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Ed Cowan of Australia is caught off the bowling of Steven Finn

Ashes 2013: Wickets tumble on dramatic opening day at Trent Bridge

Report from the first day as England fight back after being bowled out

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans and clash with riot police

'This will lead us back to square one': Muslim Brotherhood rejects plans for Egypt elections laid out by interim president Adly Mansour

Senior officials from Egypt’s ousted Muslim Brotherhood party have formally rejected plans laid out by interim president Adly Mansour for fresh elections next year.

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship, Francesco Schettino seated for his trial in Grosseto, Tuscany. He is charged with multiple manslaughter over the 32 people who lost their lives and is accused of abandoning the ship while terrified passengers were still inside in the 13 January 2012 disaster

Strike halts 700-witness trial of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino

He faces charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing shipwreck off Giglio island

Vice-captain Brad Haddin

Ashes 2013: Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and James Pattinson - Australians cannot wait to ‘unleash’ their dogs of war, says Brad Haddin

Australia are preparing to unleash a battery of fast bowlers to imperil England in the Ashes. The way their wicketkeeper and vice-captain Brad Haddin told it on Monday, it is as if they are keeping them in a locked cage on the Yorkshire moors, before releasing them to do their worst.

Stunning images show crowds standing just inches from huge wave as it bursts through giant dam on China's Yellow River

Despite looking like a scene from a disaster movie, the spectacle is actually a meticulously-planned method of transporting silt

<b>Alex Corbisiero - 9</b> <br/>Got the early try, was a tower of strength in the scrum and made lots of ground with ball in hand, a complete performance.

Australia v British and Irish Lions player ratings

Man-for-man marking of the victorious British and Irish Lions

Two British women injured in Cuban bus crash

All 16 tourists on board taken to hospital after coach overturned on popular holiday route

Michael Hooper (right) chats to the man who has replaced him in the Australia side, George Smith, in Sydney

British and Irish Lions 2013: Australia coach Robbie Deans pleased Lions have lost Brian O'Driscoll's experience

Australia were planning O'Driscoll strategy but have also made big call in dropping Hooper

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Australia captain James Horwill relieved at chance to play in third Test

Australia captain James Horwill watched the Tour de France during a sleepless night spent agonising over whether he would be permitted to lead the Wallabies in Saturday's series decider against the British and Irish Lions.

Sam Warburton was the player who caused the Wallabies so much grief at the breakdown in the second Test in Melbourne
Training for Le Tour in Corsica

Finally the Tour de France rolls in to Corsica – but is it really safe?

For the first time in its history, cycling’s biggest race will visit the restive island

England reject Nick Compton flicks the ball over short leg on his way to 81

Nick Compton gets another shot after making point against Aussies

Somerset 320 Australia 2-0

Nick Compton sends England selectors a message ahead of the Ashes

Nick Compton was sending a message to the England selectors this afternoon as he built an impressive innings for Somerset against Australia at Taunton.

Spain's Costa del Sol is a popular destination for expats

One in 10 British women is harassed on holidays, research reveals

One in ten British women is sexually assaulted or harassed while on holiday in southern Europe, research has found.

A bridge across London's north/south divide: Treasury gives £12bn Crossrail 2 project funds to get started

George Osborne and Danny Alexander put new London rail link at centre of multi-billion pound infrastructure plan

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