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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.

Charity man hands Naomi Campbell gift diamonds to police

A charity official given alleged blood diamonds by model Naomi Campbell said today he had passed them to police.

Paul Vallely: On trial for brutalising his country and its neighbour

For the man right at the very back of the room in the dark suit and the expensive grey tie, the appearance of Naomi Campbell in court in The Hague yesterday must have been a welcome relief. For the past three years the focus in the courtroom has been fairly unremittingly on him. He is Charles Taylor, the man accused of war crimes in Sierra Leone.

A knock on the door. A gift of diamonds. Nothing unusual, says Campbell

The supermodel's evidence against Charles Taylor could prove crucial. Mark Hughes reports from The Hague

Robert Verkaik: Will her evidence stand up to scrutiny?

The prosecution hopes that Naomi Campbell's testimony at the Hague will prove to be vital evidence that links "blood diamonds" to the defendant Charles Taylor, the former warlord and Liberian leader.

Charles Taylor: Warlord and showman

Charles Taylor may be a former warlord but he also has a reputation as a flamboyant showman.

Campbell wins right to privacy in diamond trial

Pouring fresh intrigue on to what is already shaping up to be one of the most remarkable legal cases of recent times, involving a supermodel, a former warlord and a blood diamond, a court focusing on war crimes in Sierra Leone has granted Naomi Campbell "protective measures" ahead of her appearance at the Hague to give evidence in the case against the former rebel leader, Charles Taylor.

Naomi Campbell will testify at war crimes trial

Fashion model Naomi Campbell says she will testify at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

Leading prize for 'Homeric' story

The Sierra Leone writer Olufemi Terry has won the Caine Prize for African Writing, Africa's leading literary award.

Campbell forced to testify at war crimes trial

Supermodel 'given blood diamond' by former Liberian president

Supermodel witness at war crimes trial

Naomi Campbell and the actress Mia Farrow will be summoned to testify at the war crimes trial of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, addressing allegations that Mr Taylor gave the supermodel an uncut diamond at a South African reception in 1997.

Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Aminatta Forna, author of ‘Ancestor Stones’

‘My father was imprisoned a lot; it was a way of life’

At a ceremony in Sierra Leone, a sudden jolt of violence, and a bloody 'corpse'

Ten years after Britain's intervention in west Africa, Joan Smith has a brief, intimidating encounter with one of the secret societies terrorising the country

Kim Sengupta: The accidental war that was a step on Blair's road to Baghdad

There are not many places in the world where Tony Blair remains popular, but Sierra Leone is an exception. In the country where his father taught law in the 1960s, the former Prime Minister receives special approbation for sending the troops which brought to an end a savage civil war.

The saviour returns to Sierra Leone

General Sir David Richards was so appalled by the violence he witnessed in Freetown 10 years ago that he resolved to drive out rebel forces with or without Tony Blair's backing. Kim Sengupta joins him as he revisits the scene of his greatest triumph

Tony Blair gets another new job – in Silicon Valley

Tony Blair's crusading belief in science as a way of solving global warming has landed him another lucrative business appointment. The former Prime Minister has been hired as a senior adviser by a Silicon Valley firm which is planning to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in green technology.

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