Sport Rory McIlroy with Tiger Woods in Dubai

The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par

Tests carried out on dead golden eagle

A police investigation was launched yesterday into the death of a Golden Eagle.

Patched-up Leeds lose world title

Leeds 20 Manly 28

Why I Love: Getting going

Nicholas Crane, explorer

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Who are the heroes and villains of the Iraqi war?

Any dead British soldier is nowadays described in the press as a hero. All you have to do is be killed – not necessarily fighting the enemy. You could be blown up by a roadside bomb or shot in one of those frequent friendly-fire disasters. It's enough to earn you heroic status.

Ospreys anticipate Henson's return for rematch

Ospreys 68 Treviso 8

Barnsley survive fightback

Barnsley 3 Burnley 2

Same again for Wales as Gatland sends out warning

Seeing as they have been on the bloody end of so many maulings against them in the last half-century, no Wales player can feel entirely safe when the All Blacks are in town, but that has apparently applied doubly so in the last few twitchy days at the Vale of Glamorgan hotel. In selecting the same starting XV which ran South Africa so close 10 days ago, coach Warren Gatland yesterday all but admitted that he seriously considered dropping his captain, Ryan Jones.

Flash Gordon woos Fife voters in attempt to fend off SNP

Labour capitalises on PM's return to favour to keep Glenrothes from nationalists

British legal eagles fly to India for support

Firms are taking a hard-headed look at costs and outsourcing some legal services to India

Ospreys 15, Perpignan 9: Limping Ospreys turn to Biggar boot for help

Only the Ospreys will know for sure how much their principled stand in suspending Gavin Henson has contributed to their stuttering start to the Heineken Cup. Two try-less matches and the faintly ludicrous recall of Henson to the bench yesterday tell of a region struggling for form, though five penalty goals by Daniel Biggar, one of the younger standard-bearers of Welsh rugby, were enough for the win.

Sea eagles blamed for lamb deaths

Scottish farmers are blaming sea eagles for the deaths of hundreds of lambs, it was reported today.

Largest owls in the world threaten British birds

Several pairs of eagle owls, the largest owls in the world, are now breeding in the wild in Britain, according to a new study.

Ospreys 32 Cardiff Blues 10: Hook's haul gives Cardiff the blues

The Ospreys produced a scintillating second-half performance to continue their unbeaten start to the Magners League campaign with a convincing bonus-point victory over derby rivals the Blues at the Liberty Stadium.

From Norway to Scotland, sea eagles have landed

Fifteen sea eagles have been released from a secret location in Scotland. The birds of prey, which have a wingspan of 8ft, were introduced to the wild in Fife as part of a project that aims to re-establish the white-tailed sea eagle in eastern Scotland.

Sea eagles released at secret location

Fifteen sea eagles are to be released from a secret location in Scotland.

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And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

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The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn