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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

Cyberclinic: Does the new iPhone satisfy expectations?

Even if you're an Apple devotee, you still might not know that the new iPhone – announced a couple of days ago – will have a minuscule power adapter, will come in white as well as black, and its headphone jack will no longer be slightly recessed.

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Game review: Race Driver - Create & Race

The DS is the poor relation of the console world when it comes to racing games, but this game works by letting you create your own race tracks.

Smart meters: the clock is ticking

Every home in Britain will have an 'intelligent' energy meter under a planned £5bn scheme.But some key elementsof the project have yetto be decided. By Danny Fortson

Blair under pressure to name resignation date as May elections loom

Tony Blair was under pressure last night to announce the timetable for his departure before the May elections - to limit the damage to Labour from the "loans for peerages" affair.

Harmison calls time on one-dayers but Panesar earns call-up

Monty Panesar's stock took an unexpected rise yesterday when he was named in England's 16-man squad for next month's Commonwealth Bank one-day series, while Steve Harmison's fell a little further when he announced his retirement from the limited-over game.

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We're in a Sydney suburb in 1959, and Bill is expanding on the wonderful future that awaits Australia, with "rational people working for the common good" of being happy. Even without the entrance of a sullen 10-year-old, the victim of a messy divorce, it's obvious that Bill's belief is going to be sorely tested. Bill may be horribly naive for a middle-aged man, but his wife, Helen, believes that a better world exists already, though not in Australia.

Racing: Fallon happy as draw puts Yeats in pole position

Favourites Tawqeet and Yeats had their prospects of winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday enhanced by favourable draws at yesterday's ceremony in the Victoria Racing Club's committee room.

Pre-Budget Statement: Employment: Inquiry into scale of black economy is launched

THE UNEMPLOYED may have to sign on for benefits every day rather than every fortnight in an attempt to stop billions of pounds being lost in fraudulent benefit claims and unpaid taxes, the Chancellor said yesterday.

Art: I Know What I Like Duncan Mclaren's Round-Up Of Other Galleries

Babel Ikon, Birmingham This group show examines some of the triumphs and failures of communication. Thirteen international artists tear into language in an exhilarating way.

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His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

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To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

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Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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