The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par
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Friday 26 August 2011
Due to the uncertain political situation in their Malian home base of Tessalit, Tinariwen did what comes naturally to nomads, upping sticks and relocating to a tent in the Algerian desert to record Tassili.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Sunday 17 April 2011
More than a third of people who voted Liberal Democrat in last year's general election wish they had chosen differently, an Independent on Sunday poll shows.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
What honour could be more satisfying than an appearance on Desert Island Discs? To be invited proves that you are a person of significance. And it panders to the strange hankering that has lurked in the British subconscious at least since the time of Daniel Defoe to get away from urban civilisation and to live alone in a tropical paradise. Plus it invites you to choose and hear your eight favourite tracks.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Preview an innovative piece of dance theatre, Desert Crossings, opening at The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, in March, choreographed by Gregory Maqoma and inspired by Namibia's Skeleton Coast.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Beijing says it has made progress in slowing the loss of land to deserts, but warned that it could take hundreds of years to reclaim areas already swallowed by desertification.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Billed as "travel/philosophy", America does not fall neatly into either category. It is a series of assertions, inspired by his travels in America, in which Baudrillard strains his hardest to be clever and provocative.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
A vehicle ran into a crowd and killed eight people during an off-road race in the Southern California desert, police said today.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
The financial fallout from England's embarrassing World Cup is set to see them lose their flagship sponsor amid claims that the Football Association face an immediate struggle to attract blue-riband backers given the combination of the team's failure in South Africa and the current financial climate.
Friday 16 April 2010
Perhaps it's because the Australian /American trio Dirtmusic was itself formed from members of other bands – variously, The Walkabouts, Come and Bad Seeds – that it collaborates so seamlessly here with the Tuareg group Tamikrest, whose own debut album was released just a few weeks ago.
Friday 09 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
Alice Springs is greener than I expected. As you fly in you can see the red desert pocked with trees, the organic lines of forgotten riverbeds crossed with straight dirt trails. The aerial landscape seems to mirror the dotted style of the indigenous artwork in this part of the world.
Sunday 31 January 2010
The "spiritual sons of Tinariwen" says the press release, which is one way of putting it.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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