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There are rumours that the batsman's England career is over

Alastair Cook denies England have mismanaged Kevin Pietersen’s injury

Captain says Pietersen was able to play despite pain and was regularly assessed

A photograph issued by the UK Border Agency of seven stowaways who were stopped from entering Britain after being found in a tiny purpose-built hideaway inside a van at the Port of Calais

Jammed in tiny hideaway, seven UK-bound stowaways found in van at Calais

Seven stowaways were stopped from entering Britain after being found in a tiny purpose-built hideaway inside a van at the port of Calais.

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Tamil Tiger rebel leaders Pulidevan, right, and Nadesan, who were allegedly executed

Witnesses support claim that Sri Lanka army shot prisoners

Pair back allegations that Tamil Tiger rebel leaders were executed after they had surrendered

This is proof, beyond reasonable doubt, of the execution of a child – not a battlefield death

Compared to most of the terrible images which have emerged from the final weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war, it seems innocuous. A young boy sits, like a child lost in a supermarket. He has been given some kind of snack. He is looking up, as though hoping to see someone he recognises.

Balachandran Prabhakaran after he was captured

Handed a snack, and then executed: the last hours of the 12-year-old son of a Tamil Tiger

Photographs show boy was held before he was killed at close range.

Editorial: Britain's hypocrisy over Sri Lanka

Few Western countries were louder than Britain in condemning the Sri Lankan army’s shocking violations of human rights as it moved to suppress a bloody rebellion by ethnic Tamils demanding a separate state.

We shouted loudest over Sri Lanka’s abuses. Three years on and we’re arming the regime

No matter how much red tape we put in place, we have no control over how such weaponry is used

British-Sri Lankan journalist shot in his bedroom

Faraz Shauketaly shot by three men at his Colombo home

India captain Mithali Raj (L) looks on as England captain Charlotte Edwards speaks ahead of the women's cricket World Cup

Charlotte Edwards century sees England return to winning ways in India

England 272-8 India 240-9 (England win by 32 runs)

Jenny Gunn hit 52 off 71 balls to rescue England from a poor start

England women by Sri Lanka’s fireworks at cricket World Cup

England 238-8 Sri Lanka 244-9 (Sri Lanka win by one wicket)

India captain Mithali Raj (L) looks on as England captain Charlotte Edwards speaks ahead of the women's cricket World Cup

Charlotte Edwards: England' women can retain title

England women's captain Charlotte Edwards is confident of retaining the World Cup even though the side have struggled on the subcontinent in the past.

Sri Lanka to ban maids going to Saudi Arabia

The authorities are to ban young women from going to Saudi Arabia to be housemaids after a Sri Lankan was beheaded in the kingdom over the death of an infant in her care.

AB de Villiers banned for two games for South Africa's slow over rate

The South Africa captain, AB de Villiers, has been banned for two one-day internationals for a slow over rate in the one-wicket defeat to New Zealand in Paarl on Saturday.

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