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THE Sunday Telegraph reports that Saddam Hussein has put his eldest son in charge of the Iraqi football team in an attempt to ensure that they qualify for next year's World Cup. Players who get their country to the mother of all football tournaments will reportedly win a furnished apartment and a car.

The People claims that the Football Association will ask George Graham, a Scot, to become the new England soccer manager. If he agrees he will be the first non-Englishman to hold the title.

The Sunday Express says that the Princess of Wales regrets allowing friends to talk to Andrew Morton, the author who exposed details of the royal marriage. It also reports that Lady Thatcher's sister has told her to rest for the sake of her health.

The Mail on Sunday says that family doctors are being enticed to the United States with salaries of pounds 100,000 - more than double their earnings here.

Seven of Britain's most senior judges believe prison does not work as a cure for rising crime, according to a report in the Observer.

The front-page story in the Sunday Mirror says that Kim Basinger, the film actress, lives in fear of cancer after doctors carried out two tests for the disease on her lips. Inside, the newspaper has a story about a brunette, whose family are said to be on first name terms with the Queen, who tells of her double life as a stripper.

The News of the World's exclusive is that a former lover of Prince Andrew fears that she may have Aids.

MI6 officers have challenged claims by William Waldegrave that he did not receive vital intelligence that British firms were arming Saddam Hussein, says the Sunday Times.

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