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Taliban arrest 4 Islamic State militants north of Kabul

Oct. 06, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban arrested four members of the rival militant Islamic State group north of the Afghan capital, their spokesman said Wednesday, and witnesses said two Taliban fighters were shot and killed in the country's east, raising the specter of a widening conflict. ...

Secret flavor booster updates sweet, layered Eton mess

Oct. 04, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

Eton mess — Britain’s luscious mixture of berries, whipped cream and broken meringue cookies — takes its name from the English boarding school, where it is served during cricket matches. All the ingredients are layered in a jar, which gives the dessert an appealing premise. ...

The Latest: Taliban fire director of Afghan cricket board

Sep. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have sacked the executive director of Afghanistan’s cricket board. Hamid Shinwari posted on his official Facebook page Monday he had been fired by Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of the Taliban’s new Interior Minister Sirajuddin...

NZ abandons cricket tour of Pakistan wary of attack

Sep. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — New Zealand abandoned its cricket tour of Pakistan on Friday because it was wary of being attacked outside Rawalpindi Stadium, according to the Pakistan government. New Zealand Cricket declined to reveal the nature of the security alert from...

Report: Taliban has banned women's sports in Afghanistan

Sep. 08, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's SBS TV has quoted a Taliban spokesperson as saying that women's sports — and women's cricket specifically — will be banned by his group in Afghanistan. “In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be...

Love of cricket in NC town reflects changing demographics

Aug. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Before 2018, Jaskaran Malhotra, a member of the U.S. national cricket team, had never heard of Morrisville. Malhotra grew up in the northern state of Punjab in India, about 200 miles north of New Delhi, where cricket is a popular sport. As a...

Chopra wins India’s 1st gold in Olympic track and field

Aug. 07, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Neeraj Chopra held a corner of the India flag in each hand and raised it over his head. A half-hour later, the tri-color was flying at the top of the mast at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium and Chopra was standing atop the medal podium, feeling on top of the...

Brisbane picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid

Jul. 21, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956. ...