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David Cameron: likely to come under pressure at today’s G8 Summit over 
Guardian
 newspaper revelations about British spying activities four years ago. Photograph:   Suzanne Plunkett

British prime minister David Cameron will face embarrassing questions on the opening day of the G8 summit today after reports that British spies inter(...)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, arrives to visit him at a Pretoria hospital today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Nelson Mandela continues to recover in hospital from a lung infection but remains in a serious condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said toda(...)

Shane Williams, seen here scoring for the Lions against South
Africa in 2009, has been called up to the squad for the game against the Brumbies. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British and Irish Lions have drafted former Wales wing Shane Williams into their team for Tuesday’s clash against the Brumbies in Canberra. (...)

Phil Mickelson of the US chips to the 14th hole during the second round of the 2013 US Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters

Phil Mickelson and fellow American Billy Horschel retained their one-stroke lead at the US Open following Saturday morning’s conclusion of the suspend(...)

Paul O’Connell of the Lions charges upfield against the NSW Waratahs  at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Waratahs 17 Lions 47: The Lions impressively maintained their unbeaten record on this tour with a record winning margin in 21 meetings with the War(...)

Mandla Mandela (C), the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela, speaks at the funeral of  Florence Mandela in Qunu today. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is recovering well from a lung infection which has kept him in a serious conditi(...)

 Nelson Mandela  waves to the crowd with  Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Late former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd with musician and campaigner Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005 in London, England. Mr Mandela told the rally to help “Make Poverty History in 2005” and help set free millions of people in the world’s poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Ian Keatley (right) and Ireland fell short against South Africa. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Ireland 8 South Africa 19: Emerging Ireland fell short in their second match of the IRB Tbilisi Cup as Carl Bezuidenhout kicked the South Africa Presi(...)

The Maracana stadium in the backround, framed by one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Name a famous Brazilian. No, grow up. Not that kind of Brazilian: someone world-famous from that vast melting pot of humanity at the other side of the(...)

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