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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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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us