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

Golf: Coltart steps off Tour treadmill

Andy Farrell reports on the golfer who refuses to cash in on long- awaited success

Obituary: Rainer

Rainer Ptacek, guitarist, singer, songwriter: born East Berlin 7 June 1951; married Patti Keating (two sons, one daughter); died Tucson, Arizona 12 November 1997.

Yesterday was a ...

Good Day for large cars, as two suspected burglars in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were caught when police noticed a stolen safe sticking out of the back of their Honda Prelude. The safe, together with darts, pool cues and other games equipment, had been stolen from a local business, but could not all be crammed into the car's boot.

Marines and the ugly lads join pageant for America's coronation

Bill Clinton's inauguration was a song of love to the US, writes John Carlin

PROPERTY : Back to the earth in Arizona

The original building material of the desert states is making a welcome comeback. Lesley Gillilan reports

Mexicans jeer Buchanan's race stand

TIM CORNWELL

Olazabal drops out and delays his return

Golf

Nelson opens campaign for Ryder place

Golf

Faldo ends on a high

Nick Faldo left here on a positive note, shooting his best round of the week, a four-under-par 68, to finish the Tucson Open at nine under par, though nine strokes off the lead as it stood when he signed his scorecard, and probably just out of th e top 25 finishers.

Faldo flirts with danger : GOLF

Nick Faldo spent most of yesterday here riding the cut line, despite a good day for scoring and a fairly forgiving golf course. In the end, he just made it.

Golf: Faldo confronts his American challenge

A new era in Nick Faldo's career began yesterday with his first round in the Tucson Open, his first tournament as a member of the US PGA Tour since he resigned in 1989. Faldo, unafraid of bold experimentation, decided last year that what his game needed most to be worthy of a world No 1, and a major champion, was a strong dose of sustained play in America.

Faldo's sights fixed on two remaining majors

After a five-year absence from the US PGA Tour, Nick Faldo makes his reappearance in today's first round of the Tucson Open, writes Robinson Holloway from Tucson, Arizona.

Hubble sparks cosmic crisis

The Universe is in crisis - official. Astronomers have come to the conclusion that it appears be younger than some of the stars it contains, a contradiction that may prove fatal to the theory that everything began in a cosmic explosion.

Lightning over Tucson, Arizona

Lightning from an evening thunderstorm breaks up the skyline over Tucson, Arizona.
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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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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
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

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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

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Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project