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The co-founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel is being stalked… on Snapchat

Police are investigating claims that the 25-year-old tech billionaire is being stalked and harassed online

Comedian Russell Brand does impersonation of Donald Trump

Video: Russell Brand does a pretty good Donald Trump impression

Mr Trump, who officially announced his candidacy for US president in his speech on Tuesday, is currently the forerunner for the Republican primary

Alex Horne and Tim Key

Tim Key and Alex Horne: How we met

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Opera singer Carly Paoli

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Mansfield-born Carly Paoli is to perform alongside Jose Carreras and Russell Watson in Rome

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns after weeks of turmoil

The calls of thousands of Reddit users have been answered, as the company announces the site's co-founder, Steve Huffman, will become CEO

Pope Francis drinking mate, a traditional South American caffeine drink, at the Vatican in 2014

Pope Francis drank coca leaf tea – not cocaine – and was not the first pope to drink it

The Pope began the Bolivian leg of his South American pilgrimage by trying the country's traditional coca leaf drink

Johnny Marr (Hand out press photograph provided by Hopkins, Ben)

Johnny Marr says George Osborne should stop 'patronising' northerners with 'thick' slogans

The former Smiths guitarist says the Tory leadership doesn't understand the North

YouTube star Shane Dawson comes out as bisexual in an emotional video

"I've come to the conclusion, through therapy and just through being honest with myself, I am bisexual."

Lisa Randolph-Gant: Queen Elsa cake maker says she will carry on baking and will not let people 'break her spirit'

Social media erupted with ridicule over the cake that had been make for a critically ill child

Shavitz in 2014: he lived in a remote part of Maine for the last years of his life

Burt Shavitz: Beekeeper for whom a chance meeting led to the creation of a multi-million dollar cosmetics company

Shavitz grew up in New York, served in the army in Germany and took photos for Time-Life before leaving the city

Jerry Weintraub: Agent, promoter and producer who worked with Elvis and Sinatra and made films with Clooney, Pitt and Altman

One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweller, he rose from the post room of a talent agency to become a successful concert promoter before shifting into a decades-long career as a Hollywood producer. Along the way he worked with stars of the magnitude of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, George Clooney and Brad Pitt and was a close friend of former President George HW Bush. He relished his insider status, just as they savoured the stories that poured out of him.

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Doctor Bryan Nelson: Environmental activist and ornithologist acclaimed as the world's leading expert on the Northern gannet

One of his proudest achievements was pressing the Australian government into making Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean a national park

James Naughtie is standing down from the Today programme after 21 years on the show

James Naughtie to quit Today programme after 21 years

Naughtie was described as the 'emotional heart' of the show by BBC director general Tony Hall and will work as special correspondent for Radio 4

Beyonce-inspired skyscraper gets go-ahead for planning permission

A curvaceous new building is to be built in Australia

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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

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Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

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10 best PS4 games

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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

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Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

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Girl on a Plane

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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