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The man who invented modern golf?

Arnold Palmer's cavalier style and aggressive technique gave him 91 professional titles, as he popularised golf and became its major figure in the 1960s. Source: BBC

Jim Naughtie: The race for N Carolina’s early votes

James Naughtie reports on how organisation could be key to the White House race, in a campaign dominated so far by personality. Source: BBC

Animals in the frame

A selection of the winners and finalists in he ZSL Animal Photography Prize. Source: BBC

Mooning and streaking outlawed in Victoria, Australia

Exposing your bare buttocks in public - considered by some a form of legitimate political protest - has been officially made a crime in one Australian state. Source: BBC

Concentrix: ‘Suicidal calls’ made to tax credits firm

Staff working for a firm used by the government to cut fraudulent benefit payments were told to keep "suicidal" clients on the phone until police arrived at their homes, the BBC learns. Source: BBC

McIlroy wins £8.85m FedEx Cup

Rory McIlroy wins a three-way play-off at the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and £8.85m in prize money. Source: BBC

Ben Needham search: Kos dig starts for missing toddler

Excavations will begin on Monday at farmland on the Greek island of Kos in the hunt for Sheffield toddler Ben Needham who disappeared in 1991. Source: BBC

London man ‘training to cure autism’ filmed abusing client

"Horrifying" practices are exposed that purport to cure people with autism, during which clients are subjected to shouting and intimidation. Source: BBC

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal. Source: BBC

Star Wars memorabilia on show in London

At least 200 original props, costumes and models used in the filming of the Star Wars franchise will go on show to the British public later this year. Source: BBC

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