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'Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand was extraordinary'

Arizona immigration bill sparks protests

Anger was mounting throughout the US yesterday over a draconian law in Arizona cracking down on illegal immigration.

Hyundai iX35

Hyundai's iX35 is an SUV – ideal for people who don't really like SUVs

The Last Word: If Woods makes miracle return, he needs to say sorry again

'Broken man' has pieced together his shattered life in just a month and is set to play a round once more

McIlroy whips up a desert storm

With Tiger and Mickleson absent, the Ulsterman is the talk of the Tucson matchplay

US missionary freed by North Korea is on his way home

Looking pale and drawn, an American missionary was on his way home today after being freed by North Korea, which detained him for illegally crossing its border from China on Christmas Day.

Talk of Tiger's return grows louder ahead of Arizona

Woods rumoured to be preparing comeback in just 11 days at World Match Play

Actress Jean Simmons dies aged 80

Jean Simmons, the stunning beauty who sang with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls and was Ophelia to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, died today.



Five refugees killed as van rolls in US

Five people were killed and 12 others injured when a van loaded with Burundian refugees seeking work crashed on an Arizona highway.

Best for deserts: Arizona

From high-level trekking in Morocco's Atlas Mountains to rubbing shoulders with A-listers on Hollywood Boulevard, and from rural retreats off Tuscany's beaten track to jet-set hang outs for Moscow's super-rich, our writers have been to the ends of the earth to find a world of inspiration

TV provider 'mortified' over porn Super Bowl interruption

A cable television provider apologised today to Tucson-area customers over a 30-second porn interruption during the Super Bowl.

McIlroy to get Masters class from Tiger

Teenage sensation reveals invitation to play Augusta practice round with Woods

The lunatic fringe: Is moonlight the miracle cure?

Deep in the Arizona desert, a bizarre machine is offering new hope to sufferers from conditions ranging from eczema to cancer. How does it work? By the light of the silvery moon... Words & pictures by Jason Oddy

DeVotchKa: Under stormy skies

They wrote the soundtrack for 'Little Miss Sunshine', but DeVotchKa are all about heartache. Chris Mugan digs deeper

Album: Lizz Wright, The Orchard (Verve Forecast)

Produced once again by Craig Street, this third album by stately-voiced, gospel-trained Wright represents a great leap forward.

No dropped shots but Casey still drops out

Paul Casey did not drop a shot at the WGC Match Play Championship on Friday, but that didn't stop him from losing. Casey bowed out at the hands of KJ Choi in their third-round match at Dove Mountain and – with Colin Montgomerie also losing – the quarter-finals became a British-free zone.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine