Critics hail Alastair Cook's bold call to bring Pietersen back

Talking Point Wed 28 Nov, AT 10:18

Star batsman's return to England fold surprised many observers – but Cook has shown he's a clever captain

China salutes Kim Jong-un, The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive

One-Minute Read Tue 27 Nov, AT 16:03

When a satirical US website chose it's Sexiest Man, they weren't expecting China to take it seriously

Tests show N Korea's James Bond was licensed to kill

One-Minute Read Tue 27 Nov, AT 11:57

North Korean assassin sent to kill dissident in Seoul carried a deadly arsenal of 007-style gadgets

Panesar and Pietersen lead the way to famous Test victory

First Reaction Mon 26 Nov, AT 10:57

Spin bowler Monty Panesar builds on batsman Kevin Pietersen's heroic 186 to level the series

Scientists discover island on Google Maps does not exist

One-Minute Read Thu 22 Nov, AT 14:02

South Pacific's Sandy Island appears on world maps but explorers who travelled there found only water

Video: Aussie's hate-filled rant on bus ignites racism debate

First Post Wed 21 Nov, AT 14:38

Australians shocked by video of Melbourne man's racist tirade against singing French woman

Depressed Aussie gets 13 years for fake collar bomb plot

One-Minute Read Tue 20 Nov, AT 10:06

Sydney judge jails man who attached a fake bomb to a schoolgirl to extort money from her parents

NZ's 'Mount Doom' set to erupt - hobbits told to stay away

One-Minute Read Mon 19 Nov, AT 11:20

Ruapehu, used to depict Mordor hell hole in the Lord of the Rings films, could be about to blow

Burma frees political prisoners as Obama makes historic visit

First Reaction Mon 19 Nov, AT 10:51

President Obama praises Burmese counterpart for reforms, but Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution

What do we know about Xi Jinping, China's new leader?

Profile Thu 15 Nov, AT 15:17

The charismatic Communist 'Princeling' appears to be a mass of contradictions

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