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Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox group has withdrawn its bid for Time Warner

21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner -has Murdoch lost his Midas touch?

Once the ultimate dealmaker, Rupert Murdoch is licking his wounds after the rebuttal of 21st Century Fox’s $80bn (£48bn) proposal to buy Time Warner.

The best of the silly season: Welcome to August, when only the most ludicrous stories will do

What’s a newspaper to do during the long news-dearth days of summer? Why, run reports of crack-addicted squirrels and afterlife feuds, of course...
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Israel-Gaza conflict: Journalist quits Australian newspaper after suspension over 'offensive' response to Gaza column complaints

Mike Carlton left the Sydney Morning Herald  after telling readers to 'f*** off'

The Good Housekeeping Institute in London has been designed as a symbol of modern living

You’ve read the magazine, now learn to cook at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho

After Vogue and Monocle, Good Housekeeping becomes the latest title to jump from the page to bricks and mortar

The Sun's 'mark of the devil' front page: What is the need for such a 'silly season' story while the world watches the horror in Gaza?

Aside from questions over the news value of such a story, there are child protection issues to consider

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Richard Norris: Man who had whole face transplant after being shot becomes GQ star

He accidentally shot himself in the face aged 22 in 1997, blowing off his nose, cheekbones, lips, teeth and jaw

AP's badly phrased MH17 'crash lands' tweet: A timeline

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Tulisa Contostavlos demanded an inquiry into Mazher Mahmood's actions

Tulisa Contostavlos trial thrown out: What is journalistic subterfuge and can it remain a useful tool?

Judge's damning conclusion about 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood's evidence puts the practice in spotlight

The 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood’s extraordinary career

He will be hoping that he doesn’t have to swap his “rags”, as he calls them, for the type of prison clothing worn by those put behind bars

De Telegraaf - the biggest Dutch paper in terms of circulation - described the Ukrainian separatists as 'murderers'

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Dutch newspapers respond with anger and despair as wait for return of bodies continues

The Netherlands’ biggest newspaper declared Ukrainian separatists ‘murderers’ – and there were plenty of recriminations and accusations across the weekend’s papers

Over the years The Sun and its sibling, the News of the World, have published a great many sexual exposures. If there were a Palme d’Or for running such pieces, these two would vie with each other year after year, and no other newspaper would come close.

The Sun bares its Page 3 angst

The Sun claims to be relaxed in dismissing the vociferous “No More Page 3” petition, which stands on the verge of 200,000 signatures.

Angelina Jolie begins legal action over Mail's 'heroin' video

Reports come days after website's row with George Clooney

Horatio Chapple, 17, who was dragged out of his tent by a polar bear causing
Andrew Mullins is to join the publishing and events company Informa

Andrew Mullins to join Informa

Managing Director of the Independent and the Evening Standard is moving on

Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten

Lord Patten appointed head of Vatican media committee

Vatican aims to modernise and re-vamp its online presence and communications strategy to reach wider audience

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
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Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

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How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

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Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
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'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital