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Morgan replaces Cook as England One-Day captain

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England one-day cricket captain.

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England One-Day captain with immediate effect Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The ECB announced the new captaincy today saying the appointment would take place with immediate effect.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “We spent a considerable time yesterday discussing the make up of a squad that gives England the best possible chance of success at the World Cup which begins in less than two months.

"Having reviewed the recent series against Sri Lanka we came to the conclusion that there was no place for Alastair Cook amongst our strongest 15 one-day players and therefore recommended Eoin Morgan be appointed One-Day captain.”

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'Grave consequences' if US refuse joint Sony hacking probe

North Korea has warned the US government of 'grave consequences' if they refuse to take part in a joint probe into the recent Sony cyber attack.

Heavy security surrounds the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, earlier this week Credit: REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

A warning was also issued to the US to stop making accusations suggesting North Korea was involved in the attack, Korea's central news agency reports.

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Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies aged 63

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn has died aged 63, the Conservative Party has announced. The West Midlands MEP, who had served in the European Parliament since 1999, was diagnosed with bowel cancer shortly after being re-elected in May and died last night.

His no-nonsense approach to politics made him a powerful voice for the West Midlands as well as a resolute defender of the British taxpayers' interests in Brussels and Strasbourg.

– Ashley Fox, leader of the Conservative MEPs

Ashley Fox, leader of the Conservative MEPs, said Mr Bradbourn was a "one-off" adding that he was "a much loved character who could always be relied on for a robust intervention and a succinct summary of a political point".

George Clooney: Sony must release The Interview

Hollywood actor George Clooney has said the entertainment industry should push for immediate release of The Interview online.

George Clooney: Sony must release The Interview. Credit: PA

Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I'm not going to be told we can't see the movie.

That's the most important part.

Here, we’re talking about an actual country deciding what content we’re going to have. This affects not just movies, this affects every part of business that we have.

That’s the truth. What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don’t like it?

Forget the hacking part of it. You have someone threaten to blow up buildings, and all of a sudden everybody has to bow down.

– George Clooney spoke to Deadline

Clooney told the trade site Deadline that Sony should "do whatever you can to get this movie out".

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