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A comedy video where a man mimics the way a number of wild animals eat took the top slot with 88 million views

Peter Andre fights back tears at possibility of Alex Reid and Katie Price adopting his children

Peter Andre fought back tears today as he stormed: "No one is going to take my kids away from me".

Susie Rushton: Enjoy the travel chaos while it lasts

So you left the house yesterday and something like this happened: Your feet slithered about on the pavement, either causing you to skid and fall, painfully, or almost fall, making your stomach lurch. Yet you trudged on, resolutely, feeling like Viggo Mortensen in those posters for The Road except without small child to lean on for balance.

2020 vision: Price-erian authors prosper as the latest technology beams bestsellers straight on to the retina

The second decade of the 21st century started in a perilous place for traditional book publishing. Apple launched its Tablet early in 2010, rendering all 2009's e-reader Christmas presents immediately obsolete as users realised that you could download literature on to a wireless device without wanting to bang your head repeatedly against 70 copies of War and Peace. In winter 2010, e-books reigned and so-called Dead Tree Books were burned all over the country in an effort to conserve oil resources. But an unexpected glitch in the technology meant that the Tablet accidentally censored e-copies of Steve Jobs' autobiography, deleting all evidence of the Apple boss's personality from users' blink-proof screens.

The Second Sex, By Simone de Beauvoir trans. Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

When Simone de Beauvoir wrote in The Second Sex that "one is not born, but rather becomes, woman", she was not thinking about the physical transformations which would one day produce a Katie Price. The process Beauvoir had in mind was the way civilisation produced "this intermediary product between the male and the eunuch that is called feminine". But cosmetic surgery is merely a recent addition to that process, reiterating that femaleness on its own is never enough; in the 21st century, some women feel they have to resort to ever more extreme methods to declare themselves truly feminine.

Joan Smith: If Sally Bercow were a bloke, she could be Mayor of London

She admits she drank too much at Oxford, had one fling after another in her twenties, and makes no secret of her political ambitions. After acknowledging all that in a newspaper interview, can Sally Bercow expect us to take her seriously? The Conservative MP Nadine Dorries certainly thinks not.

Big Brother tops Internet search chart

Audiences have fallen and its days are numbered but Big Brother was the UK's most popular Yahoo! internet search of 2009, figures showed today.

Hollywood star George Hamilton quits I'm A Celebrity

George Hamilton has quit I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after more than two weeks in the jungle, ITV confirmed.

I'm a celebrity memoir...get me out of here!

Slump in sales suggests ghost-written confessionals are past their sell-by-date

Katie Price: I've split with cage fighter boyfriend Alex

Katie Price revealed she had split up with boyfriend Alex Reid after telling how her I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! experience reminded her of Peter Andre.

One trial too many as Katie Price quits jungle

Katie Price fled the I'm A Celebrity jungle, ITV said today.

Amy Jenkins: We can't help ourselves: our love affair with skinny just goes on

In a brief interview with Women's Wear Daily, Kate Moss talks repeatedly about making jam.

Jordan back in celebrity jungle 'for closure'

Katie Price revealed that her return to I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is to achieve closure on her "fairytale" romance with ex-husband Peter Andre.

Dwight Yorke: Southgate got a huge break – why didn't I?

The Brian Viner Interview: After single-handedly turning Sir Alex Ferguson's hair grey, the former Manchester United striker thinks he's ready to run a big club. He speaks about race, women and his drinking adventures with Brian Lara
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Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn