News A fatal Mozambique airline plane crash was 'deliberately' caused by the pilot, experts say

Aviation officials say the aircraft’s ‘black box’ shows there was a ‘clear intention’ to manually bring the plane down

Images of redemption: John Keane in Angola

When the official Gulf War artist John Keane went to Angola, he was prepared for destruction, but not for hope. Claire Soares uncovers the human stories behind his portraits

Fortune favours Egypt as defending champions advance to semi-finals

A fortunate bounce off the body of striker Amr Zaki was enough to ensure Egypt retained hopes of a successful African Nations Cup title defence with a 2-1 win over Angola in yesterday's quarter-final. They were joined in the last four by Cameroon, who needed extra-time to deal with a stubborn Tunisian side that had clawed back a two-goal deficit before going down 3-2 last night.

Senegal coach quits after flop

Angola and Tunisia are within a point of qualification for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup after wins on Sunday.

Senegal 1 Angola 3: United-bound Manucho startles Senegal

Manucho scored two more goals as Angola came from behind for a surprise win over Senegal at the African Nations Cup yesterday.

Arcelor chairman under pressure from rebels on Severstal

Joseph Kinsch, the chairman of Arcelor, was expected to receive a letter last night from dissident shareholders controlling about 30 per cent of the steel company's shares demanding an extraordinary meeting at which they can voice opposition toits proposed merger with Severstal.

ICI fined £63m over involvement in 'tapas bar' cartel

Chemical makers including ICI, Arkema and Lucite International were fined €344.5m (£236m) yesterday for fixing the price of acrylic glass used in DVDs, car parts and household appliances. They had forged a cartel that met in hotel rooms and tapas bars.

Unknown species found in isolated Israeli caves systems

Eight hitherto unknown species of invertebrate creatures isolated from the outside world for millions of years have been discovered in a unique subterranean ecosystem functioning in a cave in central Israel.

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