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England pulls out of badminton worlds

Updated: August 9, 2009, 11:03 AM ET
Associated Press

HYDERABAD, India -- England has pulled out of the badminton world championships next week after the tournament reportedly received a terrorist threat from a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group.

But the police commission of Hyderabad said "there's no real threat, only a perception."

Badminton England announced its decision Sunday after citing media reports that the group Lashkar-e-Taiba is threatening to target the tournament. The event begins Monday.

"This was an incredibly ...

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