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More than a decade after Mark Lundy was convicted of bludgeoning his wife and child to death, one of New Zealand's most controversial murders came before the Privy Council in London yesterday.

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The tourists are looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series

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Papiss Cisse will refuse to wear Wonga sponsored Newcastle shirt - but seeks a pay rise to stay at St James' Park

Muslim striker seeks a pay rise at St James' while refusing to wear new sponsors' logo

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On his Lions debut he needs a big game as he did against England to confirm captain status

The General: the Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo,, By Ahmed Errachidi

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Brian O'Driscoll and team-mates whet their appetite for battle at City Beach, Perth

British and Irish Lions 2013: Manu Tuilagi thrown in at the deep end on his debut

Leicester star to play in less familiar No 12 role as support grows for Jonny Wilkinson call-up

Willie Smith Ward got 50 years in prison for stealing a rack of ribs

Man in Waco, Texas, gets 50 years in prison for stealing a $35 rack of ribs

Willie Smith Ward had five previous felonies and four convictions for misdemeanours

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Danny Welbeck talks of the 'magic that sets Brazil apart '

England will play the five time World Cup winners on Sunday

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The club's all-time top goalscorer says qualifying for Champions League is only normal for the Gunners

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