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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 accepts libel damages

Singer and TV personality Peter Andre accepted "substantial" damages in the High Court today over "offensive" allegations that he was lying in portraying himself as a loving father and husband.

Howard Jacobson: Call it snobbery if you like, but someone has to rage against the dying of the light

The rush to rescue Jordan's false breasts from Amis's teeth is more than gallantry

How fireworks night lost its sparkle

<b>Jonathan Brown</b> investigates whether our fixation with health and safety has killed the British bonfire party.

Editor-At-Large: Face it, Martin &ndash; Katie sells books, and you don't

Martin Amis tells an audience he's based a character in his forthcoming novel State of England on the glamour model turned celebrity author Jordan/Katie Price. According to Amis, "she has no waist... an interesting face... but all we are really worshipping is two bags of silicone". Not just a repulsive comment, but a bit rich coming from the man who's spent thousands on improving his own dentistry.

Howard Jacobson: Make me laugh &ndash; even at an offensive joke &ndash; but just don't be so smug about it

Self-satisfaction is an unpardonable crime. Hence the need to keep a straight face

David Lister: You need a PhD for a night at the opera

They're expensive and often of little use, yet they are the one part of the cultural experience that rarely provokes comment. Why can't the programmes on sale at concerts, theatres and operas be better?

Philip Hensher: Seeing the world through hipsters' eyes

Down at Frieze, the immense London contemporary art fair which takes over a chunk of Regents Park every October. My attention is not altogether on the art, however, but on an interesting development in eye-wear. This is a crowd which evidently fancies itself to be on-trend and one step ahead of the high street.

Hit & Run: The fame of Price

All efforts to avoid Katie Price are futile. The frenzy of tabloid attention that surrounds the model known as Jordan rose to a new level this week after she let slip to OK! that she had been the victim of a celebrity rapist. Since that disclosure she has been a constant fixture on the front page of every red top newspaper.

Joan Smith: Semenya's violation is sport's shame

Scrutiny of the athlete's physique is distasteful

Avon calling all university leavers who want a job

A career selling beauty products door-to-door may not be what most graduates have in mind, but the cosmetics giant can provide great career opportunities

Quickie divorce for Katie Price and Peter Andre

The three-year marriage of Katie Price and Peter Andre came to an end in just over a minute today at London's High Court.

DJ Taylor: The legacy of war

How it still affects us, 70 years after it began; the exoticism of the American open road; and 'middle-class young magicians' get a literary kicking

I was raped when younger, says Katie Price

Katie Price was raped more than once when she was younger, she said today.

Stephen Glover: The latest editor graduate of Bizarre's school of celebrity sex

As Christ Church, Oxford, used to be a forcing house for future great British statesmen, so the Bizarre celebrity gossip column on The Sun has become the traditional nursery for editors of national red-tops. In recent years it has produced four of them. All over the country there are ambitious parents wondering how they can get their little darling into Bizarre College.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker