Sport Lizzy Yarnold kisses her trophy after being crowned the women's skeleton world champion near Koenigssee, southern Germany

The Kent slider finishes ninth in Konigssee, enough to finish the season as champion

British player Colin Oates lost his repêchage bout to Cho Junho of South Korea

Judo: Colin Oates misses out in quest for medal

Britain's Colin Oates missed out on the chance to fight for Olympic judo bronze when he was beaten by Jun-Ho Cho of Korea in the repechage of the men's under-66kgs at ExCeL.

Basketball: Johnson on song for GB

Great Britain cruised to a second straight victory over Portugal in as many days as they continued their Olympic preparations in Sheffield yesterday. Following on from Saturday's 83-68 win, GB turned in a more rounded performance with big contributions off the bench as they built a lead early and kept pulling away.

Valerie Trierweiler, Hollande's live-in girlfriend, sent the offending tweet

Mr Normal's private life in the spotlight

Hollande acts as feuding women, an angry son and malicious tweets threaten his quiet image

Primark sales surge on European success

Primark has shrugged off the wet weather and economic downturn in Europe to post sales growth ahead of its rivals, such as Marks & Spencer, in its third quarter.

Primark boosted by new stores

Primark has shrugged off the wet weather and economic downturn in Europe to post sales growth ahead of its rivals, such as Marks & Spencer, in its third quarter.

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.

The Week in Books: Will the BRICS make our books? Slowly, global publishing turns a new page

Maybe it's a remnant from an encyclopaedia-browsing childhood (or just early exposure to the Guinness Book of Records), but I still love chunky illustrated reference books – a taste for bulky blocks of print incompatible with the price per square foot of property anywhere in southern England. Earlier this year, I bought Dorling Kindersley's wonderful History Year by Year – nugget after shiny nugget of the human past over the millennia, all the way from the Great Rift Valley in Kenya to Silicon Valley in California. Checking the credits page, I found that the smart design work on this multi-handed monument of editing came from India, where publishers now often outsource not just routine office functions but almost every skilled task. DK began to operate in India even before the reference giant was swallowed by Penguin in 2000.

Jonathan Joseph (left) trains with fellow centre Manu Tuilagi yesterday

'New Guscott' Jonathan Joseph is in while Toby Flood replaces Owen Farrell

It is almost 30 years since England threw an uncapped midfielder into the fires of a Test in South Africa without the rugby equivalent of an asbestos suit and found themselves being burned alive collectively as a consequence. That centre was John Palmer, a wonderfully creative playmaker from Bath who might have caused the Springboks some problems had he not found himself playing out of position against Danie Gerber, one of the great centres of the post-war era. Gerber scored one try in the opening match and three more in the second.

Jaguar Land Rover roars away to record profits

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has posted the highest profits in it's history. The luxury car maker said that pre-tax profits grew from £1.1bn last year, which was also a record, to £1.51bn.

New Range Rover and booming China sales drive JLR to fresh profits record

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has posted its biggest-ever profits. The luxury car maker said pre-tax profits grew from £1.1bn last year – the previous record – to £1.51bn.

Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick of tries

Dowson injury gives England a scare after Ashton leads rout

England 57 Barbarians 26

Anuradha Desai is the head of the Venky's conglomerate

So why do the Blackburn owners Venkys not seem to care?

Martin Hardy answers the questions we all wanted to ask about the Blackburn owners

Gunman on motorbike wounds nuclear boss Roberto Adinolfi

The head of a nuclear power company was shot and wounded as he left his home in the northern city of Genoa.

James Moore: CWW deal could prove taxing for Vodafone

Outlook Sighs of relief all round at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW).

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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin