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Jeremy Paxman asks Silvio Berlusconi: 'Is it true you called Angela Merkel an 'unf**kable lard-a**e'?'

Wide-eyed, dumbfounded and oddly gesticulating, Berlusconi can all but shrug his shoulders

Michael Jace: The Shield actor taken in for questioning after his wife is shot dead at their family home

The actor, 48, who played Officer Julian Lowe in the FX police drama, is being questioned over the death

Danger zone: rebel fighters run past a journalist in Aleppo, where being captured is the nightmare of all those reporting on the war

65 journalists have been killed in Syria since the war began - so how do reporters stop themselves from becoming the story?

There's never been a more dangerous time to be a reporter; and there's never been a more dangerous place to report from than Syria

Conor Grimes ended up providing the voice of Gerry Adams (centre) for six years
A shot from the Church of Scientology advert shown on ITV on Monday 12 May

Church of Scientology advert played on ITV prompts complaints from viewers

Viewers were worried the advert was targeting vulnerable people

David Lowe of Radio Devon played a 1930s song unaware it contained the N-word
Sam Pinkham and Amy Voce present the breakfast show on Gem 106
Andrew Marr appeared to tell the Prime Minister to

Andrew Marr tells David Cameron to 'shut up' live on TV

The Prime Minister did not seem angry and apologised to the presenter

David Lowe of Radio Devon played a 1930s song unaware it contained the N-word
David Lowe says he has been left so stressed by the ordeal that he will not be returning to work

Jeremy Clarkson row: Veteran DJ David Lowe 'forced to quit' for accidentally playing song with 'N-word'

David Howe was initially asked to resign before bosses backtracked and offered him his job back – but presenter says he is too stressed to return to work

The BBC has been accused of exaggerating the extent of its 'bonfire' of senior executives by creating a secret tier of highly paid employees just below management level

Exclusive: ‘Secret tier’ of highly paid employees saves BBC executives from job cull

Increasing staff numbers just below management level has allowed the corporation to claim that it is slashing its managerial pay bill

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album