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New chief Andrew Mackenzie confident BHP Billiton can achieve 16% growth in two years

The US authorities succeeded in a major anti-corruption prosecution centred on the City of London, just one month after the SFO failed to land a blow in the same case

SFO left shamefaced after US nails City fraudster

The man – described as 'connected to the Bahrain royal family' – was found to be a central player in a huge fraud committed by the big aluminium business, Alcoa

The 10 best power tools

DIY is one New Year's resolution that's not hard to keep. Make those changes and fixes to your home with the help of one of these handy bits of kit

Billionaire Reuben brothers bank £600m from Global Switch bond fundraiser

The billionaire Reuben brothers are set to cash £600 million from the refinancing of data centre operator Global Switch.

An artist has been criticised after posting a video on Youtube of a sculpture being created by pouring molten aluminium into a fire ant colony mound

Artist criticised for creating sculpture by pouring molten aluminium into fire ant colony mound

A Youtube video showing how the work is made has now received over 7 million views, with the artists admitting that many commentators have asked 'what if I poured aluminum in your house'

Bumi investors move closer to Bakrie split-up

Shareholders will vote on the separation on the week commencing 16 December

The iPhone 5s is identical to the 5 in many ways

America’s Cup: Ehman raises question of radio communication in veiled accusation against New Zealand

A veiled accusation of cheating has been made against the New Zealand challenger for the America’s Cup by a senior member of event organiser and the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Coca-cola to introduce world’s first canned hot fizzy drink in Japan

New technology to make drinks that are both heated and carbonated has taken four years' research to build

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 new UK jobs in major boost for industry

Boost to economy comes after Chancellor hails drive out of recession

Jaguar has unveiled the new C-X17 concept car

Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar unveils new SUV concept

Gallery: Pictures of new C-X17 released

A general view shows a heavily damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on August 26

Revealed: UK Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria

UK accused of ‘breath-taking laxity’ over export licence for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride

LME unveils new chief executive Garry Jones

The former boss of NYSE Liffe was today named as the new man in charge of the London Metal Exchange.

The 10 Best frying pans

Whether it's for a full English or something more sophisticated, here's a piece of kit you can't live without

Copper miner Kazakhmys takes $823m hit on sale of ENRC stake

The copper miner Kazakhmys today took an $823 million (£527 million) hit on its 26 per cent stake in ENRC, the scandal-scarred miner poised to be taken private after five turbulent years on the London Stock Exchange.

HTC launches new One Mini smartphone with pre-order price of £379.99

New handset set to rival Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini - the stripped down version of Samsung's flagship device

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Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location, says Robert Fisk
Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Attwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered: What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week

New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered

What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week
Oculus Rift and the lonely cartoon hedgehog who could become the first ever virtual reality movie star

The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

Virtual reality is the 'next chapter' of entertainment. Tim Walker gives it a try
Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
Donovan interview: The singer is releasing a greatest hits album to mark his 50th year in folk

Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
Let's Race simulator: Ultra-realistic technology recreates thrill of the Formula One circuit

Simulator recreates thrill of F1 circuit

Rory Buckeridge gets behind the wheel and explains how it works
Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation' over plans to overhaul reverse-chronological timeline

Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag - but what else could the fashion house call it?

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

The star was shocked by a Peta investigation into the exotic skins trade
10 best waterproof mascaras

Whatever the weather: 10 best waterproof mascaras

We found lash-enhancing beauties that won’t budge no matter what you throw at them
Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

Charley Hull: 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

British teen keeps her feet on ground ahead of Women's Open
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'