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

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal to make long-awaited comeback

Spaniard has not played since Wimbledon

Work started to clear the Olympic Stadium at Stratford the day after the Paralympic Games closing ceremony

West Ham owners promise not to cut and run as Olympic Stadium bid proves successful

Hammers named as the top choice to move into Stratford stadium

Rivals Sebastian Vettel (left) and Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso calm ahead of Formula One title showdown with Sebastian Vettel

Fernando Alonso has conceded to being relaxed and focused ahead of his latest Formula One world title showdown with Sebastian Vettel.

Kimi Raikkonen confident of more success at Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen is confident he will not be a one-win wonder at Lotus.

David Cameron orders investigation into claims a paedophile ring - said to include a former prominent Conservative MP - operated in North Wales for more than a decade

David Cameron today ordered two major inquiries into claims that a paedophile ring – said to include a former prominent Conservative politician – operated in North Wales for more than a decade.

Rivals Sebastian Vettel (left) and Fernando Alonso

Ferrari break F1 curfew to help Fernando Alonso title bid

Ferrari broke a Formula One curfew at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help Fernando Alonso in his title battle with Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

Paul Di Resta

Paul di Resta hoping for change of fortune at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Paul di Resta is hoping the annoyance and frustration he has had to contend with of late will be a thing of the past in Abu Dhabi.

Mancini looks on during the defeat to Ajax

Roberto Mancini under pressure as Manchester City's senior players start to turn

Scepticism at the manager's methods grows after Champions League debacle against Ajax

South African doctor held in UAE jail on 10-year-old charge

Cyril Karabus, known for apartheid-era treatment of black children, held for manslaughter of girl

Grace misses out on hat-trick

Dunhill Links champion Branden Grace has pulled out of this week's Portugal Masters after remembering what happened to him the last time he tried for three wins in a row.

2012: Team Europe's Martin Kaymer of Germany takes his par (left); 1991: Bernhard Langer of Germany misses the vital putt

Ryder Cup: Bernhard Langer miss gave Martin Kaymer the strength to sink that crucial putt

Chat with fellow German turns around fortunes and mood of match-winner

British Museum sends artefacts overseas as UK funding falls

The British Museum is no longer just for the British, it seems. As Government funding falls and the museum seeks other sources of cash, the UK's most popular visitor attraction has more exhibitions on tour than ever before and is increasingly targeting wealthy countries.

Franck Cammas wins round the world race with crew of Groupama

The first French winner for 26 years of the round the world race, which was then the Whitbread and is now the Volvo, was celebrating in Galway as Franck Cammas and the crew of Groupama closed out the opposition ahead of the inshore race finale on Saturday.

Egypt: Presidential loser Ahmed Shafik leaves as graft inquiry launched

The loser of the presidential election left Egypt with most of his family yesterday, hours after an investigation was opened into claims that he wasted public funds as a minister in the former regime.

Travel unravelled: The trick of knowing when to secure best prices on long and short-haul flights

Q. I need to book two flights for travel early in 2013. If I delay booking will they tend to get cheaper or otherwise? One will be long-haul to Abu Dhabi and the other "low cost" to Spain. Sam Doak, East Yorkshire

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After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
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After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

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New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
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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
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
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