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Ex-tennis player Bob Hewitt jailed

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt sits in the dock during his sentencing at the high court  (Photo: AP)

Australian-born former Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

Civilisational concerns and cultural diplomacy are unlikely to captivate the popular imagination at the time of celebrity murder.

Eight more young lives have been lost, this time in Manipur’s southern district of Churachandpur in the most recent explosion of violence since the agitation for and against the implementation of the