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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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