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The stellar explosion is the closest to be spotted since 1987 and will provide a 'galactic yardstick' for astronomers judging distances across the universe

Sky 32 sits on the 32nd floor of the Galaxy casino in Macau

Macau raises the stakes: The exclusive Galaxy Sky 32 casino is only for gamblers who risk £1 million

Like a bet? Got a spare £1.07million? Well the Sky 32 venue is for you.

Samsung has announced that the latest model of their flagship Galaxy series will be unveiled on 20 June in London.

Samsung announces London launch for Galaxy S4 Mini

The S4 - released three months ago - became the best-selling Android smartphone

A cell phone with the a new Facebook interface

HTC's Facebook phone launch postponed in UK and Europe

The launch has been put on hold after a negative reaction to the HTC handset in the US

Apple has been named the most valuable brand in the world

Apple named top global brand despite tax avoidance

Apple has been named the most "valuable" brand in the world

The Business Matrix: Friday 24 May 2013

Samsung's new Galaxy sets record

The Samsung Galaxy S4. A new rival to Apple's iPhone

Galaxy S4 off to a flier as Samsung's sales record is broken

Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone has become its fastest-selling phone ever, shifting at a rate of one every four seconds since its launch in late April.

Samsung predicts 53% surge in profits

Samsung’s star continues to rise, as the South Korean electronics giant today predicted a stronger-than-expected jump in first-quarter profits.

We can see only about 5 per cent of the matter in the Universe

An end to our darkest secret? Scientists close to explaining dark matter

A £1.3bn experiment could soon reveal the true nature of the mysterious dark matter

Q&A: What is dark matter? And how do we know it exists?

What is dark matter?

It is everything we cannot see or detect in space. Scientists estimate that about 95 per cent of the Universe is composed of dark matter.

Jump racing's vigil for McNamara goes on

McCoy and McManus find grim perspective in the uncertain fate of stricken amateur jockey
The Samsung Galaxy S4. A new rival to Apple's iPhone

Galaxy S4: Samsung takes battle to Apple with launch of Galaxy S4

On the buttons: Galaxy's quest to be the world's favourite smartphone takes fight to Big Apple

Smart TV boosts Imagination

Demand for smart TV sets is helping to keep profits on track at Imagination Technologies, the British company which designs graphic processors for smartphones and tablets including the iPhone and iPad.

Google Doodle celebrates life of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams

Today’s Google Doodle marks the anniversary of the birth of science fiction writer Douglas Adams.

Sky watchers prepare for once-in-a-lifetime chance to view rare comet

A comet with a glowing tail makes a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month.

Cosmic! Scientists clear up one of large unsolved puzzles about our Universe

Scientists have solved the mystery of cosmic rays, a stream of highly-energetic sub-atomic particles that pervades the Universe and is responsible for much of the extra radiation dose received by airline passengers.

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

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Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
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

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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
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How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

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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