Britain marks 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death

Britain marks 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death

Britain marked the 200th anniversary of novelist Jane Austen's death on Tuesday with a series of events, including the unveiling of a statue of the writer and the issue of new coins and banknotes.

Italian hostage freed in south by suspected militants

Italian hostage freed in south by suspected militants

A retired Italian priest abducted six months ago in the southern Philippines by suspected militants was released yesterday, police said.

  Kiwi coach Hesson plays down hype ahead of Australia clash

Kiwi coach Hesson plays down hype ahead of Australia clash

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson yesterday played down the hype surrounding.