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Fallen Klitschko leaves big hole to fill

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Column one: Our new (disputed) undisputed world champion

AFTER A century of false dawns, Britain finally crowned its own undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield on points in Las Vegas on Saturday night, adding Holyfield's World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles to his own World Boxing Council belt.

Hotel boss expands - into outer space

ROBERT BIGELOW has a dream: he wants to build a hotel in outer space. A big, fantasy hotel that would orbit the moon and provide earthlings with the ultimate day-trip experience.

Strange days

In the heart of the Black Rock Desert, there's no water and temperatures rise above 100 degrees. It's an extraordinary place - and the perfect venue for the weirdest event in the cultural calendar

The wildest little whorehouse in the West

Call yourself the most famous brothel in the West, and you are bound to attract trouble. The Mustang Ranch, which became the stuff of legend as the first legalised whorehouse in America, has had to endure arson, bankruptcy, the intense scrutiny of federal investigations and numerous closures, in its chequered 40-year history.

Freak flooding leaves Las Vegas submerged

FLASH FLOODS in the Nevada desert left much of Las Vegas sloshing around in a lake of murky orange water, with roads transformed into giant puddles, bridges and mobile homes swept away and at least two people dead.

Pursuits: Blackjack

BLACKJACK IS the only casino game you can beat. The technique known as "counting" is based on keeping track of the cards as they are dealt so as to increase the size of your bets when the remaining cards in the shoe are favourable, that is, when there are more tens than low cards left.
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The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
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Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Talks between all touched by the crisis in Syria and Iraq can achieve as much as the Tornadoes, says Patrick Cockburn
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Nadhim Zahawi: From a refugee on welfare to the heart of No 10

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Witches: A history of misogyny

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Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'

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