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

The 10 Best torches

Shine a light on the autumn gloom – whether you’re hiking, camping or cycling – with these top torches

Boris Berezovsky and rival Roman Abramovich

Berezovsky humbled by verdict that leaves reputation in tatters

‘Unreliable’ oligarch facing huge legal bill after Roman Abramovich’s crushing victory over business deal

Boris Berezovsky and rival Roman Abramovich

Professor Richard Sakwa: Both were ‘gangsters’ – but one was cleverer than the other

The long-running saga of Boris Berezovsky versus Roman Abramovich opened the window on how oligarchical capitalism was established in Russia in the 1990s.

Roman Ambramovich to learn Boris Berezovsky case outcome

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich will discover this week whether he has won a multibillion-pound legal battle with fellow Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, court officials have said.

The 10 Best tough gadgets

If you regularly wreck mobiles, need a watch that can take a kicking or fancy a water-proof MP3, check these out...

Jane Merrick: The Emperor's New Clothes (29/07/12)

They are designed to soothe, but a neighbour's wind chimes have got our writer running for the scissors

Rio hits output highs but sounds warning

The mining giant Rio Tinto reported record production of iron ore and coking coal for the first half of the year yesterday, but issued a grim warning about the global economy.

Mr Cherney, 60, has dismissed the claims of criminality against him as scandalous

Businessman 'boasted of killing US trader'

Disputed court testimony tells of Michael Cherney's links to Russian mafia

Roman Abramovich, pictured, is due to be called as a witness for Oleg Deripaska later this year

Chelsea owner is key to oligarch trial

The owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich is set to play a crucial role in a bitter dispute between two oligarchs over the ownership of a stake in the world's largest aluminium company.

Oleg Deripaska (pictured) will join battle on Monday with Michael Cherney

Two more Russian oligarchs to fight over billions in High Court

First it was Roman versus Boris. Next up it is Oleg against Mikhail. The curtain will be raised in the High Court this week on the latest multibillion-pound dog-fight between oligarchs – this time over the ownership of the world's biggest aluminium company.

Olympic rings adorn Tower Bridge

Giant Olympic rings became the crowning glory on Tower Bridge today to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Games.

In pictures: Static - layered art from London's East End

The idea that visual art is only what can be spread flat across a canvas is one that has long since been abandoned. With sculpture and large-scale installations, the 2D print has become not so much outdated, but rather had to give up its monopoly over the art world and make way for more innovative uses of space.

Weak demand and prices hit ENRC

FTSE 100 Kazakh miner ENRC warned yesterday that its revenue decreased "significantly" in the first quarter, as the group was hit by weak demand and declining prices.

Way of life: Awa in the forest

The world's most threatened tribe

Survival International's campaign, backed by the actor Colin Firth, seeks to protect the life and lands of Brazil's Awa people

Dry as a bone: a trainer in a plasma chamber

How to waterproof absolutely anything

It's easy enough to make a jacket water-resistant. But what about a shoe, a hearing aid or even a paper tissue? Hal Hodson meets the researchers taking waterproofing into the future

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'