Sport Jacques Kallis gets a kiss on the head from South Africa captain Graeme Smith after the all-rounder's century

He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton

Els relishes 36-hole marathon in bid to take five

Leader keen to add to his four South African Open titles in rain-affected tournament

Goosen makes the most of fast start to lead in South Africa

Home favourite Retief Goosen and Germany's Alex Cejka shared the lead after the first round of a rain-affected South African Open yesterday with scores of eight-under-par 64 in Durban.

The second coming: could Hughes be the man to reignite Australia's Ashes?

Despite his flaws the explosive batsman still has the ability to turn the series, believes Angus Fraser, who worked with him at Middlesex

Dominic Lawson: A climate deal that flatters to deceive

There was no advance on the vapid pledges made in Copenhagen which were deemed to be retrograde

At last, the climate changes

Environment Editor Michael McCarthy witnesses the successful conclusion of the UN talks on global warming – and explains why the deal is good news

Leading article: The climate change circus rolls on

In assessing the importance of the climate change agreement made in Cancun yesterday, we should not confuse relief with genuine cause for celebration. The talks did not break down in acrimonious failure, which would have been bad for the prospects of humankind's sustainable stewardship of the planet. But the hailing of the deal at Cancun as a "breakthrough" is premature and excessively enthusiastic. The essence of the deal was that all countries (apart from Bolivia and Cuba) agreed not to call it a failure. Yet discussion of all the difficult issues was postponed for resolution at a later date.

Global warming deal hopes revived after Cancun agreement

More than 190 countries have struck an agreement at the latest round of UN climate talks that puts efforts to secure a new international deal to tackle global warming back on track.

Honeymoon day trip that ended in bride's murder

South African police hopeful of arrests as details emerge of Anni Dewani’s final hours

Jenkins aiming to end Springboks hurt

Gethin Jenkins has experienced his fair share of mental and physical pain against South Africa.

O'Gara is left ruing luck of the draw

Ireland 21 South Africa 23

Makhaya Ntini announced international retirement

Veteran fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has retired from international cricket with immediate effect, bringing down the curtain on a South Africa career that has lasted more than 10 years.

Henson tells Saracens: My best is yet to come

The balance of rugby power in the capital shifted a little more towards Saracens yesterday – and a little further away from Wasps, once the undisputed heavyweight champions of the sport in north London – as two major figures of the modern game, the celebrity midfielder Gavin Henson and the down-to-earth prop Phil Vickery, embarked on very different paths. Henson surfaced at Sarries to pledge his immediate future to the club as a means of rebuilding his broken career. Vickery, meanwhile, consigned his own career to the past tense, having seen it fractured by injury once too often.

Rees steps forward to lead injury-hit Wales

Matthew Rees, the hooker who finally found the best of himself amid the fire and brimstone of the Lions Test series in South Africa last year, will lead Wales in their opening autumn international against Australia on Saturday week. The Scarlets forward takes over the responsibility from Ryan Jones, whose torn calf muscle threatens to keep him out of circulation until the middle of next month.

ECB insists Anderson will be fit for first Test

It did not take long for the pre-Ashes schadenfraude to wear off.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee