Sport Gary Ballance

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

Mugabe knighthood annulled 'as mark of revulsion'

Robert Mugabe was stripped of his honorary knighthood today over his "abuse of human rights" and "abject disregard" for democracy, the Foreign Office said.

Tsvangirai seeks embassy refuge after death threat

Morgan Tsvangirai has sought refuge at the Dutch embassy in Harare after receiving an "umpteenth threat on his life", his party said, as Robert Mugabe vowed to proceed with next Friday's presidential run-off despite his chief opponent's withdrawal.

Gugulethu Moyo: Yes, Tsvangirai was right to pull out

Too many lives have been lost in run-up to election

Leading article: An aborted election, but no triumph for Mugabe

No one can blame Morgan Tsvangirai for withdrawing from Friday's run-off in Zimbabwe's presidential election. Least of all can he be accused of lacking personal courage. He returned to Zimbabwe to campaign, despite ample evidence that rigging had deprived him of a clear victory in the first round and very real threats to his life.

Violence spreads to Harare: 'Ring of torture camps' set up in the suburbs

With Mugabe claiming only God can remove him, the opposition MDC has to decide whether to take part in the run-off

Mbeki steps up pressure on Mugabe

Diplomatic efforts intensified last night to bring peace to Zimbabwe ahead of presidential run-off elections due on 27 June.

Fears grow for MDC secretary general arrested for treason

Amid mounting fears that the senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti is being tortured in custody, his lawyers obtained a high court order yesterday that he be brought before a judge today.

Murdered by Mugabe's mob

His eyes gouged out and his tongue cut off, Tonderai Ndira is one of 50 opposition activists killed in the run-up to Zimbabwe's election

Leading article: Lessons for Mbeki

There is a terrible irony in the recent tragic events that have gripped parts of South Africa, where township residents have been turning on economic migrants, killing some and driving away thousands of others.

Tsvangirai calls off return after 'credible' assassination warning

Zimbabwe's opposition leader remains in South Africa as violence surges ahead of next month's run-off poll

Tsvangirai: I'm ready to fight Mugabe in election run-off

MDC leader announces that he will return to Zimbabwe for poll – but is told it may not be held for another year

MDC faces impossible choice over Zimbabwe run-off vote

Taking part would allow Mugabe to steal election, opposition leaders fear

Zimbabwe riot police swoop on opposition HQ

Harvest House in downtown Harare had become a refuge for Zimbabwean opposition supporters who were fleeing violence meted out by the henchmen of President Robert Mugabe.

First Zimbabwe recount goes to Mugabe

The first result in a recount of 23 seats in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections gave victory to president Robert Mugabe's ruling party today.

Gugulethu Moyo: The poll was 'an African solution to an African problem'

People speak of an African solution to an African problem. For Zimbabwe's crisis, there has already been an African solution. The people of Zimbabwe, who are of course African, voted over three weeks ago. They had hopes that participating in an election would save them. Most likely, they voted for a change of government, but regardless they, the sovereign people of the republic, expressed their will.

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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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