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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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Tribal gathering

Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously

Illnesses, car crashes and suicides

Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously
Srebrenica 20 years after the genocide: Why the survivors need closure

Bosnia's genocide, 20 years on

No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
How Comic-Con can make or break a movie: From Batman vs Superman to Star Wars: Episode VII

Power of the geek Gods

Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?

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What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?
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Get carried away with 10 best trays

Serve with ceremony on a tray chic carrier
Wimbledon 2015: Team Murray firing on all cylinders for SW19 title assault

Team Murray firing on all cylinders for title assault

Coaches Amélie Mauresmo and Jonas Bjorkman aiming to make Scot Wimbledon champion again
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!
Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high