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  1. Shah Rukh Khan does it again with his stomach curling and laughter infusing Instagram posts
  2. Age and beauty are two concepts that are parallel, however, unfortunately, most people keep trying to bring these two terms on common grounds, which is simply archaic. But just to prove these people wrong, we have certain people in our presence who are demolishing the notions of connecting age with beauty. Beauty is timeless and there is no age cutoff for someone to look gorgeous. Here are 8 stunning Bollywood actresses over the age of 40 who prove that age is just a number: 1. Malaika Arora She is on top of our list for many reasons. Sexy, hot, confident and strong, both physically and mentally, this super-fit mummy is proof that one doesnât need to bow down to societal perceptions and can do whatever they want. Malaika simply refuses to age, and we don't hear anyone complaining. View this post on Instagramâ¨â¨A post shared by (@malaikaaroraofficial) View this post on Instagram#filmfareglamourandstyleawards ... #mua @divyachablani15 #hair @alpakhimani #gown @atelierzuhra #styledby @tanghavri #assistant @namdeepak #agency @vandafashionagency #photographer @mohitvaru @ektakauroberoiA post shared by (@malaikaaroraofficial) 2. Karisma Kapoor She's probably one of the most natural and beautiful faces that graced Bollywood, ever! Karisma Kapoor makes our heart sing âdhadke dil baar baarâ even today with her effortless beauty. View this post on InstagramChilly mumbai evenings ð #nofilterA post shared by (@therealkarismakapoor) View this post on InstagramâTis the season to pose by theð Merry Christmas everyone ! ðð¼â¤ï¸ #aboutlastnight⨠#christmaseveA post shared by (@therealkarismakapoor) 3. Urmila Matondkar The OG bombshell of the '90s not only demolished people with her stuning smile but also bowled them over with her insanely brilliant performances, especially in movies like Pyaar Tuney Kya Kiya, Bhoot and Ek Hasina Thi. We continue crushing hard on her till date. View this post on InstagramðððA post shared by (@urmilamatondkarofficial) View this post on InstagramðððA post shared by (@urmilamatondkarofficial) 4. Shilpa Shetty Just one line sums up how we feel for this gorgeous woman and that is, Chura Ke Dil Mera, Goriya Chali . Yeah, you probably just imagined her grooving to that tune in that iconic song right? Us too. View this post on InstagramOrange is the new Black! Outfit: @official_rutuneeva Bracelets: @curiocottagejewelry Rings: @caratcrush Styled by: @sanjanabatra Assisted by: @rupangisharma @devakshim Makeup: @ajayshelarmakeupartist Hair: @sheetal_f_khan Photographer: @tejasnerurkarr Managed by: @bethetribe #ootd #fashion #workmode #style #shootmode #gratitude #blessedA post shared by (@theshilpashetty) View this post on Instagram50% sweet... 50% sassy... What is life without a healthy balance ð . . . . . . #VogueXNykaaFashion #ThePowerList2019 #fashion #outfitoftheday #glamour #sassy #sweet #balanceA post shared by (@theshilpashetty) 5. Aishwarya Rai There is a reason why she is known as the âmost beautiful woman in the worldâ and no one can question that. She continues to inspire women across the globe with her work and her charm. Men, irrespective of their age, still carry Aish in their hearts as the ultimate beauty. View this post on Instagramâ¨ðDolceVitaððA post shared by (@aishwaryaraibachchan_arb) View this post on Instagramâ±ðLongines Family wishing All Seasons Greetings with all our love always â¨ðâ¨A post shared by (@aishwaryaraibachchan_arb) 6. Tabu If one would allow us to give this beauty a name, weâd name her âTabeautifulâ, because that is what she is. Effortless and timeless. View this post on Instagram@idivaofficial @tillabyaratrikdevvarman @divyakdsouza ðº @rahuljhangianiA post shared by (@tabutiful) View this post on Instagramलालसा.A post shared by (@tabutiful) 7. Sushmita Sen This âMiss Universeâ continues to be one of the most fierce women in the world who basically proves that women run the world and is the best example of what a real beauty with brains means. View this post on InstagramShallow donât work for me, gimme depth any day â¤ï¸ðð The fear of drowning pales in comparison to the power of emerging!!ð #reflections #depth #mystery #stillness #thoughts #selftime #selfietime ððâ¤ï¸ I love you guys!!!A post shared by (@sushmitasen47) View this post on InstagramStand your ground, let the tempest change its course!! ððWhat a shot @toranjkayvon this will remain one of my most favourite pictures ever!!ðâ¤ï¸ð styled by @pyumishra makeup & hair @danielcbauer ð #sharing #newcampaign #brand #happenstance My kinda sexy!!!ðâ¤ï¸ I love you guys, hereâs looking at youðð»A post shared by (@sushmitasen47) 8. Raveena Tandon In the '90s, she left the jaws of both men and women on the floor with her raw and sultry persona and till date, she oozes the same attitude and charisma. Besides her timeless beauty, her dance moves are iconic even now, so much so, that even Badhshah sings about it in his popular dance number Chull. View this post on InstagramStunnerrrrr gorgeoussss elegant ðððð¤ð¤ð¤ð¤ð¤ð¤sexyyyyyy ð£ð£ð£ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ #raveenatandon#rashathadani#queenraveenatandon#raveena#mastmastgirl#tiptipbarsapaani#akhiyonsegolimare#diva#bollywood#queen . . #follow ð @queenraveenatandon #follow ð @queenraveenatandon . . #shahrukhkhan#salmankhan#akshaykumar#ranveersingh#kartikaryan#kajol#deepikapadukone#sunnydeol#sunilshetty#priyankachopra#katrinakaif#jahnvikapoor#kareenakapoor#anushkasharma#shilpashetty#karismakapoor#madhuridixit#twinklekhanna#saraalikhanA post shared by (@queenraveenatandon) View this post on InstagramThrowback â¤â¤â¤ #raveenatandon#rashathadani#queenraveenatandon#raveena#mastmastgirl#akhiyonsegolimare#diva#bollywood#queen . . #follow ð @queenraveenatandon #follow ð @queenraveenatandon . . #shahrukhkhan#salmankhan#akshaykumar#ranveersingh#kartikaryan#kajol#deepikapadukone#sunnydeol#sunilshetty#priyankachopra#katrinakaif#jahnvikapoor#kareenakapoor#anushkasharma#shilpashetty#karismakapoor#madhuridixit#twinklekhanna#saraalikhanA post shared by (@queenraveenatandon) View the full article
  3. A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey
  4. Instead of their usual pictures, everyone has now been sharing a collage of their pictures and honestly, that's the only thing people have posted these past few days. The 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' meme has spread like wildfire on the internet and has everyone going through all of their pictures to find the perfect one to fit every category. And, as always, even celebrities couldn't stay away from this viral trend, of course. Actually, it was all started by a celeb only, yep, legendary singer Dolly Parton was the one to bless us all with this self-indulgent trend. View this post on InstagramGet you a woman who can do it all ðA post shared by (@dollyparton) Also, is this the first proper meme of the year, and decade? Probably, and it's a very cool one, so that's great. After the first post, all the celebrities hopped on the bandwagon and now, it has officially spread to Bollywood as well. Well, we knew she would opt for Bumble instead of Tinder. View this post on InstagramDoing it all because Dolly said so. #dollypartonchallengeA post shared by (@priyankachopra) That caption, tho. View this post on InstagramAs you know I am a man of many expressions!! Many a time I am asked why I pout so much! Well I donât have an answer to that! I pout as soon as a camera is within 10 feet of me! I canât help myself! Itâs an inbuilt mechanism that activates itself on its own and no amount of requests for a smile or a candid laugh can take my pout away from me! Itâs a part of my lip till fillers replace it...Itâs now a part of my personality! I suck my cheeks, squint my eyes...pretend I am Brad Pitt ( in my head) and Voila! You have a 47 year old man who thinks he is Paris Hilton! ( also known as a midlife crisis) ...I am happy! So please donât rain on my pout parade! â¤ï¸ðA post shared by (@karanjohar) I like the videos, shows more effort. View this post on InstagramA man with a plan, family, attitude & hope ðA post shared by (@sidmalhotra) He decided to make the meme his own. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@ayushmannk) Well. View this post on InstagramForever good hair days! ðð @tresemmeindiaA post shared by (@jacquelinef143) The rhyming is an extra touch. View this post on InstagramInsta is my A gameð· Tinder for the flameð¥ For Linkedin one can try to be tame ð¼ FB for those throwbacks, no shameð¶ Different personalities, but Sara's still the sameðð» Sara ka Saara ðð»ââï¸ Sara @pumaindia ðð»âð»ðð»ðªð»A post shared by (@saraalikhan95) Good one. View this post on InstagramHusn Ke Lakhon RANG..Konsa RANG Dekhoge ð हà¥à¤¸à¥à¤¨ à¤à¥ लाà¤à¥à¤ रà¤à¤ à¤à¥à¤¨ सा रà¤à¤ दà¥à¤à¥à¤à¥ ð #diljitdosanjh #diljit #delhiA post shared by (@diljitdosanjh) Could've been better. View this post on Instagram#ForAllYourFaces ð¥°ð¥°ðð @facescanadaA post shared by (@kritisanon) Sorry, everyone, no one can top this. View this post on InstagramGet a guy who will play them all â¨A post shared by (@markruffalo) Okay, she killed it too. View this post on InstagramSo Which Gal Am I? ð¤·ð»ââ Some funny takes of the #DollyPartonChallenge Iâve seen from @dcnautasclub @wondervaughn @galgadotwonderfulA post shared by (@gal_gadot) View the full article
  5. A staffer invited Mary Louise Kelly to Pompeo's private living room where he shouted at the journalist
  6. We all know the ABC that rules the zeitgeist of Indiaâs pop-culture wherein A stands for Astrology, B for Bollywood and C for cricket. Just take a look at any entertainment daily and their page 3 and youâll get an idea of how ardently we look at celebrities from the film fraternity and their personal lives. © Instagram/virat.kohli Even with cricketers, most of us have a keen interest in their shenanigans (or lack thereof) off the field, over their stellar performances on it. Be it their lavish lifestyle, who theyâre dating and what their opinion is on serious political matters, we as a society look up to or towards them in one way or the other. © Instagram/hardikpandya93 Speaking about the lavish lifestyles that some of our cricketers lead, we couldnât help but notice how like most men, they too love to splurge their hard-earned cash on some common toys that men and boys envy - cars, watches and bikes, primarily. © MensXP Here are some of the most ridiculously expensive watches that we have seen some of our cricketers wear, when they were out and about in the public. 1. Krunal Pandya © Instagram/krunalpandya_official As much as a fashion icon his younger brother Hardik is, Krunal does not actually lag behind when it comes to style. Agreed that it isnât as egregiously good as Hardikâs, Krunal still has managed to turn our heads on more than one occasion. He has often been spotted donning a rather dope Rolex, particularly the Cosmograph Daytona Rainbow Yellow Gold Oyster. The price? Well, it reportedly retails for Rs. 89.90 lakh. 2. MS Dhoni © Twitter/panerai Being the brand ambassador of a major luxury watchmaker, is it a surprise that âCaptain Coolâ is on the list? A de facto horologist, even before he broke on to the cricketing scene, he has often been spotted wearing a rather suave Panerai Radiomir California worth Rs. 9.25 lakh. And just like the man himself, we have to say, the watch itself is rather cool. 3. Umesh Yadav © Instagram/umeshyaadav The right-arm fast bowler may not be a fashion icon as such, but he clearly knows his watches. Umesh Yadav is a fan of chunky big machined watches and is also known for his love of big chunky chronographs. Even while playing on the field, he has often been spotted wearing the Graham Silverstone Stowe 500 Blue Flyback, which retails for just over Rs. 11.00 lakh. 4. KL Rahul © Instagram/rahulkl Another fashion icon that is currently a part of the Indian cricketing pantheon, KL Rahul actually has a zany sense of style. Just take a look at our cover story with him, and youâll get an idea of what weâre on about. From some really dapper sneakers to a zany, Pokemon inspired Fendi fanny pack, he has done it all. From the rather impressive collection of watches that he has, we particularly are in awe of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 37 that we have seen him wear time and again. The retail price for the watch? Just under Rs. 13.25 lakh. 5. Jasprit Bumrah © Instagram/jaspritb1 One of those cricketers who arenât exactly known for his sartorial choices, Jasprit Bumrah actually has a sick collection of watches, one that would definitely pique the interest of your average horologist and watch enthusiasts. Here, he is seen wearing an all-time classic, and a rather coveted piece from Rolex, the Daytona Chrono, worth over Rs. 25.70 lakh. 6. Harbhajan Singh © Instagram/harbhajan3 Ever since his retirement from all forms of cricket, it seems Harbhajan is becoming a full-blown, bona fide fashion icon, all thanks to the countless gigs he has signed up for as a commentator. Just like the suave and understated manner in which he dresses himself, his watches too have a suave appeal. Here, he is wearing a rather sick Hublot, particularly, the Classic Fusion Orlinski Green which retails for Rs. 16.00 lakh. 7. Hardik Pandya © Instagram/hardikpandya93 Well, you saw this coming. There was no way that we would leave Hardik out of this list. Say what you will about Hardik, he surely knows how to pick his timepieces and boy, does he have an impressive collection. Of course, he has all the usual suspects that a horologist with a bucket ton of money would have - Rolexes, Hublots, Panerais, Rados, Omegas et al. But what has caught everyoneâs fancy is the rather simplistic, yet zany Patek Phillipe Nautilus 5980/1R that he wore when he was admitted in a hospital. Now, some people estimate that the watch is worth Rs. 80.00 lakh, but there have been instances, where they have actually been sold for as high as Rs. 1.25 crore. Now thatâs something, right? View the full article
  7. Let's be honest - for many of us into fast rides and motorsports, part of the thrill comes from witnessing something truly dangerous and yet being in control. Today's F1 cars, for example, regularly scream down the straights at speeds inching ever-closer to a staggering 400kmph - with little more than a helmet to keep a driver safe in the event of a crash. Along with tales of racing heritage on these tracks, comes a dark history of riders and drivers who strayed too far off the edge - and paid for it with their lives. These are the world's most dangerous motorsports tracks - ranked for their sheer lethality. 6. Daytona International Speedway © Reuters; Spectators catch a front-row view of a high-speed, 9-man crash that took place at Daytona in early 2019. 40 deaths mark the history pages of Daytona International Speedway - one of North America's greatest racetracks, particularly for NASCAR racing. Across the last 60 years, everything from botched speed records to tyre failures have resulted in violent crashes - the most famous of which involved 7-time NASCAR champ Dale Earnhardt Sr. crashing head-on into the racetrack walls. It also has the unusual distinction of being the only racetrack to have a death occur by boat, as the powerboat race course is within the Speedway boundaries. 5. Indianapolis Motor Speedway © Reuters; Chris Windon and David Malukas crash into the Speedway walls during an Indy Freedom 100 race. Commonly known as 'The Brickyard', this racetrack has the names of 73 unfortunate individuals (including 42 drivers) who were killed as a result of the races - going as far back as the very first race that inaugurated the Speedway back in 1909, when a driver named Wilfred Bourque and his mechanic were killed. It also happens to be the site of one of racing's most unusual and bizarre spectator fatalities - death by tyre. During a 1984 Indy 500 race, a tyre wobbled loose from Tony Bettenhausen's No. 56 machine and smacked into Roberto Gurrero's No. 4 car - flying skywards at up to 350 kmph, and directly into the face of 41-year old fan, Lyle Kurtenbach, who was soon pronounced dead at a local hospital. 4. Le Mans Circuit De La Sarthe © Reuters; Safety crew work to rescue British racer Allan McNish after a devastating crash with his Audi R18 TDI. Possibly one of the most prestigious, gruelling and infamous racetracks in the world - the French Circuit de la Sarthe is home to the 24 Hours of Le Mans race - a continuous endurance racing event that forms the pinnacle of the sport for many fans. It's also incredibly dangerous - having claimed the lives of 27 racers over the years. While some of these boiled down to the nature of the track and the lack of necessary safety rules, many can be attributed to incorrectly engineered cars - a phenomenon for which Mercedes-Benz became notorious for in the 90s with their 'backflipping' CLK GTR. Although current regulations have worked to improve safety for fans, the track is also home to the most devastating spectator disaster in the history of motorsports - the 1955 tragedy that claimed the lives of 83 spectators and Mercedes driver Pierre Boullin. 3. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza © Reuters; Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg finds himself in the middle of a massive pileup - right on the first corner. Monza, one of the three oldest permanent race tracks in the world, opened in 1922 and is also one of the most dangerous. The circuit, which has been on the calendar of the Formula One Championship since its inaugural season in 1950, took lives of many F1 greats among others. The two-time F1 champion Alberto Ascari was killed at Monza in 1955, Wolfgang von Trips and 14 spectators died in 1961, Jochen Rindt was killed in 1970, Ronnie Peterson died in a hospital after he crashed at Monza. In total, the lost lives of 52 drivers and 35 spectators are written on the walls of Monza, which is the highest of all current F1 tracks - a number that's risen so high due to the parameters of the track falling short of the insane speeds today's racing teams can achieve. 2. Nürburgring Nordschleife © Reuters; Ralf Schumacher crashes into his elder brother, Michael Schumacher on the course back in 2004. Nicknamed 'The Green Hell', this infamous track is known as the ultimate test of skill, dexterity and sheer will - the lengthy 20.8km circuit has over 150 turns, complete with several steep inclines and bumps that result in airborne vehicles and perhaps most deadly of all for racers, unpredictable weather conditions such as rain and fog. While several of those 150 turns have tamed the ego of hundreds of drivers (and the lives of over 80), perhaps the most famous crash to have occurred at the Nordschleife happened during the 1976 German Grand Prix. After failing to convince authorities and other drivers to boycott the extremely dangerous race, a reluctant Niki Lauda strapped in - only to have this horrific crash occur during the second lap. Lauda was trapped in the seat as a fire broke out and his helmet had slipped off - leading him to suffer serious burns on his face and inhale toxic gases from the inferno. Luckily, in one of F1's most heroic moments, he was saved by Italian racer Arturo Merzario, who jumped into the fire to save him. 1. Isle of Man Mountain Course © Reuters; Chris Palmer and John McGuiness practice around a bend before the 2009 Trophy race. There's absolutely no questioning it - this is the most hardcore, death trap of a race in the history of motorsports. Extremely tight and narrow lanes, several jumps, sheer cliffs and the pressure of hundreds of death-defying spectators right along the route… did I mention that the motorcycles here go upwards of 200kmph on average? F1 really is a cakewalk compared to this. Ever since the track opened over a hundred years ago, it has claimed the lives of over 250 riders and even more fans - several have crashed into buildings, trees, zoomed off cliffs and in the worst circumstances, crashed head-on into spectators. The Cup record holder is the late Joey Dunlop, whose grit and solid-titanium balls led him to 26 wins at the course. He died - you guessed it - riding a motorcycle. View the full article
  8. A worker unloads palm oil fruits from a lorry inside a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: ReutersKUALA LUMPUR: India is planning to cut some imports from Turkey and widen curbs on palm oil from Malaysia to oil, gas and other products, government officials said, targeting the two Muslim-majority countries for their criticism of India’s policy towards occupied Kashmir, reported Reuters news agency. India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, has already effectively stopped importing palm oil from Malaysia by asking Indian importers to look elsewhere. New Delhi is now planning to restrict buying of petroleum, aluminium ingots, liquefied natural gas, computer parts and microprocessors from Malaysia, the two government officials, who did not wish to be identified, told Reuters. Also read: Malaysia's Mahathir defends criticism of India despite imposition of curbs on palm oil The government is also planning to cut imports of oil and steel products from Turkey, one of the officials said. “Our government has not taken kindly the comments of Malaysia and Turkey and we will restrict trade from both the countries,” one of the officials said. The Indian Commerce Ministry did not reply to an email seeking comment. Also read: India reacts angrily to Malaysian PM's criticism of controversial citizenship law Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said recently Hindu-majority India was “invading and occupying the country” of Jammu and Kashmir and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan had said Kashmiris are “virtually under blockade”. The Indian government withdrew the autonomy of Kashmir last year to tighten its grip on the region, shutting down internet access and detaining activists and politicians. India’s Supreme Court last week ruled an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal. Also read: OIC voices concerns over Indian citizenship law targeting Muslims Tension between India and Malaysia, the world’s second-biggest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia, further escalated after 94-year-old Mahathir criticised India’s new citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims. Turkey meanwhile has sided with Pakistan on issues such as its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which oversees the export of goods that can be used for nuclear weapons manufacturing. Also read: Imran Khan, India and courts: The news makers in Pakistan in 2019 Turkey is also against the blacklisting of Pakistan by the world financial watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force, to curb its alleged financing of terror, something India has been lobbying for hard. Indian trade data indicates that overall imports from both Malaysia and Turkey had already taken a hit last year. With additional input from Reuters
  9. Ria and Raghav find out that Ria missed her period. Or maybe she didn't? Let's see how they deal with this situation. View the full article
  10. Military Observer Group of international body to brief UNSC members on the situation in the region. Photo: FileNEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the alarming human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported. According to sources, the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India will also be discussed in the meeting. This is the second time in less than six months that the UN body is going to discuss the issue of occupied Kashmir. In August last year, the Security Council had, for first time in over five decades, met to discuss the critical human rights situation in the occupied valley. The meeting had come about after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the constitutional autonomy of the valley in early August and imposed a military curfew and communications blackout in the area, sending in hundreds of thousands of Indian troops to quell protests. Indian troops beat Kashmir protesters. Photo: FileAlso read: FM Qureshi warns world of Indian troop movement, missile deployment in IoK Thousands of people, including the top political leadership of occupied Kashmir, as well as two former chief ministers and the mayor of capital Srinagar, were detained. International media also reported that the detainees had been tortured by the occupying Indian troops. The international community had voiced concerns about the situation of occupied Kashmir in the aftermath of the move by the Indian premier, with several political leaders, including US congresspersons, urging India to lift the blockade and return normalcy to the region. Islamabad had also condemned the Indian move and asked New Delhi to immediately lift the restrictions in the valley, urging India to respect the right to self-determination of the people in Kashmir. In late December, FM Qureshi had penned a letter to the United Nations in this regard as well. Also read: UNSC meets on situation in occupied Kashmir, urges parties to 'refrain from unilateral action' In the letter, Qureshi had warned India of a timely and befitting response to any aggression along LoC, and expressed concerns over military movement and missile deployment in occupied Kashmir, asking the UN to take notice of the issue. According to Qureshi, China had backed Pakistani concerns regarding the volatile situation on the LoC and in Kashmir, asking the UN Military Observer Group posted along the border areas between Pakistan and India to brief the UNSC on the ground realities of the area. As the UNSC meets to discuss occupied Kashmir for a second time in less than six months, FM Qureshi is set to arrive in New York to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. Photo: Inside MagAlso read: Qureshi to meet UN's Guterres, UNGA president in New York today UNSC members voice concern, urge restraintSpeaking to reporters after the UNSC meeting on Kashmir back in August, Chinese ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun had said that members of Security Council felt serious concern regarding the human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. "The Security Council has just held an informal consultation and listened very carefully to the briefings and reports from the secretariat, including the briefing from the military observer group on the ground, that helped us understand the situation better," said Zhang. Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN. Photo: VCGAlso read: Pakistan will play its role for regional peace without compromising national security: COAS "Members have expressed that there are serious concerns concerning the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. They are also concerned about the human rights situation there and it is the general view of the members that parties concerned should refrain from taking any unilateral action which might further aggravate tensions," he added. "China holds the view that the issue of Jammu Kashmir is an issue left from history between India and Pakistan. According to UNSC resolutions, the status of Kashmir is undecided and it is an internationally recognized dispute. The Kashmir issue should be resolved through peaceful means." Indian SC rules shutdown unconstitutional, diplomats visit KashmirUS envoy to India Kenneth I Juster and other diplomats meets with civil society members during their visit to Kashmir. Photo: PTIThe Supreme Court of India had ruled last week that shutting down internet in occupied Kashmir was unconstitutional in a rebuke for the Modi government. An indefinite suspension of the internet is a violation of the country's telecoms rules, the court said. On the same day, foreign diplomats from several countries also visited occupied Kashmir for the second time since August, however, some European nations and others declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. The visit came after India came under severe criticism for rights violations in Kashmir. Access to the region for foreign observers, including diplomats, rights groups and journalists, is tightly controlled by Delhi, and even top Indian political leadership is not allowed in the valley.
  11. There's always room for true love. It doesn't matter where it's from, who brings it to you or how many times your heart's been broken. When love comes knocking, you've ought to open the door and welcome it with nothing but warmth. And while you do that for yourself, make room for happiness for others around you too by acknowledging their preferences and choices that they've made. © Instagram When Colin met the love of his life on a dating app, he had no idea what lay before him. When he came across Andrew, while swiping, he could barely make him out from his pictures. It's the conversations he had when they matched that led him to believe Andrew was someone he could look forward to meeting. Andrew's added interest in Indian culture was something that highly impressed Colin. They both live in Chicago and the freedom to express one's sexual preferences or/and sexuality is immense. Even though Colin is Indian, he understood the prejudices and the not-so-alarming discontent that stems from intense conditioning, towards homosexuals men, from where he is. But he knew, if his family accepted him and his partner, he wouldn't have to worry about anyone else. © Instagram Andrew's openness in admitting he really loved the Indian culture and his want to express the fact that he deeply cared for his partner, by making him adrak -wali- chai, made Colin fall more in love with him. They decided to tie the knot, in July last year, at Colin's family home in South India. © Instagram The celebrations were huge and of course very welcoming for Andrew and his family. They had a temple wedding and a church wedding, and Andrew dressed in traditional south Indian wedding attire. Love knows no bounds and has no boundaries, religion, or even sexual preferences. Love is freedom. It's an entity so free, that if it's ever bound, it'll cease to exist. And Andrew and Colin's love is the truest testimony to that! © Instagram They both don't know what the future holds but they know for a fact that love like theirs is unreal, rare and possibly ever-lasting. Here's their story (narrated by Colin) on the Officials Humans Of Bombay's Instagram page: “I was swiping away on a dating app when I came across Andrew. I couldn't figure out anything from his photo. But when we matched, conversation came easily–he loved Indian culture. I was living in Chicago & I missed home, so I could share my excitement for spicy food. But he sounded too good to be true! © Instagram 2 months of texting later, our first date was over a bowl of Ramen! When he invited me over for tea, I was expecting American 'tea', but when I walked into his home, I was hit with the smell of ginger-garlic! He had a steel spice box & when he made me tea, it was adrak chai! I felt comfortable with him–we were so similar in our beliefs. In 9 months, the universe played its role–our rents were coming to an end so we moved in together! I'd even make us dabbas with dal & chawal for lunch! © Instagram The decision to get married was simple–we'd found our soulmates in each other! We flew out to India to tell my parents & they organized a south Indian banana leaf meal to celebrate us. We got married in June 2019 & had a huge celebration–we had a Haldi, Sangeet & a black tie party! After all, you only get married to the love of your life once! Our family & friends helped us organize it all–we were surrounded by so much love. One of the best moments was when my dad raised a toast & said, 'If you have a child love & understand them, if you don't understand them, then love them more.' Our wedding was perfect! But getting to where we are today wasn't easy–I've been sent to therapy to 'get better' & I've had priests pray for my soul. But all of it has led me to him, so it was worth it. © Instagram The first time we went to India after our marriage was so lovely. There was an Indian swagat & we were showered with so much love. Our families accepted us beautifully–my mom always asks about him when I talk to her & the same goes for his family. © Instagram I don't know what the future holds, but that doesn't frighten me–because a love like ours was meant to be. We're going to continue making Bollywood playlists, we'll always come home to adrak-wali-chai… & we'll always fall asleep knowing that when we wake up, 'we' will still be there tomorrow & every single day for the rest of our lives.” © Instagram If I had a penny for negating the fact that true love exists, I'd fill an entire jar, but every time I am cynical about the fact that love indeed does exist, I go back to what Andrew and Colin share and reaffirm my faith in love, and more! View the full article
  12. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives in Muscat. Photo: Radio Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Muscat on Tuesday to express his condolence with the Royal family over the demise of Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said, Radio Pakistan reported. The foreign minister was received by Pakistan Ambassador to Muscat Ahsan Wagan and other officials of Omani Foreign Ministry at the airport. Oman’s ailing Sultan, one of the Middle East’s longest-serving rulers, passed away on Friday after a being unwell for years. Haitham bin Tariq, Oman's culture minister and the 65-year-old cousin of late Sultan Qaboos, was named as the new royal ruler. Read also: Haitham bin Tariq al-Said sworn in as new Oman ruler Middle East peace missionFM Qureshi arrived in Muscat after visiting Riyadh and Tehran where he had held meetings regarding the heightened tensions in the Middle East. Read also: Pakistan will not join any war in the region, FM Qureshi tells Iranian President Rouhani Qureshi will now travel to the US on January 15. Tensions between Iran and US have spiked in recent weeks after the US killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad. Iran retaliated by targeting a US troops base in Iraq. Following the developments, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed Qureshi to meet with Iranian and Saudi leaders to underscore the need for immediate and collective efforts for a peaceful resolution of disputes.
  13. If you have been looking for true love and are unable to find it, there are chances that you're addicted to being single. Yes, it is as crazy as it sounds. Once you have been single for a long time, you become comfortable with singlehood. The freedom is addictive and to figure this out for you, we talked to a few men who have been single for a while and they told us why being single is addictive. So, here are five reasons as to why being single becomes addictive after a while and you don't even know it yet! 1. No one is good enough for you © Dharma Productions Everyone you look at is either too immature, too weird, too cheesy, too annoying, or clingy and much more. No one is good enough for you and you start finding excuses to not fall in love or to just reject people. Jasraj Singh, 25 years old, always thinks that he can find someone better, “I have been single for the past five years now. It's just difficult to find someone like you or someone who is equally intellectual or mature and many more things. I haven't found the one and I think I am happier this way.” 2. Always attracted to the unavailable ones © Dharma Productions If you only want to chase the unavailable ones or people who are already with someone else, don't you think that there is a minor problem in the whole scenario? Maybe, you don't want to get into a relationship and that's the only reason that you're comfortable running behind unavailable ones. Vansh Kohli, 17 years old, says, “I have never been in a relationship and I always have a crush on girls who are already with someone else. It's not like that I don't want to get into a relationship but to be honest, I am not very eager either. If it happens naturally, I might take the plunge and take a chance of dating someone.” 3. You're addicted to your work © Naidadwala Grandson Entertainment You're too busy to do anything else as you're busy focusing on your career and you don't find it worth-while to invest your time into something temporary. 4. Staying In Your Comfort Zone © Dharma Productions If you've been single for a while, there is a chance that getting into a relationship sounds like a task to you. And why wouldn't it if you're happy being with yourself. Afterall, we are finding happiness in life and we have it within ourselves, so why'd we need anyone else. This psychology plays on us when we start to reach a completely different level of self-love. After a while, knowingly or unknowingly we become addicted to being single. Anuj Trehan, 23 years old, tells us why he thinks singlehood is addictive. “I feel singlehood teaches us a lot. One such important learning is *self-love*, which is hard to value when we are in a relationship with someone. In fact, when you are single, things are poles apart from being dramatic and messy as you don't have to maintain a balance between your desires and your partner's expectations. And once you feel comfortable with the fact that you are on your own and happy, there you are - taking solo trips, solo food outings, and doing absolutely everything that leaves you with happy vibes!” 5. You're a social butterfly © Dharma Productions All you do is fill up your calendar and go out every night on meaningless outings without realising that you're just letting time slip out of your So, it's time to sit and introspect what do you exactly want in life. View the full article
  14. US President Donald Trump. Photo: File WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States was monitoring Iranian demonstrations closely, warning against any new "massacre" as protests broke out after Tehran admitted to shooting down a passenger plane. Iran said earlier it unintentionally downed a Ukrainian jetliner outside Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, in an abrupt about-turn after initially denying Western claims it was struck by a missile. The firing came shortly after Iran launched missiles at bases in Iraq housing American forces. President Hassan Rouhani said a military probe into the tragedy had found "missiles fired due to human error" brought down the Boeing 737, calling it an "unforgivable mistake." At a student protest to pay tribute to the crash victims on Saturday, Iranian authorities briefly detained Britain's ambassador, in what the British government called a violation of international law. He was later released. Also read: US troops knew Al-Asad base was about to come under attack: report Trump told Iranians — in tweets in both English and Farsi — that he stands by them and is monitoring the demonstrations. "To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you," he tweeted. "There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching," he added, apparently referring to an Iranian crackdown on street protests that broke out in November. "We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage," he said. The new demonstrations follow an Iranian crackdown on street protests that broke out in November. Amnesty International has said it left more than 300 people dead. Internet access was reportedly cut off in multiple Iranian provinces ahead of memorials planned a month after the protests. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has demanded that Iran provide "full clarity" on the downing of the plane. Ottawa says the dead included 57 Canadians. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also offered his condolences and ordered the armed forces to address "shortcomings" so that such a disaster does not happen again. Also read: Tehran plane crash: Ukraine wants Iran to punish those responsible, pay compensation Tehran's acknowledgement came after officials in Iran denied for days Western claims that the Ukraine International Airlines plane had been struck by a missile in a catastrophic error. The Kiev-bound jet slammed into a field shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday. The crash came hours after Tehran launched missiles at bases hosting American forces in Iraq in response to the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike. Fears grew of an all-out war between Iran and its arch-enemy the United States, but those concerns have subsided after Trump said Tehran appeared to be standing down after targeting the US bases. Protesters 'dispersed'On Saturday evening, police dispersed students who had converged on Amir Kabir University in Tehran to pay tribute to the victims, after some among the hundreds gathered shouted "destructive" slogans, Fars news agency said. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said UK envoy Rob Macaire had been detained. "The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law," Raab said in a statement. The US called on Iran to apologise. Iran's Tasnim News Agency, which is close to the country's conservatives, said the envoy had been "provoking radical acts" among students. He was released a few hours later and would be summoned again by Iranian officials on Sunday, it said. Also read: Iran says US suspecting Tehran shot Ukraine plane by mistake makes 'no sense' State television reported that students shouted "anti-regime" chants, while Fars reported that posters of Soleimani had been torn down. The aerospace commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards accepted full responsibility for Wednesday's accident. But Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said the missile operator acted independently, targeting the 737 after mistaking it for a "cruise missile". The operator failed to obtain approval from his superiors because of disruptions to a communications system, he said. "He had 10 seconds to decide. He could have decided to strike or not to strike and under such circumstances, he took the wrong decision." Justice, compensationIran had been under mounting international pressure to allow a "credible" investigation after video emerged appearing to show the moment the airliner was hit. In footage that the New York Times said it had verified, a fast-moving object is seen rising into the sky before a bright flash appears. Several seconds later, an explosion is heard. Iran's military said it had been at the highest level of alert after American "threats" and that the plane had turned and come close to a "sensitive" military site before it was targeted due to "human error." Rouhani said Iran had been on alert for possible US attacks after Soleimani's "martyrdom." Also read: Trudeau ensures Iran plane crash will be 'thoroughly investigated' Rouhani added he had ordered "all relevant bodies to take all necessary actions (to ensure) compensation" to the families of those killed. The majority of passengers on Flight PS752 were Iranians and Canadians, including dual nationals, while Ukrainians, Afghans, Britons and Swedes were also aboard. Rouhani told his Ukrainian counterpart Saturday that "all the persons involved in this air disaster will be brought to justice," Ukraine´s presidency said. This is Iran's worst civil aviation disaster since 1988 when the US military said it shot down an Iran Air plane over the Gulf by mistake, killing all 290 people on board.
  15. PUNE, India: Openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan smashed half-centuries as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third Twenty20 international to clinch the series 2-0 on Friday. Rahul, who top-scored with 54, and Dhawan, who hit 52, put on 97 runs for the opening wicket as India amassed 201 for six after being put in to bat in Pune. Paceman Navdeep Saini claimed three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for 123 in 15.5 overs despite a fighting 57 by Dhananjaya de Silva. Saini sent back De Silva after his 36-ball knock and then got skipper Lasith Malinga for nought as the islanders lost their second straight match after the opening T20 was abandoned due to rain. Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur also played key roles with batting cameos that helped India take 63 runs from the last five overs. Pandey, scoring 31 off 18 balls, and Thakur, with an eight-ball 22, put on an unbeaten 37-run stand for the seventh wicket and the duo managed to get 19 runs off the last over. Earlier the left-handed Dhawan was dropped on one by Dasun Shanaka at deep square leg off Angelo Mathews and made the most of the spill as he recorded his 10th T20 fifty in just 34 balls. Left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan finally got Dhawan and struck twice in his next over to send back Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, for four, trudging back to the pavilion as India slipped to 122-4. Skipper Virat Kohli, who dropped himself to number six in the batting order, then took the attack to the opposition with a 17-ball 26 before being run out while attempting a second run. Sri Lanka were never in the chase after losing their top three batsmen for 15 runs and then slipping to 26 for four. De Silva and Mathews, who made 31, put on 68 for the fifth wicket to raise Sri Lankan hopes but Washington Sundar struck back to break the partnership. Sundar and Thakur took two wickets each. Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah became India´s highest wicket-taker in the T20 format with 53 scalps after he struck first with the wicket of Danushka Gunathilka for one. India now host Australia for three one-day internationals starting Tuesday in Mumbai.
  16. Kangana Ranaut’s 'Panga' coach awestruck over how fast she learns. Photo: Pinkvilla Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film, Panga, has been piquing the attention of audiences and critics alike. The film features Kangana playing the role of a mother who makes her comeback as a Kabaddi player. Kangana's trainer recently weighed in on her training programme and preparation schedule for Panga, during a conversation with the Mumbai Mirror. Her trainer, Gauri stated, “She told me to teach her the basic moves on our first meeting itself. I was shocked as I teach young girls and even they take almost six months to reach that level of training. Kangana picked up the dodging techniques just by observing it a couple of times. I was awestruck.” Explaining the rigors of training, Gauri explained, “Starting at 8 am every day, we would train for two hours. Kangana never missed a session and was punctual throughout. We shot in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai in different weathers, but Kangana’s dedication never wavered.” “Kabaddi requires swift legwork, so her workout routine included squats and lunges. We trained on attack strategies, defence, how to go for the bonus and which leg to put the weight on in each position," she added. She further went on to talk about how pre and post pregnancy workout modules are different. She stated, “She had to weigh more than usual for the post-pregnancy shoot, so for that segment we focused on gaining muscle rather than losing weight.” Check out the film's trailer below
  17. Wreckage of the crash. PHOTO BY: CNNUkraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Friday the United States had provided Kiev 'important data' pertaining to the Tehran plane crash, a day after Iran rejected Washington's suspicions it had accidentally shot down the aircraft, reported AFP. Read more: Ukrainian jet crashes in Iran; all 176 on board dead The foreign minister tweeted that he and the Ukrainian president met US representatives to discuss the Ukrainian airliner which had crashed outside Tehran a couple of days ago, killing all 176 on board. "We have received important data [relating to the plane crash] which will be processed by our experts," said Prystaiko in a tweet. In an earlier tweet, the Ukrainian foreign minister revealed he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart and "agreed to coordinate further actions of our investigation groups closely to determine the cause of the terrible plane crash PS752." US media Thursday quoted unnamed American officials saying that Washington was suspicious that the Ukrainian plane was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guards' missiles as tensions between Tehran and Washington soared after Iran attacked two military bases in Iraq that housed American troops. Read more: Iran says US suspecting Tehran shot Ukraine plane by mistake makes 'no sense' President Donald Trump had hinted towards the possibility, saying "something terrible had happened". "I have my suspicions," he had said. "It was flying in a pretty rough neighbourhood and somebody could have made a mistake. Some people say it was mechanical. "I personally don't think that's even a question." Analysts pointed to pictures shared widely online of the aircraft's wrecked fuselage showing multiple apparent puncture holes consistent with a rocket that detonated just outside the plane, blasting shrapnel into it. Iran rejects runmours of missile hitting planeThe head of Iran's civil aviation organisation and deputy transport minister, Ali Abedzadeh, responded to the rumours on social media that the Revolutionary Guards had fired missiles at the aircraft by mistake. He said Tehran was in the process of retrieving information from the aircraft's black box to ascertain the cause of the crash. "But if more specialised work is required to extract and analyse the data, we can do it in France or another country," he said. Iranian authorities said there were indications the plane had turned back after facing problems. A team of Ukrainian experts flew in and joined the investigation on the ground on Thursday.
  18. Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: FileQueen Elizabeth II has called for a meeting of the senior members of her order, alongside esteemed dignitaries to find a way to create a "workable solution" with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This Queen's actions come as a result of the couple's shock announcement that they would be taking a step back from duties as a senior royal members. According to Marie Claire, the Queen has directed her staff to work the Sussex household and government. Reports have further claimed that Harry and Meghan have remained in touch with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge as well. The Queen has been reported to be demanding fast paced answers towards the issue at hand. On Wednesday, the Duke and The Duchess of Sussex revealed they intend "to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent". The royal couple said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America, while "continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages".
  19. Jos Buttler sees a deduction of 15 percent of his match fee after a verbal altercation with South Africa's Vernon Philander in Cape Town. Photo: AFPEngland wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was fined 15 percent of his match fee on Thursday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for swearing at South Africa's Vernon Philander during the second Test at Newlands. Buttler was heard on the stump mic using an obscenity towards South African all-rounder Philander while keeping wicket on a tense final day in Cape Town. The 29-year-old will also pick up one demerit point for breaching the ICC's disciplinary code, his first such offence. Players can be suspended if they accumulate four demerit points over a two-year period. "Buttler was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to 'use of an audible obscenity during an international match' following an incident with South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander," read an ICC statement. "Buttler admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing." England won the match by 189 runs on a thrilling fifth day to level the four-match series at 1-1. The third Test begins on January 16 at Port Elizabeth.
  20. England's Ben Stokes. Photo: AFPBen Stokes made an emphatic case for the unique drama of five-day Test cricket this week — inspiring England to a series-levelling win against South Africa in the final overs of a dramatic contest. His match-winning performance in Cape Town on Tuesday came at a time of intensifying debate over the future of the longest form of the game, which has been played since 1877. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will in the coming months discuss reducing Tests to four days as part of structuring the global calendar beyond 2023. For a sport so closely linked with tradition, cricket has shown a remarkable ability to innovate in recent decades, introducing multiple forms of limited-overs cricket that have taken firm root. But the latest proposal, part of an effort to tackle the crowded international cricket calendar and save on costs, has divided players, many of whom consider Test cricket the gold standard. The ICC allowed four-day Tests in 2017 and they have been tried in one-off games between South Africa and Zimbabwe and England against Ireland. But they are not allowed in the Test world championship, which is currently led by Virat Kohli's India. Cricinfo said mandatory four-day Tests rather than five-day matches during the current cycle from 2015 to 2023 would have freed up a total of 335 days of scheduled cricket over the period. The England and Wales Cricket Board has offered "cautious" backing to the suggested new model and Australia and New Zealand said four-day Tests deserved serious consideration. But a succession of top cricketers have spoken out against the idea and the global players' representative body has warned of "significant player resistance", though others such as Shane Warne have voiced support for a change. England all-rounder Stokes claimed the last three South Africa wickets at Newlands to earn a 189-run victory for England, who levelled the four-match series at 1-1 on Tuesday. Afterwards he and England captain Joe Root spoke out in favour of the longer format, which allows the drama and nuances of the game time to play out. "It's why five-day cricket should always be around. It´s the best form of the game," said Stokes, England´s man of the match. Root´s opposite number, Faf du Plessis, also said he did not support a move towards four-day Test matches, despite a statement by Cricket South Africa that it was official policy to back a reduced format. England director of men's cricket Ashley Giles said on Wednesday that five-day Tests were "precious". "If we played four-day cricket, I fear we would miss out on a lot of matches like yesterday (England´s win)," Giles told the BBC. "I know a lot of Test matches now don´t go to the fifth day — but you know it is precious to me, and I know it is to the players." Kohli opposition Kohli spoke earlier this month about his opposition to any move to cut a day from Tests, questioning where it would ultimately lead. With four-day Tests "you are purely only talking about getting numbers in and entertainment, and I think the intent will not be right," said the India skipper. "Then you will speak of three-day Tests. I mean, where do you end? The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations executive chairman Tony Irish stressed there was "currently a lot of negative sentiment" concerning the proposed changes. "Until such a time as we and the players are provided with the full picture and compelling reasons for change, we remain supportive of five-day Test cricket, and would expect significant player resistance if a shift to that is imposed on players by the ICC and/or boards," Irish said in a statement on Tuesday. "Test cricket is a cherished format of the game and it needs player support and buy in to survive. We urge those making decisions to understand that."
  21. The English pace bowler is to miss out on the final two Tests in South Africa after suffering a rib injury. Photo: AFPEngland pace bowler James Anderson will miss the final two Tests in South Africa after suffering a rib injury during their dramatic victory in Cape Town. Anderson sustained the problem on the final day of the second Test and MRI scans on Wednesday confirmed he won´t be back in action until after the current tour. It is a bitter blow for the 37-year-old, who was just two games into his comeback following the calf injury he endured in last summer´s Ashes series. Anderson, England´s record Test wicket taker, spent almost five months working back to full fitness and showed signs of being back to his best with seven wickets in England´s series-levelling 189-run win. But he was in visible discomfort on the final day, clutching his side at times and grimacing through two painful overs after tea. "James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against South Africa after sustaining a left rib injury in England´s second Test victory at Newlands," an ECB statement said. "Anderson felt tightness and discomfort at the end of the morning session on day five and was only able to bowl eight overs during the day. He will return to the UK in the next few days." Anderson tweeted: "Frustrating to be missing the rest of this series with a broken rib but hopefully will be healed in a few weeks! Will be supporting the boys from home." Anderson´s tally of 584 Test scalps makes him the most prolific seamer in Test history, while his appearance in the Boxing Day Test at Centurion saw him become just the ninth man to win 150 Test caps. England were already giving consideration to sparing Anderson a thankless job on the spin-friendly pitches during their forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka. But the issue has been taken out of the selectors´ hands, with a bone-related injury likely to require around two months of recovery work. With that in mind, Anderson may now focus on getting ready for the English season, with a view to becoming just the fourth man in history to take 600 Test wickets after Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble. Somerset seamer Craig Overton will remain with the group having originally arrived as illness cover, but England should also have pace duo Jofra Archer and Mark Wood back in contention for next week´s third Test at Port Elizabeth.
  22. TEHRAN: Iran has reportedly refused to hand over the black box from the Ukraine International Airlines 737 to planemaker Boeing, according to Reuters. Iran's aviation authority has said it would not hand over to Americans the recovered black boxes of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew. "We will not give the black boxes to the manufacturer (Boeing) and the Americans," Iran Civil Aviation Organisation head Ali Abedzadeh said, quoted by Mehr news agency. "It's not yet clear which country the black box will go to for the investigation," he said. "This accident will be investigated by Iran's aviation organisation but the Ukrainians can also be present during the incident´s investigation," he added. Also read: Ukrainian jet crashes in Iran; all 176 on board dead The Ukraine International Airlines aircraft crashed on Wednesday morning shortly after it took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. All 176 passengers on the flight were killed in the crash. An earlier statement on the crash from the Ukrainian embassy in Tehran said the crash had occurred due to engine failure. However, a second statement from the embassy omitted the word engine failure from its statement, saying that previous comments made regarding the cause of the crash were not official. Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk announced a ban on all flights from Ukraine's airlines through Iran's airspace starting tomorrow (Thursday). Airlines have swung into action to avoid using Iran and Iraq's air spaces after Irani forces launched multiple ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing US and coalition forces. Qantas, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Emirates have announced they will change their flight paths to avoid the two countries' air spaces. Read more: Iran missile strike: Tehran claims 80 dead in attack on US bases Iran said it had attacked the military bases in retaliation for the killing of its Al Quds commander, Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian general was killed at the Baghdad international airport on Friday by a US strike ordered by President Trump, triggering tensions between Washington and Tehran. The US claimed it had killed Soleimani as he had orchestrated attacks on American troops in Iraq and was responsible on the attack on the US embassy in Iraq earlier. Iran had vowed to take 'severe revenge' from the United States for killing Soleimani, who was a celebrated commander in the country credited with enhancing the country's influence in the Middle East and defeating militias hostile to Tehran.
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