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The batsman is included in the squad for the tour Down Under

Zimbabwe gets a bank holiday as Robert Mugabe is sworn in for seventh term

Mr Mugabe will be sworn in for a seventh term, after serving 33 years as head of state

The MDC has challenged President Robert Mugabe’s landslide re-election in the top court

Mugabe’s election victory faces court challenge from opposition in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) challenged President Robert Mugabe’s landslide re-election in the top court, calling for a rerun of the 31 July vote it says was rigged.

Tsvangirai in Harare yesterday. He wants Zimbabwe’s courts to investigate the election results

Zimbabwe election: Robert Mugabe 'stole' vote, says Morgan Tsvangirai

Country plunged into limbo as opposition leader alleges fraud and William Hague voices 'grave concerns' over election

Zimbabwe riot police stand by as claims of vote-fixing by Mugabe shroud general election

Both Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and his rival Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC predict landslide victories

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe's opposition party, greeting supporters at a rally in Harare

Odds stacked against Morgan Tsvangirai as Robert Mugabe scents victory in Zimbabwe

Odds stacked against Tsvangirai as opposition candidates are harrassed  and fake voter registration appears widespread

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates with Adil Rashid after reaching his century

County Championship round-up: Tons from Adil Rashid and Gary Ballance tip the scales for Yorkshire

Anybody in Yorkshire will mention two things about their team this summer. This is apart from Joe Root being the next big thing, which is now deemed to be so obvious they barely speak about it any longer.

The soaked outfield at Edgbaston meant the first two days were washed out

Rain delays buy England time to ponder Pietersen's replacement

There were compensations for the England selectors yesterday as play was called off for the second successive day in the Third Test. They might not be grateful for it now but the abandonment shortly after lunch gave them more time to ponder one of their greater conundrums of recent times.

Robert Mugabe flew back from Asia to Harare yesterday, seemingly in good health

Mugabe dispels death rumours as he returns 'fit and well' to Zimbabwe

Looking hale and hearty as he shook the hands of dignitaries at Harare airport, President Robert Mugabe put an end to rumours that he was gravely ill when he returned to Zimbabwe yesterday morning.

'Healthy' Robert Mugabe back in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe arrived home from Asia this morning as his party denied reports he had suffered a health emergency.

Zimbabwe court fines six activistsfor watching videos of Arab Spring

A court in Zimbabwe yesterday fined six activists $500 (£315) each and ordered them to do community service for conspiring to commit public violence during a meeting in which they watched video footage of the Arab Spring uprisings.

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe

Guilty – of watching a film on the Arab Spring in Mugabe's Zimbabwe

Six activists fear long jail sentences for alleged attempt to inspire uprising. Alex Duval Smith reports in Harare

Mugabe blows £600,000 on birthday party

Who said Robert Mugabe doesn't have friends? The President of Zimbabwe might have few allies on the global stage but thousands of supporters turned out for the finale of the week-long party celebrating the leader's 88th birthday.

Pro-Mugabe supporters lay siege to parliament

Up to 200 apparently pro-Mugabe militants besieged Zimbabwe's parliament building in central Harare yesterday, assaulting journalists and lawmakers who were attending a parliamentary human rights panel.

Howard Jacobson: What I want from a city is its sexual aura

Barcelona men gripped their women’s necks as they strolled on the Ramblas in an act of erotic possessiveness

46 arrested in Zimbabwe for 'planning uprising'

Lawyers for 46 people facing treason charges for allegedly plotting an Egyptian-style uprising said yesterday that some of the group's members were tortured by police.

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