Tuesday 26 May 2009
BIRMINGHAM - Matt Prior's one-day international best of 87 set up England's 58-run win in the third and final match of their series against the West Indies at Edgbaston here on Tuesday. Victory gave England the series 2-0 after a six-wicket win in

PRETORIA - South Africa entered its first recession since apartheid as the global crisis pounded demand for its exports, dragging the economy down 6.4 percent in the first quarter, the government said Tuesday. The market had expected a drop, but th

SRINAGAR, India - Some 20 people were injured in Indian Kashmir Tuesday as hundreds of angry protesters clashed with police after a young Muslim, hurt during a demonstration last week, died in hospital. Police said a former lawmaker, whose motorcad

GENEVA - UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday called for an international investigation into attacks on civilians during the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. There are strong reasons to believe that both sides have grossly disreg

JOHANNESBURG - British and Irish Lions assistant coach Warren Gatland says his team?s biggest challenge in South Africa will be getting the Test team to gel into a competitive unit. The tourists will play six tour matches, starting Saturday in the

LAGOS - A Nigerian navy patrol Tuesday foiled an attempted attack on an offshore oil facility operated by French oil company Total, the company said. Men in speedboats tried to attack our Amenam offshore field and they were driven away by a patrol

COLOMBO - The Sri Lankan government said Tuesday it was holding 9,100 suspected former Tamil Tiger rebel fighters, most of whom were being sent for rehabilitation and vocational training. Media Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said, however, that

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's supreme court on Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif holding office and contesting elections, his lawyer said. The judgement is that the order... disqualifying Shahbaz Sharif and N

PRETORIA - South Africa's economy, the largest on the continent, slipped into recession as official data showed that gross domestic product contracted by 6.4 percent in the first quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate of real GDP at market price

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani soldiers advanced through northwest Swat valley's capital Tuesday, as a rights group warned of a looming catastrophe for those trapped by a month-long anti-Taliban offensive. As the punishing assault against the Islam

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani security forces said Tuesday they were closing in on Taliban bastions in the northwest as a rights group warned of a humanitarian catastrophe for those trapped in the war zone. As a punishing offensive against the Isl

LONDON - Opposition leader David Cameron, who opinion polls suggest could be prime minister within a year, has called for a radical redistribution of power in response to the expenses scandal. In an article in the Guardian, the Conservative leader

ISLAMABAD - Thousands of civilians trapped in Pakistan's northwest where the military is pounding Taliban insurgents face humanitarian catastrophe unless help reaches them soon, a rights watchdog said Tuesday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said

LONDON - Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Blur were announced Monday as the headline acts at this year's Glastonbury festival, with spoof rockers Spinal Tap also set to grace the stage. Other veteran performers included on the bill of the three-da

DHAKA - Bangladesh launched a major rescue and relief operation Tuesday after a cyclone slammed into the coast killing at least 15 people and 10 in neighbouring India, officials said. Most of the casualties in Bangladesh were reported to be childre

AMRITSAR, India - Towns and cities across the northern Indian state of Punjab were under strict curfew Tuesday after riots sparked by the shooting of a guru in a clash between rival Sikh communities in Austria. Army and police patrols enforced orde



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