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Sadly no reports of a Routemaster singing Wonderwall

Craig Cobb: White supremacist told he is 14% African in televised DNA test

Craig Cobb dismissed the DNA results as 'statistical noise'

Leeds students pressure venue to drop ‘Freshers Violation’ club night

Students are trying to force a club in Leeds to drop an events company which “glorified sexual assault” in a promotional video.

Five women rescued as police raid suspected brothels in Birmingham

Two women and three men arrested following late-night raids

Google's 'shared endorsements' means your reviews might appear in adverts

Changes to the company's terms and services opens the possibility of 'social' advertising

Keiko Fujimori and her father, Alberto

Peru's ex-premier Alberto Fujimori wins thousands of Twitter followers from prison

Fujimori is exploiting a legal loophole that also lets him use YouTube

Miley Cyrus has caused controversy by saying she sticks out her tongue so much because she 'keeps having mini strokes'

From Sinead O'Connor and Annie Lennox to Miley Cyrus and Rihanna: What we are watching is the blurring of pop with porn

We can't censor videos, but they do need to be contextualised

Pop video to ‘save’ brother from wedding goes viral

Most brothers of the groom use their best man’s speech as an excuse for some mild teasing and emotional childhood tales.

YouTube shares royalty-free 'Muzak' library to help amateur film-makers

150 tracks of generic white bread manage to pick out all the clichés of background music

An end to the slurs? Google attempts to clean up YouTube comments

Comments under videos are notoriously idiotic, but owners have a solution

YouTube to launch offline viewing this November

New functionality promises that your video viewing won't be "interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute"

Why the Miley Cyrus transformation to Wrecking Ball level should be celebrated

Trying to shock audiences at award shows isn't anything new - but this time it's moved into mocking territory

Page 3 Profile: Danny the dog, thespian canine

Hasn’t Crufts finished for this year?

Jimmy Kimmel admits 'Worst Twerk Fail Ever' video which fooled 9m is fake

The American comedian and Jimmy Kimmel Live! host unveils his latest high profile prank

Selfies from space: NASA has lift-off on Instagram to mark moon probe launch

Space agency says it will share with its followers the 'most engaging images on and off the planet'

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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
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?