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A Briton, his Filipino partner and their three-year-old daughter are feared to have been killed when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the city of Tacloban.

Network Bytes: Intel aims for games standard

In its latest bid for world hardware domination, Intel Corp plans to go after the specialist games companies and last week introduced a hardware specification based on the Pentium II in an effort to turn it into a single standard to which all games developers will write. According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, the aim is to tackle the problem that games developers may want to write four versions of their games - one for arcades, and one each for Sega, Nintendo and Sony consoles.

Rusedski still out injured

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Rusedski suffers from his inactivity

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THE MONDAY INTERVIEW : Serving up an all-round improvement

Tim Henman is not the only British tennis player to have made an encouraging start to 1997. Greg Rusedski spoke to John Roberts

Tennis: Rusedski ready to continue his climb

Greg Rusedski continued his recent winning run with a comfortable straight- sets victory over Alejandro Hernandez in the first round of the San Jose Open in California.

Tennis: Chang states his case in clean manner

Michael Chang, the twice former champion, and the fourth seed, Todd Martin, yesterday recorded convincing straight-sets victories in the first round of the Sybase Open tournament in San Jose, California.

Tennis : Rusedski on the rise

Greg Rusedski has jumped 17 places in the latest ATP world rankings after reaching the final of the Croatian Indoor Championship in Zagreb.

TRAVEL: Almeria

Michael Hewson watches sleeping cats lie in a drowsy corner of Spain

Travel: Something to declare

True or false

The new `baby' is kicking

John Carlin in Washington sees a game in its infancy grow in popularity ; Capitol games: As a city adjusts to football with a new accent, baseball's battle of Alomar develops into a national debate

Night shift

Satins, chiffons, silks - slide into sumptuous fabrics and animal prints for the cocktail hour.

Tobacco industry remains besieged

Six new whistleblowers are now helping US states in their lawsuits seeking to recoup health care costs of smokers from tobacco companies, Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said yesterday.

Face to face with an orange-kneed tarantula

Matthew Brace acquired a healthy respect for wildlife on a journey through the Costa Rican rainforest

Wynalda saves the day for MLS

Eric Wynalda, one of the leading US players at the 1994 World Cup, scored the first goal in America's Major League Soccer to give San Jose Clash a 1-0 victory over Washington DC United yesterday in front of a sell-out 31,683 crowd at San Jose State University's Spartan Stadium.

Team-by-team guide to Major League Soccer

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Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
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Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

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Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

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We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
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Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

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