Sport Samuel Eto'o scored a hat-trick to beat Manchester United

The Cameroonian scored a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday

Hutchinson fighting hard in Mallorca

Defending champion Terry Hutchinson was again being made to work hard in the TP52 class on the second day of its world championship regatta in Mallorca today. In the absence of an Emirates Team New Zealand, which took the Audi MedCup crown away from him this year, the American from Annapolis added a third place and a sixth in Quantum to a first and fifth on the opening day.

British man convicted of killing fellow expat

A British man charged with killing a fellow expat in a Spanish island holiday resort has been convicted, a court said today.

Man charged over Briton's death

A man has been charged with a fatal attack on a Briton who was beaten up while on holiday in Magaluf, police in the resort said today.

Mallorca attack teenager flown home

A schoolboy who is in a coma after he was attacked while on holiday in Mallorca was being assessed in a British hospital today after being flown home.

Police probe 'Eta cell' on Majorca

Spanish police said they are investigating whether Basque separatist group Eta still has an active unit on Majorca after two small bombs exploded on the popular tourist island yesterday.

Bomb explodes in Majorca bar

Spanish media say a small bomb has exploded in a restaurant on the island of Majorca after a telephone warning from Basque separatist group ETA, and that no one was hurt in the blast.

Simon Calder: No Iberian cheap Seats on the road this summer

The road north-east to Cap de Formentor appears to snake up from Port de Pollença in northern Mallorca like an especially tricky tract of the digestive system.

Return of Eta's summer bomb campaigns puts fear into tourists

World Focus: Spain

Majorca rocked as Eta takes its fight to holiday isle

Two policemen killed on second day of attacks by Basque separatists

Two officers killed in Mallorca car blast

An explosion near a police station on a Spanish resort island killed two officers today, a day after a car bombing blamed on Basque separatists injured scores in northern Spain, officials said.

Travel Challenge: A peak season holiday in Mallorca

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a week's break for a family of four in Mallorca, departing on 8 August.

Seven-year prison term for fugitive Lib Dem donor

Fraudster stole £8m from former chairman of Manchester United

Loo-ser! Pranksters trap Clarkson

Pranksters trapped Jeremy Clarkson in a portable toilet - and posted a video on the web to add to the embarrassment.

Family travel: A single parent's conundrum

Q. I'm a single parent with two children who are 10 and 12. For our summer holiday this year, I'd like a nine- to 11-day break at the end of August and my budget is around £3,000. The accommodation should be comfortable with a range of activities. Any suggestions for us? L Jerrard, via email

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

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Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

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Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

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Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform