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  • Spain, Portugal qualify after dramatic games as Ronaldo misses penalty

       June 26, 2018     
    Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute. Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper
  • Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as President

       June 25, 2018     
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a
  • England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1

       June 25, 2018     
    England's biggest-ever World Cup win, which included two penalties by Kane then a deflection off his heel, also guaranteed Belgium's berth in the next round. England and Belgium have identical records ahead of their meeting next week to decide who tops the group. It left the shell-shocked Central Americans out of their debut tournament with nine goals conceded in Group G. Tunisia were a
  • Saudi rejects World Cup piracy charges

       June 24, 2018     
    Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of pirating the broadcast of World Cup games for which Qatar-based beIN Sports network holds the regional rights. Saud Al Qahtani, a senior adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, called the piracy charges "baseless" and "unfounded". Last week, soccer's governing body Fifa accused television channel BeoutQ of illegally broadcasting
  • Women pilots in Pakistan take social media by storm

       June 23, 2018     
    Dubai: Social media can’t stop cheering for Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) female pilots who flew through a difficult route between Islamabad and Gilgit, Pakistan. The airline tweeted a picture of smiling Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila
  • World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia in Group E clash

       June 23, 2018     
    A late goal by Xherdan Shaqiri earned Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium here. Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Serbia the lead in the fifth minute during the match on Friday. Switzerland equalised in the second half, thanks to a superb long range strike by Granit Xhaka (52nd). Shaqiri (90th) found the winning go
  • PM Modi leads International Yoga Day 2018

       June 21, 2018     
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. "Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. It unites individuals, families, society, country and the world," Modi said while leading the fourth International Yoga Day celebrat
  • Spain beat Iran 1-0 with Costa's third goal of World Cup

       June 21, 2018     
    Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares. The veteran forward notched his third goal in two games when Ramin Rezaeian's attempted clearance bounced off the Spaniard's leg and into the net in the 54th minute. Though Spain had besiege
  • FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt to lead group

       June 20, 2018     
    Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup here. An goal by Egypt defender Ahmed Fathi (47th minute) opened the scoring just after the break. Denis Cheryshev (59th) and Arte
  • Shop for Dh200 at Dubai malls, win a luxury car

       June 20, 2018     
    With Dubai gearing up for the 21st edition of Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) is offering shoppers a chance to win a luxury car during the six-week long sale.

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