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Coach Woolmer rushed to hospital
18 Mar 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer has been rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room. The 58-year-old former South Africa coach, who played for England between 1975-81, was discovered at his hotel in Jamaica at 1045 local time on Sunday. Pakistan were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after losing by three wickets to minnows Ireland. Team manager Pervez Mir confirmed: "We have taken him to hospital and he is in an emergency ward." Woolmer said after the Ireland matc ...


Flintoff sacked as vice captain and dropped
18 Mar 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Mark Meadows GROS ISLET, St Lucia (Reuters) - England's Andrew Flintoff was sacked as World Cup vice-captain and dropped for their Group C game against Canada on Sunday after a late-night drinking session. However, team management decided against sending the 29-year-old all-rounder home after the incident on Friday night following their six-wicket defeat by New Zealand. Newspapers had reported ...


Party leader: Zimbabwe opposition aide beaten
18 Mar 2007 source: cnn.com

(CNN) -- Four representatives of Zimbabwe's main opposition party were arrested this weekend as they tried to leave the country for neighboring South Africa, including one who said he was badly beaten, a spokesman for Movement for Democratic Change told CNN. Nelson Chamisa, an aide to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, said he was attacked by security forces on Sunday at Harare International Airport,  ...


Flintoff sacked as England vice-captain
18 Mar 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (Reuters) - England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has been sacked as vice-captain and given a one-game ban for a disciplinary breach, the ECB said on Sunday. Flintoff was omitted from the Group C match against Canada on Sunday after reports that he was seen inebriated early on Saturday morning following their opening defeat by New Zealand.


Flintoff sacked as vice-captain
18 Mar 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Andrew Flintoff has been sacked as England vice-captain and banned for the must-win game against Canada for breaching team discipline. He was reprimanded amid reports he fell off a pedalo and got into difficulties in the water in the early hours of Saturday, after England lost. The News of the World reported he had been drinking for a number of hours. Four players were also fined after they were seen out late following the defeat by New Zealand on Friday. Bowlers James Anderson, Liam Plunket ...


Zimbabwean opposition aide beaten
18 Mar 2007 source: cnn.com

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was assaulted at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesb ...


Fisherman 'presumed dead'
18 Mar 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Coastguards say a fisherman whose boat was discovered drifting off West Sussex is missing presumed dead. A search for the body of the skipper of the 18ft vessel was mounted on Sunday morning but no trace was found. The man, thought to be in his 40s, sailed out of Littlehampton on Saturday morning. His empty boat was spotted two miles off the coast at 1143 GMT. An intensive sea and air search was launched for the fisherman but it was called off as night fell. A spokeswoman for the Maritime an ...


Cameron attacked over green policies
18 Mar 2007 source: today.reuters.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM (Reuters) - Conservative leader David Cameron hit back at critics of his plans to levy green taxes on air travellers on Sunday as a newspaper accused him of failing to follow basic waste recycling rules at home. "The truth is you can't be serious about climate change unless you are serious about aviation," he told party members at their spring conference in Nottingham. "We don't have to ...


Five die in weekend road crashes
18 Mar 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

Five people have died in St Patrick's weekend road accidents in Donegal. A man died when his tractor crashed at Mountcharles at 0200 GMT. An hour later, a car struck a tree in Muff, killing a man and woman. At 0400 GMT, a woman was killed when she was knocked over by a car in a hit and run incident in Letterkenny. And on Saturday, a teenager died when the car he was travelling in struck a tree on the road between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy. Meanwhile, gardai arrested 207 people across the  ...


Young mum says thanks to carer
18 Mar 2007 source: bbc.co.uk

As millions celebrate Mother's Day a young mother whose son has grown up with her in foster care has paid tribute to the woman who helped them. Donna Bishop was just 14 when she fell pregnant and after a difficult split with her birth mother, ended up being cared for by Diane Williams, 60. Mrs Williams, from Pontypool, is a specialist carer who fosters young mothers and their babies. Donna, 21, and son Jordan are still living with the Williams family. Mrs Williams who has cared for four you ...


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