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Stroke leaves man speaking Welsh

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old Englishman is recovering from a stroke that left him communicating fluently in Welsh but unable to speak his native language.

Report: U.K. plans Hamza handoff to U.S.

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Plans are in place to transport five terrorism suspects, including Muslim cleric Abu Hamza, to the United States, Britain's The Sun reported Thursday.

Mongolia: Britain caved on spy extradition

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Britain's courts caved in to political pressure when they allowed the extradition of a Mongolian security official to Germany, the Asian country says.
Federer breezes at Australian Open

Federer breezes at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer continued his domination of Fabrice Santoro in a second-round victory Thursday at the Australian Open.

U.S. OKs forced extraditions, lawyer says

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawyer told the London Court of Appeals the United States sanctions the kidnapping of foreign citizens suspected of violating its laws.

Djokovic moves into Adelaide quarterfinals

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic advanced out of the round-robin section with a win Wednesday at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Australia.
Alun Jones
Rafael Nadal hits a backhand during his first round straight sets defeat of Alun Jones on day 3 at the U.S. Open in New York City on August 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

Alun Jones (born 26 April 1980 in Boksburg, South Africa) is an Australian professional tennis player. He currently resides in Canberra, Australia with wife Jill.

Jones started playing tennis at age 7. His parents are David, a civil engineer, and Susan. Jones also likes playing rugby, soccer, basketball and cricket. Alun played the role of Tom Cavendish in the 2004 movie Wimbledon.

During the summer of 2007, Jones obtained a 20-4 record at several Challenger tournaments and one Futures tournament. This took his world ranking from 198 to a career high of 123. He was granted a wildcard to the 2007 US Open under a reciprocal agreement with Australian Open. He was eliminated in the first round, losing in four sets to second seed Rafael Nadal.

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