South Asia’s security worries set to intensify

Devastating attacks carried out by the anti-Taliban IS-K group at a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, which claimed scores of lives, destroy all hopes of South Asia’s security worries ending any time soon. The political and security issues in Afghanistan have always had grave implications for the region and the recent bloodletting is set to underscore this fact as Afghanistan tries to normalize its internal situation in the aftermath of the US troop withdrawal. The Taliban has been trying to put a brave face on its aggravating security concerns…

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Ferencvaros 2 – 3 Celtic

Celtic ensured they will continue in European competition after Christmas with a dramatic 3-2 Europa League win over Ferencvaros in Hungary. Ange Postecoglou’s men are now guaranteed a spot in the next round of the Europa Conference League at the very least should they finish third in Group G, but are now only a point behind second-placed Real Betis after their second win in as many games. They took an early lead in Hungary when Kyogo Furuhashi made and scored the opener from 12 yards inside three minutes, but were…

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Easter attacks masterminds will be brought to justice under an SJB govt – Sajith

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that the masterminds of the Easter Sunday attacks will be brought to justice and severely punished under a ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ government. The SJB leader made these comments following a discussion held with the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith on Thursday. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Premadasa said that the truth needs to be uncovered with regard to who were the masterminds behind the Easter attacks and that it requires an investigation with transparency. He assured that under a ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ government, that expectation…

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Azeem Rafiq: Michael Vaughan denies racism allegations against him made by former Yorkshire team-mate | Cricket News

Michael Vaughan strongly denies the allegation from Azeem Rafiq that he made a racist comment towards him and other Asian players before a Yorkshire match in 2009; This article contains comments some readers may find upsetting Last Updated: 04/11/21 9:51pm Michael Vaughan says he was named in the Azeem Rafiq racism report but has nothing to hide Michael Vaughan has “completely and categorically” denied Azeem Rafiq’s allegation that he was racist towards him and other Asian Yorkshire team-mates in 2009. The former England captain has revealed that in December 2020…

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Sri Lanka participates in INTRAFOOD trade fair in Belgium

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Belgium, together with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) promoted Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka spices and coconut-based products at the 8th edition of the INTRAFOOD trade fair in Kotrijk, Belgium on 27 to 28 October 2021. The two-day biannual trade event was a professional trade fair for the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Northern France region which connected food industry managers from the research & development, product development, production, purchasing and quality departments with suppliers and manufactures…

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Genk 2 – 2 West Ham

An own goal from Tomas Soucek cost David Moyes victory in his 1,000th match as a manager as West Ham were held to a 2-2 draw by Genk. Said Benrahma had scored twice as West Ham came from behind to lead 2-1 in their Europa League clash in Belgium. But luckless substitute Soucek inadvertently headed a late cross inside the near post to leave the Hammers with just a point. Nevertheless, Moyes will be satisfied to see his side, who were below par in the first half, still well clear…

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Eddie Howe agrees deal in principle to become Newcastle manager | Football News

Eddie Howe has agreed in principle a two-and-a-half-year deal to become the new Newcastle manager. More to follow… This is a breaking Newcastle news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates. Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights. Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis,…

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Babar, Hasaranga top T20I rankings

Babar Azam and Wanindu Hasaranga have climbed to top spots in the ICC’s latest rankings for T20I batters and bowlers, respectively, with the latter achieving the feat for the first time in his career. Babar, who has been crucial in Pakistan’s run to the semi-finals with a four-in-four record, is the third-highest run-getter in the ongoing T20 World Cup, with 198 runs from four innings. That has helped him return to the top for the sixth time after last securing the spot in January 2018. Babar’s tally of 834 rating…

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Zack Steffen: Manchester City goalkeeper extends contract until summer of 2025 | Football News

United States goalkeeper Zack Steffen has signed a new contract with Manchester City which runs until the summer of 2025. The 26-year-old has been with City since the summer of 2019 and was part of their treble-winning squad last season, being an ever-present in their run to victory in the Carabao Cup. Saturday 6th November 11:30am Kick off 12:30pm Steffen, who spent the 2019/20 season on loan in Germany with Fortuna Dusseldorf, also won the CONCACAF Nations League trophy as part of the US national team. “This is a fantastic…

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More details released about body found in travelling bag

Sri Lanka Police have released more information in relation to the body of an unidentified female found inside a travelling bag, with hands and feet tied, in a garbage dump at Sapugaskanda. The discovery was made following information received by Sapugaskanda Police Station from an individual regarding the suspicious bag. The body of a woman dressed in red and black clothing and with her hands and feet tied had been found inside the bag which was reportedly wrapped in a mat. According to police, the deceased is believed to be…

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Live match preview – So’ton vs A Villa 05.11.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Southampton vs Aston Villa in the Premier League on Friday; kick-off 8pm. Team news Southampton forward Armando Broja is back in contention for the home game with Aston Villa after missing two matches with an ankle problem. Moussa Djenepo, who missed the weekend win over Watford, also returns to the squad. Ralph Hasenhuttl has a full squad to select from apart from Jack Stephens, who has been out since mid-September with a knee injury. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player…

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Dubawi Legend aiming to deliver in Breeders’ Cup date | Racing News

Dubawi Legend bids to secure the big-race victory he has long promised trainer Hugo Palmer in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. The Newmarket handler has never made any secret of the regard in which he holds the youngster, who made a huge impression on his racecourse debut at Doncaster. Palmer admitted to being bitterly disappointed after he could manage only third place in the the Acomb Stakes at York on his second start. But having raised his game when finding only star juvenile Native Trail too strong…

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Paris Masters: Cameron Norrie’s ATP Finals bid derailed by Taylor Fritz while Novak Djokovic receives a walkover | Tennis News

Cameron Norrie is stunned by Taylor Fritz, who has now won 11 of his past 13 matches; The British men’s No 1 is struggling to make it to the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin, but is likely to go as an alternate; world No 1 Novak Djokovic receives a walkover in Paris Last Updated: 04/11/21 3:33pm Cameron Norrie saw his ATP Finals bid take a blow at the hands of Taylor Fritz in Paris Cameron Norrie’s bid for a spot at the season-ending ATP Finals took a damaging blow at…

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