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Asad Shafiq led Pakistan's recovery after the early departure of the openers on the opening day of the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Shafiq drove paceman Shannon Gabriel to the cover boundary for his sixth boundary to complete his 16th half-century after Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. After an extended two-and-a-half-hour extended session due to Friday prayers, Pakistan were 95-2, with Shafiq on 54 and Younis Khan on 29 not out.
The European Union was scrambling Friday to salvage a massive free trade deal with Canada that was being held up by a small region in Belgium. EU leaders warned that failure to clinch the deal could ruin ...
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.