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Nadal fires warning salvo, Clijsters maintains form

Nadal fires warning salvo, Clijsters maintains form

MELBOURNE – World number one Rafael Nadal Thursday warned he was fully recovered from a strength-sapping illness as he took another decisive step towards a historic sweep of the Grand Slam titles. Nadal coolly dispatched American qualifier Ryan Sweeting 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena, joining women’s favourite Kim Clijsters in the third round just hours after his arch-rival Roger Federer scraped past Gilles Simon.
Britain’s Andy Murray, the world number five, also beat

Federer, Djokovic fire Open warning

MELBOURNE – Defending champion Roger Federer and 2008 winner Novak Djokovic roared into the Australian Open’s second round on Monday, as Venus Williams eclipsed her women’s rivals on day one.
In cool and cloudy conditions, Federer was irresistible as he banished 97th-ranked Slovakian Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-1, 6-3, while Djokovic was also in destructive mood against Spain’s Marcel Granollers. Federer, the world number two, broke Lacko’s serve seven times and hit a stream of 37 winners

‘Dramatic’ rain warning for flood-soaked Australia

SYDNEY – Heavy rains falling on Australia’s flooded north-east could have a “dramatic” impact, officials warned Sunday, stretching already swollen rivers and creeks to their limit across the devastated region.
Queensland police commissioner Alistair Dawson said that severe weather lashing the already sodden northeastern state could bring flash flooding to currently dry areas with little warning.
“Waters will rise quickly — you may not be aware of that rise,” Dawson told

SECP issues orders and warning letters

ISLAMABAD – The securities market division of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) penalised market participants for violation of fair market practices, by issuing three orders in the month of December 2010.
The enforcement action has been taken to foster a transparent and efficient securities market and to safeguard the investors’ interest, according to a press statement adding that the copies of all the orders are available on SECP’s website.
As a

Taseer dared and died, govt should heed warning: TNRM

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s interference in the Aasia Bibi affair and his efforts to get the blasphemy laws repealed are the main reason for his murder, a press release issued by the Tahfuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) stated on Tuesday after an emergency meeting following after the assassination of the Punjab governor.
“We had warned the governor to stay away from such acts but he did not listen to us and now we are asking the government to stay away from

Ferguson issues title warning

BIRMINGHAM – Sir Alex Ferguson did his best to dispel any doubts
about Manchester United’s challenge for the Premier
League title by insisting his side were on course for
glory despite dropping points in a 1-1 draw away to
Birmingham. Ferguson is desperate to regain the title
from stuttering champions Chelsea and he will enter
the New Year with United in the place which he feels
sends out danger signals to all those jostling for

Iran says nuclear scientist’s murder warning from West

TEHRAN: Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday that the assassination of a top nuclear scientist was a warning from the West ahead of new talks on Tehran’s programme.
“These wicked people wanted to show their hideous side which demonstrates their carrot and stick policy in the run-up to the new nuclear talks,” state television’s website quoted Salehi as saying.
He was speaking at the funeral of Majid Shahriari, the scientist who was killed by

N Korea issues warning ahead of US-South Korean exercises

SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday warned of unpredictable consequences if the United States and South Korea go ahead with naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, days after launching a deadly attack on the South.
The USS George Washington aircraft carrier and its battle group were planning four days of exercises with South Korea from Sunday as a show of force after Pyongyang stunned the world with its artillery strike. The planned drill has also heightened tensions

China issues warning ahead of US-S Korean exercises

BEIJING: China warned Friday against military activity in its exclusive economic zone, ahead of weekend US-South Korean exercises intended as a show of force against Beijing’s ally North Korea.
“We hold a consistent and clear-cut stance on the issue. We oppose any party to take any military actions in our exclusive economic zone without permission,” foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. Beijing said Thursday it opposed the war games, which come after North

Problematic PCB: New rules written after ICC warning

LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket board said Monday it had drawn up a new players’ code of conduct outlining stricter rules on corruption following sharp criticism from the sport’s governing body.
Pakistani cricket has been rocked by allegations of spot-fixing during the national team’s recent tour of England. The team’s tour of Australia in March was also marred by disciplinary problems and match-fixing allegations.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) last Wednesday told the