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The Libertines to release new album in 2015

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are keen to release fresh material next year

Disney's Dumbo for live action remake with possible flying elephant

The 1941 animated classic will be next to get the modernisation treatment

Britney Spears sings 'Alien' without Auto-Tune in embarrassing leaked audio clip

The pop star's producer claims the recording was 'not supposed to be shared'

Courtney Love is set to star in the final season of Sons of Anarchy

Courtney Love joins Sons of Anarchy final season with Marilyn Manson

The controversial singer will make her first appearance in the fourth episode

Grayson Perry's charity postcard

Bear Grylls, Orlando Bloom and Grayson Perry among celebrities to make postcards for charity

High-profile figures have joined forces to fundraise for cancer charities

Miley Cyrus has her magic LSD brain stolen in this crazy video produced with The Flaming Lips

Miley Cyrus makes insane, trippy video with The Flaming Lips about a stolen magic brain

The controversial pop star is back with this bizarre new drug-addled project

David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch

TV Choice Awards 2014 shortlist: Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant do battle

The actors score Best Actor nominations for Sherlock and The Escape Artist

Christian Bale stars as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings first trailer released starring Christian Bale as daring Moses

The new biblical epic from Gladiator's Ridley Scott is due out this December

Singer Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton

Robin Thicke's new album Paula flops in the UK

Reports suggest that the 'Blurred Lines' singer has sold just 530 copies so far

Pete Doherty (L) and Carl Barât look at the scene as people begin to be crushed

Pogues fan searches for Libertines fan who saved his life after mid-gig heart attack

Andrew Plank collapsed at Hyde Park on Saturday and is recovering in hospital

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Super Mario crushes the Messi dream as Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Super Mario crushes the Messi dream

Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago

The first race war, 13,000 years ago?

Saharan remains may be evidence of oldest large-scale armed conflict
Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Researchers hope eye tests can spot ‘biomarkers’ of the disease
Sex, controversy and schoolgirl schtick

Meet Japan's AKB48

Pop, sex and schoolgirl schtick make for controversial success
Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor