Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died, days after being hit on the head with a ball during a match.
The Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a British embassy car in Kabul, Reuters news agency reports.
The blast reportedly killed five people and wounded several bystanders.
Five people have been killed in a suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, including one embassy staff member, a local journalist has told ITV News.
Several others were also injured in the blast, the journalist said.
A suicide bomber who targeted a British embassy car was riding a motorcycle according to the Afghan deputy interior minister, General Ayoub Salangi.
The blast was powerful enough to wound 33 Afghan bystanders and destroy three cars nearby, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman confirmed that a British Embassy vehicle was attacked in Kabul. She said: "A number of staff have been injured. We are working with the Afghan authorities to establish details of the incident."
A consortium involving Sir Richard Branson's train company Virgin Trains has been chosen to run the East Coast main line franchise from next year.
The Department for Transport (DfT) said the consortium involving Virgin and transport company Stagecoach, who already run the West Coast line, will start the East Coast franchise in March 2015.
There has been speculation that a consortium of Eurotunnel and French company Keolis which is 70% owned by French state railway SNCF, had been chosen as the new East Coast operator.
But Eurotunnel/Keolis have now missed out, as have the other shortlisted bidder, FirstGroup (correct) which has recently also lost its First Capital Connect and ScotRail franchises.
A number of staff have been hurt in an attack on a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office has said.
No British diplomats were inside an embassy vehicle attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, a British embassy spokesman has told ITV News.
The England cricket team has paid tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes, saying the 25-year-old was "admired and respected by all he played with and against".
"Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil Hughes’ family, friends and teammates at this incredibly sad time," a statement issued by the England team said.
"Phil was admired and respected by all he played with and against and will never be forgotten by the cricket community."
A British Embassy vehicle has been hit in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul causing some injuries, an embassy spokesman has said.