Broad's IPL debut held up by calf injury

Stuart Broad's Indian Premier League debut will be further delayed after the England Twenty20 captain was ruled out of all cricket for three weeks.

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Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has pulled out of a conference in Delhi because the author Salman Rushdie is booked to speak at the same event.

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One person was killed and a dozen injured as two gunmen opened fire and threw hand grenades at a political rally led by Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-politician had left the venue before the attack and was not hurt.

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A bomb blast ripped through a religious procession in eastern Pakistan today, killing 13 people and wounding at least 20, police said.

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Chris Gayle smashed 37 runs from one over to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a nine-wicket win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

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India have beaten Pakistan by 29 runs in the Cricket World Cup semi-final. Re-live all the action with over-by-over coverage from Mohali.

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India play Pakistan on Wednesday at the Punjab Cricket Association ground with both seeking a place in the final of the Cricket World Cup.

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When he was sworn in as Pakistan's minister for minorities in November 2008, the first time the position had been made a member of the cabinet, Shahbaz Bhatti said he was accepting the post to help the "oppressed, down-trodden and marginalised and to send a message of hope to the people living a life of disappointment, disillusionment and despair".

Pakistan frees CIA contractor after 'blood money' deal

One of the biggest crises between Pakistan and the United States has been defused after a Lahore court released Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor facing charges of double murder, after a blood-money settlement was paid to families of the victims.

Thousands attend funeral of murdered Pakistani minister

Blood was met with demands for more blood today as angry Christian demonstrators demanded that the killers of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti be captured and hanged.

Latest killing fuels fears of Pakistan's Christians

Pakistan's president has said the country must not buckle to terrorism in the aftermath of the assassination of the Christian minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, who spoke out against controversial blasphemy laws.

Christian Pakistan minister assassinated by gunmen

Pakistan's government minister for religious minorities died today after being shot by gunmen in the capital Islamabad, hospital officials said.

Shooting that has Lahore taking aim at America

US embassy official's killing of two locals has whipped up diplomatic tensions – and put Pakistan in no mood for leniency

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