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Oz regains number one ODI spot from Proteas after Durban win

Oz regains number one ODI spot from Proteas after Durban winDubai, Apr. 4 : Australia has regained the number one spot in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship after defeating South Africa by 141 runs in the first ODI of the five-match series in Durban on Friday.

UAE expects Russian cooperation on Chechen politician's death

UAE expects Russian cooperation on Chechen politician's death Dubai  - The United Arab Emirates has asked the Russian police for cooperation in the mystery of the death of a former Russian army commander in Dubai, the chief of Dubai Police said on Tuesday.

"We expect the Russian authorities to cooperate with Dubai's police to reach the murderers. Both authorities should intensify their efforts to bring such perpetrators to justice," General Dahi Khalfan Tamim said.

Two mild earthquakes hit the United Arab Emirates

Two mild earthquakes hit the United Arab Emirates Dubai - Two mild earthquakes measuring 2.9 and 3.5 on the Richter scale struck the United Arab Emirates Tuesday morning, an official source at the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology said.

The quakes centered in the Gulf of Oman and the northern area of Dibbah, seismologists said. Earthquakes of this magnitude rarely cause damage.

Dubai is more competitive than Japan, Germany and France, says report

Dubai is more competitive than Japan, Germany and France, says reportNicosia, Mar 31: The National Competitiveness Report for 2009, published by the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies of the National University of Seoul, ranked Dubai 16th out of 65 global economies, saying it is more competitive than Japan, Germany, France and New Zealand.

The report, which is published annually since 2001, considers Dubai as the most competitive economy in the Middle East.

Australia, South Africa receive Test and ODI championship trophies

Australia, South Africa receive Test and ODI championship trophiesDubai, Mar 25 : The presentation of ICC Test Championship mace and the ODI Championship shield plus prize money was made to the captains of the Australia and South Africa teams in Johannesburg today.

Captain Ricky Ponting accepted the mace and 175,000 dollars on behalf of Cricket Australia for leading the team that will finish top of the Test Championship table on the annual cut-off date of 1 April. He also picked up a cheque for 75,000 dollars for coming second in the ODI Championship on the same date.

Cold Play get ready to heat up Abu Dhabi

Cold Play get ready to heat up Abu DhabiDubai - British rock band Cold Play will perform in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, their first performance in the Middle East, the entertainment satellite channel MTV Arabia reported Monday.

The concert is planned as a stage in the English rockers' world tour promoting their latest album, Viva la Vida, Samir al-Marzouqi, managing director of MTV Arabia, told German Press Agency dpa.

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