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Emma Thompson writes sex guide for daughter and reveals that she was 'sexually abused' during eighth birthday party

Emma Thompson is so worried about the sexual pressures children face in the age of social media that she has penned a handbook on sex and emotion for her teenage daughter, she has revealed.

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Star Wars: Episode VII release date pushed back to Christmas 2015

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How Finns keep preying on success of Angry Birds

Spin-offs keep coming for Rovio, the firm behind the global phenomenon. Gideon Spanier reports

New sensation: Disney invents touchscreen that lets users 'feel' images

Scientists at Disney have taken the touchscreen experience to the next level by creating a textured screen that allows viewers to feel videos and images. 

Miley Cyrus angers health support charity after saying she sticks out her tongue because she 'keeps having mini-strokes'

The singer's latest controversial comments have now come to the attention of the UK's Stroke Association

Miley Cyrus Halloween costumes and slut-shaming

If one thing’s been made starkly evident by this whole debacle, it’s that Miley’s understanding of ‘sexy’ is flawed

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Will the 101 Dalmatians villain finally manage to craft the coat she so desires?

The News Matrix: Thursday 26 September 2013

Setback for women cocaine smugglers

Miley Cyrus is unrepentant over her controversial new image

Miley Cyrus: Twerking is less offensive than Breaking Bad's gory violence

The Wrecking Ball singer believes she could have pushed the boundaries even further in her controversial performance

The News Matrix: Wednesday 25 September 2013

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Disney used to allow disabled visitors quick access to rides and other attractions

Disney resorts tighten up rules on queue jumping for disabled

Disney is changing the rules that allow disabled people to skip the queues at its US theme parks, after it emerged that wealthy, able-bodied visitors had been abusing the system.

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