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Shares fell as much as 14% in early trading after company warned on 2014 profit outlook

Coffee-shop hopefuls hit as Lavazza roll-out goes cold

Court orders winding-up of firm appointed to steer the venture

Train passengers 'treated worse than livestock'

Rules governing space for standing train passengers are less generous than those for transporting some farm animals

Gaming reviews: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist; Charlie Murder; The Drowning

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

A kind of bromance: Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in JJ Abrams's action sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

Into Darkness voted 'worst Star Trek film' by trekkies

The Trekkies have spoken. Into Darkness has been declared the worst film in the Star Trek franchise, in spite of its critical success and impressive performance at the box office.

Nine Bangladesh cricketers charged with match-fixing

The International Cricket Council has charged nine Bangladesh cricketers and officials with match-fixing and other related offences allegedly committed during this year's Bangladesh Premier League.

African Union peacekeepers take position outside the UN compound in Somalia

British foreign aid for Somalia falls into hands of al-Qa'ida

Almost £500,000 of goods and equipment "confiscated" by terror group as aid budget row continues

Richard Troue: Fund manager with a twinkle in his eye

Fidelity's Alex Wright looks for under-valued companies with unrecognised potential

'Luis Suarez moving to Arsenal is ludicrous': Liverpool owner John W Henry insists striker must stay and they will not sell to rival for top-four place

John W Henry anticipates Champions League qualification for the club this season

McDonald’s has admitted 90 per cent of its UK employees are on zero-hours contracts.

They won't be lovin' it: McDonald's admits 90% of employees are on zero-hours contracts without guaranteed work or a stable income

Fast-food chain is potentially the largest zero-hours employer in the UK’s private sector

Alex Rodriguez is still owed $100m from his Yankees contract

Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez set to return as drugs storm finally hits

A-Rod suspended until end of 2014 but appeal allows first Yankees game of the season last night

Avatar grossed $2.8bn at the box office

James Cameron to make three Avatar sequels

James Cameron will make three follow-up films to his 2009 3D epic Avatar rather than the two movies he had originally planned.

Matt Smith has decided to stand down as Doctor Who

Doctor Who is it? Identity of the next Time Lord to be revealed on live TV this Sunday

In a prime time live television event that promises to combine the theatrics of the final of Miss World with the nostalgia trip of This is Your Life, the next incarnation of Doctor Who is set to emerge from the TARDIS on Sunday.

150 jobs axed at Railcare repairs firm

More than 150 jobs were axed today after a rail repairs and refurbishment company went into administration, with hundreds more workers facing redundancy, unions said.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko could lose his starting place

Transfer news: Tottenham could launch bid for Manchester City's Edin Dzeko if Roberto Soldado deal falls through

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to sign a new striker and could move for the Bosnian international who has slipped down the pecking order at the Etihad

YouTube launches 'Geek Week', nerds left in the shade

Running August 4-10, each day of the week will be dedicated to different strand of geekery

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada