By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Stuart Broad took seven wickets to rip through the New Zealand batting order and bowl England to an emphatic 170-run victory on the fourth day of the first test at Lord's on Sunday. The touring side were skittled for 68 in just 22.3 overs, putting England 1-0 up in the two-match series and giving them the perfect start to a summer in which they also host Australia in five Ashes tests. ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - A capacity crowd chanting his name, the Eiffel Tower in the background: even by his own glamorous standards, David Beckham got a special send-off on Saturday as he headed into retirement with another title in the bag. "Tonight was a nice way to go out, in front of my family and in front of the capacity crowd who were excited because we won the league," the 38-year-old former England captain told reporters after his 10th and probably final Ligue 1 appearance. ...
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police enraged by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula blocked a commercial border crossing with Israel on Sunday, security sources said. Police have been blocking another border post, the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, since Friday to press the government of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, to help free the seven. ...
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- Netanyahu takes aim at weapons "leakage" in Syria Reuters
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- Iran hangs two spies working for Israel and U.S. - report Reuters
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- IPL Scoreboard: Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils IANS
Pune, May 19 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Sunday:
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Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Sudipta Sen, Saradha Group chief and alleged mastermind of the chit fund scam, and one of his close aides were Sunday sent to 10 days' police custody by a West Bengal court in a fresh case.
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Pune, May 19 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils, who topped the league standings in the last Indian Premier League, finished last this season after losing to Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Sunday.
- Congress demands CBI probe in Odisha mining scam IANS
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Kabul, May 19 (IANS) A C-130 plane with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) made a hard landing Sunday in Afghanistan, but there were no casualties, a statement said.
- Dipika, Ghosal seek breakthrough at British Open IANS
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- William-Kate gnome statues to raise money for kids IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Tiny gnome statues of Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, will be auctioned online to raise money for children to learn about gardening in schools.
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Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Violent clashes between workers of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress were reported from at least two places as the polling for local self-government bodies ended Sunday evening, officials said.
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Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) After playing all kind of roles in TV shows, actress Preet Mullani doesn't know what to take up next.
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Hanoi, May 19 (IANS) Vietnam Sunday successfully conducted test flights of six indigenously-made unmanned aerial vehicles, a media report said.
- Four lorries burnt at Chennai port IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Four lorries went up in flames inside the Chennai Port Trust area Sunday evening but tghe cause of the fire is not clear yet, officials said. The fire was brought under control by the tenders located in the port, they added.
- Israel to return settlement's land to Palestinian owners IANS
Jerusalem, May 19 (IANS) The state of Israel has said it would return the lands of a settlement evacuated in 2005 back to its original Palestinian owners, an Israeli daily said Sunday.
- Royals to slap charges against players, BCCI sets up probe panel IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will file a police complaint against its three players arrested for spot fixing while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) set up a panel to probe the scandal, board president N. Srinivasan announced here Sunday.
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