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It remains 40 years since Great Britain won gold for eventing but there has been no need for Baddiel and Skinner to write a song about it. Far from being years of hurt, they have been four rich decades of achievement in equestrianism, to which yesterday's silver in the team event added further distinction. It was a fifth runners-up finish in the team event during that time, and an improvement too on the bronze of four years ago.

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A spectator watching the Olympic rowing received treatment in hospital for a hip injury after she fell from an unstable seat.

Bowing out: The British team take to the field at Lord's before their first round defeat by Ukraine

Olympic seats replaced after 'collapsing' underneath fans

Some seats at Olympic venues have been replaced or welded properly in to place after sports fans complained they collapsed beneath them.

53 rescuers freed from mine tunnel

Fifty-three rescuers have been freed after becoming trapped while trying to save five coal miners stuck underground when a tunnel collapsed at a south-west China mine.

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50 tons of silver lost during war salvaged

Nearly 50 tons of silver lost during the Second World War when a British merchant vessel sank three miles below the Atlantic has been brought back to the surface, it was announced yesterday.

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Abigail Disney – filmmaker, philanthropist and great-niece of the legendary animator Walt Disney – has publicly renounced her share of the family profits from an Israeli firm she claims is exploiting "occupied natural resources".

Rio hits output highs but sounds warning

The mining giant Rio Tinto reported record production of iron ore and coking coal for the first half of the year yesterday, but issued a grim warning about the global economy.

Wolseley mulls French options

Wolseley, the FTSE 100-listed building giant behind Plumb Center, is exploring "strategic options" for its business in France, with an outright sale thought to be the preferred option.

LME shareholders to vote on takeover

Shareholders in the London Metal Exchange will vote on 25 July on a £1.4bn takeover offer by the Hong Kong stock exchange, which could deliver a payout of £7.4m for the LME's chief executive, Martin Abbott.

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Qatar PM calls for a higher price for Xstrata

The prime minister of Qatar yesterday added his voice to the chorus of shareholder opposition to the proposed £57bn mega-merger between Xstrata and Glencore, calling for a higher price to be paid.

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