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.

City Slicker: Helsinki

The best time to go to Finland's capital is during the long days of summer. Nick Boulos provides a guide for first-time and returning visitors

Toshack tells established names they must deliver

The Welsh public have remained distinctly unimpressed with the importance of today's World Cup qualifier against Finland, but fortunately for the trusty souls who will be at the Millennium Stadium, John Toshack has ensured that his players know exactly what rests on this Group Four encounter. Simon Davies and Jason Koumas, in particular, will hear their manager's "must-win" call reverberating around the near empty stands.

Nokia to cut 1,700 jobs

Nokia will slash 1,700 jobs globally over the coming few months because of falling demand, the world's top mobile phone maker said today.

Timeline: Tragic school shootings

These are some of the worst school shootings in recent years:

Controversy-hit Christmas Lapland closes

A Christmas Lapland-style attraction dubbed a "glorified car boot sale" by disgruntled visitors has closed, police said today.

Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Modernist composer who incorporated folk music into his work and relished his artistic freedom

Pehr Henrik Nordgren was a rare phenomenon among composers: he wrote music which held a place at the forefront of contemporary culture and which also managed to speak directly to his listeners. He took an essentially humanist view of the composer's role:

Nobel peace prize for ‘stubborn’ Finn

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, the Finnish diplomat who has successfully banged heads together to end many conflicts from southern Africa to Indonesia to the Balkans.

Finnish gunman planned rampage for six years

The student gunman who shot and killed 10 people at a Finnish college yesterday planned such a rampage as far back as 2002, drawing inspiration from such events as the US Columbine massacre, police said.

YouTube gunman slaughters 10 students

Monday - police quiz Finn over violent web video but allow him to keep his gun; Tuesday - he opens fire in exam room attack that has left nation in shock

Jukka Huusko: Again we ask: what is wrong with us?

The view from Finland

The videos posted by Finnish gunman

A gunman who killed 10 people at his trade school in western Finland before shooting himself, posted chilling videos on YouTube before the attack.

Michael McCarthy: A summer this wet and windy just isn't natural

I once arrived in Finland on May Day. As I walked into my Helsinki hotel, a big Finnish bloke attacked me. Luckily, it was with a balloon. However, the fear flashed through my panicking brain that even though he was not a gunman or a knifeman, merely a balloonman, he still meant to do me harm, and it was with some difficulty that I extricated myself – only to find that everyone in the whole damn city was in the same damn state. They were all pie-eyed. I'd never seen anything like it.

Preview: Finnish Radio So/Oramo/Mattila, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Karita Mattila is internationally renowned as one of the world's foremost sopranos, and she has headlined at venues as prestigious as the Metropolitan Opera Theatre and Carnegie Hall. However, this month she has chosen to reunite with an orchestra from her homeland, Finland, to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Album: Liam Finn, I'll Be Lightning, Transgressive Records

Considering that he wrote all the songs, played all the instruments, produced, engineered and even self-timed the cover photo, the only surprise here is that Liam Finn has not written his own reviews.

Andrew Hargreaves: This Government must find a new direction

It was once a world leader in inventing the Third Way, but this Government has now well and truly lost its way. Tony Blair wrote a pamphlet on the Third Way, and the LSE director, Anthony Giddens, became its theoretical guru. This policy is now stuck – especially in education.

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