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Mithali Raj jumps to second spot after stellar World Cup performance

Mithali Raj jumps to second spot after stellar World Cup performanceDubai, Mar 13 : Indian opener Mithali Raj, who scored 59 against England and 75 not out against Sri Lanka, has swapped places with Lisa Sthalekar of Australia who has slipped to third place after some disappointing performances with the bat by her high standards.

England duo of Claire Taylor and Isa Guha, and Lisa Sthalekar of Australia, have retained top spots in the ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings after the completion of group stage in the Women's World Cup.

Refurbishment of Dubai's Terminal 2 completed

Refurbishment of Dubai's Terminal 2 completedNicosia, Mar 12: The refurbishment of Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport, which currently serves some 25 scheduled airlines, has been completed.

Now, the Terminal is in a position to serve five million passengers, compared to three million before the improvement works began.

Despite global crisis, Dubai's pearl trade grows dramatically

Despite global crisis, Dubai's pearl trade grows dramatically Dubai  - Dubai's pearl trade rose dramatically last year despite the global economic crisis, according to statistics released on Tuesday by the Dubai Pearl Exchange.

The value of the loose pearl trade in the glitzy emirate grew from 22 million dirham (5.99 million dollars) in 2007 to over 95 million dirham during 2008, and experts believe it has more room to grow.

Two bowlers reported for suspected illegal bowling actions at ICC Women''s World Cup

Dubai, Mar. 9 : England fast bowler Jenny Gunn and Sri Lanka off-spinner Rose Fernando have been reported because of suspected illegal actions.

The two bowlers were reported by umpires Gerard Abood and Kathy Cross at the conclusion of their ICC Women's World Cup 2009 match which England won by 100 runs at the Manuka Oval, Canberra on Saturday.

In their report the umpires raised concerns over the Gunn's short-pitched deliveries and Fernando's quicker balls and decided it was appropriate for their deliveries to be scrutinised further under the relevant ICC process.

That process states that any bowler reported in this way will be dealt with by the relevant Member board as per ICC regulations for women's ODIs below:

Indian teen escapes death from Facebook ''Death Room'' gang

Indian teen escapes death from Facebook ''Death Room'' gangDubai, Mar 5 : An Indian teenager has admitted to have escaped death at the hands of a Facebook gang called ''Death Room'', which tortures rich school age kids and extorts money from them.

The boy claimed that it was his cheap mobile phone that saved him from the members of the horrendous gang.

The gang members assumed he came from a middle class family so they would not gain by extorting money from them.

The ''Death Room'' gang consisted of three people of unknown nationalities and two Pakistanis.

Workshop on Kerala’s ancient martial arts to be held in Dubai

Workshop on Kerala’s ancient martial arts to be held in DubaiDubai, Mar 5 : A world class instructor from Germany is set to hold a workshop on Kerala's ancient martial arts `Kalarippayat' in Dubai this weekend.

Gerhard Schmid, the instructor based in Hamburg, is offering a Kalari foundations workshop on March 6 and 7 at the Zen Yoga studio in Dubai Media City.

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