Over 7,000 Indians sought asylum in US in 2017

Asylum-seekers, who were still awaiting the outcome of their claims to refugee status as of 31 December 2017, rose by around 300,000 to 3.1 million.


Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal banned for one Test for ball tampering

Umpires had laid the charge after television footage from during the second Test against West Indies appeared to show the Sri Lankan captain taking something out from his left pocket and putting it in his mouth, before applying the residue of the artificial substance to the ball which was viewed as an attempt to change its condition.

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal (File | AP)