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

The Investment Column: Can-maker Rexam has the mettle to withstand slowdown

National Express; Sterling Energy

Green investor group targets nickel firm

Norilsk Nickel, the Russian nickel producer at the centre of a takeover battle, is the first target of a new activist investor group which aims to put pressure on polluting companies and industries.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Ofcom sidelined in broadband review

Francesco Caio, former chief executive of Cable & Wireless, is no doubt a talented chap who knows an awful lot about modern telecommunications. The future of broadband Britain is an equally worthy cause.

China signs partnership deals with aluminium and mining firms

Two of China's biggest state-owned companies have signed partnership agreements with Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, and Anglo American, the mining giant, to develop mining projects in China and Africa.

Chinalco in talks with Australian officials over plans for Rio Tinto

Senior managers from Chinalco, the Chinese mining giant that made a dawn raid on Rio Tinto stock last week, have flown to Australia for talks with government officials over their plans.

Preview: Oedipus Loves You, Riverside Studios, London

The mother of all plays – in a modern style

Fee facts: Is the price right?

The implications of tuition fees for new students

India 241 & 521-6 dec West Indies 371 & 13-0: Jaffer's guile and Dhoni's style puts West Indies on back foot

Controversy and confusion over a disputed catch that ended a typically explosive Mahendra Singh Dhoni innings took some of the gloss off Wasim Jaffer's 212 against the West Indies that swung the balance back to India on the first Test's fourth day here yesterday.

Poisoned: The Camelford scandal

Victims of the Camelford scandal, Britain's worst water supply contamination incident, are starting to die of mystery diseases

Paul Weller: The perfect guitar for The Jam

It had fallen out of fashion, but the Rickenbacker, with its Swinging Sixties, Carnaby Street vibe, not to mention its unique jangly chime, was the obvious choice for The Jam, says Paul Alcantara

The shock of the mostly new

John Simister previews Jaguar's attempt to update its image with the remodelled XK

Scarred by the aluminium wars, Oleg the oligarch steels himself for a new battle

He's gone from Siberia to Belgravia, but now Russia's second-richest man faces a $300m lawsuit over a joint venture that turned sour
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea