News Rocha turns away after scoring for Uruguay in the 2-1 win over France at White City during the 1966 World Cup group stage

The exquisitely skilful Uruguayan attacker Pedro Rocha was billed as the man most likely to deal an early blow to England's dreams of footballing glory in the opening match of the 1966 World Cup finals at Wembley.

Bill Clinton: Tony Blair deserves your support

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Climate chiefs issue severe weather warning to world

GLOBAL WARMING is now changing the world's climate rapidly, and humanity faces a "critical" position because of it, the chief meteorologists of Britain and the US warn today in a remarkable joint statement.

Obituary: Kazuo Miyagawa

IF EVER a cameraman was the true intellect behind the films he shot, it was Kazuo Miyagawa, an artist almost totally ignored.

Rugby Union: Kiwi exile takes role as Japan's rising son

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Leading Article: A chilling assessment of global warming

WE ARE used to predictions of doom from environmental pressure groups - it is their stock-in-trade, after all - but there is something chilling about yesterday's warning from Dr Klaus Topfer, head of the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep), that the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty that is the first painful step the world has taken to confront the catastrophic threat of climate change, may fail.

`Too late to stop global warming'

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Notebook: Makeover geishas scandalise Japan

It should take years of training to join the elite hostess order - but in Kyoto you can buy the look in just 40 minutes

Travel: Rough Guide - You, too, can be a boiled octopus

Jan Dodd, co-author of `The Rough Guide to Japan', remembers the land of the Tamagotchi

Eating Out: Your usual table? Who eats where Jonathan Coleman Disc Jockeys

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE to name my most memorable meal. All meals have their own fantastic qualities of selfness, be it a barbecue on a beach or a silver-service meal in a French chateau. I've had wonderful meals all around the world, from Japanese omelettes in Kyoto, cooked on a hot plate in front of me, to witchetty grubs roasted over an Aborigine's fire. I've also eaten at a Hawaiian luau, where they bury everything in the ground to cook it. By complete contrast, a two-week holiday in the Loire valley sampling its mind-boggling delights was a very formal experience, but equally memorable - especially as we worked out afterwards that our son Oscar was conceived during that blow-out tour.

Deal struck over global warming

THE WORLD community took the effort to contain global warming a step further yesterday when 180 countries agreed on an action plan to contain overheating of the planet by 2000.

Leading article: A small, green step for the good of everybody

THIS WEEK the environment ministers' caravan moved on from Rio, via New York and Kyoto, to Buenos Aires. The great Save the World from Global Warming tour has been to more summits than Chris Bonington. Progress is slow, but that is the way of diplomacy and this is a problem that can be tackled only by concerted action by all countries.

US growth 'will wreck Kyoto deal'

AMERICA WILL not be able to keep the promises it made at Kyoto last year to fight global warming, the man who negotiated the original world treaty on climate change for the United States said yesterday.

Leading article: It ain't half hot, Prime Minister

THE NEWS on global warming gets worse and worse. Yesterday, we learnt that this has been the hottest year of the past millennium; today, that the Amazon rainforest, whose importance to the world cannot be overstated, will start to turn to desert within 50 years. Those are facts to set against the diplomatic paper-shuffling that emerges from much-heralded meetings, such as the Rio summit (which achieved little in practice), or last December's Kyoto summit on climate change, at which John Prescott trumpeted the UK's green credentials.
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