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A South Korean fishing boat sank in the Southern Ocean's frigid waters yesterday, with 22 sailors feared killed in the open sea where vessels trawl for deep-water fish.

Iceland walks out of fishing talks

Britain and the EU are on the verge of a trade war with Iceland and the Faroe Islands after talks to agree a quota for fishing mackerel collapsed.

Andy Powell: Nowhere to hide, no hard shoulder to cry on

Powell has moved on from the infamous golf-buggy incident and is flying at Wasps.

Prince took gifts from Russia in exchange for vote, says ex-adviser

An intelligence adviser who served under Albert II of Monaco has lodged allegations of corruption with the International Olympic Committee regarding the Prince's vote for Russia in the selection process for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Seasonal produce: Think local, eat global

Our obsession with seasonal produce excludes the ethnic cuisine that's become the backbone of modern British food, argues Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

'Killer shrimp' threatens British angling

Britain's three million anglers were warned yesterday that the future of their pastime is at risk – from a shrimp. The crustacean from Eastern Europe kills a range of native creatures, including the eggs and young of many fish. It can, say angling bodies, significantly damage ecosystems.

Book Of A Lifetime: Of Mice And Men, By John Steinbeck

A shambling sixth-former returning a copy of Steinbeck's classic to the school library, I had to squeeze past two teachers. "What's the next stage Joyce?" said one. He was a grizzled old Welshman and he disapproved of the long hair growing way below my collar. "A spear and a bone through the nose?" The second teacher moved in and grabbed my book. He was new: younger, hipper, sympathetic. I was ready for more withering sarcasm but instead he said: "Steinbeck. The man. Cain and Abel, right?"

Gunman in hospital after US school siege

A student armed with a handgun held nearly two dozen students and a teacher hostage in a US high school for about five hours before shooting himself when police broke into the classroom, authorities said.

Adrift on the Pacific for 50 days – and it was all down to love

Love – fuelled by copious amounts of alcohol – sparked an ill-fated voyage by three teenagers who were rescued last week after drifting for 50 days in the South Pacific.

Catch them if you can: Bringing the 18th-century riverbank to life

As a new book showcases angling prints that bring the 18th-century riverbank to life, Michael McCarthy argues that they form an important chapter in the story of Britain

Letters: Declining fish stocks

Drastic action needed to save the marine ecosystem

WWF warns of last Year of the Tiger

Wild tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching, global wildlife experts told a "tiger summit" yesterday.

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