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The family of Jayden Parkinson are "heartbroken and devastated "following the discovery of a body yesterday evening in a cemetery, Thames Valley Police said this morning.

Dan Carter wants to bring World Cup joy to Christchurch

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter believes the earthquake which rocked Christchurch last month will act as a spur for the All Blacks to win this year's World Cup on home soil.

Prince William visits Australian cyclone-hit towns

Prince William has visited towns in northeastern Australia that were hit by a cyclone earlier this year.

Bad moon rising?

Tomorrow, the Earth's satellite will be as close to us as it has been in 20 years, and some say disaster will trail in its wake. Are they right? Jerome Taylor looks to the sky for answers

William shocked by NZ quake damage as people say 'Thanks for visiting'

The devastation left by last month's earthquake in Christchurch took Prince William by surprise yesterday.

Nick Easter will captain England in Ireland

Nick Easter will captain England against Ireland in Saturday's RBS Six Nations Championship clash after Mike Tindall was ruled out with an ankle ligament strain.

Christchurch: where a strange silence lingers

Normally a thriving city of just over 375,000 people, the centre of Christchurch is now eerily quiet.

Prince William witnesses New Zealand devastation

Prince William witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by last month's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Quake deals new blow to Christchurch as World Cup pulls out

In another blow to Christchurch's morale after last month's devastating earthquake, the city has been stripped of its 2011 Rugby World Cup matches because organisers fear it may not recover in time.

Martin Johnson backs World Cup venue change

England manager Martin Johnson has acknowledged that World Cup organisers have made a tough but correct decision in moving matches away from Christchurch.

Olympic sailors battle over boat classes for 2016 Games

Iain Percy and Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson are back in battle mode, not just against Olympic rivals but their sport’s world governing body, the International Sailing Federation.

RFU expect World Cup venue change due to earthquake

The Rugby Football Union expect to receive confirmation this week that England's Rugby World Cup games will be moved away from earthquake-hit Christchurch.

Survivors in tears as UK rescue teams arrive in town

As the British emergency convoy rolled into Ofunato yesterday, survivors stood in the street and cried. For those whose lives have been torn apart, the sight of hundreds of rescue workers proved too much.

Extra quake victim payouts demanded

A Chinese official said yesterday that New Zealand should consider special compensation to parents of Chinese students killed in last month's earthquake because their loss was magnified under the country's one-child policy.

UK teams fly in to join the hunt for survivors

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