Sport Farah is the current Olympic and world champion in the 5,000m and 10,000m

Mo Farah could conceivably target a golden treble at the next Olympics, according to the great Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie.

Ice Hockey: Night of reckoning beckons for Storm

MANCHESTER STORM'S coach, Kurt Kleinendorst, admits his side face "the last-chance saloon" tonight in a quest for European League glory.

Ice hockey: Storm coach optimistic

THE MANCHESTER Storm coach, Kurt Kleinendorst, is relishing his side's underdog tag going into tomorrow's opening European Hockey League game with Helsinki.

MBA: Study abroad - if you want a global career

Studying for an MBA abroad can increase your chances of finding work with international firms; because you learn to adapt to the social and business cultures of other countries.

Open Eye: The difference between a face and a teacup

Brain probe helps understand autism, reports Jane Matthews

Football: Sweden still looking good for No 1 spot

NICLAS ALEXANDERSSON almost certainly consigned England to the European Championship play-offs when he came off the bench to give Group Five leaders Sweden a 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday.

Greek gifts mollify Turks

PROVING THAT even the darkest clouds have a silver lining, signs are growing that last month's Turkish earthquakemay bring a big improvement in the country's strained relations with the European Union, and above all with its arch-rival Greece.

Equestrianism: Selectors put their faith in Otto

DESPITE A worrying number of refusals this year, Geoff Billington has been chosen to ride Virtual Village It's Otto for the British team in the European Show Jumping Championships, which open this afternoon with the speed competition, writes Genevieve Murphy.

Football: Rangers face fraught night in the forest

TWO ENGLISHMEN abroad will seek to drag Scotland's standing in European football to an even lower level in the backwoods of Finland tonight.

Around the World's Markets: Helsinki

FINNISH SHARES fell sharply in heavy Nokia-dominated dealings after the mobile phone maker failed to delight a fickle market with a 61 per cent rise in second-quarter earnings.

Obituary: Einar Englund

EINAR ENGLUND was the most important Finnish symphonist in the decades after Sibelius fell silent in the 1920s; indeed, he was the first Finnish composer of any stature who didn't also sound like Sibelius. It was the emergence of Englund immediately after the Second World War that irrefutably stamped the arrival of the 20th century on Finnish music.

Olympics: Swiss outraged by IOC `snub'

Alan Hubbard finds the Winter Games of 2006 are already under a Turin cloud

Liberation of Kosovo: Diplomacy - Russia sticks to demand for a sector

THE UNITED States and Nato inched closer to an agreement with Russia over peacekeeping in Kosovo yesterday but received a noisy reminder by Boris Yeltsin that Moscow would not give in over the main sticking point.

Athletics: Record holder's Palace quest

HAILIE GEBRSELASSIE, of Ethiopia, may take aim at the world two mile record at the IAAF Grand Prix in London on 7 August after missing out on Sunday.

War in the Balkans: Diplomacy - Talbott flies another sortie for peace

IF SQUARING the Russians is the name of the game - and, in the arduous search for a settlement in Kosovo, it very much looks as if it is - then Strobe Talbott is a natural for the job.

Co-pilot collapsed during jet landing

A BRITISH Airways captain landed a jet carrying 91 passengers after his co-pilot lost control of her movements and collapsed as the plane approached Gatwick, an accident report revealed yesterday.
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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
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003