Arts and Entertainment Beyonce secretly released her entire new album on iTunes

On Friday, as Beyoncé was casually posting pictures of vegan cupcakes to her Instagram account, the internet was in a state of frenzy over the news that she had also uploaded something else to the web – her long-awaited fifth album.

Focus: Can they still sell the world a Coke?

Forget about Belgium. Coca-Cola is in trouble right across the globe

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Cricket: The voice of the cup - an Oz in India

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Outlook: Allied Domecq

FOR ANY management team, the arrival on the share register of the legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett, is usually a welcome vote of confidence in their company and its strategy for the future. For one as beleaguered by critics as Allied Domecq, it must be like manna from heaven. Allied's chief executive, Tony Hales, has been under siege for as long as anyone can remember, which in the City is admittedly not terribly long. The only reason he's still there at all, it is unkindly said, is because of the support of his chairman, Sir Christopher Hogg, whose stewardship of Courtaulds in the past and present position as chairman of Reuters has earned him sufficient respect in the City to be given the benefit of the doubt.

Second site Play the name game

YOU MAY have noticed that Second Site's e-mail address has been streamlined. Out with the jerky old drum-roll of "pop3.poptel.org.uk", in with "poptel.net", euphonious and international. This feature has, in short, been rebranded. And in doing so, it has moved between the two senses of the word "domain", from maths to magic.

Travel UK: Summer '99: Ten of the Best Thrill Rides in the UK

WELCOME TO the world of theme park thrills. Here are the newest and best roller-coasters, rides and drops in Britain:

Real Style: Celebrity smiles cut both ways

Madonna is tipped as the new face of Max Factor, but there's no guarantee she'll behave

Monitor: All the News of the World American comment on the Pope's visit to the United States

SO THERE they were, the saint and the sinner, meeting in the hangar. When the new millennium and new century officially arrive, Pope John Paul II may have been the last pope to serve his full reign in the 20th century, and Clinton will be the first president to serve in the 21st century. In contemporary history, the Pope will represent what once was and Clinton will represent what will be. The Pope will be remembered for his tireless battle to stem the changing beliefs of his flock. The President will be remembered for his impeachment, and his tireless effort to adjust his own beliefs.

Labour's pop culture project is doomed

Podium; From a speech by the cultural critic to the Social Market Foundation on the limits of `new' Britain

Pepsi peps up papal parade

THE POPE'S visit to Mexico, which started yesterday, will be more akin to a sports event, with 25 official sponsors from Pepsi to a crisp company using his image on their products. But its purpose will be deadly serious, largely to stem the tide of evangelical churches creeping up on South America's traditional Roman Catholicism.

The Mission: Will bungee-jumping push Nicholas Barber over the edge? Well, that's the general idea ...

he UK Bungee Club is based in Adrenalin Village, a Portakabin shanty town next door to Battersea Power Station in south London. Its inhabitants - the Adrenalin Village people - are unshaven, long-haired young men in fleeces, Aviator shades and No Fear baseball caps. In short, they are Australians.

Sporting Digest: Squash

Cassie Jackman, the England No 1 and world No 3, has withdrawn from the women's World Open Championship, which begins in Stuttgart tomorrow because of an ankle injury.

Media: Sneaking in through the back door

Advertiser-supplied programming is becoming more popular, as programme budgets fall.

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Takeover veto preserves symbol of French taste

THE SYMBOLISM of the deal was always awkward for a left-of-centre French government, sworn to resist the excesses of international capitalism.
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Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’
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New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain

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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes