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Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.

Leading article: This country must have an army it can afford

In the next round of army cuts, the first place to look must be the officers' mess

Henry Bellingham: Our commitment to imprisoning warlord in Britain shows our clear support of justice

The court's judgment demonstrates to Taylor's victims that impunity can and will be challenged

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was jailed for 50 years today for helping rebels commit what a court in The Hague called some of the worst war crimes in history.

War crimes judges hear Charles Taylor's sentencing pleas

Convicted war criminal and former Liberian President Charles Taylor told judges at his sentencing hearing today that he sympathizes with victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone he helped foment, and judges should render their sentence against him in a spirit of "reconciliation, not retribution."

Liberian warlord 'would not be safe' in UK prison

Charles Taylor may have sanctioned mass murder and rape in exchange for blood diamonds in West Africa, but his lawyers fear he would be unsafe in a British prison, it was revealed yesterday.

Liberian warlord 'would not be safe' in UK prison

Charles Taylor may have sanctioned mass murder and rape in exchange for blood diamonds in West Africa, but his lawyers fear he would be unsafe in a British prison, it was revealed yesterday.

Prosecution demands 80-year sentence for former Liberian president Charles Taylor

Prosecutors have demanded an 80-year sentence for former Liberian president Charles Taylor following his war crimes conviction last week.

Leading article: A landmark ruling for international justice

With the conviction of Charles Taylor, warlords can no longer rest easy

Ian Birrell: A warning shot to the world's despots

The evidence was gruesome. One witness told how he watched his sister being raped and an old woman have her throat slit; another how he saw a pregnant woman buried alive; a third of how she was enslaved and branded; a fourth of how he had first one arm, then the other, chopped off with an axe.

The Sketch: Sparkling profits of a dark and dirty conflict

Mercenaries and diplomats, soldiers and journalists, politicians and hookers – they all came to Paddy's Bar. Some of the most powerful among the clientele were the diamond dealers whose profits had grown hugely as Sierra Leone suffered, a land torn apart by slaughter, rape and ritualised mutilations.

Charles Taylor convicted of 'aiding and abetting war crimes' in historic ruling at ICC

In a historic ruling, an international court today convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting brutal rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone in return for “blood diamonds”.

William Hague welcomes Charles Taylor ruling

Foreign Secretary William Hague today welcomed the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity.

Thousands celebrate Charles Taylor verdict

Thousands are celebrating in Sierra Leone after learning that Charles Taylor has been convicted for his role in the country's brutal civil war.

Miranda Hart and her Miranda co-star Sarah Hadland appear in a Sport Relief sketch which saw Hart mistaken for a male tennis professional

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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
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Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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