News Over a thousand protesters drove gathered to show their dissatisfaction with Manila administrator's decisions

Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

How a documentary became a real Thrilla

Muhammad Ali is universally revered, as a boxer and as a human being. Pretty much any list of the biggest stars in sporting history will have Ali in top spot, the "greatest of all time", as the man himself would say.

Qantas chief denies holed jumbo was a 'rust bucket'

A Qantas jumbo jet forced to make an emergency landing in Manila with a "van-sized" hole in the fuselage had serious corrosion, it was claimed yesterday.

Simon Calder: You're still safer up there than down here

This perfect storm, or so the airlines believed until yesterday, had three dimensions: the unprecedented price of oil; weakening demand from cash-strapped holidaymakers and businesses; and reluctance among the banks to shore up ailing carriers.

Panic in the cabin at 29,000 feet

Passengers describe their terror as huge chunk of fuselage breaks off Qantas plane in mid-air

Passenger recalls jumbo terror

A passenger today described the terror of being on a packed passenger jumbo jet when a gaping hole appeared in the fuselage 30,000ft in the air.

'We have a big hole' - terror hits flight from London

Passengers on a packed jumbo jet flight from London spoke today of their terror after a gaping hole appeared in the plane as it headed for Australia.

Dandy in the Underworld, By Sebastian Horsley

"If you can't brag about doing something well," says Sebastian Horsley, "brag about doing it badly. At any rate, brag." In this memoir he takes his own advice to heart. He brags about failing his French O-level, getting kicked out of art college, covering himself in his own excrement, being a useless painter, drinking himself into insensibility, getting buggered by the celebrity criminal Jimmy Boyle, becoming a crack addict, and having sex with hundreds of prostitutes and an inflatable doll. He recounts his worst humilations with a relish that makes Rousseau's Confessions seem the epitome of coyness. You certainly can't fault the book for lack of incident. The climax, in which Horsley's vanity and masochism converge, is when he has himself crucified in Manila.

The Philippines: Tales from a distant shore

The smallest of the Philippines' provinces is a place of dramatic coasts and stormy seas. Carl Thompson lands in Batanes

High seas thwart ferry rescue efforts

Officials in the Philippines refused to give up hope of rescuing some of the 800 people missing after a ferry capsized during Typhoon Fengshen, even as high seas stalled efforts to get inside the vessel today.

700 passengers missing as Philippine ferry sinks

A Philippine passenger ferry capsized during a typhoon with more than 700 people on board, triggering a frantic search today for survivors.

Briton 'missing' in Philippines

Consular officials were last night investigating the apparent disappearance of a British businessman in the Philippines.

Army foils coup attempt in Philippines

Amid a flurry of gunfire and teargas, an armoured personnel carrier smashed through the plate-glass entrance of a five-star hotel in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, ending a seven-hour coup attempt by a group of dissident military officers.

Nature's Engraver, by Jenny Uglow

On the road with an artist of the living world

Italy is Europe's worst environmental offender, EU report says

Italy has been singled out as the worst environmental offender in Europe in a report by the EU's Environment Commissioner, Stavros Dimas.

The Match, by Romesh Gunesekera

He may be Sunny, but he ain't happy...
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