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Video explainer: The Independent explains exactly what Hamilton needs to do on Sunday to be crowned champion

The hour the world goes dark

Lights will switch off around the globe tomorrow for the fifth annual Earth Hour.

Premier League trophy to go on world tour

The Premier League are attempting to stimulate further growth in overseas markets by today launching a three-year global tour of their league trophy.

Bahrain GP could find back-to-back slot with Abu Dhabi

A senior FIA official has revealed the Bahrain and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix could go back-to-back in any revamped Formula One calendar for this season. The Bahrain race, scheduled for 13 March, was called off on Monday due to the political unrest there but Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has promised to do all he can to accommodate the Gulf state later this year.

BP's Hayward in talks with Abu Dhabi to lead new firm

Tony Hayward has held talks with Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund about launching a new oil company, which could mark a remarkable turnaround for the former chief executive of BP.

Ruck and Maul: Sand storm as Abu Dhabi Quins claim 'we're not in the middle of the desert'

Harlequins have been playing in Abu Dhabi for three years: the Abu Dhabi Harlequins, that is, who in 2008 became affiliated with the London club of the same name who on Wednesday announced their LV Cup tie against London Wasps will be held in the Gulf state on 30 January.

Quins and Wasps boldly take oval ball to Abu Dhabi

Wasps and Harlequins have confirmed they will play their forthcoming LV= Cup fixture in Abu Dhabi. The London rivals will be the first English clubs to stage a competitive match outside of the country.

Wasps to play Harlequins in Abu Dhabi

Wasps and Harlequins have confirmed they will break new ground by staging their forthcoming LV= Cup fixture in Abu Dhabi.

December: Sample the atmosphere down at Yellowknife

Where to go, what to do in 2011

Grounded stories: 'We got on the plane but then waited eight hours'

Rob Sharp and John Elmes talk to passengers hoping to get away for Christmas but who find themselves stranded at Heathrow

Abu Dhabi pines for a golden Christmas

A hotel in Abu Dhabi is in the running for the accolade of having the world's most expensive Christmas tree.

Olazabal fit to lead Ryder Cup defence

Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be named as Europe's Ryder Cup captain in Abu Dhabi on 18 January.

Capello's trip to Abu Dhabi fuels speculation about Inter move

Fabio Capello will be in Abu Dhabi next week for the Fifa Club World Cup, which will do nothing to dispel suggestions that he is being lined up to replace Rafael Benitez as the coach of Internazionale, who are there as the European champions.

Abu Dhabi bank snaps up last One Hyde Park unit

The Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is to pay a record rent for the final retail unit at One Hyde Park, the luxury Knightsbridge development managed by the Candy brothers in London.

Cultural desert: Will Abu Dhabi censor its new museums?

The world's leading architects are building museums in Abu Dhabi as the emirate pours a fortune into trying to become one of the art capitals of the world. But will the works inside be censored?

Simon Calder: Avoid the airport experience with a 'no-fly' cruise

First they came for our nail clippers and tweezers; next, any water bottle containing more than 100ml was confiscated; now, that 500g printer-ink cartridge you hold so dear is prohibited from your hand baggage.

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
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Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

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Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen