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Windies rage as Gayle chooses IPL over country

NEW DELHI – West Indies opener Chris Gayle has chosen the lucrative Indian Premier League over his country, officials said on Wednesday, prompting a damning reaction from his cricket board back home. The attacking batsman will turn out for Royal Challengers Bangalore, owned by Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya, as a replacement for the injured Dirk Nannes.
Gayle, 31, had been under a treatment programme run by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after a strain suffered during the

Protests rage in south Egypt against Christian governor

CAIRO – Hundreds of Egyptians on Monday protested against the appointment of a Christian governor in the southern city of Qena, as officials scrambled to end the four-day crisis, security officials said. Protests first kicked off on Friday after Emad Mikhail was appointed governor of Qena which has a large Coptic Christian population and a history of sectarian strife.
Interior Minister Mansur Essawy, who made an impromptu visit to the southern province late on Sunday, failed to

Bahrainis set for ‘Day of Rage’ protest despite ban

MANAMA – Thousands of Bahrainis turned out for a sermon of a major Shia cleric on Friday ahead of “Day of Rage” protests planned across the Gulf Arab country despite a ban imposed under martial law.
Troops and police fanned out across the small islan state with a restive Shia Muslim majority after the Sunni Al Khalifa ruling family, confronted with popular demands for a constitutional monarchy, declared security is now the priority.
A pair of fighter jets was flying over

Gunbattles rage in Libya, Gaddafi blames US, Osama

BENGHAZI – Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched a fierce counterattack on Thursday on rebels holding towns near the capital and the US did not rule out military action in response to the Libyan crackdown. The opposition were already in control of major centres in the east, including the regional capital Benghazi, and reports that the towns of Misrata and Zuara in the west had also fallen brought the tide of rebellion closer to Gaddafi’s power base.
Gunbattles in Zawiyah, an

Iran MPs rage against Opp after deadly demo

TEHRAN – Furious Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded the hanging of opposition leaders who had called anti-government protests which left one person dead, saying they had been “misled” by Iran’s arch-foes.
MPs singled out Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, who had called for protests in Tehran on Monday in support of Arab uprisings that quickly turned into anti-government demonstrations and ended in clashes with police in which several people were hurt, including nine

Outsiders rage against dying of light

NEW DELHI – Ireland’s stunning defeat of Pakistan in 2007 and Kenya’s run to the 2003 semi-finals sent shockwaves through the World Cup. They are also in danger of becoming museum pieces as efforts intensify to cut the fat from a 14-team tournament which stretches over six, exhausting weeks, by trimming it to a slimmer 10-nation contest.
It’s a proposal the International Cricket Council are looking at, but it’s one which terrifies the second-tier Associate members who believe

‘Day of rage’ to go ahead in Yemen: opposition

SANAA – Opposition leaders in Yemen on Wednesday vowed to go ahead with anti-government protests on Thursday – billed as a “day of rage” – despite a pledge by President Ali Abdullah Saleh not to extend his rule.
“Thursday’s demonstration will continue as scheduled,” said Mohammed Kahtan, a member of the Islamist Al-Islah (Reform) party in the Yemeni consultative council.
Mohammed al-Sabri, a leader in the Common Forum, a parliamentary opposition alliance, added, “We will

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