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UK’s top envoy makes “Japanese wife” gaffe in China

BEIJING: Britain’s new foreign minister made an awkward debut in China on Monday when he sought to curry favour with his hosts by mentioning his Chinese wife, but accidentally referred to her as “Japanese”. China and Japan have been traditional rivals for centuries. Although relations have improved somewhat recently, they remain touchy due to issues such …

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Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman holds the trophy as he celebrates with Pakistan players on the pitch after the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London on June 18, 2017.
Pakistan thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday.
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High-flying Fakhar Zaman breaks into top 20 for first time

KARACHI : Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has vaulted into the top-20 for the first time in his career in the ICC ODI Player Rankings. The rankings were released on Sunday following the conclusion of the West Indies-Bangladesh series and also incorporate player performances from the Zimbabwe-Pakistan series. Zaman scored 515 runs in the series and has …

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