Monthly Archives: May 2016

‘Trade route linking Chabahar Port with Afghanistan a security threat’

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ISLAMABAD (Dawn.com): Two former defence secretaries insist the trade route which is being established by Iran, India and Afghanistan, linking Chabahar Port with Afghanistan, is a security threat. The comments made by the former defence secretaries just a week after the agreement for the trade route was signed by Iranian, Afghan and Indian leaders, is a reflection of the opinion ...

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England v Sri Lanka: James Anderson and Alastair Cook seal nine-wicket victory

Dinesh Chandimal edged Chris Woakes to third man to reach his sixth Test century

By Stephan Shemilt BBC Sport Second Test, Chester-le-Street, day four: England 498-9 dec & 80-1: Cook 47* Sri Lanka 101 & 475: Chandimal 126, Anderson 5-58 England won by nine wickets Scorecard England ended Sri Lanka’s resistance to win the second Test by nine wickets and complete a series victory – with captain Alastair Cook reaching 10,000 Test runs. Dinesh Chandimal ...

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Rowling’s Galbraith shortlisted for crime novel award

Rowling's book

BBC News : JK Rowling’s work under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been shortlisted for a prestigious crime novel award. Career of Evil is one of six books shortlisted for this year’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Also on the shortlist are Eva Dolan, Mark Billingham, Clare Mackintosh, Adrian McKinty and Renee Knight. Val McDermid will receive ...

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France labour dispute: Rail workers strike as protests continue

The strikes will disrupt travel ahead of the Euro 2016 football championships

BBC News : French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms. This is expected to further disrupt a transport network already suffering from a shortage of fuel. French President Francois Hollande has insisted he will not back down over the reforms, which aim to make it easier to recruit and dismiss ...

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Data watchdog rejects EU-US Privacy Shield pact

Data watchdog rejects EU-US Privacy Shield pact

BBC News : The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs “significant improvements”. The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was supposed to safeguard EU citizens’ personal information when stored in the US. The agreement was designed to replace the Safe Harbour pact, which the EU Court of Justice ruled invalid in ...

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