Azhar and Younis in century stand

Tea Pakistan 196 for 2 (Azhar 85*, Younis 77*) v BangladeshLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details There was a little tug-and-pull in the overs just after lunch, but Azhar Ali and Younis Khan soon established command over Bangladesh’s depleted attack on a first-day pitch that had stopped offering seam movement, and was conducive to only modest turn. They grew their partnership

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Sainsbury’s in first loss for 10 years

Sainsbury’s has reported its first full-year loss for 10 years as the fierce competition within the UK grocery market continues. The UK’s third-largest supermarket chain reported a £72m loss in the year to 14 March. The results were hit by a number of one-off costs, including a writedown in the value of some of its stores. Excluding the one-off costs,

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Poundland invites scrutiny over deal

Poundland and 99p Stores have a combined network of 800 stores Discount store Poundland has invited the competition authorities to move to a full review of its proposed tie-up with rival 99p Stores. Poundland wants to buy its closest rival in an agreed deal worth £47.5m in cash and £7.5m in shares. Initial investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority

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Profits halve at Murdoch’s News Corp

The success of Chris Kyle’s autobiography American Sniper helped lift revenues in News Corp’s books division Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, owner of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal newspapers, saw third quarter net profits fall 52%, compared with the same period in 2014. Declining advertising revenues and circulations for print publications meant profits fell to $23m

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SUV sales boost BMW’s earnings

Strong sales of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Europe and the US helped German carmaker BMW to beat forecasts with its first-quarter results. Underlying earnings rose more than 20% to €2.52bn ($2.84bn; £1.85bn), beating analysts’ forecasts. Revenues in the January-to-March period rose 14.7% to €20.9bn. Growth in North America as well as Europe powered results, with the Munich-based firm citing

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US offers rewards on ‘IS leaders’

The US issued images of the four, from left, Qaduli; Adnani; Batirashvili and Harzi The US government is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on what it says are four leaders of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. It named the four as Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili and Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih

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Netanyahu faces coalition deadline

Benjamin Netanyahu faces having a slim majority in parliament, leaving him vulnerable Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to assemble a coalition government ahead of a Wednesday evening deadline. His Likud party won March’s election but he is still trying to strike deals with other parties to gain a majority. On Monday, former ally Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael

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