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That Everton are even under discussion for fourth place is a miracle and – to the neutral – an unalloyed delight

Smith hits four in Leeds romp

Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 Leeds United 4 Leeds win 5-1 on aggregate

Nightmare in Norway for ragged Chelsea

Viking Stavanger 4 Chelsea 2 Viking win 5-4 on aggregate

The migrant's masks

A journey of a writer who dwells both on the surface and in the deep

SHORT BREAKS: 48 hours in Jerusalem

It's so apt it's obvious: there is surely no better place to celebrate the millennium than the Holy Land. By Rhiannon Batten

Around the World's Markets: Tel Aviv

ISRAELI SHARES hit a new high on confidence that the prime minister will appoint a professional as the next Bank of Israel governor. The Tel Aviv 100 index closed up 3.60 points, or 0.83 per cent, at 437.81 points.

TRAVEL: DEALS OF THE WEEK: LATE SUN HOLIDAYS

Now that this year's lingering British summer seems finally to be over, it is time to look further afield if you want more sun before the end of the year. There is still plenty of availability around the Mediterranean, and the further south and east you go, the longer the temperatures are likely to remain high; even in Corsica it can be pleasantly warm until early November, although there are no guarantees. Most companies, particularly the big operators, are reducing their prices as the end of the season approaches. Many do this a week or so ahead, while others discount only a couple of days before departure, so it is always worth checking at the very last minute.

Football: Larsson puts Celtic in command

Celtic 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 0

Football: Berkovic fears humiliation at home

EYAL BERKOVIC conceded yesterday that a Uefa Cup defeat for Celtic at the hands of Hapoel Tel Aviv would be a personal humiliation.

Short Breaks: 48 hours in Tel Aviv

Places of worship, designer boutiques and food to die for: just some of the delights of Israel.

Protester desecrates Bubis grave

IGNATZ BUBIS, the veteran leader of Germany's Jewish community who died in Frankfurt on Friday, asked to be buried in Israel for fear that his grave might be desecrated by neo-Nazis. His wish was fulfilled in Tel Aviv on Sunday - and black paint was immediately sprayed on his grave by an Israeli, who claimed to be defending Jewish honour.

Books: Everyday miracles in the city of Shifting sand

Tel Aviv by Joachim Schlor, trans. Helen Atkins Reaktion Books, pounds 19.95, 400pp
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
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Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

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Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?