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Market update

The FTSE 100 was up 39 points at 6034.3 at 10:46 a.m. on Friday. The leader board was dominated by the mining sector, which recovered on the strength of a rebound in metal prices, and by oil companies, which gained as the price of crude climbed.

Jobs faces lawsuit over colourful claims

Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, has been taken to task for making allegedly misleading claims in one of his high-profile product launches, and faces the prospect of being called to defend himself in a California court.

Apple cuts price of iTunes downloads in UK

Apple has reignited its war of words with the music industry after agreeing to slash the cost of downloading music via its iTunes platform by 10 per cent, due to pressure from the European Commission to standardise its pricing across Europe.

Susie Rushton: Out and About

'In the sales I found one ex-council matchbox in desirable Tower Hamlets. It only faintly smells of burnt human hair'

Walk of the month: South Hams

Too often overlooked, South Hams is a lush landscape with abundant wildlife, says Mark Rowe

Leading article: The World kicks off

Kick-off this weekend for midsummer madness. As the football season proper closes with an FA Cup Final that delivered goals and gripping drama, the globally-warmed, genetically-modified version known as the World Cup begins.

Apple aims for new market with 'mini' macs and ipods

Apple will create a basic Macintosh at the dramatically reduced price of less than $500 (£266) to make its sleek products available to the mass market.

Words: fowl, n. and adj.

THIS COLUMN, which regularly hauls up The Grocer for its cruel treatment of our language, must impartially recall the leader item last week in this newspaper's business pages that referred to Microsoft's "fowl play".

Network: The Digerati - `Talk about human potential'

Chan Suh founded the Internet consultancy Agency.com in 1995. Last year it made more than pounds 80m

A Week in Books: A new front opens in the Dictionary Wars

YOU WILL perhaps not be surprised to learn that Bill Gates has a picture of himself in his own in-house dictionary. This week, Dr Johnson's house off Fleet Street saw the launch of the 2,200-page, 3.5m.-word Encarta World English Dictionary. It costs pounds 30 from Bloomsbury in its printed version, or pounds 29 as a Microsoft CD-ROM. Join the digital age; save a quid. With its myriad verbal and photographic snapshots of people, places and events, Encarta adheres to the quasi-encyclopaedic US definition of a "dictionary" rather than the stricter British one. So Bill gets his paragraph and photograph (with more words than Gladstone or Goya). His arch-rival, Steve Jobs of Apple, fails to appear.

Apple launches baby iMac

FIRST THERE was the iMac; now there is the take-away version, the iBook. Steve Jobs, Apple's interim chief executive, yesterday unveiled the portable machine, designed by Jonathon Ives, the Briton who last year surprised the computer world with the curved, translucent iMac.

How the computer war was won

YOU WANT to know how Bill Gates went from being a Harvard drop- out to the world's richest man? How he vanquished his arch-rival, Steve Jobs, the man who invented the personal computer?

Books: When the Apple of the world's eye was poisoned

Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company Went Insane by Michael S Malone Aurum pounds 18.99
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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

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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'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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