijing Games ready for Olympia flame

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will come into sharp focus with the ceremonial torch-lighting ceremony in Greece's ancient Olympia on Monday but opposition to the Games continues to grow more vocal. The Chinese capital will become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games when it stages …

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FIFA chief raises prospect of Israeli World Cup bid

FIFA has raised the prospect of Israel co-hosting a future World Cup, with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office mentioning the possibility of bidding for the men's 2030 tournament. FIFA president oGianni Infantin completed a two-day visit to Israel on Tuesday by meeting Bennett and President Isaac Herzog. The head …

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Kenyan athlete Tirop found dead with stab wounds

Record-breaking Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop was found dead Wednesday with stab wounds to her stomach in a suspected homicide, athletics officials said. Police said they were on the hunt for her husband over the incident at Tirop's home in the high-altitude training hub of Iten in western Kenya. Tirop, …

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Winning harder than ever, says McIlroy

Former world number one Rory McIlroy says winning on the PGA Tour is harder than ever as he prepares to launch his 2021-2022 season at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas on Thursday. McIlroy is chasing his second title of the year at this week's tournament in Nevada, where the …

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