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Australia struggling to sustain pressure: Watson

Australia struggling to sustain pressure: Watson

BRISBANE: Australia have a problem sustaining pressure on opposition batsmen, allrounder Shane Watson admitted Sunday after his side let slip a huge lead against England.
Centurions Andrew Strauss (110) and Alastair Cook put on England’s highest ever partnership at Brisbane’s Gabba ground to lead the team out of trouble and overturn a 221-run first innings deficit in the first Ashes Test. The tourists finished the day on 309 for one, with Cook unbeaten on 132 and Jonathan Trott

‘US pressure’ forced Gambia to sever Tehran ties: Iranian MP

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian MP accused Gambia on Tuesday of bowing to pressure from the United States after the tiny African country severed ties with Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
“This move is seen as a result of American pressure as well as US policies aimed at damaging Iran’s relations with different countries, including in Africa,” said Alaeddin Borujerdi, the head of parliament’s foreign policy commission.
The lawmaker sought to play down relations between

Nawaz resisting pressure

LAHORE: Despite a strong pressure from vested interests, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is in no mood to go for unification with other PML factions, including the PML-Q.
The reason for his unwillingness, according to party insiders, was a strong belief on part of Nawaz that all the moves for the PML unification were being sponsored by the establishment, with which the PML-N and its leadership did not want to align at any cost.
Party leaders close to Nawaz said the PML-N had been

Pressure builds on Hussey, North after flops

ADELAIDE: Australian coach Tim Nielsen has ramped up the pressure on struggling Australian batsmen Mike Hussey and Marcus North after their latest batting failures ahead of the next month’s Ashes series with the England.
Hussey made a first-ball duck and North was out for just 10 playing for Western Australia in their domestic Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Adelaide on Sunday. While the pair is fighting to retain their Test spots, emerging South Australian

US under pressure on WikiLeaks allegations

LONDON
Washington on Sunday came under increasing pressure to investigate the allegations in the leaked Iraq war documents published by WikiLeaks, which Britain’s deputy premier called “shocking”.
Governments and human rights organisations alike put the focus on answers to the allegations made against the United States, allied and Iraqi troops as the whistleblowing website released 400,000 classified US military documents.
The flood of material from 2004 to 2009 offers

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