Pakistan's minorities are under attack and the country's blasphemy laws must share the blame

The accusation alone of blasphemy has led to violence that has claimed countless lives. And the cases themselves are usually about something else

Jog the memory: Fauja Singh (right) trains in Hong Kong with coach Harmander SIngh ahead of today’s 10km race

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It's been a marathon effort but the world's oldest long-distance runner finally retires today at 101

David Cameron pays respect but over-plays his hand in India

David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, has ended his rather over-done public relations blitz in India with a sombre and respectful visit to the Jallianwala Bagh site of the 1919 Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of British rule, which he described as  a “deeply shameful event in British history”.

Cameron is adept at the art of apology, so why doesn't he give one to India?

Many Indians feel that Britain's outrages during the colonial era have never been fully admitted, never mind taken responsibility for

Top bid: $1m-rated Glenn Maxwell in action during Australia’s 54-run one-day victory over West Indies in Perth yesterday

England stars left in shade of million dollar Glenn Maxwell

For the second year running, England internationals Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara failed to attract any bids at the player auction for the Indian Premier League.

Jos Buttler admits 'tricky' call-up

Jos Buttler admits that replacing his friend and county colleague Craig Kieswetter in the England side has been awkward, but he intends to make the most of the opportunity.

Final ODI set to go ahead in Dharamasala as fears of snow melt away

Fears that the fifth and final one-day international between England and India would not go ahead on Sunday were put to bed as the teams awoke in Dharamsala in perfect cricketing weather.

Outlook brightens for Dharamsala's debut

Reports of the death of Dharamsala's one-day dream are greatly exaggerated. The final game of the series between India and England, taking place this Sunday, has been variously frozen off, snowed off, postponed, cancelled and relocated.

Kevin Pietersen: The batsman was spoken to by the referee in the Mohali airport toilets

Kevin Pietersen escapes fine after a talking-to in the toilets

Ashley Giles admits referee was right to warn batsman for petulance in Ranchi defeat

The News Matrix: Tuesday 15 January 2013

Armstrong says sorry to his charity

Left-armed and dangerous: India’s Pragyan Ojha has troubled England

India's famed spin department doesn't always turn a profit

There was a time when India playing three spinners in a home Test was as routine as a three-seamer attack in English conditions. For much of the Sixties and Seventies, India's bowling component consisted of any three from Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan, with the likes of Abid Ali, Eknath Solkar and even Sunil Gavaskar sharing the new ball.

Dara Singh: Wrestler and Bollywood star

Dara Singh succeeded in two careers at a time when India was in search of heroes. First, he made his name as a traditional wrestler, taking on all challengers and delighting crowds across India with his strongman antics. Subsequently, he took his rippling muscles and clean, masculine charms to the silver screen, similarly thrilling audiences as perhaps the nation's first all-action star. For a number of years he excelled in both roles simultaneously.

The Indian Premier League has been hugely popular

BCCI to investigate IPL corruption claims

The Indian Premier League's council has suspended five players named by a sting operation alleging corruption, until an inquiry is conducted.

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