Sport Referee Howard Webb has been selected to officiate at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Webb took charge of the 2010 final, becoming the first Englishman to referee a World Cup final since Jack Taylor in 1974

Beware advisers who bear investment bonds

Complaints double in a year as an 'epidemic' of mis-selling rages – so investors must ensure products offered suit their financial needs.

Zurich in security pledge after data breach

Zurich Insurance agreed to improve its information security today after it lost a tape containing the personal details of 46,000 of its customers.

Leonardo looks to AC Milan future

AC Milan coach Leonardo preferred to focus on the positives after his team progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League last night.

Ronaldo relishing Barcelona clash

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was quick to switch his focus to this weekend's mouthwatering 'El Clasico' with Barcelona having made his return to action against FC Zurich after almost two months out through injury.

US files Polanski extradition request

The United States has asked Switzerland to hand over Roman Polanski to authorities in California, where he could serve up to two years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Swiss tensions rise over 'racist' minaret poster

Zurich claims banning anti-Islamic placards would infringe laws of free speech

Polanski to remain in Swiss custody

Roman Polanski lost the first round yesterday in his battle to avoid extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Goal-shy Milan look to Europe to shrug off poor form

Milan and Zurich both enter tonight's Champions League tie at the San Siro in poor form.

Polanski arrested as he steps off plane at Swiss airport

Disbelief after director held on warrant issued by American court 31 years ago

Edward Turner: We held her hands as she slipped away

In January 2006 my mother, Dr Anne Turner, died peacefully at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich from a lethal dose of barbiturates. My two sisters and I held her hands at her bedside as she slipped into unconsciousness.

Swiss turn against 'suicide tourism' as UK law softens

Ministers in Switzerland want clinics such as Dignitas outlawed

Album: Gary Burton/ Chick Corea, Crystal Silence, (ECM)

When the star duo's Crystal Silence first appeared in 1973, it heralded a new house-style of ambient-friendly chamber jazz, where Corea's piano and Burton's vibes seemed to float amidst the listening space like benevolent feng shui sprites.

Prom 59: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Zinman, Royal Albert Hall, London

As if the line of succession between Schubert and Mahler were not plain enough, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich had the Argentina-born composer Osvaldo Golijov illuminate the connections in his beautifully imagined orchestration of four Schubert songs She Was Here.

Dobriskey breaks new ground

Last Sunday in Berlin it was a silver medal lining for Lisa Dobriskey. Last night in Zurich it was the race of the Kentish woman's life. Well, the fastest 1,500m of her life. Just as in the World Championship final in the Olympiastadion five days previously, Dobriskey crossed the line third at the end of the metric mile in the Weltklasse meeting at the Letzigrund Stadion.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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