FTSE 100 loses another female boss as Anglo American's Cynthia Carroll steps down

The FTSE 100 Index is to lose another female chief executive after Cynthia Carroll announced she is to step down as boss of Anglo American.

Amplats tots up strike costs

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said it has lost 1.1bn rand (£78m) in revenues as a result of strikes at its mines in South Africa.

Platinum miners sacked as tensions rise in South Africa rise

Tensions mounted in South Africa's resources industry yesterday as Anglo American fired 12,000 platinum miners, Shell declared force majeure on fuel deliveries and unrest in the mining industry spread to take another life.

A striking display from workers in iron-ore sector

A series of wildcat miners' strikes in South Africa spread to the iron-ore sector yesterday and hit another gold firm in an escalation of the labour unrest that is testing President Jacob Zuma's leadership.

Deals of the week: Aberaeron, Sorrento, South Africa

Less than £200... The Harbourmaster is an upmarket B&B in Aberaeron, Wales. In October, it has two-night short breaks with dinner, bed in one of its 12 individually styled rooms and a full Welsh breakfast each morning for £160pp, based on two sharing, for midweek stays. Harbour-master.com

Match winner: Jonny Bairstow hits out on his way to an unbeaten 68 in the Twenty20 semi-final against Sussex

Wood stalls Yorkshire to seal trophy

Practice pays off for young left-armer as he takes three wickets in last over for Hampshire

Mine owners lift threat to sack strikers as South Africa mourns

As well as the 34 strikers shot dead by police, 78 were badly wounded and more than 250 were arrested

Lonmin appeals to staff as 44 die in violence at mine

Lonmin last night appealed to its striking staff to come back to work in the aftermath of the escalation of the violence at its Marikana mine in South Africa that pushed the death toll to 44 in the past week.

Riot police at the Markikana mine yesterday

South African police slaughter striking miners after stand-off

18 dead at British-owned platinum mine as authorities lose patience with rival factions in industrial dispute

Three killed in clashes at Lonmin mine

Three people have been killed and at least six injured at a South African mine operated by the platinum producer Lonmin as rival trade unions clashed with each other and the company's security staff.

The Olympic rings in all their glory hanging below a bridge on the Serpentine during the women's open-water race

Team GB's Daniel Fogg targets success in the Serpentine

Daniel Fogg will today conclude what has been a poor campaign by the British swimmers when he competes in the 10 kilometre open water race in Hyde Park hoping to enjoy a better day than team-mate Keri-anne Payne.

London 2012 opening ceremony audience hit 900 million predicts IOC

Almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games' opening ceremony on television, the International Olympic Committee predicted today.

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Tobias: as well as his work on Homo habilis, he also described a new Australopithecus species

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Phillip Tobias was a palaeoanthropologist who broadened and deepened our knowledge of the earliest history of the human-like species that came before our own. Working together with Mary and Louis Leakey he discovered and documented Homo habilis, a two million-year-old possible ancestor and one of the earliest users of tools. More recently he collaborated with Professor Ron Clarke in describing a new Australopithecus species, from a fossil skeleton dubbed Little Foot, which dates back some three million years or more.

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