September 2nd, 2010
06:20 AM ET

World update: Pakistan cricketers out of England tour

Salman Butt, left, Mohammad Asif, center, and Mohammad Amir are at the center of the allegations.

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Thursday:

Cricket scandal - Three Pakistan cricketers at the center of a spot-fixing controversy will miss the rest of their tour of England, according to team manager Yawar Saeed. They are appearing before their country’s top cricket officials at the Pakistani High Commission in London. Scotland Yard may also be waiting to question the players as their investigations continue.

Cardinal has “moved on” - In a rare sit down interview Nic Robertson speaks with Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Irish Catholic Church and the man at the centre of the abuse scandal. Cardinal Brady feels enough has been done for the victims; he says that he has moved on, and sees no reason for the pope to travel to Ireland during his upcoming visit of the United Kingdom. Read the full story

South Africa strike - Public Sector workers have refused to accept a pay deal which saw the government offering a pay rise of 7.5 percent, instead preferring to hold out for the rise of 8 percent which they had originally asked for.

Assange rape inquiry - Julian Assange has given an on-camera interview to a Swedish newspaper following the Swedish prosecutor’s announcement that the investigation into the allegations of rape will be reopened.

Inflatable might - Is it a new heat ray? Is it a technologically advanced piece of modern weaponry? No - it's an inflatable tank. Russia's newest set of military acquisitions will be inflatable in a move designed literally as a “show” of force. Matthew Chance finds out more.

Ferrari inferno - Ferrari says it is recalling more than 1,240 of its 458 Italia supercars to replace an adhesive prone to melting after five reports of fire accidents. Ferrari launched an investigation last month after media reports of fire accidents involving five vehicles in California, Paris, Switzerland, China and one other unnamed location.

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    During todays press conference given by the Pakistani High commisioner in London, it is being suggested by him that the News of the World video is a "fake" and was recorded after the event. If this proves to be true, how seriously could it effect the newspaper and journalism as a whole in UK?

    September 2, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ritika

    “Honest reporters don’t do what you did, so don’t do it anoymre!” For that to happen, CNN would have to hire an honest reporter.

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