News Is anybody out there? Justin Bieber's Believe is 14th at the US box office

The documents, published on the Miami-Dade County Court Clerks website, detail that the singer now faces just one charge

The Verdict: Aston Martin Vanquish

Beauty and the beast proves an irrestible package

Focus: Car world's fabulous baker's boy

ON A hot day in the summer of 1962, in a house in Cavilda, a village in the heart of the Argentine Pampas, a seven-year-old boy showed his mother a balsawood toy car he had just made. He told her that one day he would build a real car, and that it would be the best in the world. The reply from his mother, the wife of the village baker, is unrecorded, but it is believed she smiled, looked out at the poor, rustic heartland surrounding her house, and sighed fondly, hoping for the best for young Horacio.

This is a moral tale, but blink and you'll miss it

THERE'S A moral in there somewhere, there must be, but I'm damned if I can see it. Merry hell is raging in right-thinking, child-loving circles because in the last series of his hugely successful Channel 4 programme TFI Friday, the presenter Chris Evans made a couple of seven- year-old children cry. Oh no, how awful. What did he do, smash their Game Boys, garrotte their guinea-pigs, slag off Sporty Spice, or tell them Father Christmas doesn't exist? Well, no. He invited them to a staring competition and they lost.

My other car is a boat

It's a car that's a boat. Or maybe a boat that's a car. Well, whatever it is, Catherine Bassindale took it for a spin along the Thames

Cricket World Cup: McGrath's cool will test Shoaib's fire

Lord's final: Australians believe experience of extraordinary semi-final win will serve them well against Pakistan

Boxing: The importance of being Hearns

BOXING IS too hard, too brutal a business to be romantic, yet provides moments that touch the heart and people who take it on to a higher plane. The appearance of Thomas Hearns in Manchester next week is a complex issue, partly to be welcomed, and inevitably, in view of his 40 years, also to be regretted.

Golf: R and A close the amateur loophole

Tim Glover finds big prizes could soon be things of the past

Motoring: Vroom at the top

For the price of a super mini, you could own a supercar, though keeping it on the road may ask more of your pocket. What's it to be, asks Michael Booth, Metro or Maserati?

THE BIG PLAYERS AND WHAT THEY OWN

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Maff is naff, says survey

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is seen as the "Reliant Robin" of Whitehall, according to research commissioned by the department itself.

Eight of the best for Ferdinand

Piech has picked up a quartet of 24-carat car makers, never mind that their glory days go back a few generations

Bargain Hunter: Car of the week: Dream machine

WHICH CAR symbolised the mad, bad Eighties? Was it the yuppie wagon BMW 3-series, or maybe the sloaney Golf GTI? Neither. If any vehicle symbolised the flash, look-at-me era, it was the Lamborghini Countach, conspicuous consumption on alloy wheels.

Travel: Some like it hot and hip - and find it in Miami

Florida's once run-down capital is now funky, fun and beautiful, nowhere more so than along the Ocean Drive in South Beach. By Janet Lewis

The man who just can't stop buying luxury cars

IF A middle-aged man who owned a Skoda Felicia, a VW Golf and a Seat Ibiza suddenly went out and bought himself a Lamborghini and a Rolls-Royce, his friends might be forgiven for starting to wonder about his mental health.

VW to buy Lamborghini from son of Suharto

THE GERMAN car maker Volkswagen added another luxury marque to its stable yesterday by agreeing to buy the Italian sports car maker Lamborghini.
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Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
Fifa corruption: Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

But if a real smoking gun is found, that might change things, says Tom Peck
Twenty two years later Jurassic Park series faces questions over accuracy of the fictional dinosaurs in it

Tyrannosaurus wrecked?

Twenty two years on, Jurassic Park faces questions over accuracy
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
Genes greatly influence when and how many babies a woman will have, study finds

Mother’s genes play key role in decision to start a family

Study's findings suggest that human fertility is still evolving
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Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
England can win the Ashes – and Elvis Presley will present the urn

England can win the Ashes – and Elvis will present the urn

In their last five Test, they have lost two and drawn two and defeated an India side last summer who thought that turning up was competing, says Stephen Brenkley
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

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