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Nobel Peace Prizes 'are being awarded illegally'

Norwegian author claims the committee behind the coveted award routinely violates the terms of Alfred Nobel's will

Rabbi Moshe Hirsch: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader who became an adviser to Yasser Arafat

Moshe Hirsch was one of the leaders of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish anti-Zionist faction Neturei Karta (Aramaic for "Guards of the City"). He pioneered Neturei Karta's relationship with the Palestinian political leadership, and was described as "Yasser Arafat's minister of Jewish affairs". His activity at the small movement's diplomatic front turned it from a marginal phenomenon in the Jewish world into a world-famous alternative to mainstream Jewish thinking. However conspicuous, though, the group was and remains tiny in membership and influence.

Morgan calls the shots as England race to victory

Pakistan 129-8 England 130-3

Morgan steers England to victory

Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen shared England's best ever stand in Twenty20 cricket to down world champions Pakistan by seven wickets in Dubai today.

No way home: The tragedy of the Palestinian diaspora

You might think Palestinian refugees would be welcomed by their Arab neighbours, yet they are denied basic rights and citizenship

Turf love from the man who's got to be there

He's been expelled from school, had scores of jobs, invented dead relatives, called his child Clarette and missed one game in 40 years. Meet an 'extreme fan'

Fatah's old guard ousted by election of intifada chief

The once-dominant Fatah movement took a first step towards reversing its decline among Palestinians yesterday by electing new leaders – including a firebrand jailed for life by Israel.

Round-up: Arafat gets hat-trick to crush Gloucestershire

Yasir Arafat became only the third Sussex bowler to take a one-day league hat-trick as the Sharks regained top spot in the Pro40 First Division with an easy nine-wicket victory over Gloucestershire at Horsham yesterday.

Make way, Fatah young guns tell Arafat generation

First convention in two decades seeks to regain ground lost to Hamas and deal with corruption

Everything's coming up Red Roses for Moores the merrier

Lancashire's new coach is loving his county challenge after pain of England axe

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County Championship round-up: Amjad leads Kent pace attack in rout of Lancashire

Kent's pace bowlers may have put their side back in the County Championship title race with a remarkable first-day display against Lancashire at Liverpool. The visitors reduced relegation-threatened Lancashire to 107 all out from 39 overs on a bowler-friendly track at Aigburth. Robbie Joseph and Amjad Khan claimed figures of 3 for 37 from nine overs and 3 for 10 from nine respectively. Ryan McLaren also notched impressive figures of 2 for 13 from his 10 overs, while Yasir Arafat recorded 2 for 32 from 10.

Surrey 220-5 v Kent: Ramprakash effort unlikely to save Surrey from drop

Having secured his place in cricket history last month with his hundredth first-class hundred, Mark Ramprakash may yet finish this season a disappointed man. Surrey are in deep relegation trouble and despite a masterful century from him yesterday at Canterbury they look unlikely to secure the win they desperately need. Almost unrelenting rain on the first two days ensured there was little prospect of that.

Jaweed al-Ghussein: PLO treasurer kidnapped by Arafat

Jaweed al-Ghussein was for 12 years the treasurer of the Palestine National Fund (PNF), the financial arm of the PLO, but later had a dramatic falling out with Yasser Arafat that led to his kidnapping and a high-profile international campaign to secure his release.

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