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Mark Thompson is the incoming chief executive of The New York Times

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Why are they trending? Felix Baumgartner, #AskFelix, Stone Roses, #splashmeetandgreet

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Saddi Muhammad achieved a record by using his moustache to pull a 1.7 tonne pickup truck a distance of 60.3 metres. That's Mo-power.

Why are they trending? #nytbooks, #Movember, #NaNoWriMo, Patspetition   

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Hidden scandal: Jimmy Savile, when he was made OBE in 1972

'Savile assaulted me in his room at Stoke Mandeville'

Further allegations of sexual assault were made against Jimmy Savile last night, as yet more women came forward to say that they had been attacked by the former television star.

Mark Thompson is due to take over as the new chief executive of the New York Times

New York Times columnist attacks former BBC head Mark Thompson over Savile - even though he's due to be the new boss

Further doubts have been expressed about whether former BBC director-general Mark Thompson is a suitable figure to take over as the new chief executive of the New York Times (NYT) in an opinion piece published by the paper.

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Why are they trending? Hurricane Sandy, #Sandy, New York, This Morning

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Why are they trending? James Bond, #Skyfall, #TEDxBrighton, Pippa Middleton

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Keep some perspective, this Savile crisis isn't the worst to hit the BBC

Remember the dispute that laid bare decisions that took the country to war?

John Walsh: Sins you get away with – and those you don't

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Mark Thompson may not be right person to run New York Times, says senior editor

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Savile investigation: appointment of Legal firm linked to BBC questioned

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George Entwistle told MPs today that the culture and practices and the BBC had allowed Jimmy Savile to get away with child abuse

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