The channel that separates the two islands offers Julia Horton the chance for adventure
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Saturday 01 February 2014
Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
A search team looking for a 12-year-old boy who was snatched by a crocodile have reportedly discovered human remains near the waterhole where he was swimming in Australia.
Monday 27 January 2014
Australian police have shot dead two crocodiles after a 12-year-old boy's disappearance
Sunday 26 January 2014
Group of friends were swimming at an isolated water hole in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park southeast of Darwin
Monday 20 January 2014
The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month
Friday 17 January 2014
I was waiting for the Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas to begin his first UK event this week and, as the audience filed in from the drizzle, I noticed a particular absence in the room. That of women. It was just me until – phew – three others slunk in. Tsiolkas's reading at a Bloomsbury basement bar had been organised by the bookshop Gay's the Word, so the clue was in the title, but I was thrown at first, to be among an audience with shared affinities that reared themselves – fascinatingly – during the discussion.
Friday 17 January 2014
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish
Tuesday 14 January 2014
TV picks, Tuesday 14 January
Tuesday 07 January 2014
A lonely young dolphin is trying to make friends with humans along Australia’s east coast but swimmers are being told to shun the creature.
Barracuda, By Christos Tsiolkas: Book review - a novel about a competitive swimmer's torments that misses the mark
Friday 03 January 2014
No one could accuse Christos Tsiolkas of lacking ambition. His last novel, the hugely successful The Slap, had eight narrators and built a story of modern multicultural Australian life around one relatively small domestic incident.
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms
Thursday 26 December 2013
A seven-year-old girl lost part of her finger in the attack by a shoal of the meat-eating fish
Wednesday 25 December 2013
An illuminating look at life behind the Berlin Wall
Tuesday 17 December 2013
An entire class of children was evacuated from a swimming pool after a prosthetic leg was mistaken for a paedophile.
Saturday 14 December 2013
The International Olympic Committee has set up a $20m (£12m) anti-doping fund to boost detection methods and will hold an extraordinary session next year to push through changes for sports at the Olympic Games, its president, Thomas Bach, said today.
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