Natasha Culzac

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Radio host Paul Gambaccini will not face charges over alleged historic sex offences

Radio host Paul Gambaccini will face no charges in Yewtree investigation

The CPS said there was "insufficient evidence" to prosecute the broadcaster for alleged historic sex offences dating back to the 1980s

The number of Ebola deaths has surpassed 4,000, the World Health Organisation says

Ebola outbreak: Death toll surpasses 4,000 mark

As the death toll creeps higher, the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola is now under observation with 14 others and the US pledges more money to fight the spread of the virus

Red Bull was offering $10 refunds

Red Bull awards $13m to its customers for not giving them wings

A class action lawsuit against the energy drinks firm resulted in it settling to pay consumers $10 in cash or products to the value of $15

North Korea has fired at the South after activists released dozens of balloons filled with anti-Pyongyang propaganda

North and South Korea exchange fire amid tension over cross-border anti-Pyongyang leafleting

The North had warned the South that there would be an "uncontrollable catastrophe" if it did not rein in anti-DPRK activists

An Indian man has reportedly had his penis cut off by angry locals after being caught allegedly trying to rape a teenager

Lynch mob chop man's penis off after catching him allegedly trying to rape teenager

Angry locals came to the teenager's aid after hearing her scream, before then dragging the man to a butchers shop

The Teatreneu club in Barcelona is charging its members by the laugh

The comedy club using facial recognition software to charge per laugh, not per show

Each laugh is worth €0.30 and is recorded on a tablet on the back of the seat in front

Google+ is sticking around for the long haul, its social media chief says

Google's Head of Social Media, David Besbris, has said the company is happy with its network and doesn't know where chatter on its demise comes from

Apple is closing a loophole which allows consumers to install disallowed classic games

No more Super Mario: iOS 8.1 upgrade will block 'date trick' loophole

Apple's latest iOS is understood to have patched up the loophole that allowed emulators to be installed on its devices

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, seen here introducing an iPad on 22 October 2013, is expected to unveil the firm's latest iPad offerings

iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 release date: Apple confirms 16 October 'special event'

The launch will be held in Apple's Cupertino campus in California next Thursday

University College London suffered an email breach last night with more than 2,000 emails sent to all students in an episode dubbed #bellogate

#BelloGate: Thousands of UCL students sent YouPorn, Sarah Palin and Ukip links in email hack

University College London has now closed down the 'all-students' email address after a thread with roughly 3,000 messages included jokes, sign-ups to porn sites and numerous requests for it all to stop

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there