Afghanistan: BBC catches up with Afghan journalist who fled Kabul

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet first met Wahida Faizi, an Afghan journalist attempting to flee the Taliban, at Kabul airport in August. In an emotional interview, she said she feared that the Taliban would kill her for the work she’d done in her career as a journalist. A few weeks on, Wahida told the BBC where she had escaped to and what life is like for her now. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Kin of Sri Lankan who died in Japan immigration custody urge full release of surveillance video

The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at an immigration center visited the immigration agency Friday to seek the full disclosure of two weeks’ worth of security camera footage showing her final days. The family members of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, 33, were only able to see about half of a two-hour edited version of the footage in August due to its shocking content. They also demanded that the Immigration Services Agency accept the attendance of their lawyer while they watch it. The agency…

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FIFA clears Brazilians to play in Premier League this weekend, along with Chile, Mexico and Paraguay players | Football News

FIFA has cleared players who were called up by Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay during the international break to play in the Premier League this weekend. On Wednesday it was revealed that FIFA had invoked Article 5 to block Premier League clubs from selecting players who they had refused to release for the latest round of international fixtures, following a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation. The request came after Premier League clubs unanimously agreed last month not to release players for international matches in countries on the UK Government’s…

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Petroleum Development Authority to regulate Mannar basin oil exploration

Sri Lanka is set to establish a Petroleum Development Authority with regulatory powers such as the issuances of licences in a transparent manner without any interference in the gigantic task of exploring oil and gas resources worth US $267 billion in Mannar basin. A modern map was prepared to replace the existing traditional map for oil and gas exploration while new   Bill will also introduce a strong legal framework to protect these large investments and appoint a special committee to advise the subject minister,…

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Patrick Vieira: Arsenal legend reveals he had talks about signing for Tottenham in 2009 | Football News

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has recalled a time towards the end of his playing days when conversations were held over a potential shock transfer to Tottenham. The Eagles will host Spurs at Selhurst Park on Saturday and the 45-year-old’s past rivalry with the north London club has dominated the build-up. Vieira spent nine years with Tottenham’s arch-rivals Arsenal and helped the Gunners clinch the Premier League title at White Hart Lane in 2004 but five years later talks took place with Harry Redknapp – who was in charge of…

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Agnès Buzyn: France ex-health minister under investigation

For several months it’s had a file open on alleged oversights and failings committed by the Macron government, especially in the early stages of the epidemic. Agnès Buzyn is in its sights because before she left the job as health minister she made statements appearing to suggest the situation was under control, but then later she said that, on the contrary, when she left office she’d known that the disaster was about to strike. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Vipers stay top, Diamonds, Sparks and Stars also triumph | Cricket News

Josh Gorton Comment & Analysis Southern Vipers defied a spirited performance from Kate Cross to defeat Thunder and maintain top spot in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy table; Northern Diamonds, Central Sparks and South East Stars also prevail Last Updated: 10/09/21 9:53pm Tara Norris recorded brilliant figures of 4-14 from 7.5 overs to inspire Vipers to victory over Thunder Defending champions Southern Vipers prevailed in a low-scoring affair against Thunder to retain top spot in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy table. Vipers were beaten by South East Stars in last…

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Margin deposit requirement against importation of non-essential goods

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, at its meeting held on 08 September 2021, decided to impose a 100 per cent cash margin deposit requirement against the importation of selected goods of non-essential/non-urgent nature made under Letters of Credit and Documents against Acceptance terms with Licensed Commercial Banks and National Savings Bank, with immediate effect. The decision to impose the cash margin deposit requirement is expected to support the ongoing efforts to preserve the stability of the exchange rate and foreign currency market liquidity, particularly by…

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US Open: Joe Salisbury gets the better of fellow Brit Jamie Murray in the men’s doubles final | Tennis News

It was the first time two British men had faced each other in a Grand Slam men’s doubles final in the Open era with Joe Salisbury getting the better of his rival Jamie Murray to claim the glory at the US Open Last Updated: 10/09/21 8:13pm Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram claimed the US Open men’s doubles title at Flushing Meadows (Darren Carroll/USTA via AP) Joe Salisbury got the better of his British rival Jamie Murray to claim the US Open men’s doubles title in alongside his partner Rajeev Ram.…

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UNHRC should maintain rigorous scrutiny on Sri Lanka – HRW

The United Nations Human Rights Council should maintain its rigorous scrutiny of Sri Lanka’s worsening human rights situation and press for genuine improvements, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. At the Council’s upcoming session, which begins on September 13, 2021, UN member countries should express their alarm about the allegations on abuse and the weakening of independent governmental institutions, civilian governance, and the rule of law, the HRW stated further in its statement. “These countries should demonstrate their willingness to press the Sri Lankan government to meet its international human…

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BMW PGA Championship: Justin Rose closes in as Kiradech Aphibarnrat holds halfway lead at Wentworth | Golf News

Justin Rose three off the lead after second round of BMW PGA Championship as Kiradech Aphibarnrat holds one-shot lead; Bernd Wiesberger also keeps Ryder Cup hopes alive; watch the third round from Wentworth live on Sky Sports Golf with Featured Group coverage from 9am on Saturday Last Updated: 10/09/21 7:59pm Justin Rose was happy to ‘keep rolling with the leaders’ as a four-under 68 took him just three off the pace at the halfway stage of the BMW PGA Championship Justin Rose was happy to ‘keep rolling with the leaders’…

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MI5 boss warns of Afghanistan ’morale boost’ for extremists

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban is likely to have “emboldened” UK terrorists, the director general of MI5 has warned. Ken McCallum told the BBC that while the terror threat would not change overnight, there could be a “morale boost” for extremists.The UK has to be “vigilant” for a rise in “inspired terrorism”, he said. A total of 31 late-stage attack plots have been foiled in the UK in the past four years, said Mr McCallum. That includes six during the pandemic period alone,…

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Live match preview – Manchester City Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Women 12.09.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Man City Women vs Tottenham Women on Sunday; kick-off 6.45pm. Team news Filippa Angeldahl and Alanna Kennedy are in contention to make their Man City debuts. Ellen White and Georgia Stanway, who missed the shock Champions League exit to Real Madrid, are also available. However, Ellie Roebuck, Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh remain sidelined. Long-term absentee Chloe Kelly continues to work her way back from a knee injury, but will not be available until after the new year. Please use Chrome browser for a…

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Hull Kingston Rovers look to future with rebrand as they celebrate the Super League club’s past | Rugby League News

In a year where Hull KR celebrate their 140th anniversary, the Super League club are embarking on a bold new look for the future with a rebranded badge which pays tribute to their home city and emphasises the long-standing ‘Robins’ nickname By Marc Bazeley Last Updated: 10/09/21 5:23pm Hull KR have embraced a bold new rebrand ahead of their 140th anniversary In 2022, Hull Kingston Rovers will mark 140 years since a group of apprentice boilermakers in the Hessle Road area of the city came together to form a team…

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