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Earth - The truth about hippos: herbivore or cannibal?

Scientists have got it wrong about hippopotamuses a lot over the years. Their name in ancient Greek translates to “river horse” yet modern science linked the animals to pigs. The most recent studies have found they are more closely related to whales.<p>They also don’t sweat blood as once thought, but …

Team Sky's Chris Froome spurred on by Alberto Contador rivalry

Chris Froome says he cannot show any weakness to his great rival Alberto Contador when the Briton tries to win his second Tour de France.

Nigeria's forgotten massacre: 2,000 slaughtered by Boko Haram, but the West is failing to help

One of Africa's most senior church leaders has accused the West of ignoring the threat of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, days after the …

Presence at Paris rally of leaders with poor free press records is condemned

Reporters Without Borders singles out the leaders of Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates<p>Press freedom campaigners condemned the presence of world leaders attending the unity rally in Paris on Sunday who have poor records on human rights and the free press in their home …

#JeSuisAhmed Twitter tribute to murdered Paris policeman Ahmed Merabet launched

The French Muslim police officer who was murdered as he responded to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris is being honoured by a Twitter campaign: #JeSuisAhmed.<p>Ahmed Merabet, who rushed to the scene of the massacre on his bicycle, was shot dead in the street outside the offices of the magazine …

Policeman Ahmed Merabet mourned after death in Charlie Hebdo attack

It was a Muslim policeman from a local police station who was “slaughtered like a dog” after heroically trying to stop two heavily armed killers from fleeing the Charlie Hebdo offices following the massacre.<p>Tributes to Ahmed Merabet poured in on Thursday after images of his murder at point blank …

Charlie Hebdo attack: family of fallen policeman gather in Paris for tribute

Away from the centre of Paris, where hundreds of thousands joined the unity rally on Sunday, another more modest, but no less poignant gathering assembled.<p>In bright, cold sunshine family and friends of Ahmed Merabet, the police officer gunned down in the Charlie Hebdo attack, were joined by …

Mark Cavendish: Can Etixx-Quick Step rider achieve 2015 goals?

<b>Mark Cavendish is not happy.</b><p>Our chat at his team Etixx-Quick-Step's training camp in Spain had started well - smiles, handshakes, "how are you" exchanges - but I have ruined it by bringing up the one subject guaranteed to annoy him: Christmas.<p>"It is rubbish [except it was not 'rubbish']," cycling's …

Cycling

Charlie Hebdo: Paris rally after France attacks

France

Paris attacks: London landmarks lit in French colours

<b>Major London landmarks have been lit in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks.</b><p>Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery were among monuments lit in red, white and blue.<p>A huge unity march is taking place in Paris, while …

A Point of View: How can anyone make sense of the Charlie Hebdo killings?

<b>It's difficult to understand the attacks in Paris - but the caricaturist's craft offers a means of doing so, says Adam Gopnik.</b><p>When I woke up in New York on Wednesday morning and heard about the horror in Paris earlier that same day, the cold-blooded murder of the staff of Charlie Hebdo magazine, I …

France

The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland

<b>The construction of a huge dam in Ethiopia and the introduction of large-scale agricultural businesses has been controversial - finding out what local people think can be hard, but with the help of a bottle of rum nothing is impossible.</b><p>After waiting several weeks for letters of permission from …

This Christmas, follow the original art stars of the east

A crowd of people gather round a man on a horse, in an ancient stone relief that roars with life. Is this Christ entering Jerusalem? Or even a nativity scene – a wise man heading for Bethlehem perhaps?<p>In fact, it is an image of Prince Siddhartha setting out from his father’s palace. This …

Pakistan school attack: Blazers flecked with blood

Lyse Doucet @bbclysedoucet on Twitter<p><b>The smallest of uniforms can be the most powerful of symbols.</b><p>In Peshawar, the boys who survived last week's massacre defiantly wear their emerald green school blazers with blackened spots of blood.<p>"You can take down my school, you can take down my teachers, you …

