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Bangladesh need to manage Mustafizur well: Streak
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh need to manage Mustafizur well: Streak

    Bangladesh's pace bowling coach Heath Streak has said that there will be a conscious effort to avoid tinkering too much with Mustafizur Rahman's natural bowling abilities. Mustafizur broke Brian Vitori's record of ten wickets in his first two ODIs when he took 6 for 43 in the second ODI against India in Mirpur on Sunday. By taking 5 for 50 in his first ODI, he became only the second Bangladesh bowler to take a five-for on debut, after Taskin Ahmed. The unprecedented start to his international career means Mustafizur has garnered a lot of attention on his bowling methods, which are unique among the pace bowlers in Bangladesh. The last bowler to offer something different was Rubel Hossain who started off with a pronounced round-arm action. Though he has regained some of...
European Union exit could make British households £933 richer
ENGLISH, Europe

European Union exit could make British households £933 richer

    The typical British household would be almost £1,000 a year better off if Britain is forced to leave the European Union, a new analysis has shown. British businesses trading with the EU would also be no worse off outside the EU’s free-trade agreement because the Government would save enough money on membership fees to compensate exporters for the higher tariffs they might face. The conclusions were made in Change, or Go, a major assessment of Britain’s place in the EU and its future in Europe.  The report says that without fundamental overhaul of Britain’s EU membership terms, the national interest will lie outside the union: There would be significant potential financial advantages to the UK leaving the European Union. But what could this equate to in terms of the...
One Of The Most Compelling MH370 Theories Has Just Been Debunked
Asia, ENGLISH

One Of The Most Compelling MH370 Theories Has Just Been Debunked

    Among the myriad theories of what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is one which places the plane at the bottom of the ocean just off a tiny Maldives island in the Indian Ocean. It is, or at least was a persuasive theory, given the convincing testimony of a handful of eye-witnesses on Kuda Huvadhoo, who claimed to have seen a “low-flying jumbo jet” distinctive by its red and blue livery – the colours of Malaysia Airlines – on the morning of 8 March 2014. The claims came to light in the immediate aftermath of the disappearance of the plane and all 239 souls on board and were revisited by the Western Australian in April amid suggestions these potential observers had not been taken seriously. But the head of the country’s civil aviation authority Ibrahi...