Cycling: Giro may take on Galibier ascent

The Giro d'Italia is set for a stage summit finish on the famous Galibier climb in France's Alps in the not too distant future, says director Michele Acquarone.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora go head to head – with a fence in between them – at Upton Park yesterday

Boxing: Ban threat over Haye v Chisora

The British Boxing Board of Control has warned that all individuals involved in the heavyweight fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora on 14 July will be stripped of their licences.

David Haye and Dereck Chisora go head to head – with a fence in between them – at Upton Park yesterday

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Yes, they bent the rules but this is Britain's biggest fight

Contrary to lazy myth, Chisora and Haye were not in Munich to start hyping their fight

GW shares get buzz from cannabis

GW Pharmaceuticals yesterday saw its cannabis-based pain-relief medicine approved in another 10 European countries, sending its shares up nearly 2 per cent.

Bernadotte and his second wife, Gunilla, in Stockholm in 2010

Count Carl Johan Bernadotte

Count Carl Johan Bernadotte, who died on 5 May aged 95, was a member of the Swedish royal family who lost his title and succession rights when he married a commoner. He was also the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria.

Asma al-Assad has imported fine art and jewellery from Paris

Dozens killed in Hama just one day after visit by UN

At least 35 people were reported dead by the Local Co-ordination Committees in shelling in the Mashaa al-Arbaeen suburb of Hama yesterday, a day after the UN team visited the city and activists said tanks had been hidden from view.

An empty-looking parliament in Naypyidaw yesterday

EU suspends sanctions as Suu Kyi refuses to take her seat

Row over swearing of parliamentary oath prevents NLD party from joining assembly

EU will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year

The European Union will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year while it assesses the country's progress towards democracy.

Logica chiefs reject bonuses

The bosses of Logica, the IT giant which made 1300 people redundant last year, turned down bonuses totalling just over £1m, according to the company's annual report published yesterday.

Hot stones: Ancient baths at Kaiserthermen

48 Hours: Trier

Germany's oldest city is marking 500 years since the Holy Robe was brought to its cathedral. But this isn't the only relic of note – the Roman capital of northern Europe is awash with architectural wonders.

Leading article: Offshore tax deals - legal but wrong

How about a "Double Luxembourg", or perhaps a "Double Irish", or even a "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich"? When it comes to avoiding corporation tax, there is certainly no shortage of options. The scandal, therefore, is not so much that Amazon pays barely anything to the British exchequer in relation to its £3bn-plus UK operations; the scandal is that such elegant accounting two-steps are entirely legal.

This Amazon distribution centre in Gourock was joined last year by a second Scottish base in Fife after the company received a £10.6m Government grant

Amazon investigated by UK authorities over tax avoidance

Tax officials have launched an investigation into whether the online retail giant Amazon has avoided tax by officially allocating its UK sales to a company based in Luxembourg.

Key Greek finance meeting put off

The meeting of Eurozone finance ministers to settle Greek's bailout deal has been postponed.

Murray failed to convince in Brisbane

Andy Murray fights back to progress at the Brisbane International

Andy Murray continued to do it the hard way as he reached the last eight of the Brisbane International with a three-set win over Gilles Muller today.

Andy Murray almost suffered an embarrassing start to 2012

Winning start to 2012 for Andy Murray

Andy Murray survived a scare before battling back to see off Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in his first match of 2012 at the Brisbane International today.

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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