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South Africa (339-4) beat Zimbabwe (277 all out) by 62 runs

Chinese men arrested on animal cruelty charges

Four Chinese men face deportation from Zimbabwe after they were arrested on charges of cruelty to tortoises, according to local media.

Dereck Chisora fights this weekend

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The White Shadow, By Andrea Eames

A muted voice spinning a bold yarn

Joyce Mujuru talks to the media after this week's inquest into the death of her husband, General Solomon Mujuru

Mugabe general 'killed in blaze' cannot be exhumed, says court

Mystery surrounds death of Vice-President's MP husband in suspicious fire at home

Simon English: There's a way back for Goodwin, via Zimbabwe

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The England team will receive the top bonus if they can remain the No 1 ranked Test team

ICC throw money at game to save Tests

The International Cricket Council decided to try to save Test matches yesterday by throwing money at them. Whether this will actually persuade more spectators to watch, provide the players with an incentive to perform better, or spur the weaker nations to mighty deeds may be open to considerable doubt.

The England team will receive the top bonus if they can remain the No 1 ranked Test team

ICC increase prize money in bid to save Test cricket

The International Cricket Council decided to try to save Test matches today by throwing money at them. Whether this will actually persuade more spectators to watch, provide the players with an incentive to perform better, or spur the weaker nations to mighty deeds may be open to considerable doubt.

Something to declare: Eurostar; Zambia and Zimbabwe; Miami vice; HS2 preview

Bargain of the week: Eurostar

'If you are a husband and you see your wife buying underwear from the flea market, you have failed,' says Zimbabwe's Finance Minister,Tendai Biti

Zimbabwe minister gets his knickers in a twist over undergarment imports

Zimbabwe has banned the import and sale of second-hand underwear after the Finance Minister said women should not suffer the indignity of wearing hand-me-down lingerie.

Andrew Strauss during day one of the Fourth Test match between England and India at the Oval on 18 August

Ten people who changed the world: Andrew Strauss, cricketer who set new standards for English sport

Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers

Mugabe says retiring would be 'act of cowardice'

President Robert Mugabe insisted yesterday that he would not stand down while his party was targeted by overseas sanctions.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Fidel Edwards enjoy the draw

Dhoni perplexed by final-day drama

The West Indies snatched a thrilling draw with the scores level to deny India a series clean sweep on the final day of the third Test in Mumbai on Saturday.

Apartheid land reforms in chaos as blacks sell farms back to whites

The South African government has conceded that 30 per cent of land it has bought since the end of apartheid for redistribution to black farmers has been resold by the beneficiaries, often to the original owners.

Zimbabwe increases pressure on miner

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit Zimplats said it is in talks with the government after authorities rejected its black empowerment plan.

Briefly: General Solomon Mujuru

General Solomon Mujuru, who died in a fire at one of his homes on 15 August, was one of Zimbabwe's main power brokers, and husband of the vice-president. The 62-year-old's death is likely to intensify turmoil in Robert Mugabe's party, Zanu-PF, over who will succeed the president. His wife Joice Mujuru leads a powerful faction in the party and counted on the support of her husband, who commanded loyalty in the military after he led it following independence in 1980.

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