Labour races into seven-point lead as ratings for Nigel Farage show sharp fall

Labour has opened up a seven-point lead over the Conservatives in the latest Opinium/<i>Observer</i> poll, which also shows a sharp fall in the personal approval ratings for the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.<p>The survey will be a boost for Labour and its leader, Ed Miliband, who has endured a torrid time since …

David Cameron’s Christmas is becoming a turkey

It’s easy to fall prey to compassion fatigue at Christmas. You know how it is. You’ve worked tirelessly all year to improve the lot of the little people with no thought of any public recognition for your efforts and still everyone just complains that you haven’t done enough for them.<p>So you might …

Philippines Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall as thousands flee

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1129000/1129756_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534455332_8e8c913d3406b53973bcdd716f89a0a8<p><b>Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says.</b><p>The storm knocked out …

Natural Disasters

Is it too late to save the Maldives from climate change and Islamic extremism?

Three years ago, Mohamed Nasheed had the dubious honour of appearing on David Cameron's guestlist for a hypothetical 'dream' stag weekend. After …

Malaysian police detain 15 Burmese over series of gruesome murders

Officials suspect killing of at least 18 Burmese nationals in Penang may be result of revenge attacks over violence at home<p>Malaysian police have detained 15 people from Burma over a series of gruesome murders in a popular tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in …

Everyday habits that can quietly derail your career

Do you ever brag about how little sleep you need or how well you handle daily stress?<p>Maybe you should rethink the bravado. Excess stress and sleep deprivation are more than just health concerns. They could also be silently derailing your ascent up the professional ladder. It’s a topic several …

Sleep

Swedish nightmare looms for Labour

As Europe’s populist parties continue to lure voters, Ed Miliband could soon see himself stuck between a rock and a hard place<p>As you struggle through acres of analysis of George Osborne’s autumn statement, trying to decide whether or not to believe his figures (or whether he believes them himself), …

Afghanistan: Can pomegranates power the economy?

<b>As delegates gather in London for a conference on Afghanistan, the prospects for reducing the reliance on foreign aid are increasingly focused on two sectors of the economy: agriculture and hydrocarbons.</b><p>Harvest time is coming to an end in the fruit orchards of Kandahar, a province now more …

Are Democrats cooling on Hillary Clinton?

<b>It seems impossible for anyone to talk about the 2016 US presidential election without bringing up Hillary Clinton. With more than 700 days to go, there are no official contenders, but many see her candidacy as a foregone conclusion.</b><p>And almost everyone appears to have an opinion on how the …

Cycling over the Pyrenees with one leg

<b>Christian Haettich has one arm and one leg. Over 22 days this summer he cycled across the Dolomites, the Alps and the Pyrenees to become one of only 10 finishers of a gruelling three-week amateur cycling event.</b><p>I first heard about Christian Haettich in 2012 when I saw a video of a seven-day race …

Rugby Fitness and Lifestyle Features | Vitality - Telegraph

Lifestyle

10 ways to get more exercise – without really trying

Life is busy, and fitting in exercise can be tough, especially if you think of it as something that requires special clothing or a trip to the gym. But it’s worth the effort – as well as making you happier, there’s evidence that regular physical activity can protect you from everything from obesity …

Nicola Sturgeon: Smith commission fails to deliver ‘powerhouse parliament’

Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Smith commission of failing to deliver the “powerhouse parliament” that Scotland deserves, but says that the ultimate verdict will be delivered by the Scottish people in the general election next May.<p>In a combative session of first minister’s questions at Holyrood on …

The SNP’s negative response to Smith could set it adrift from Scottish people | Martin Kettle

The report on Scotland speaks for the 75% who want more devolution. It may shift the political centre of gravity<p>Lord Smith’s commission was set up by David Cameron to consider the devolution of further powers to Scotland. In the light of some of the immediate responses, this rather basic point …