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Watford adventure tugs at Blissett's heart

There are no prizes for guessing which result Luther Blissett will be looking out for when the Premiership begins on Saturday. Blissett made a club-record 503 appearances for top-flight newcomers Watford in three spells at Vicarage Road between 1976 and 1992. In the process, he scored 186 goals, another record. So the outcome of his old club's game at Everton, Watford's first in the top flight for six years, will be high on Blissett's list of priorities this weekend.

Letters: Troops out of Iraq

Everybody but Bush and Blair wants the troops out now

'Sectarian' bombing of Shia mosque in Karachi kills sixteen

A bomb blast tore through a Shia mosque in the centre of Karachi yesterday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 55

Pakistanis arrest man for Pearl murder

Pakistani police said yesterday they had arrested a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and killing of the journalist Daniel Pearl.

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