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Trump stokes ‘birther’ conspiracy about Kamala

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday breathed life into right wing conspiracy theories about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to run for vice-president, saying he “heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements” and that he’d “take a look” into the matter. In an astonishing echo of the ugly birther controversy he amplified for years…

On July 4, Trump stokes a ‘culture war’

U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend South Dakota’s U.S. Independence Day Mount Rushmore f…Read MoreWASHINGTON: A divided United States ushered in dark and dismal Fourth of July fourth Independence Day with its President Donald Trump warning that a “left-wing cultural revolution” is aiming to rewrite the country’s history and erase its heritage,…

Ben Stokes crowned Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

LONDON: Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England’s World Cup win last year. The 2020 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, published on Thursday, crowns the swashbuckling all-rounder as the sport’s pre-eminent player. He is the first England player to receive the honour…

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