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Ton-up Cook holds firm against New Zealand

England captain Alastair Cook led from the front with a well-made hundred as the hosts battled back in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

Chelsea end season in style as Hull relegated

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Chelsea’s Didier Drogba (centre) is carried off the pitch by team mates after being substituted during the EPL match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on Sunday. — AFP

75 per cent Oxford students want to stick to tradition

Students in the “subfusc”

Oxford University students here in the UK have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries- old tradition of wearing black and white gowns, suits and mortarboards to examinations.

Memories influence our choice of food?

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The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it, even if it is the more unattractive option, according to a new study.

UK cabbie murdered US soldier

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A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in the Iraq war was on Thursday convicted in a British court of murdering a US soldier eight years ago.

Kane Williamson ton puts New Zealand on top

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates scoring a century during the third day of the first Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London. (Photo: AP)

UK Indian hotelier goes missing

The UK foreign office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab.

Ben Stokes, Root call the shots

England’s Joe Root plays a shot on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Lord's cricket ground—AFP

New Zealand-born Ben Stokes took charge of England’s recovery before falling agonisingly short of a hundred on the first day of the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

At tea, England were 219/5.

Sunderland survive EPL relegation

Sunderland produced a gutsy rearguard action to preserve their Premier League status with a tense 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday.

Lotsa twerking and lolz in new Scrabble dictionary

“Twerking”, “hashtag” and “facetime” are among 6,500 brash new entries in the Scrabble “bible” that reflect the Internet age but have left traditionalists squirming.

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race