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The stats that prove Howard Webb bottles big decisions

Since refereeing the 2010 World Cup final, Howard Webb's decision-making in big matches has changed and Jonathan Liew reveals how...<p>Everybody loves having a pop at referees. Even referees. Howard Webb's display in the FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool attracted a good deal of criticism, not …

Six Nations 2014: Sir Ian McGeechan's interactive guide to the players to watch

Telegraph Sport columnist Sir Ian McGeechan picks his 40 England, Wales, France, Ireland, Scotland and Italy players to watch in this year's RBS Six Nations Championship, with stats, analysis, expert opinion and fixtures schedule<p>The Six Nations kick off on Saturday and Telegraph Sport is the best …

Six Nations 2014, team preview No 2: Tide is turning for Ireland as tournament marks the end of an era

With Brian O’Driscoll set to call it a day and a number of players the wrong side of 30, this Six Nations marks the end of an era and the start of a new one<p><b>Last year's finish:</b> 5th (P5 W1 D1 L3) <b><br>Telegraph writers' predicted finish:</b> 3rd<p>This RBS <b>Six Nations</b> campaign will mark a new era for <b>Ireland</b> as Joe …

Six Nations 2014: England’s target - first the Grand Slam, then the world

With time running out until the 2015 Rugby World Cup, England head coach Stuart Lancaster has to deliver an overdue RBS Six Nations title in March<p><b>England</b> to win, then. Or should that read ‘England have to win’?<p>After two near misses in the RBS <b>Six Nations</b> Championship in the past two years, do they …

Sir Ian McGeechan looks at the pivotal duels in the opening round of Six Nations fixtures

Billy Twelvetrees' battle with his France counterpart Wesley Fofana is one of three mouthwatering clashes that will decide the Championship’s first weekend<p><b>Sign up for Will Greenwood's free Six Nations newsletter</b><p><b>France v England</b><p><b>Wesley Fofana v Billy Twelvetrees</b><p>Midfield has been a problem for both …

The one theology book all atheists really should read

One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is that neither side invests much effort in figuring out what the other actually means when they use the word 'God'. This is an embarrassing oversight, especially for the atheist …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious component. Marriage is regarded as "sacred". Weddings are planned that few really want to attend; pointless dresses are worn …

Free inside the Telegraph this weekend, we have the definitive guide to the 500 must-have apps for Android and iOS, from photo and video to games and travel. To enjoy, purchase a copy of the newspaper on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2014. http://fw.to/w46zUgK Happy Saturday!

Android 4.4.2 Factory Images Available for Nexus devices

It’s not a surprise, whenever Google releases a new Android update for its devices, it also share flashable factory images for its Nexus line up …

"Anonymous: a baffling mixture of vital, considered political protest and incomprehensible pubescent wankery" http://gu.com/p/3y2jk/fb The Anonymous problem with feminism, by Emer O'Toole One campaign takes down a big bad rapist, while another helps to intimidate women who realise there's more to activism than challenging authority

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Hong Kong Open to break Tour record

Hong Kong Open final leaderboard<p><b>Evergreen Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez broke his own record as the European Tour's oldest winner with victory in a play-off at the Hong Kong Open.</b><p>Jimenez, who is 50 on 5 January, retained the title that first saw him break the Tour record 12 months ago.<p>It was his …

Golf

Brilliant Bjorn seals Nedbank win

Thomas Bjorn saw off the challenge of Jamie Donaldson and Sergio Garcia to claim the title in Sun City © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Thomas Bjorn carded a …

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Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state.<p>Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (front R) and Minister in Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran (front 2nd R) …

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - review

Peter Jackson has picked up the pace. He began his Hobbit trilogy at an amiable, meanderingly wayward canter, and tried the patience of believers and non-believers alike with that initial supper scene, almost an epic in itself. But this second episode commences with a narrative whipcrack – a quick …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

World Wonders

Thomas Jefferson

Tiger's driving force

Tiger Woods tied his own course record at Sherwood Country Club © AP<p>Enlarge<p>There is no major championship lurking around the corner, not even any …

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World Cup 2014: Wallchart Predictor Game

Play your way through the tournament by making predictions for every match from the group stage to the final. Our wallchart simulator also has the full schedule, with all the groups, fixtures, dates, match kick-off times and venues for Brazil 2014<p>Play out the tournament by entering your predictions …

Martin Freeman: from Slough to Smaug – then back to Sherlock

There was a scene in The Office in which Tim Canterbury, the benign sales rep played by Martin Freeman, compared his life to a roll of the dice.<p>"My situation now may only be a three. If I jack that in, go for something bigger and better, I could easily roll a six," he told the programme's faux …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Nelson Mandela: Timeline

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

Changing Planet<p>South Africans, and with them many the world over, are mourning the passing of the father of the all-race democracy that came to be known as the “New South Africa”. Children grueved at the loss of their favorite grandfather.<p>It has always been one of the most remarkable features of …

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Brazil start quest for sixth title against Croatia

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - - Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands and U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann is up against compatriots Germany after Friday’s World Cup draw.<p>Germany's coach Joachim Low (R) talks to Cameroon's coach …

Sport mourns 'miracle man' Mandela

(Reuters) - Tributes poured in from across the sporting world for Nelson Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday, including from the International Olympic Committee, soccer governing body FIFA and a moving valediction from former boxer Muhammad Ali.<p>Former South African President Nelson Mandela …

Dyson handed suspended two month ban

LONDON (Reuters) - England’s Simon Dyson has been given a suspended two month ban from competing on the European Tour after being found guilty of cheating at a tournament in China in October.<p>Simon Dyson of Britain hits out of a sand trap on the seventh hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf …