Rory McIlroy won the Australian Open last week
A protester throws back a tear-gas canister during clashes with police near Government House in Bangkok

Police fend off mass protests in Bangkok

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters try to seize key sites in the Thai capital

Google Street View update helps you find your way through the airport - not just to it

16 international airports and over 50 train and subway stations are included

Rory McIlroy reacts after recording another bogey on the 18th

Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell among Europe's big names at risk of Ryder Cup agony

The foursome would not currently qualify automatically

Gulfer: Ian Poulter walks to the 18th hole during his third round in Dubai

World Tour Championship: Ian Poulter happy to be 'in the hunt' for Europe's No 1 spot

Henrik Stenson remains on course to become European No 1 for the first time, although Ian Poulter has not given up hope of spoiling the Swede's bid to make history.

Deals of the week - Swiss Alps, Dubai, Madeira

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Rory McIlory

Rory McIlroy on salvage mission at the DP World Championship

The former world number one denies it has been 'a disastrous year'

Ian Poulter wants to finish the season with the Race to Dubai title to show he can succeed when chasing personal glory

Race to Dubai: Ian Poulter gunning for leader Henrik Stenson after personal bet to be the best in Europe

Poulter has shone time and again in the Ryder Cup but he feels it's time he shows that success when chasing personal glory

Ian Poulter of England looks on after he hits his tee shot the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course

Ian Poulter is betting on chasing down Henrik Stenson, while Tiger Woods rues missing out on 'something really special' at the Turkish Airlines Open

In between cries of “get real” and “get in there” the essence of Ian Poulter is revealed. The cleanest striker of a golf ball Poulter is not, but on the greens he punches like Mike Tyson in his prime and on his day he is never out of the running. Today was just such a day.

Henrik Stenson in action in Shanghai last week

Henrik Stenson keeps his mind on money to avoid footing bill

Swede goes to Turkey determined to avoid paying for an evening out with Ian Poulter

The arrest of Pervez Musharraf broke new ground in Pakistan

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf granted bail

70-year-old charged over murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, suspension of judges when he imposed emergency rule and killing of Baloch separatist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti

Royal warrant holder Brintons eyes five-star boost from hotels

Royal warrant holder Brintons is looking to cash in on the revival of the five-star hotel boom in Dubai just two years after the Kidderminster-based fine carpet-maker was rescued from collapse.

Tales Of Grimm (left), ridden by Ryan Moore, sinks Godolphin's French Navy at Newbury

Valonia set to realise true worth of new money and old values

Qatar follows long-term business plan while Haggas hatches a get-rich-quick scheme

Stuart Broad was denied the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar by Billy Bowden but technology showed it was out lbw

DRS in the dock again after ICC orders investigation

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Along with being the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is now the world's 'vainest', according to new research. 

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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