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Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after Asian Cup triumph

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – AFC Asian Cup – Final – Japan v Qatar – Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – February 1, 2019 Qatar coach Felix Sanchez Bas celebrates winning the Asian Cup with the players REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/File Photo (Reuters) – Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings, their best position in 26 years, after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week. The 2022 World Cup hosts’ remarkable run at the continental championship, where they won…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Breakout stars of the Asian Cup

Star young players a feature of 2019 Asian Cup New faces set to be prominent during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying A look at five of those breakthrough players The 2019 edition of the AFC Asian Cup saw a host of fresh names grab their fair share of the headlines. With many nations building towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, there was no shortage of young talent on display in the United Arab Emirates across January. Qatar upset the established order with their stunning run to a maiden continental…

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Qatar beat Japan 3-1 to win Asian Cup for first time

Soccer Football – AFC Asian Cup – Final – Japan v Qatar – Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – February 1, 2019 Qatar’s Tarek Salman, Khaled Mohammed and team mates celebrate winning the Asian Cup REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudan’ ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Almoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament to set Qatar on their way to a first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday. Ali’s 12th minute strike took him past…

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BBC Asian Network news editor on trial ‘trusted journalist’

Image caption Arif Ansari checked his reporter’s script before it was broadcast, the court has heard A BBC radio editor on trial over the naming of a victim of sexual abuse has said he was shocked to learn that his journalist who made the mistake had never covered a court case before. BBC Asian Network’s head of news, Arif Ansari, is accused of breaching the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992. He denies the charge. Under the law, all victims of sexual offences are given lifetime anonymity. Giving evidence, Mr Ansari…

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BBC Asian Network editor on trial over abuse victim naming

Image caption Arif Ansari checked his reporter’s script before it was broadcast, the court heard BBC Asian Network’s head of news has gone on trial over the naming of a victim of sexual abuse in a live radio broadcast, a charge he denies. Victims of sexual offences are given lifetime anonymity by law. The reporter who used the victim’s name said he thought it was a pseudonym – and the charge was brought against Arif Ansari, in his capacity as editor. The woman was listening to the news when her…

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Patient who objected to ‘Asian doctor’ silenced by receptionist

Image copyright Dr Punam Krishan Image caption Dr Punam Krishan said she has found the response to her tweet “uplifting” A GP has praised the receptionist at a Glasgow surgery for silencing a patient who said they did not want to see an “Asian doctor”. Dr Punam Krishan took to Twitter to express her pride in her team – and described the positive response to her post as “uplifting”. She said the receptionist had explained that Dr Krishan was Scottish, only to be told: “She doesn’t look Scottish.” The receptionist…

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South Asian women who led a strike in a British factory

South Asian women workers led a strike against poor working conditions in a British factory in 1976. Lakshmi Patel was one of the women who picketed the Grunwick film-processing factory in North London for two years, defying the stereotype of submissive South Asian women. They gained the support of tens of thousands of trade unionists along the way. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Source link

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Science 

Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmaury Dehecq: “Knowing ice-flow speed allows us to better estimate glacier melt” The glaciers that flank the Himalayas and other high mountains in Asia are moving slower over time. Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this conclusion. They show that the ice streams which have decelerated the most are the ones that have also thinned the most. The research has implications for the 800 million people in the region for whom the predictable meltwater from these…

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Sajid Javid: I was bullied at school for being Asian

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSajid Javid tells Today he was “punched to the ground” because he was Asian Sajid Javid has revealed that he was a victim of racist bullying at school. The home secretary said he had been targeted and “punched to the ground” at the age of 11 because he was Asian. He said he had been “reminded” of his ordeal by an attack on a 15-year old Syrian boy in West Yorkshire, footage of which emerged last week. “Obviously I hated it and…

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Iran women attend Asian Champions League football final

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The women cheered on their team, Persepolis, from separate stands Hundreds of Iranian women have been allowed to attend the Asia Champions League final in Tehran, Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency reports. The move is being seen as a possible end to more than 35 years of exclusion of women from top matches. Most were said to be relatives of players or members of women’s teams. They watched the local team Persepolis lose to Japan’s Kashima Antlers. Football’s world governing body Fifa is working…

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