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Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori called time on his international career Tuesday, saying the World Cup final against Australia was his last appearance for the Black Caps. "It was my last game for New Zealand so it was a lovely way to finish," the former captain told reporters as the team returned from Sunday's final to a heroes' welcome despite being beaten by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Obviously it would've been great to win but I'm really proud of everyone and the way we've gone about things the last six weeks." New Zealand Cricket added in a tweet: "Daniel Vettori officially announced he has played his last game for the @BLACKCAPS." The left-arm spinner, currently ranked as the 12th best ODI bowler in the world, took 15 wickets in the World Cup, the eighth best performance, including four for 18 against Afghanistan. The 36-year-old's announcement was no real surprise after an 18-year international career.
A Singaporean teenager arrested after posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings. Amos Yee, a slight student with a thick mop of hair, smiled and fidgeted as charges were read to him in a district court. Yee, who at 16 is old enough to be tried as an adult, was already known in the local YouTube community for humorous postings and a bit role as a child actor in a comedy movie called "We Not Naughty". In an eight-minute video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead" Yee launched a scathing attack on the 91-year-old political patriarch who was cremated after a state funeral on Sunday.