IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians ride on Jasprit Bumrah’s heroics to beat Gujarat Lions in a Super Over

Apr 30, 2017   

Excellent bowling buy Jasprit Bumrah in the Super Over saw Mumbai Indians edge out a brave Gujarat Lions in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Rajkot on Saturday evening.

Turkish authorities expel more than 3,900 from civil service in latest purge | Reuters

Apr 30, 2017   

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities have expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service, military and gendarmerie, the government said in its Official Gazette on Saturday, in what appears to be the latest large-scale purge related to last year’s failed coup.The expelled included prison guards, clerks, academics, and employees of the religious affairs ministry, all of whom were suspected of links to “terrorist organisations and structures presenting a threat to national security” the government said. It is the second large-scale purge since the narrow victory of an April 16 referendum giving President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers. On Wednesday more than 9,000 police personnel were suspended and another 1,000 detained for alleged links to the network of the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the failed coup.Some 1,127 employees of the justice ministry, including prison guards and clerks, 484 academics, and 201 employees from the religious affairs directorate, the government said on Saturday

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto | Reuters

Apr 30, 2017   

By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have “no illusions” about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27 leaders, there was a flash of the cross-Channel acrimony which some fear could wreck any deal when officials accused London of cynically vetoing some EU spending and demanded it back down or face disrupting the start of talks next month.Meeting for the first time since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit in late March, her counterparts took just minutes as they sat down to lunch in Brussels to approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by their diplomats over the past month.They greeted the decision with applause, officials said.The text will bind Michel Barnier, their chief negotiator, to seek a deal that secures the rights of 3 million EU expats living in Britain, ensures London pays tens of billions of euros Brussels thinks it will be owed, and avoids destabilising peace by creating a hard EU-UK border across the island of Ireland.”We are ready,” Barnier said. “We are together.” With Barnier expecting to launch negotiations after the June 8 election May called to strengthen her position, the EU leaders also firmly ruled out discussing the free trade deal May wants until they see “significant progress” on key withdrawal terms.”Before discussing the future, we have to sort out our past,” summit chair Donald Tusk told reporters.He criticised British politicians — who have included May herself — for speaking of a quick deal to reassure expatriates when the legal complexities required much more detailed talks. “We need a serious British response,” Tusk said.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who appeared to irritate May last week with similar comments, repeated her concern that some in Britain had “illusions” about quick trade talks.

IPL 2017 Highlights, GL vs MI at Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai win by 5 runs in super-over!

Apr 30, 2017   

Catch all the live scores and updates from IPL 2017 game between GL and MI

EU leaders try to clear unnecessary irritants before Brexit talks | Reuters

Apr 30, 2017   

By Foo Yun Chee and Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Several EU leaders took advantage of a Brexit summit on Saturday to finalise deals settling various thorny issues as part of a strategy to present a united front ahead of tough negotiations with Britain on its withdrawal from the bloc.With discussions with Britain due to take place over the next two years, the European Union is aware that maintaining a united front among the 27 remaining members could be difficult.”Brexit means the 27 need to keep close together.