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Gibraltar votes defeat likely

Parliament: The House

Football: Brazil's goals still flow post Romario

GIOVANNI and Rivaldo scored first-half goals within a minute of each other as Brazil began their post-Romario era with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Andorra in St Ouen, France, yesterday.

Judo: Singleton sets the trend

IT often happens in sport, when you start winning it soon becomes a habit. It is an infectious thing as the British team are finding at the European Championships here in Spain. Yesterday, the victories kept coming with four more British fighters easing through their first-round encounters.

Book late for the slopes. And pray for snow

The end of the season can often be the best time for a holiday with sunny weather, fewer crowds and some fantastic bargains, writes Tania Alexander

Football: Andorra and Bosnia join the long march to Euro 2000

The picturesque Belgian city of Ghent has come under Spanish, Austrian, French and Dutch control since medieval times. Tomorrow it hosts the draw to begin the process of determining which country will rule European football come the millennium. Phil Shaw sets the scene.

A little house in the snow

So you think a holiday home in the Alps is beyond your wildest dreams? Think again, says Steve Emmett

Britain: Big shout for Europe's tiny states

If you want to see the Continent at its most civilised, go to Monaco, Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino or the Isle of Man, argues Cleo Paskal.

Ullrich produces a tour de force

Jan Ullrich watched from the Tour de France podium yesterday as the yellow jersey, destined for his shoulders, arrived at the summit of the Arcalis mountain. Cedric Vasseur, the Frenchman who last week became the surprise wearer of the leader's colours, relinquished them like a champion on a day when no other rider could live with Ullrich.

All the (strange) news that's fit to print

"If the Tories get back in," said someone the other day, "it will prove that truth is stranger than fiction."

Did Arafat give a green light to terror?

The Palestinians say their security services are not a client militia and they will not restrain Hamas without a quid pro quo

Rage on a green hill far away

The bulldozers clearing the way for a Jewish settlement in Arab Jerusalem may also have buried the peace between Israel and the Palestinians

Travel: Downhill all the way

If your skiing is stuck on a mediocre plateau, fear not, says Tania Alexander, there are ways to get real results quickly

Lesser Tory cracks over egghead's fall

All Harry had to do was not mention Willetts, sleaze and fibbing. He really should have managed it
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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?