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Last year Carphone Warehouse hung up on its partnership with US retailer Best Buy, but today it picked up new partner Samsung and approving investors piled in.

Syrian forensic expert defects to Turkey with 'evidence' of chemical attack as explosion on border kills six

A Syrian forensic medicine expert allegedly with evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s administration was the responsible party for the chemical attack near Aleppo in March has defected to Turkey.

Ebb and flow: the rooms complement the river views

Room service: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Asian fusion on a great divide

Besiktas' ban from Europa League confirmed

Exclusion due to role in match-fixing

Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb that killed at least seven people in Sadr City, Baghdad

How Syria action risks unsettling fragile Middle East balance of power

The violence has already affected neighbouring states and strengthened the hand of jihadists

Fenerbahce pictured before their defeat to Arsenal

Fenerbahce excluded from European competition for two years over match fixing

The Turkish side had been due to enter the Europa League after their defeat to Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey, left, celebrates his second goal
Facebook is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers

Facebook's 'Transparency Report' reveals data requests by UK police

The US government led the rankings in number of requests, asking for as much data as the next five countries combined.

There are doubts about the abilities of Arsène Wenger's support staff

Transfer news: Arsenal signings 'must be special' says Arsene Wenger

The Gunners' manager remains optimistic of new arrivals, despite failure to spend any money so far this summer

Superdry to become largest UK retailer to open in Turkey

The owner of the Superdry fashion brand has signed a deal with a franchise partner to launch stores in Turkey, becoming the latest UK retailer to open in the country.

Aziz Yildirim: The Fenerbahce president went to prison last year for fixing matches

Fenerbahce v Arsenal: Why Arsenal could lose play-off and still advance in Champions League

Match-fixing scandal centred on controversial president likely to result in Turks being expelled

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger defends his record in transfer market despite Arsenal's failure to sign Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez

On eve of crucial Champions League tie, Arsenal manager hits out at critics and insists signings will be made

Syrian refugees crossing into northern Iraq

Flood of Syrian Kurds flows over border into Iraq as battle rages for control of oil wells

Oil production is 95 per cent down on the 380,000 barrels a day output before start of rebellion in 2011

Tomas Rosicky trains with Arsenal

Champions League: Fenerbahce determined to secure first-leg lead against Arsenal

The sides meet in Turkey tomorrow in the first-leg of their qualifier

Tourists head back to ailing Greece

Tourists are beginning to return to Greece, offering some much-needed support for the battered eurozone economy.

Roy Hodgson talks to the Under 21s

England Under-21 players will soon be in contention for senior side, says Roy Hodgson following 6-0 win over Scotland

The England manager took charge of the age-restricted side

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee