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Victims of violence turned away

Travel: Diving - Cocktails and coral reefs

While the guests at one Bahamian hideaway came for yoga classes, but got distracted by the scuba diving, says Rachel Henry

Corals hit by fossil fuels

THE WORLD'S coral reefs, already damaged by record sea temperatures, are threatened by rising carbon dioxide levels, an international team of scientists has determined.

Racing: Stravinsky flop lets in Mujahid

ANTE-POST UPDATE

Equestrianism: Threat to Britain's place at Olympics

POLLY PHILLIPPS and the British Equestrian Federation have until 29 April to prepare their defence against the results of a urine sample from Phillipps' horse, Coral Cove, at last year's World Equestrian Games in Rome.

Media: Plumbing the depths in the search for sleaze

Press coverage of John Prescott's visit to the Maldives to inspect dying coral was a travesty, argues Roger Harrabin

Prescott defends his tropical trip

JOHN PRESCOTT, the Deputy Prime Minister, acknowledged last night that he has had to take some flak from the media over a 10-day trip to India and the Maldives. But a tanned Mr Prescott, showing no signs of jet-lag, insisted he had been trying to get a serious message across.

American Association: Ecology - Corals being killed by fungus disease

THE DESTRUCTION of the coral reefs is being caused by a fungus, normally only found on land, which is being washed out to sea by soil erosion.

American Association: Biology - Corals being killed off by fungus disease

THE CURRENT decimation of the coral reefs is being caused by a fungus, normally only found on land, which is being washed out to sea by soil erosion.

Straw urged to sell the Tote

THE TOTE, the state-run on-course bookmakers, should be sold for up to pounds 120m, an influential committee charged by the Home Secretary Jack Straw with reviewing the future of the organisation will recommend.

Letter: Save our coral

Sir: John Prescott's call for a UN body to "tackle the threats to oceans from global warming and pollution" is admirable ("Britain wants UN body to save reefs", 10 December). It is particularly admirable given that one of their first ports of call should be the UK.

Britain wants UN body to save reefs

BRITAIN PLANS to lead an international effort to save the world's coral reefs, which have come under severe threat from rising sea temperatures and pollution, the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, will announce today.

World's coral reefs dying in the heat

Climate conference: Scientists tell how high sea temperatures are literally cooking life in delicate eco-systems

Racing: New Zealand put in the clear by Todd

IT WAS New Zealand's day here, with both individual and team titles now within their sights at the World Three-Day Event Championship.

Equestrianism: New Zealand assume control

MARK TODD disproved a widely held theory yesterday when he achieved a score of 34 penalties to hold the individual lead for New Zealand after dressage day one in the three-day event at the World Equestrian Games.
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project