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.

The Lives of Ants, By Laurent Keller & Elisabeth Gordon

Pretty much everything is astonishing about ants. Though they prefer a bit of heat, they are also found in Finland and the Alps. They are more of them than any other animal.

Obits in Brief: Tony Halme

Tony Halme, who died on 8 January aged 47, was a professional wrestler and boxer who went into politics in Finland.

Album: Giovanni Gabrieli, Canzoni per Sonare (SFZ)

Alessandro Raverii's 1608 anthology of canzonas "con ogni sorte di stromenti" lives up to its name.

Finnish police say gunman shot victims systematically

A Kosovan-born gunman who killed four people and his ex-girlfriend in a New Year's Eve rampage, shot his victims systematically and did not fire at random, police said on Friday.

Gunman kills five in Finnish mall rampage

Nordic nation's third mass killing in as many years

Gunman kills five in Finland, then himself

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage today, killing his ex-girlfriend then four workers at a suburban shopping centre near Helsinki before apparently turning his gun on himself, police said.

Cloud computing goes green underground in Finland

In the chill of a massive cave beneath an orthodox Christian cathedral, a city power firm is preparing what it thinks will be the greenest data center on the planet.

Head to Finnish Lapland, the home of Santa Claus, the Sami people and...Lordi

In the depths of winter, daylight on or above the Arctic Circle is a precious commodity to be savoured in all its muted glory. The sky lightens for a few hours in the middle of the day, acquiring a silvery tinge before dwindling to gunmetal grey and finally surrendering to the greedy polar night. In Finnish Lapland, as the frozen sky melts into the horizon, you realise this is part of the appeal of midwinter at 66 degrees north.

My Week: Faye White

The England women's football team captain on leading her squad to the European Championship final in Finland this week

Williams wants wonder women to take final step

England's women make history today when they compete in their first European Championship semi-final in Finland, and one of the heroes of the quarter-final, Fara Williams, says they can improve even further.

Women's Euro 2009: Aluko's double deflates hosts and puts England into semis

Two goals from Eniola Aluko helped England women beat the hosts Finland to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2009 yesterday.

Should a man coach England's women?

Talking point

Rallying: Hirvonen's home win takes him closer to title

Mikko Hirvonen easily held off Sebastien Loeb on the final day to win the Rally Finland yesterday and extend his overall championship lead.

Pearce demands improvement from England

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce has called for significant improvement if his youngsters are to build on yesterday's victory over Finland and eventually win the European Championships in Sweden.

England will look to senior international Theo Walcott for inspiration. The winger has become a key player for club and country under the guidance of Arsène Wenger, arguably having his best season as a professional despite several months out with injury.

A guide to the European Under-21 Championships

The 2009 Uefa European Under-21 Championship in Sweden gets underway today with eight teams hoping to be crowned champions of Europe.

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