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Slovakian designer Martin Vargic has mapped out the major sites of the web - click the image above or the gallery below for more detail

4Chan suicide attempt: 200 people watch live stream of young man trying to set himself on fire, encouraging 'Stephen' to take his own life

University of Guelph confirms man suffered severe but non-life threatening burns

Consumer Rights: 24 days of safe shopping left until Christmas

Check how to avoid any pitfalls when you buy gifts in the high street, online or with vouchers

Thomas Cook flies high as turnaround plan delivers first profit in three years

Shares of Thomas Cook jumped 11 per cent in early trading after the travel operator returned to a profit for the first time in three years driven by its impressive turnaround plan.

The NSA collected information about the online sexual activity of radical Muslims, it has be claimed

US security services spied on pornography use and ‘online promiscuity’ of Islamic radicals, according to leaked documents

None of those targeted was alleged to have been involved in terrorist plots, according to latest NSA document leaked by Edward Snowden

Simple '.uk' domains on sale from next summer

10 million sites will be offered the new URLs for £3.50 for a year's subscription

Somalia woman arrested after saying she was raped by a colleague at gunpoint

The alleged victim remains in police custody after telling a radio station she had been sexually assaulted and held captive overnight

It seems that taking the Tube is all the rage these days. Here is the German team, led by the familiar face of Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, travelling on the Metropolitan Line after training last night. Right to left: Marcel Schmelzer, Per Mertesacker, Rene Adler and Mats Hummels

Indyplus gallery: Per Mertesacker and teammates take the tube to Wembley Park

Joachim Low's side embrace their surroundings before the friendly tonight

Parents exposing children to cyber-bullying by creating underage accounts on social media

Study calls for better education for both children and parents on the issue

Parents exposing children to cyber-bullying by creating underage accounts on social media

Study calls for better education for both children and parents on the issue

Britain and the United States will join forces to tackle child abuse online, David Cameron will announce today at a Downing Street summit with the internet industry and law enforcement agencies

David Cameron to announce UK and US joining forces to tackle online abuse

Britain and the United States will join forces to tackle child abuse online, David Cameron will announce today at a Downing Street summit with the internet industry and law enforcement agencies.

PM to demand better online protection for children

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is set to lay out a number of initiatives tomorrow aimed at helping to better protect children from harmful content online, as part of a summit involving the National Crime Agency (NCA), children’ charity the NSPCC plus all of the major search engines and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) at Downing Street.

Album review: Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe (Domino)

A few years ago, Devonté Hynes was Lightspeed Champion, working with Van Dyke Parks on the baroque-pop follies of Bye Bye; now he's reinvented himself again as soft-soul auteur Blood Orange. "Chamakay" presents him at his best: an oozing dub-soul groove pockmarked with marimba, and Hynes's hushed, intimate vocal echoed by the ecstatic melisma of Caroline Polachek. It's like The Weeknd with a better attitude towards romance – though that's soon betrayed, as the next track admits, "I never was in love, you know that you were never good enough". Sometimes it suffers from Prince-like micromanagement, but when it succeeds, it's blissful: the retro-disco cut "Uncle ACE" wouldn't sound out of place, or outclassed, on that Daft Punk LP.

Westminster University students ‘furious’ after controversial Islamic preacher booked for charity dinner talk

National Charity Week began in controversy after Westminster Islamic Society (ISOC) asked an anti-gay and anti-semitic Muslim scholar to give a speech to over 300 students.

Sales of Bobby bears, mugs and notebooks to provide alternative source of income for the Met

Met plans to use profits from online cuddly toy shop to fund police work

Sales of Bobby bears, mugs and notebooks to provide alternative source of income

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness