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McIlroy glory hinges on Euro

Rory McIlroy may not after all have to win the last two events of the European Tour to catch Luke Donald at the top of the money list.

The Ideas Factory: From tagging gigs to urns that become trees –

"Tagging" friends' faces on your photo albums is one of Facebook's enduring functions. The social network is hoping it can use the technique to help concert-goers solve an age-old problem: buying tickets next to or near their friends without someone having to put 10 pairs on their credit card.

BP profits lower than anticipated

BP posted lower than expected profits today in a further sign of the pressure on the firm as it looks to reverse its fortunes in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Julian Assange slams extradition ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today criticised the European arrest warrant system after a judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.

Korea welcomes a divided world

Ahead of this week's G20 summit in Seoul, finance ministers have been busy falling out over how to cure their economic ills. The omens are not goods

New BP chief executive in recovery pledge

BP's new chief executive today pledged to put the oil giant "on the road to recovery" as it reeled under a 32.2 billion US dollar (£20.8 billion) blow from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

The Complete Guide To St Lucia

Cool off with the jazz crowd, retreat to the rainforest or simply wallow in the water: this Caribbean island has it all, says Simon Redfern