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Corey Knowlton has been identified as the winner of the Dallas Safari Club sponsored auction on Saturday and said he 'deeply cares' about animals

We may be few but we're proud to be Basters

BENEATH his "national" flag - a set of rectangles in red, black and white - Dap Isaaks, the middle-aged acting Kaptein of Rehoboth, suddenly sticks out his chest and throws back his shoulders. "I am a Baster," he says. "And I am proud to be a Baster."

Football: 130 days... and counting until the World Cup finals

130 days... and counting until the World Cup finals begin in France

Cricket: Powell quells Namibian quest

The England Under-19 side scraped home by three wickets against the rank outsiders, Namibia, in the second round of matches in the Under- 19 World Cup in Randjesfontein, South Africa, yesterday.

Rugby Union: Pontypridd's backs help overcome combative visitors

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TRAVEL SPECIAL: THE SEA OF SAND

The Namib Desert is Earth's own lunar landscape, a fragile environment of rare wildlife and bizarre beauty

Africa: Namibia's bushmen threatened with oppression by black government

The past couple of centuries have not been kind to the Kxoe-speaking San, or `bushmen', of north-eastern Namibia. Ed O'Loughlin found out why their problems have got worse since the country became independent.

Baby boomerangs come back

You've finished university, where next? Probably straight home again, says Fiona Mountford

Visual Arts: Shock of the Bushveld

This is meant to be a visual arts column - which means painting and sculpture and, I suppose, any and every other art of a visual nature - but for some reason I never seem to get beyond painting and sculpture. This week, then, something a little different: an exhibition of new work by the ceramicist Hylton Nel.

World: Forces lose five planes in four days

One plane crash is unfortunate. Five in four days, the toll that has afflicted the US armed forces, is downright eerie. President Bill Clinton said yesterday that investigators were studying whether a pattern had emerged that required serious review or whether the crashes marked "an unfortunate string of coincidences".

Skeleton Coast crash `one in a million'

Washington - Two military planes which disappeared on Sunday probably collided in mid-air over the south Atlantic off Namibia and there were no signs yesterday that any of the 33 people on board survived.

Collision fear on missing planes

A German military aircraft with 24 people on board crashed into the sea off the west coast of southern Africa, and may have collided with an American military plane carrying nine people, German and US officials announced yesterday.

Price leaves it late

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Safari in the land of sand

Namibia is exotic but accessible, as Scarlett MccGwire discovered

Rugby Union: Scotland can extend winning run against Zimbabwe

Scotland open their six-match summer tour against Zimbabwe today hoping the altitude will not prevent them raising their game to new heights.

New ivory trade condemned

The elephant conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton has described as dangerous a campaign by Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana to allow limited trade in ivory. Mr Douglas-Hamilton said reopening the ivory trade would send the wrong signal. Reuters - Nairobi
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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

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Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

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Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

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