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Countries agreed a deal today to push for a new climate treaty, salvaging the latest round of United Nations climate talks from the brink of collapse.

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Funding for poor countries and the "emissions gap" are among the topics on the table for government ministers getting down to negotiations on tackling climate change at the latest UN talks.

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As the economic crisis bites, the world's politicians are less concerned about the summit aiming to halt climate change

UK to 'exceed' emissions targets

The UK is on track to exceed targets to slash emissions by a third by 2020 - and would have met the goal even without the recession, the Government said today.

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Andrew clings on

The great Twickenham witch-hunt finally ended yesterday, without a ceremonial burning. Rob Andrew – rugby's No 1 bogeyman since the end of England's laughably inept World Cup challenge in New Zealand, a campaign that was led not by Andrew but by Martin Johnson – survived a major threat to his continued employment when he was formally appointed to a new job by the Rugby Football Union's management board. What is more, there is now no prospect of Sir Clive Woodward playing a role in red-rose affairs in the foreseeable future.

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Andrew dodges bullet but has RFU job redefined

New role for elite director but he loses responsibility for England team which paves the way for Mallett

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Sign climate deal or poorest will starve, summit told

Rising food prices caused by droughts and flooding make progress in global negotiations on climate change more vital than ever, world leaders are being warned today.

An activist protesting in Durban yesterday

Rich nations accused of climate-change 'bullying'

Britain and other rich countries are using aid money as a lever to bully developing countries over climate change, according to a new report by an anti-poverty pressure group.

Deadlock looms over CO2 cuts as Durban summit begins

It will involve 10,000 officials from 194 countries in a massive, complex negotiation. But pessimism is in the air as the world community comes together again on Monday to try to negotiate a new deal on climate change.

Climategate erupts again ahead of key summit

More hacked emails between researchers released in apparent bid to destabilise conference

Australian batsman Shaun Marsh leaves the pitch after being dismissed

Australia humiliated by South Africa with innings of 47

Australia were bowled out for their lowest total against South Africa as 23 wickets fell on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Cape Town.

President Jacob Zuma in leopard skin

Zulus urged to change spots to save leopards

If new, cheap fake fur takes off in South Africa, decline of endangered cats could be halted

Edwards leads England to win

At least one England cricket team is winning one-day internationals at the moment. Captain Charlotte Edwards hit a century as she led England's women cricketers to a 96-run win which sealed a series victory over South Africa.

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