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Mustafa Kamal resigned Wednesday as president of the International Cricket Council, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". Kamal, a Bangladeshi national, said the ICC had robbed him of his right to hand out the prizes at the cricket World Cup that concluded in Melbourne on Sunday. Instead that honour went to India's Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman last year. I am no longer ICC president," he told reporters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's interior minister says security forces are battling the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit and that he expects them to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours."
China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank. By Tuesday's deadline to seek founding membership of the $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) a total of 49 countries and Taiwan had applied, the finance ministry and governments said. They include four of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, 17 out of 34 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Conspicuous by their absence are the United States and Japan.