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A host of big name acts recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in London on Saturday

Is Band Aid 30 better than the original?

Band Aid is back, with Harry Styles, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding in place of George Michael, Sting and Simon Le Bon.

Sainsbury's Christmas advert 2014: Nothing says ‘Merry Xmas folks!’ like trench warfare

If the Great War is now fair game for advertisers, are we now 87 years away from a moving Christmas tale set in the Twin Towers?

Kim Kardashian: Papermag pictures really could break the internet

This is not a woman who makes a single unplanned step

10 best scented candles

11 best scented candles

Fill your rooms with luxurious winter aromas, selected by  IndyBest

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the London premiere of his new film The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged - and women everywhere should rejoice

Just like Clooney, Cumberbatch has fallen for a woman who is, well, pretty darn excellent

Ched Evans in action for Sheffield United in 2012

Should Ched Evans be allowed to resume his football career?

Ched Evans will leave prison today after serving half of his five-year sentence for rape.

Huge swathes of the capital could become no-go areas for smokers

Should smoking in parks be banned?

There is no such thing as a vaginal orgasm, according to new research

The female orgasm: Why are scientists so obsessed with what goes on between our thighs?

Are multiple orgasms a myth? How many erogenous zones are there? Will any of these answers be found in a lab?

#WakeUpCall is the latest trendy hashtag campaign, and they all need to end

Giving to charity is great, but these celebrity driven campaigns are doing more harm than good

Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of France's annual Bastille Day celebrations

Is France really finished?

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn