Sport Tiger Woods looks on from the first hole during the second round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods endured one of the worst days of his distinguished career as he shot a 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday to miss the third-round cut.

Fall in usage slows, says Severn Trent

Severn Trent has reported a smaller than expected decline in water consumption amid near drought conditions over the spring.

Nick Guttmann: People have been losing all their animals to the drought

We've seen a huge influx of people in the last few months. This week I was at Dadaab Camp in northern Kenya, which is extremely overcrowded, and people have put up makeshift shelters. The camps were built for 90,000 people but there are now up to 500,000 here. They're fleeing the conflict; fleeing drought.

Government announces £52m aid for Africa drought crisis

A £52.25 million emergency aid package has been put together to help millions of drought victims in the Horn of Africa, the Government announced.

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Art auction for East Africa appeal

Gallery Violet has persuaded a number of its artists to donate works for an auction to raise money for Oxfam's East Africa appeal.

First-time buyers see no let-up in home loan drought

Mortgage approvals surged in June – but only so that the banks could meet their half-year lending targets, according to a new report by one of the country's leading surveying firms. The underlying picture, says e.surv, is one of continuing weakness, and indeed a mortgage market growing even tougher for first-time buyers.

UN chief calls for drought aid

The head of the UN refugee agency said yesterday that drought-ridden Somalia was the world's "worst humanitarian disaster" after meeting refugees who had endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world's largest refugee camp.

Fatuma Noor: Failure of planning to be blamed on drought

Having been born and brought up in a drought and hunger prone region, I am no stranger to stories of people, including children dying of starvation.

Africa's worst drought in 60 years threatens famine for 10m

Suddenly there is talk of famine in Africa again. Ten million people are at risk of starvation in the worst drought conditions in 60 years in Ethiopia, Somalia and northern Kenya. Tens of thousands of people have left their homes in search of water and food. Hundreds of thousands of farm animals have died.

Extreme weather link 'can no longer be ignored'

Scientists to end 20-year reluctance with study into global warming and exceptional weather events

Steven Gerrard pleased with Liverpool progress

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident the club now have in place the right structure in order for them to start winning trophies again.

Heatwave warning for weekend

Britain is braced for warmer weather this weekend after the Met Office warned parts of the country could be hit by a heatwave.

Drought continues despite wet week

The wettest week across England and Wales since February has provided some relief for farmers and gardeners, but drought is still gripping parts of the country, the Environment Agency said today.

Ivan Gazidis promises Arsenal fans a 'busy summer'

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told his club's fans he shares a "profound disappointment" with them but has promised a busy summer in the transfer market as the club look to end their six-year trophy drought.

Leading article: Preparation is the only defence against drought

The consequences of an exceptionally dry spring are hitting home.

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