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The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

Student strikes deal to avoid extradition

A British university student has avoided extradition to America over allegations of internet piracy after signing an agreement to pay compensation and avoid trial.

BURNING BRIDGES: Rupert Murdoch answers questions at the Leveson inquiry on Thursday

What do Americans make of Leveson? They're horrified at tabloid behaviour - and press regulation

In the digital age, no free press can be restrained by national borders. The networked world of the web makes it an increasingly international issue

Should your boss be your Facebook Friend?

With Sandy Island finally off the map, who's to say any of us are really here

Tales From The Water Cooler

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Review

A guilty pleasure, just one showing decided signs of ageing.
Blaze of glory: Overturn is 8-1 for the Arkle Trophy after winning by 14 lengths on his debut over fences yesterday

Overturn has jump on rivals for the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham

Frankel notwithstanding, the jumping arm of the sport undoubtedly produces the more regular supply of equine folk heroes, and one certainly added to his already considerable fanbase yesterday.

Apple launches new patent claim against Samsung and Google Android

Apple has launched a new patent claim against Samsung and Android.

Being Modern: Posh ready meals

There are truffles in the macaroni cheese and star anise in the lasagne: yes, Heston has unveiled a new range of ready meals for Waitrose. And he might not know it, but he owes a great deal to a 1913 fishing trip through the icy outreaches of Newfoundland.

Internet search firm Google has been ordered to look again at its controversial privacy policy by European Union regulators after it was criticised over its collection of internet users' personal information, according to reports.

Cash-strapped European news websites ask governments to step in and force Google to pay for story links

European news organisations bleeding money and readers are trying to avoid extinction by asking governments in France, Germany and Italy to step in and charge Google for links to stories the internet search giant has always used for free.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 30 October 2012

Chelsea stand by Clattenburg claim as FA investigates

The News Matrix: Monday 29 October 2012

Wave of violence hits Sao Paulo

Beyonce with her daughter Blue Ivy

It's a baby brand! Jay-Z and Beyoncé lose trademark case over daughter Blue Ivy's name

The king and queen of hip-hop had filed legal papers but after planning to launch a range of baby products

DC Comics retain rights to Superman

DC Comics will retain its rights to Superman after a judge ruled that the heirs of one of the superhero's co-creators signed away their ability to reclaim copyrights to the Man of Steel roughly 20 years ago.

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices