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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

Rupert Murdoch’s revenge on Rolf Harris lawyers

The media specialist law firm Harbottle & Lewis has taken a pummelling from newspapers this week over alleged attempts, while acting for Rolf Harris, to keep the disgraced entertainer’s name secret after he was first quizzed by police.

Craig Brown: The satirist on death threats from Harold Pinter - and why Jeremy Clarkson makes him feel like a woman

Has anyone ever told you they enjoyed your parody of them?

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is escorted through a crowd of journalists in London with her husband Charlie behind her as she leaves Southwark Crown Court having been found not guilty on all charges

Phone hacking: So what does the outcome of the trial mean for press regulation?

As Andy Coulson is found guilty of phone hacking charges, Tories will be anxious not to make enemies before the election

It was a brief World Cup for England fans

Three Lions make Brazil go nuts

I’ve just returned from the World Cup in Brazil where the discomfort of England’s travelling fans was compounded by the behaviour of British tabloids months before the tournament began.

Jonathan Cainer controls a £2m-a-year horoscope empire

Andy Coulson's chance remark in phone-hacking trial revealed how much astrologers can earn

Coulson revealed that the News of the World paid Mystic Meg more than £200,000 a year to read the cosmic runes. The large financial return is something Fleet Street's longest serving astrologer Jonathan Cainer is happy to discuss

The Top Ten: Recurring news stories

Thanks to Is Clutton for the idea. She suggested, 'Last pit pony retires' and 'Previously unheard Nick Drake songs found'. You, dear reader (although possibly not you personally), did the rest. Thank you all. A book of collected Top 10s is to be published by Elliott & Thompson this autumn

Letter from the Literary editor: The Transformative Power of Books

Many of us will have booked our holidays by now and bought the sun-cream too. But what to read under the palm tree or on the beach or the staycation sofa?

Hislop (left) did not comment but his deputy said Steve Coogan had no record of supporting free speech

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop quits Index on Censorship over links with Steve Coogan

Hislop is reportedly protesting against comedian’s support for press regulation

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