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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

Boxing: Lueshing retires following title loss

ONCE AGAIN round three proved Kevin Lueshing's undoing in a world title fight, and there will be no third attempt at the elusive prize.

Rugby Union: England bucks the global growth trend

THE HIGH and mighty sporting politicians of the International Rugby Board continually talk about "growing the game", hence their decision to award full membership to fledgling unions from Colombia and Peru to Cameroon and Niue.

Rugby Union: Sporting Digest

RUGBY UNION

World's largest bacteria found off Namibia

THE BIGGEST bacteria ever known have been discovered off the African coast. They consist of cells up to 0.75mm in diameter - equivalent to seven pages of a book seen edge-on.

Rugby Union: Call for ban from Namibia

NAMIBIA'S SPORTING contact with the rest of the world could become as restricted as South Africa's used to be. Black rugby union clubs in the country have called for a ban on all international competition involving the country unless the white-dominated union meets its far-reaching demands.

From Hounslow East to wildebeest

Two days after commuting on the Piccadilly Line, Rupert Isaacson was hunting with southern African Bushmen

Travel for mind, body and spirit: Eyes Sightseeing in the desert

I am the sort of man who offends the eyes of women with his thighs. Khaki shorts may have been good enough for John Mills in Ice Cold in Alex, but they should be worn advisedly in the Sahara. Travelling by jeep in the heat of the day I wore shorts, and my companions just had to put up with them; but I always pulled on trousers if I was going to meet strangers. On one of the few occasions when I did not; the sight of my legs nearly drove two fully-robed fanatics to homicide.

Rugby Union: Rebels find cause for optimism

IT WOULD be too simple. For a start it would involve dismounting from high horses, swallowing pride and shoving principles to one side. But it would save a lot of parties a huge amount of financial trouble and stress in the work place.

Why a lost child taps a deeper fear

The case of Charlotte Jones, the toddler recovered in a Cheshire wood last week after she went missing for 30 hours, was a reminder of a potent myth

Congo gets a new military leader

Congo gets a new military leader

Television: Lonely desert crossings, and other imperial pursuits

Landscapes merge with mindscapes on the steppes and bheinns, discovers Jasper Rees

Travel: Round the horn, up a gum tree

Namibia's black rhino population has fallen from 60,000 to 3,000 in three years. Paula Hardy gingerly follows a shy beastie

Athletics: Fredericks out after `insult'

Commonwealth Games

Dispute in Namibia: Local gemstone miners are evicted from their settlements by a company part-owned by Tony Buckingham, the British buccaneer businessman linked to the firm behind the arms-to-Africa scandal; Hope of treasure turns to dust for miners

LUCKY METIRAPI squints through the dust as another sand storm erupts in the wake of a passing pick-up. The thick clouds descend on his baby son, squatting half-naked in the middle of a settlement, pitiful even by African standards.
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