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Ireland players celebrate their victory over Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

You hit your ones and twos and take a six when it comes. That is sound advice. But I have dumbly refused to live life to an old cricket adage. Sufferi(...)

US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks adresses the United Nations Security Council in 2003 ahead of the Iraq War. Photograph: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before t(...)

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SPD), delivers a statement to the media following the election at the party headquarters in Berlin on Monday. Photograph: Bloomberg

German voters are a cautious lot and, on Sunday, they voted for political change – but with a half-engaged handbrake. With chancellor Angela Merkel n(...)

SPD lead candidate Olaf Scholz, Germany’s vice-chancellor, at an election party at Willy Brandt House in Berlin on Sunday. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/DPA via AP

Germany was tilting towards a centre-left government on Sunday evening as its federal election ended with a narrow lead for the Social Democratic Part(...)

The Allensbach polling institute placed Dr Anglea Merkel’s CDU party on 25 per cent support. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/Pool/Getty

The race to succeed Angela Merkel has gone down to the wire as a final opinion poll on Friday showed Germany’s main political parties effectively neck(...)

Some 60.4 million Germans are called to elect a new government on September 26th and all polls suggest it will be a tight race. Chancellor Angela Mer(...)

People make repairs and create shelter after spending the night outside in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Photograph: Reginald Louissaint jnr/AFP via Getty

Haitians left homeless by a calamitous earthquake that killed about 2,000 people were on Wednesday increasingly angry at the slow pace of government (...)

A woman walks through the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Les Cayes, Haiti. Photograph: Fernando Llano/AP Photo

Flooding due to a storm overnight complicated efforts on Tuesday to seek survivors from a weekend earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 1,400 peo(...)

A couple on a motorbike  drive past the remains of the Sacre Coeur des Cayes church in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Sunday, after the  7.2-magnitude earthquake a day earlier. Photograph: Reginald LouisSaint Jr/AFP/Getty

Rescue workers in Haiti are trying to treat the injured and reach people trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake there and ahead of the arrival(...)

 Les Cayes, Haiti, following  the powerful earthquake. Photograph: Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA

The death toll from the earthquake in Haiti has risen to 227, Haiti’s civil protection service has said. Haiti’s prime minister has said “numerous” l(...)

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