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A lifetime of horror, squalor and pain

JOAO BINGA eyes me suspiciously through a haze of pain, hunger and malaria. Seven years old and he's already seen more than most people will in a lifetime. He sits now in a decrepit, soiled cot, in a pungent ward of the paediatric wing of Huambo's central hospital. Shocked into silence by the horrors he has lived through, it is not Joao, but his grandmother who tells me his story.

Angolan troops `kill civilians' in assault on guerillas in Namibia

ANGOLAN TROOPS who swept through a rural area along the Namibia- Angola border have left a trail of burnt huts and dead bodies, some of whom appear to have been executed.

Basketball: England spirits uplifted

ENGLAND HAD a morale-boosting 86-84 win over the hosts, Portugal, in the RTP Tournament in Cacem do Santiago last night, before Wednesday's European Championships game against Switzerland at Ponds Forge. After seeming in control, England needed a Kojo Bonsu free throw to win.

Basketball: Angola humble England

THE FAMILIAR story of an under strength, under prepared England team had a familiar ending last night when they were trounced 84-64 by Olympic qualifiers Angola, in the opening game of the RTP tournament in Cacem do Santiago, Portugal.

Basketball: Nemeth plans upset in wrangle over dates wrang

LASZLO NEMETH, the England coach, fell victim to a double booking yesterday which will cost him three leading players for an international tournament in Portugal next weekend.

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