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Andreas Whittam Smith: Lessons for the centre-left in how to be British

Not thinking about Englishness is itself an English quality. That is one of our defining features

Ballack grateful for lower German hopes

The host captain plays down his country's chances and talks up the attractions of England

Girlfriend of missing tourist flies home from unforgiving Australia

Revelation of secret affair by Joanne Lees adds to the mysteries surrounding Falconio case

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enterprise in New South Wales

Andrew Tuck reluctantly leaves the skyscrapers of Sydney for a helicopter ride across the Blue Mountains, and is mighty glad he did

Briton changes plea in petrol attack case

A BRITON who admitted dousing his ex-girlfriend in petrol and setting her alight while in Australia withdrew his plea of guilt yesterday.

Obituary: John Douglas Pringle

JOHN DOUGLAS PRINGLE, twice editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, was one of the outstanding figures in Australian journalism.

Olympic Games: Reebok sues Sydney organisers

THE AMERICAN sportswear company Reebok International have dropped a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with the Sydney Olympic organisers (SOCOG) and has launched legal action seeking damages for an alleged breach of contract.

Swimming: Rolph's world consumed by the dream

Alan Hubbard meets a water girl in the fast lane to Lisbon and Sydney

Judo: Somerville faces test of character

THE FEATHERWEIGHT David Somerville, club-mate and training partner of the new world champion, Graeme Randall, faces a test of character at the British Closed Championships at Ponds Forge Sports Centre in Sheffield today. With Olympic year looming, he must confirm his No 1 spot despite the handicap of a broken little finger on his left hand.

Olympic Games: Just the ticket for Sydney

ORGANISERS OF the 2000 Sydney Olympics said yesterday they hope to exceed expectations by selling more than pounds 83m worth of tickets to Australians by the end of the year.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
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Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
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Holocaust Memorial Day

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Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness