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Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.

An international crew of researchers (L-R) Cosmonaut training centre specialist Alexei Sitev, European Space Agency specialists Charles Romani of France, doctor Sukhrob Kamol, military doctor Alexei Smoleyevsky, European Space Agency specialists Diego Urbina of Italy, Chinese astronaut training centre specialist Wang Yue

The main problem for a manned Mars mission? Sleep deprivation

Research reveals physical and psychological challenges of sending astronauts to Red Planet

'It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action as the cat doesn't speak': Feline caught sneaking saw and phone into Brazilian prison

A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was “detained” as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported today.

MP Ann Clywd slams treatment of husband left to die 'like a battery hen' in hospital

An MP has described how her husband was treated with “coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt” by staff as he lay dying in hospital.

Model Gabriel Aubry and actress Halle Berry

Monsters brawl? Halle Berry's ex Gabriel Aubry arrested after Thanksgiving day fight with her fiance

Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has been arrested after a “brutal” fracas reportedly involving him and the Hollywood actress’s fiancé Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving.

1,300 defibrillators at risk as fault drains batteries

More than 1,300 life-saving defibrillators may not work when needed because of a battery fault, the health regulator said today.

Christopher Tappin, with his wife Elaine, was extradited to the US

Tappin admits arms dealing

The British businessman Christopher Tappin admitted an arms dealing charge last night in a plea bargain with prosecutors in the United States.

You may as well forget 4G until reception on the trains is up to speed

Why switch to 4G now? Despite the hype, it won’t initially be able to deliver much

Christopher Tappin and his wife at Heathrow today

Guilty – but coming home a little sooner: extradited Briton Tappin strikes plea deal

Accused British businessman has deeply missed seeing his wife and family

April Jones was abducted as she played out with friends

Search for April Jones will go on for months if necessary, say police

The massive search for missing April Jones could well continue into Christmas and beyond, police have vowed

Rebecca Armstrong: When a 'relaxing' lunch leaves you super stressed

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Rebecca Armstrong: A higher-tech hair removal device – it must be good!

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Lucy Porter: People Person, The Stand, Edinburgh Festival

After getting pregnant “twice in the same tax year” the always glowing Lucy Porter returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two year absence - a long break by the standards of this petite comic’s big appetite for the festival.

Andrew Buncombe: Delhi is a city where connections count for a lot

As with so many things in Delhi, one's access to an uninterrupted supply of electricity is inextricably linked to wealth, status and connections.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley gives Alexei Evangulov ringing endorsement

Tom Daley publicly launched his bid for Olympic glory today in a press conference that veered from questions about his late father to the importance of personal grooming.

Judge rejects bid to stop Olympic rooftop missiles

Alarmed residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links