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Colonel Meow, the cat with the longest fur in the world and the brooding face of an evil genius, has sadly passed away.

Evel begets Evel as the daredevil son of Knievel outjumps father's record

When, on 30 November last year, Robert Craig (Evel) Knievel died in his bed aged 69, not just America but the whole world lost a legend. He was, after all, the most daring and the most successful stuntman ever to have lived.

First Night: High School Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Adoring fans will keep the faith with this fast-paced show

Scot breaks record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike

He encountered floods, road rage and even a careless motorist dodging a red light. His wallet and camera were stolen during a fight at a hostel. And he lost a stone while sweating his way through 18,000 miles and 20 countries with dramatically varying climates.

Briton finishes fastest cycle around world

A British man today completed his record-breaking challenge to become the fastest person to cycle around the world.

Ackermann defends huge Mannesmann bonuses

Deutsche Bank's chief executive, Josef Ackermann, yesterday defended the multimillion-euro bonuses awarded to top Mannesmann executives during the company's controversial takeover by Vodafone in 2000, insisting that the €57m (£38m) payments were made to ensure that the deal was a success.

International consortium beats Bechtel to land £100m-plus Olympic project

An international consortium was awarded a £100m-plus contract yesterday to ensure the smooth running of the Olympic construction project, the largest in Europe for several years.

Israel arrests 'militant who killed 78'

Israeli security forces have arrested a leading Hamas militant said by the army to have been sought since 1988 for carrying out attacks which claimed the lives of 78 civilians and soldiers.

Blair in surprise Baghdad visit

Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into Baghdad today for a surprise visit to mark the formation of a new Iraqi government pledged to defeat terrorism.

Montenegro votes to break away from Serbia

The last remains of Yugoslavia were buried to the thunder of automatic gunfire and fireworks last night after monitors claimed that the pocket state of Montenegro had voted by a clear margin to break away from Serbia, 88 years after being forced into union with it.

Grewcock inspires Bath's 14 to release the heroes inside

Bath 18 Gloucester 16

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Scooby Doo and those meddling kids did it again (for 350th time)

How's this for a winning story formula? Four young people and a dog solve a succession of mysteries, and get themselves into the record books in the process.

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