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The British boy band beat Eminem, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake

The front cover of 'Fame: Psy' which immortalises the South Korean pop star's life and rise to fame

Gangnam Style star Psy is immortalised in biographical comic book

The story of South Korean rap sensation Psy's ascent to global stardom with his megahit "Gangnam Style" has now been immortalised in full colour and with appropriate dramatic flourishes in a comic book.

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Ingenious ways of making money, without even having to get up off your backside

Six unusual ways in which students, teenagers, and one scarily precocious nine-year-old child, have become extremely and unusually rich

Emeli Sandé has broken an album sales record held by The Beatles for nearly 50 years

Emeli Sandé makes Official Chart history and smashes record held by The Beatles for 50 years

The Scottish singer's version of events is going rather well. Next stop? America

Jersey Boys has very strong libretti and the songs are all top of the pops

Why Frankie Valli's Jersey Boys are still working their way back to us (and into cinemas)

The hit West End and Broadway musical has already racked up over four million ticket sales. Now set for a cinematic rendering with Clint Eastwood at the helm, David Hillier charts the story's charm

A scene from Monday's celebrations in Brixton, south London

Hundreds celebrated Margaret Thatcher's death – few had lived through her reign

Many of the people at the Brixton 'death party' were toddlers in the 1980s

The new Facebook offering to ‘bring content right to you’ was unveiled by Mark
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Nikhil Kumar: The best things in life may be free...but I fear Facebook Home won't be

US Outlook There was something missing from Facebook's much-hyped press conference earlier this week. Not the rumoured "Facebook phone", which turned out to be a beefed-up application that transforms an Android phone's home screen into an always-on Facebook feed. No, the real omission concerned the business of advertising, the source of Facebook's revenues.

Children will be offered the chance to dress up as Barbie

Protesters plan to occupy life-sized Barbie Dream House

Barbie and her boyfriend, Ken, could receive police protection after activists vowed to protest against a life-sized Barbie “Dream House” due to open as a tourist attraction in Berlin next month.

Praise be: the crowd in Bayfront Park

Downtown Miami feels every beat: Ultra festival 2013

You've never heard of it – but dance music festival Ultra drew 330,000 revellers last week. Arielle Castillo reports on a new American passion

So female thighs are the latest place to advertise? Women shouldn't be used as billboards

Advertising has crept into everyday life so subtly that we now forget to be outraged - this is a case of corporate identity replacing female identity

Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell and Angels Experience Hendrix (LLC/Sony)

People, Hell and Angels: New album of unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings reveal the guitar god's 'artistry'

If there were any doubts about the lingering force of fabled rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix more than four decades after his death, his latest release should put them to rest.

Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Winston-Marshall and Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons attend the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena

Mumford & Sons win best British group Brit Award

Mumford & Sons can further chart success after being named best British group at the Brit Awards 2013 two years after missing out on the prize when they were previously shortlisted.

Canadian teenage pop star Justin Bieber

'We did it! #HISTORY': Justin Bieber makes American chart history with Believe Acoustic

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber became the youngest artist to land five chart-topping albums in the United States on Wednesday when his latest record, Believe Acoustic, debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart.

In South Africa, sport and surfing is making Waves for Change in the fight against HIV

After a turbulent history, stigma still surrounds Aids in the Rainbow nation

Men walk past a large billboard advertising the translated work of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake on a street in Beijing, China.

First print run of Chinese translation of Joyce classic Finnegans Wake sells out

And you thought it was confusing in English...

Singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber song 'Nothing Like Us' is 'directly about Selena' break-up

The 18-year-old pop sensation is releasing an acoustic version of chart-topping album Believe

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Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

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Children's books are too white, says Laureate

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Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

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