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S.Africa complete victory on fourth day
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Richard Sydenham LEEDS (Reuters) - South Africa defeated England by 10 wickets in the second test at Headingley on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series with a day to spare. England, who made 203 on Friday, were dismissed for 327 in their second innings shortly before the close on the fourth day, leaving South Africa needing only nine runs to win. South Africa' ...


China rejects report on Brown aide "honeytrap"
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday denied as a fabrication a newspaper report that said a top aide of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the suspected victim of a "honeytrap" operation by Chinese intelligence. The Sunday Times said on Sunday that the aide had his BlackBerry mobile phone stolen earlier this year while he was accompanying Brown on a trip to China, after taking a woman h ...


Obama meets U.S. commanders in Iraq
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Dean Yates and Wisam Mohammed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama met Iraqi leaders and U.S. military commanders in Baghdad on Monday in a visit overshadowed by the question of when U.S. troops should go home. U.S. strategy in Iraq and troop levels are central issues in the November election race between the first-term senator from Illinois and  ...


Greek police arrest Briton suspected of killing baby
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Daniel Flynn and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police arrested a 20-year-old British woman on Monday on suspicion of strangling her newborn baby after giving birth in a hotel room on the Mediterranean tourist island of Crete, officials said. The woman, identified by police as Leah Andrews, was under police guard in a hospital in the Cretan capital Heraklion, where sh ...


Anglican leader dismisses talk of schism
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Paul Majendie CANTERBURY (Reuters) - Anglican leader Rowan Williams dismissed talk of schism in a church deeply divided over gay clergy on Monday and urged conservative dissidents to remain in the fold. A quarter of the world's bishops, angered by the ordination of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson in the United States, have boycotted the Lambeth Conference, a once-in-a-decade summi ...


Protests greet Sarkozy on Irish EU treaty visit
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Andras Gergely and Paul Hoskins DUBLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of protestors greeted French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Dublin on Monday, voicing both anger at his views on Ireland's rejection of the EU reform treaty and support for his tough stance on world trade talks. Sarkozy says he will use his visit to "listen and understand" after Irish voters rejected the bloc's plans for in ...


Zimbabwe parties sign framework deal
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday signed a deal laying down the framework for formal talks on forming a power sharing government to end a deep political crisis. It was the first meeting in 10 years between the two rivals, who are widely believed to detest each other. They sat at a conference table s ...


England crash to 10-wicket defeat
21 Jul 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

South Africa beat England by 10 wickets on the fourth day to take a 1-0 lead into the final two Tests of the series. Resuming on 50-2, Alastair Cook batted well for 60, but Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell fell cheaply as Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel made England suffer. Stuart Broad, who hit a superb unbeaten 67, and Darren Pattinson shared 61 for the last wicket to help England reach 327 and just avoid an innings defeat. But the tourists needed seven balls to hit the nine runs needed to win. It ...


Big Facebook redesign to give users more control
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook is making sweeping changes to the world's largest social networking site, aiming to give users more control and to curb new forms of spam, company officials said late on Sunday. Facebook's redesign aims to make user profiles more dynamic by giving more prominence to the newest information, and it is cracking down on applications that ...


Trade ministers begin make-or-break WTO talks
21 Jul 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Doug Palmer GENEVA (Reuters) - Top trade officials begin a make-or-break session of world trade talks on Monday, haunted by failed efforts in 2006 and 2007 and concern over whether the United States can deliver on a deal. World Bank President Robert Zoellick has called the meeting "now or never" for the Doha round, which was launched nearly seven years ago with goals to cut farm s ...


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