Yamile Aldama sports the colours she will represent in the Olympic triple jump come August

After crazy journey, Aldama aims to take 39 steps to glory

So there was Yamile Aldama, sitting in the Roman sunshine, humming along to the soothing sound of Barry White on her iPod, getting ready to start her season as the newly crowned world indoor champion in the triple jump and as a golden prospect on the Olympic medal front at the age of 39.

George Zimmerman back in jail

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer charged in the Florida killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, returned to jail yesterday after a court revoked his bond and ordered him back into custody.

Immigration Minister Damian Green blames wrong type of wind for chaos at Heathrow

Emergency plans to hire 70 more staff at troubled Heathrow were announced by the Immigration Minister yesterday as he acknowledged that the huge queues at the airport may be damaging Britain's reputation abroad.

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Underwear bomber's plot was foiled by British agent

The undercover agent who foiled an an Al-Qa'ida plot to destroy an airliner by posing as a potential suicide bomber is British, it was reported in the US last night.

Growing border this: the passport checking border control area of Heathrow's Terminal 5

Border Agency 'rewarding failure' over £3.6m bonuses

Managers at the troubled UK Border Agency have received bonuses of up to £10,000 just days after facing fierce criticism over recent chaotic scenes at Heathrow airport.

James McClean has impressed at club side Sunderland

James McClean closes Twitter account after death threats following Ireland selection for Euro 2012

James McClean has closed his Twitter account after receiving death threats following his selection for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 finals squad.

Theresa May ordered that the UK Border Force be separated from the UK Border Agency (UKBA)

Border Force missing targets

The extent to which the Border Force failed to meet some immigration-queue targets at Heathrow last month were revealed today.

UK Border Agency IT system a 'mess'

The UK Border Agency's IT system has collapsed under the volume of applications being made, forcing senior executives and foreign investors to consider taking their business elsewhere, a partner at one of Britain's top law firms said today.

The Immigration minister, Damian Green, said BAA and the Border Force had to work better together

Heathrow given 80 staff – but 900 were cut across UK

Scale of job losses emerges after Government drafts in help to tackle long queues

Leading article: No excuse for Heathrow's queues

According to the Government, it is now the weather which is to blame for the lengthening queues at Britain's airports. Before that, it was the airlines, which were, apparently, providing inaccurate passenger manifests. In fact, everyone and everything is to blame, it seems, apart from the Government's own policies and powers of administration.

Arrivals at Terminal 5 said they waited two hours at passport control

Rain blamed for latest chaos in Heathrow queues

Revealed: failed airport eye scanners have cost £2 for every passenger who used them

Bin Laden family to be deported from Pakistan today

A lawyer for Osama bin Laden's three widows and their nine children said the family is expected to be deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia later today.

All white now: Steve Magoffin is England-qualifed through his wife

Magoffin shines on debut as Sussex sink champions

Lancashire 124 & 176 Sussex 300 & 4-0 (Sussex win by 10 wickets)

Former Gaddafi henchman arrested over crimes against humanity

Mauritania officials have arrested the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, a leading figure in the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

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Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin