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A major search and rescue operation was launched yesterday after a number of swimmers at a charity event in Dorset went home without notifying organisers.

'Fly Mo' owes his golden moment to mental strength and moving to US

Coach's thorough approach, including use of underwater treadmills, helped earn victory

My Secret Life: Chuck Palahniuk, author, 49

My parents were... timid towards the world. They passed that on, very much.

Farah in form to break Bekele's stranglehold

The considerable assets of Kenenisa Bekele have been in deep freeze since 9 January last year. At a snowbound Holyrood Park that Saturday afternoon the all-conquering Ethiopian king of distance running was reduced to a mere also-ran, finishing a shivering fourth in the 9km feature race in the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country meeting. It was only his second defeat in a cross-country race in eight years.

DVD: Meek's Cutoff, Soda (For rental & retail)

Tedium is a virtue of Kelly Reichardt's revisionist Western, a viscerally ponderous tale of 19th-century American pioneers travelling across Oregon at the speed of a creaking wagon wheel. Michelle Williams is in fine, flinty form as the piece's proto-feminist heroine, but it's the enveloping mood of paranoia and the Malickian immensity of Reichardt's camerawork that truly make this a slog to savour.

New lead in America's only unsolved hijacking

After parachuting into folklore in 1971, the hijacker known only as D B Cooper may finally be identified

Mo Farah focuses on 10,000m for Korea

Mo Farah looks set to focus solely on the 10,000 metres at the World Championships in Daegu next month.

Anglers rescued after boat capsizes in English Channel

Three anglers had to be rescued this morning after their fishing boat capsized and sank in the English Channel.

America: Head out on the highway

There are few better ways to see the cinematic expanses of America than taking a classic road trip. Chris Leadbeater maps out the best fly-drive options

Search for missing diver called off

Rescuers looking for a missing scuba diver off the south coast of England have called off their search.

Farah sidesteps the danger to smash British record in style

Somali-born runner races to a nerveless victory in the 5,000m in Monaco on a dramatic night featuring season’s-best for Usain Bolt and a bizarre punch-up

Investment Column: Great Portland builds on London demand

888 Holdings; Howden Joinery

Story of the Song: The Dandy Warhols, Bohemian Like You

A defining song of the last decade, "Bohemian Like You" is rooted in rock's paradigmatic "cars 'n' girls" format. Courtney Taylor-Taylor, the Dandy Warhols' guitarist and principal songwriter, was at his apartment window watching traffic pull up at the lights below. "

Meet the holistic guru who is helping Mo fly

Anti-gravity treadmills and recovery chambers are two innovations Alberto Salazar has used to turn British distance runner Farah into a world-beater

The jungle look: Anna Pavord is captivated by a magnificently theatrical front garden in Walthamstow

Many roads in suburban London have a similar feel about them: terraced or semi-detached villas of the late Victorian, early Edwardian kind, the front gardens too often obliterated by concrete slabs and wheelie bins. Maynard Road in Walthamstow is different. The first thing you see, turning into the street from Beulah Road, are two brick flower beds, magnificently planted with Brussels sprouts and sunflowers, red cabbage and bright yellow African marigolds, nasturtiums, lilies, tomatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, borage and pumpkins. The beds stood alongside half a dozen tatty garages set in a block on the right hand side, but this didn't look like council work – too eclectic. If not them, who?

Commercial tours: Sunshine, facilities ... and cash

Even Arsenal and Wenger have fallen for the long-haul lure of an Asian summer jolly, seeking to grow fan bases in a fat market
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen