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Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat

Mr Trump’s travel ban has led to protests(BBC) A US appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Trump’s revised “travel ban” on people from six mainly Muslim nations.A lower court had issued the injunction on the grounds that the ban was discriminatory after a challenge by the state of Hawaii.The 90-day ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.It also called for a 120-day ban on all refugees.The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewing a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Mr Trump’s order.It followed another ruling in May by a different court, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, that upheld a Maryland judge’s ruling that also blocked parts of Mr Trump’s revised ban.Earlier this month the Trump administration filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to block the Hawaii and Richmond rulings and revive the ban. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel banJune 2, 2017In “World”Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel banFebruary 10, 2017In “World”Trump vows to appeal against travel ban ruling to Supreme CourtMarch 16, 2017In “World” read more

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CPL 2017 Shadab shines in nervy Knight Riders win

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2017: Shadab guides Knight Riders home in thrillerAugust 9, 2017In “latest news”CPL 2017: Shadab, McCullum crush St Lucia StarsAugust 5, 2017In “latest news”CPL 2017: Shadab, Munro keep Amazon Warriors winlessAugust 12, 2017In “latest news” Briefly, it looked like Brendon McCullum had already caused enough damage in a low-scoring game, as he biffed three sixes in a nine-ball 19. But that was until Shillingford entered the fray and had him caught at midwicket. Four balls later, Colin Munro was out lbw playing the switch hit. Darren Bravo was out looking to cut one that skid through and Denesh Ramdin saw one dart through between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. When Dwayne Bravo was bowled by a searing yorker from Mitchell McClenaghan, Knight Riders were in trouble at 75 for 5 in the 10th over.Shadab’s composure stands outHaving bowled four overs, Shadab was his best judge on how to approach a small chase. His confidence shone through as he made 30 not out to help convert a tricky chase into a cruise in the end. Shadab’s composure and game awareness – not one stroke was played in desperation – spoke of his maturity as he continued to enhance his reputation on the same shores where he first broke through at the international arena not too long ago. By Shashank KishoreShadab Khan finished with figures of 1 for 16 off four overs (CPL photo)(ESPNcricinfo) This game was a repeat of the tournament opener, just in terms of the result. Everything else about the contest was a hard scrap on a treacherous Port-of-Spain surface where spin dominated. Trinbago Knight Riders’ spin trio of Kharry Pierre, Shadab Khan and Sunil Narine picked 3 for 48 between them off 12 overs, restricting St Lucia Stars to 118 for 9. Shadab then had to shepherd a tense chase as Shane Shillingford ripped through the top order to leave Knight Riders tottering at 52 for 5. A 45-run stand for the seventh wicket between Shadab and Javon Searles, the highest in the match, took Knight Riders to their second win in as many matches.Spin is kingFive Powerplay overs were bowled by the spinners. That this was a sluggish surface became evident at the outset when Pierre, the left-arm spinner, got the ball to turn and stop on the batsmen in the first over. Pierre, who was guilty of firing them in two nights ago, slowed his pace down nicely and struck in the second over when he had Johnson Charles lbw.Kamran Akmal couldn’t cope either, often bordering on the thin line between being aggressive and careless, eventually falling to an ill-advised cut to an offcutter that kicked at him. Andre Fletcher and Marlon Samuels added 30 for the third wicket to lead a brief recovery, but at 75 for 3 in the 13th over, Knight Riders wrested control.Fletcher rides luckAndre Fletcher has a career strike rate of 106.66 in T20Is. Here, however, he had to bat through. Against pace, he was happy to hit through the line. Against the turning ball, he was a nervous wreck. He should’ve been out on 16, but for a huge slice of luck as the ball beat his slog sweep to hit the stumps only for the bails to briefly dislodge before slotting back into the groove.Then, he was reprieved on 24 when Javon Searles palmed a catch over the long-on boundary. In between, however, he gritted his way through. His dismissal in the 16th over, attempting to hit out against Shadab, resulted in a wobble again. Having assessed the surface well, Kevon Cooper mixed up cross-seam deliveries with cutters to walk away with three wickets.Shillingford gives Stars hope read more

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