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Mercedes take front row as new rule limits communications between the teams and their drivers

Monisha Kaltenborn

Monisha Kaltenborn to become first female team principal in Formula One

Monisha Kaltenborn has become Formula One's first female team principal after taking over from Peter Sauber at his eponymous team.

Nemesis car smashes electric speed record

A supercar powered by energy from wind turbines has smashed the UK land speed record for an electric car.

Friday 31 August: Shooting
Jonas Jacobsson

Paralympics 2012: Six of the best to watch...

Friday 31 August: Shooting

Never mind Paul Ryan's policies, check out those pecs

Interest in Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, is understandably at an all-time high. But it appears that Americans aren't particularly intrigued by his policies – instead, they want his abs. After "Paul Ryan budget", the top search term on Google for articles about the Republican candidate is "Paul Ryan shirtless". The 42-year-old used the P90X video workout – which apparently takes 90 days of exercise and good nutrition to turn you from a Mr Creosote to a preening Adonis – to craft his enviable physique. Its year-on-year sales have doubled in the past week.

Radical SR3 SL

It's legal to drive the Radical SR3 on British roads. But should you?

Ousted South Africa ANC youth leader Julius Malema blames police in mine deaths

Miners and their families welcomed expelled politician Julius Malema today as he told the thousands who gathered at the site where 34 miners were killed this week that South African police had no right to fire the live bullets that killed them.

Codemasters announce Grid 2 revving up for 2013

The recently rebranded Codemasters Racing Studios have confirmed the 2013 launch of racing game Grid 2 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as they bid to ‘make street, track and road racing exciting again,’ in the words of executive producer, Clive Moody.

Six remanded on terror charges

Six men appeared in court today in connection with terrorism charges.

Fabian Cancellara, a four-time world time-trial champion, tumbled on a right-hand corner in the final stages of the road race

Fabian Cancellara confident of defending his Olympic time-trial title despite injury

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is confident of lining up in defence of his Olympic time-trial title on Wednesday as he recovers from a crash during Saturday's road race.

Heavens goes one better for Gosden

It was so nearly a perfect weekend for her family. As it was, Great Heavens instead completed one for her sex. Her success in the Darley Irish Oaks yesterday complemented that of Danedream, who had beaten Nathaniel – a full brother to Great Heavens – by a nostril at Ascot the previous day.

Legendary Nürburgring faces closure

The Nürburgring, Germany's legendary Formula One racing circuit, faces the prospect of bankruptcy and possible closure next week, because the private operating company which runs it has failed to meet debts estimated to be €500m (£390m).

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his most recent win at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this year

Lewis Hamilton seeks a return to winning ways in 100th GP

"Just one thing, guys," Lewis Hamilton began yesterday, and it wasn't hard to guess what was coming next. All talk of last week was off limits…

VW-inspired quality: the Škoda Citigo

Škoda Citigo

A small fry worth cashing your chips in for

Bieber says of his new-found wealth: 'When we'd go to restaurants, I couldn't order drinks as they were too expensive. Me and my mom would split a meal because we couldn't afford two. That really helps me today - I see the value of money'

Paparazzo may face charges in Justin Bieber car chase

Prosecutors are weighing whether to charge a paparazzo with driving recklessly on a Los Angeles freeway to photograph pop star Justin Bieber in what could be the first use of a new anti-paparazzi law, an official said on Tuesday.

Jacques Kallis unconcerned by past struggles in England

The omens are far from encouraging for South Africa, and their pivotal all-rounder Jacques Kallis, for the first Investec Test at The Oval.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there