News A red bellied piranha, similar to the palometas that have injured bathers in attacks in Argentina

The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month

Hockey: Giles shines in England rout

CALUM GILES, the specialist corner-striker written off by many following the introduction of the no-substitute rule after the award of a penalty corner, continued his remarkable goal scoring run with a hat- trick as England beat South Africa 6-0.

Obituary: Tania

IF THE message and the music of tango is a way of life, as many in Buenos Aires like to believe, then the city's passion for its own morose creation is part of the legend that cities make for themselves. "Tania" was one of its most legendary tango singers.

Books: Happiness in a little corner

Into The Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Words and The World

Obituary: Adolfo Bioy Casares

THE WRITER Adolfo Bioy Casares will perhaps be known best outside of Argentina as the friend and co-writer of Jorge Luis Borges, a friendship that began in 1935 and lasted a lifetime.

Books: Life member of the gaucho club

Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley Allen Lane/ Penguin Press, pounds 20, 565pp; Borges bewitched the world with his fables, but readers - and translators - should remember his roots, argues Jason Wilson

Obituary: Emilio Fermin Mignone

EMILIO FERMIN MIGNONE was at once a tower of strength and very fragile. Slightly hunched, he had a quiet sense of humour in the contained fashion of lives tinged with tragedy. He was affable, knowledgeable and consistent in his speech in the style of most veteran lawyers.

Letter: Embassy bombing

Sir: Neville Nagler, director general of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (letter, 4 December), tries to give the impression that Samar Alami, believed by many to have been wrongfully convicted of involvement in the 1994 London bombing of the Israeli embassy, was motivated by anti- Jewish feeling and supported the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in its terrorist attacks of the 1970s.

Obituary: Marco Denevi

THE WRITER Marco Denevi was that rarest of creatures: an Argentine who was a master of understatement. Typically, although he won several prestigious literary prizes, and was mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, his own definition of his literary ambitions was modest in the extreme: "In these times when people inflict so much pain and suffering on each other, it's enough to make someone a little happier. I have about 5,000 readers, and, if I can make them happy, that's fine by me."

Arts & Books: Classical: Faster than a speeding bullet


Tango with strings attached

When a Buenos Aires bandoneon player teams up in a monastery with a leading European string quartet, you'd expect two worlds to collide. But then Dino Saluzzi has never been averse to a bit of the other.

Deal struck over global warming

THE WORLD community took the effort to contain global warming a step further yesterday when 180 countries agreed on an action plan to contain overheating of the planet by 2000.

Why hot air is stopping the world doing a deal on global warming

SUCH WAS the euphoria a year ago when the world community agreed at Kyoto on a specific plan to tackle global warming, that it appeared the hard part was over. The past week in Buenos Aires, where 4,000 officials and ministers have been meeting to try to take the treaty forward, has shown that it has only just begun.

US growth 'will wreck Kyoto deal'

AMERICA WILL not be able to keep the promises it made at Kyoto last year to fight global warming, the man who negotiated the original world treaty on climate change for the United States said yesterday.

An affair in the tides of men that leads on to fortune

I'M GLAD to say that we are able to bring you another extract today from the recently rediscovered lost Shakespearean play, The History of King Tony or New Love's Labour Lost, detailing the bumpy rise and rise of King Tony of Britain.

Obituary: Kyra Nijinsky

I WAS deeply moved by your obituary of my mother Kyra Nijinsky [by Nadine Meisner, 22 October], writes Vaslav Markevitch. May I put right just a few details?
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