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Australia v India: Rohit Sharma century in vain as Australia win opening ODI

Richardson took four wickets, including dismissing India captain Virat Kohli One-day international, Sydney Cricket Ground: Australia 288-5 (50 overs): Handscomb 73, Khawaja 59 India 254-9 (50 overs): Sharma 133, Dhoni 51, Richardson 4-26 Australia win by 34 runs Scorecard Rohit Sharma’s 133 off 129 balls was not enough to prevent India from going 1-0 down in the three-match one-day series against Australia in Sydney. The India opener hit 10 fours and six sixes in a sparkling knock but his side fell 34 runs short. Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Shaun…

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Australia v India: Cheteshwar Pujara scores century as tourists dominate first day

Pujara has 458 runs in the series Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day one) India 303-4 Pujara 130*, Agarwal 77, Hazlewood 2-51 Scorecard Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third century of the series as India took control on day one of the fourth and final Test against Australia. The 30-year-old, who scored 123 in the first Test and 106 in the third, finished the day on 130 not out as the tourists closed on 303-4 in Sydney. Mayank Agarwal hit 77 after India lost KL Rahul in the second over. Hanuma…

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Mince pie recipe from 17th Century uncovered

Two academics have come across a 17th Century recipe for mince pies, which contains ox tongue. Dr Sara Read, from Loughborough University, and Dr Jennifer Evans, from the University of Hertfordshire, came across the recipe from a book dating back to the 1670s. Along with spices, sugar and dried fruits, the pies contain a helping of ox tongue. Volunteers at the 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath, near Coalville, Leicestershire, recreated traditional versions of the festive favourite. Dr Read said the pies had a “mixture of a meaty…

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Australia v India: Virat Kohli scores century but hosts build lead

Kohli was the first batsman to score a century at the new Perth Stadium Second Test, Perth Stadium (day three): Australia: 326 & 132-4: Khawaja 41*, Shami 2-23 India 283: Kohli 123, Lyon 5-67 Australia lead by 175 runs Scorecard Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary of every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. Australia built up a 175-run lead by the end of the third day of the second Test against India in Perth. India added 111 to their overnight…

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China will likely publish rules for new tech board in January: 21st Century

FILE PHOTO: A customer takes a picture as robotic arms collect pre-packaged dishes from cold storage, done according to the diners’ orders, at Haidilao’s new artificial intelligence hotpot restaurant in Beijing, China, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will likely publish rules for Shanghai’s planned “technology innovation board” in January, and will launch the new tech board before June, the 21st Century Business Herald reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources close to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Companies with core technologies can start submitting listing applications as soon…

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Sri Lanka v England: Jonny Bairstow hits sublime century on return

Jonny Bairstow scored his sixth Test century and third against Sri Lanka Third Test, Colombo (day one) England 321-7: Bairstow 110, Stokes 57, Sandakan 4-91 Sri Lanka: Yet to bat Scorecard Jonny Bairstow hit a sublime century on his England return before late wickets checked the tourists’ progress on day one of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. The fiery 29-year-old, batting at number three for the first time, hit 110 off 186 balls to help England – who have already won the series – reach 235-3 after…

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Archaeologists discover 15th century indigenous tombs in Bolivia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – A team of archaeologists in Bolivia said they have discovered tombs containing over a hundred bundles of artifacts and human remains dating more than 500 years old that belonged to an indigenous civilization that once inhabited the region. Bolivia’s Ministry of Cultures and Tourism authorized the dig more than three months ago after a mining project discovered archaeological remains in the area. Archaeologists found the tombs, which they say may have belonged to the Pacajes people, in an underground burial chamber located some 30 kilometers (18.6…

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Armistice message to Ulster Division found a century on

Image caption The Armistice message ordered that all hostilities would cease at 11:00 on November 11 1918 It was one of the most important messages to be sent in the past 100 years. It was carried by a Dublin man serving as a despatch rider with the 36th Ulster Division during World War One. It was the signal from Army headquarters to the commanding officer of the Ulster Division to cease hostilities on 11 November 1918. The message effectively brought to an end four long years of carnage and slaughter…

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NHS outpatients service ‘stuck in the 18th Century’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are 127 millon outpatient appointments every year The way hospitals in the UK run outpatient clinic appointments is stuck “in the 18th Century”, leading doctors say. Every year millions of people travel to hospitals, where doctors check up on their health and discuss their care. The Royal College of Physicians said many appointments were unnecessary – and outdated, inefficient systems meant large numbers were missed or cancelled. It said the situation was frustrating for patients, and wasting money. The RCP’s report said the…

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Sri Lanka v England: Keaton Jennings his first century since debut

Keaton Jennings batted brilliantly and completed his hundred from 231 balls First Test, Galle (day three) England 342 & 322-6 dec: Jennings 146*, Stokes 62, Foakes 37 Sri Lanka 203 & 15-0: Kushal 8 Sri Lanka need 447 runs to win Scorecard Keaton Jennings ended his two-year wait for a Test century as England moved into a formidable position on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Jennings scored a brilliant 146 not out to allow England to declare late in the day on 322-6. Sri Lanka closed…

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