Grant Elliott hit Dale Steyn for six off the penultimate ball of the game to send New Zealand to their maiden World Cup final. Photograph: Afp

The Black Caps’ dream lives on after they won what must rate as one of the most memorable of all world cup games by four wickets. Grant Elliott, perce(...)

Rahat Ali is mobbed by his Pakistan team-mates. Photograph: AFP

Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup revival continued with a 29-run Duckworth/Lewis win in a close encounter against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday — a(...)

AB De Villiers hit a sensational 162 from 66 balls as South Africa stuffed the West Indies by 257 runs in their Pool B clash. Photograph: AFP

AB de Villiers confirmed his status as the most destructive batsman in cricket with a magnificent unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead South Africa(...)

India batsman Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat   to celebrate reaching his century during the Cricket World Cup match against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters

India announced themselves as genuine contenders to defend their World Cup title on Sunday by humbling South Africa’s vaunted pace attack before bowli(...)

Members of India’s cricket team celebrate after  Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was given out after a review  during the World Cup Pool B game at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzie(...)

Handout file photos issued by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Photograph: PA

Britain Foreign Office says it is “closely” monitoring the trial of two Burmese men who have been charged in connection with the murder of two British(...)

Thai police said last week that Win Zaw Htun (left) and Zaw Lin  had confessed to murdering British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on September 15th. Photograph: EPA/STR

Two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers in Thailand have alleged that they were beaten by police in order to extract confessions.(...)

Rescue workers close bags with bodies of two foreign tourist found dead on a beach on Koh Tao island yesterday. Photograph: Reuters 0:42

Police in Thailand said they are focusing on migrant workers in the hunt for the killer responsible for the murder of a British man and woman found de(...)

St Patrick’s Day is an occasion of national celebration. But is the nation state itself deserving of applause? The crisis in Ukraine is just th(...)

Northern Ireland internationally is held up as a model of post-conflict resolution, but the process of dealing with the past has categorically failed (...)