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Adele's 'Skyfall' has been leaked online

Hear Adele's song for new Bond film, Skyfall in full

Speculation has been rife for a while that Adele would be chosen to sing the theme to the latest Bond film Skyfall, released on 26th October. After all, who else is gonna do it? PSY?

Escort denies murder of reclusive pensioner

A Russian prostitute murdered a sickly and reclusive pensioner during a fight at his house in an upmarket Surrey suburb, a court heard yesterday.

French Sauce: Forever Crazy celebrates the 60th anniversary of Crazy Horse, Paris

Forever Crazy, Crazy Horse, South Bank, London

But it's a bare-faced cheek to expect naked bottoms and bouncing bosoms to make up for all the dancing clichés

Megan Stammers' tweets to teacher

With no sign of runaway pair Megan Stammers and 30-year-old maths teacher Jeremy Forrest, online trails are under scrutiny. Byrony Gordon of The Daily Telegraph picks up signs of contact on Twitter.

Independent Voices: What's new

The orange brute we launched this weekend represents our attempt to take on the inadequacies of comment and commenting on the web.

Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan expansion delayed

'Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch.'
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If you want to read books on a tablet, the display on the Kindle is superb. It uses e-ink, which is easy to read even in bright sunlight. Amazon's range of titles is massive and ebook prices are good. This is the lightest, most affordable Kindle yet.
Where: www.tesco.com
How much: £89

Kindle success sees Amazon e-book sales overtake print for first time

Readers are now buying more e-books than printed editions, Britain's biggest bookseller announced yesterday. Amazon said that for every 100 physical paperbacks and hardbacks, customers had downloaded 114 titles to its Kindle e-reader.

Opinion for hire: Ryan Holiday offered himself to journalists as an 'expert' source on dozens of topics

Mr Rent-a-Quote fools mainstream media

PR boss's hoax exposes flaws in modern newsgathering methods

China next for Next's online expansion

Next will launch an own-language website in China this autumn, as the fashion retailer seeks to capitalise on booming online revenues.

Boyd Tonkin: In the era of mass free publishing, we need taste-makers more than ever

Critical gate-keepers, editors, curators, arbiters, judges – all those sifters and assessors so abused in the pseudo-democracy of the online self-publishing age: come back, there is nothing to forgive. In fact, we could do with many more of you.

The human body could soon be connected to the web, says 'father of the internet' Vint Cerf

The human body itself could soon be connected to the web, “father of the internet” Vint Cerf has predicted.

Sales fall brings more woe to Mothercare

Mothercare has posted another set of dire, domestic trading figures as it pushes ahead with its store closures programme in Britain.

Disappointment as climate unit hacking probe draws blank

No criminal charges will be brought despite evidence of a "sophisticated and orchestrated" hacking attack on a university's computers, police said today.

Fury as TV crew film sex attack without helping victim

Scenes captured on video by a television journalist of a mob molesting and stripping a teenage girl in a city in north-east India have triggered outrage across the country, with many demanding to know why the journalists filmed the 30-minute assault rather than trying to help the young woman.

Wikipedia founder bids to halt student's extradition

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, hopes to harness the global power of the internet to stop the extradition to the United States of a British student who is facing ten years in prison for alleged copyright infringement.

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Bradley Cooper is terrific
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The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

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Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

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Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
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Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral