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Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
Apple profit 'biggest in history'
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
England drives global football deals
Football clubs spent a record 2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for 795m of the total
Cable aide quits over fracking vote
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
US admits snow forecast errors
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
Earthquake felt in mid-Hampshire
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.
Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth 400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.
Mexico insists 43 students are dead
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Spain charges priests with sex abuse
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
Scotch 'worth 5bn to UK economy'
Scotch whisky contributes almost 5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.
H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.
New Yorkers ask 'Is that it?'
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry.
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
The loss of Kobane is a significant setback for Islamic State - but the BBC's Jim Muir looks at whether it also a sign that the tide is turning against the jihadist group.
Gordon Corera: Will Litvinenko inquiry find answers?
Gordon Corera looks back over the case of Alexander Litvinenko as the public inquiry begins.
Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations
Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, may face greater difficulties sustaining enthusiasm in his country than convincing EU partners to end austerity.
Uncanny political parallels with 1974
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
VIDEO: Greek elections: What next?
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.
Suspected burglar trapped for hours
Students describe the moment they find a suspected burglar dangling upside down from a window.
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
Berdych favourite for final - Murray
Andy Murray says his ex-coach helping Tomas Berdych gives the Czech a big advantage in their Australian Open semi-final.
Broad sorry for minimum wage tweet
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has apologised after making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter.
Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
Allenby maintains 'kidnap' claim
Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.
City Link overtime 'will be paid'
City Link employees will receive overtime payments, according to Jon Moulton, the founder of the company which owns the collapsed parcel delivery firm.
Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delays
The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.
Unison calls off strike by NHS staff
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.
Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
'No top university' for many schools
Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.
Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.
Web attacks 'growing' in volume
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
Best ever view of asteroid Ceres
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
BBC boss Hall queries TV watershed
The 9pm TV watershed may not survive, says BBC director general Tony Hall, who also acknowledges criticisms of Radio 4's flagship drama The Archers.
Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible.
10 things we didn't know last week
Women are almost two thirds more likely to believe in God than men, and other nuggets.
Two charged with 1991 Payne murder
Two men are charged with abducting and murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne who went missing from Coventry in 1991.
Former head 'obsessed by spanking'
A former head master "obsessed with spanking" carried out sex attacks at a Norfolk school, a court is told.
Biggest hospital is handed over
Scotland's largest hospital - the new 842m South Glasgow University Hospital - is officially handed over ahead of a planned opening in May.
Underage girl rapist dies in prison
A 71-year-old man convicted of a series of rapes on underage girls has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.
NI has too many hospitals - review
A review into Northern Ireland's health service has said there are too many hospitals for the 1.8 million population.
'My meeting with IRA in Tyrone shed'
The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor has described meeting the IRA in a shed in County Tyrone shortly after his son disappeared.
Mystery drugs in ski holiday death
A woman from Swansea died on holiday in Bulgaria after taking a drug she believed was cocaine, an inquest rules.
Dismay at council merger rejections
Leaders of Welsh councils which volunteered to merge are disappointed by the rejection of their plans by the public services minister.
Child soldiers freed in South Sudan
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Egypt activists lose final appeal
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
AirAsia recovery operation suspended
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
Japan probes 'new IS hostage video'
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
Tsipras names new Greek cabinet
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
Argentina to disband intelligence body
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
Houthis release Yemen leader's aide
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
Obama visits new Saudi King Salman
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
US museums consider London outpost
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Facebook suffers widespread fault
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
Images from around the world: 27 January
Taking the plunge
Cold Water Swimming Championships
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
Church of England's first female bishop
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
The country celebrates its official national day
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Images from around the world: 26 January
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
News photos from around the world
In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Images from around the world: 23 January
VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry.
VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.
VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.
VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's emotional appeal
Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.
VIDEO: Remembering Auschwitz - 70 years on
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.
VIDEO: 'I didn't think anyone would read it'
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.
VIDEO: Child soldiers freed from life of war
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
VIDEO: Where is NY 'snowmageddon'?
There has been heavy snowfall across the north-east of America but the predicted chaos in some areas has not been as bad as expected as Laura Trevelyan reports
The perils of 'taboo' gifts
Which presents can cause offence?
Could you see your dog in the snow?
Charting snow depth in the US - using six dogs
Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers
Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers
The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya
The German woman who swapped home for a mountain cave
#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?
Why one protester's death went big on social media
How much money do you need to be "super-rich"?
What does it take to join the wealthy elite?

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 World News
Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
US admits snow forecast errors
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
Mexico insists 43 students are dead
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Egypt activists lose final appeal
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
Tsipras names new Greek cabinet
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
Spain charges priests with sex abuse
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
Child soldiers freed in South Sudan
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Japan probes 'new IS hostage video'
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
Houthis release Yemen leader's aide
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
Obama visits new Saudi King Salman
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
EU weighs more sanctions on Russia
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost'
Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
Court bans child being named Nutella
A French court stops parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision.
US museums consider London outpost
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
Argentina to disband intelligence body
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
Deadly clashes at UN base in Mali
At least two people are killed after UN forces try to end the siege of their base in the northern Malian city of Gao, government and hospital sources says.
Burundi army accused of murder
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.
AirAsia recovery operation suspended
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
Abbott wins Australian cricket award
Sean Abbott is named Australia's young cricketer of the year two months after his delivery led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
Kosovo police clash with protesters
Police in Kosovo use tear gas and water cannon against thousands of ethnic Albanians protesting in Pristina against a Serb minister.
Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.
Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak
A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.
Cable aide quits over fracking vote
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Apple profit 'biggest in history'
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
England drives global football deals
Football clubs spent a record 2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for 795m of the total
Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
South Africa 1-2 Ghana
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
VIDEO: Child soldiers freed from life of war
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
VIDEO: Where is NY 'snowmageddon'?
There has been heavy snowfall across the north-east of America but the predicted chaos in some areas has not been as bad as expected as Laura Trevelyan reports
VIDEO: Meet the Houthis: BBC's rare access
Safa Al Ahmed managed to gain exclusive access for BBC Arabic to one of Yemen's Houthi fighting groups.
VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivors revisit camp horror
Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.
VIDEO: Splashdown as plane runs out of fuel
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment a pilot, whose plane was running out of fuel, survived ditching in the ocean off Hawaii on Sunday.
India's illegal market for blood
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
South Sudan children swapping guns for books
Back to school for South Sudan's once-feared child soldiers
Anti-Semitism exposes legal gaps in Europe
New anti-Semitism in Europe poses legal challenge
Germans count cost as Greece turns left
Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues
How do Greeks feel about the future?
Greek hopes and fears for the future after the elections
In the eye of the snowstorm
A night spent in the eye of the snowstorm

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 Entertainment News
BBC boss Hall queries TV watershed
The 9pm TV watershed may not survive, says BBC director general Tony Hall, who also acknowledges criticisms of Radio 4's flagship drama The Archers.
Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".
H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.
Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated 3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.
Mark Strong honoured for Miller role
Actor Mark Strong has been honoured his lead role in a play that lured him back to the theatre after 12 years in movie roles.
Assault claims untrue, says Glitter
Former rock star Gary Glitter tells a jury he did not carry out sexual assaults against three girls in the 1970s.
Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured' comment
Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.
Watson cast in Beauty and the Beast
The Harry Potter actress has announced she's to play Belle in a live action version of the Disney classic.
Hawes hails TV roles for older women
Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes joins the debate over acting roles for older women, saying 'there is a change happening'.
Atlantis series is axed by the BBC
The BBC is not commissioning a third series of Atlantis because the corporation says it needs to "keep increasing the range of BBC One drama".
Dagenham musical to close in April
New musical Made in Dagenham is to close at the Adelphi theatre after a West End run of six months.
Bronte table brought back 'home'
A table at which Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights and her sister Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre is returned to the family home.
Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works
Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film.
American Sniper remains US number one
American Sniper spends a second week at the top of the US box office, with takings of $64.4m (42.8m), according to studio estimates.
Redmayne win raises Oscars chances
Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at the Screen Actor's Guild awards while Birdman and Downton Abbey win ensemble awards.
Birdman given boost in Oscars race
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.
Tyneside to host 6 Music Festival
Bands including Maximo Park, The War on Drugs and The Fall will play at BBC 6 Music's second festival in Newcastle and Gateshead next month.
Greek singer Demis Roussos dies
Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.
Funeral held for 1960s pop star Dozy
The funeral of Trevor Ward-Davies, best known as Dozy from the 60s pop group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, takes place in Wiltshire.
Vic and Bob win slapstick award
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are recognised as comedy legends at Bristol's annual slapstick festival.
US talk show pioneer Franklin dies
Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.
Seven-party TV debate plan announced
Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.
VIDEO: 'I didn't think anyone would read it'
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.
VIDEO: Cumberbatch sorry for 'idiotic' remark
Benedict Cumberbatch has apologised for "being an idiot" after using the term "coloured" in a TV interview.
VIDEO: How Chuck Norris changed Romania
Talking Movies reports on two documentaries from The Sundance Film Festival
VIDEO: Sundance Festival: Behind-the-scenes
Talking Movies' Tom Brook chats film trends at the Sundance Film Festival
VIDEO: Shaun: 15 gags a minute, no words
Shaun the Sheep the movie has "15 gags a minute" despite having no words, according to actor Omid Djalili
VIDEO: Twin Atlantic's Comic Relief surprise
Twin Atlantic dropped by a travelling youth club in the Highlands to support budding Comic Relief musicians.
VIDEO: From Holocaust survivor to pop star
Dorit Oliver-Wolff talks to BBC Inside Out about her extraordinary journey from Holocaust survivor to German pop star.
VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights
Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
Passport art to go on show
Aboriginal painting from Australian passport comes to London
Demis Roussos: A colourful career
The surprising career of Demis Roussos
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks
The American who changed the look of Sherlock Holmes
Costa prize winners discuss awards
Interviews with authors up for Costa Book of the Year
Two men, one robot, many questions
Two men, one robot and a lot of questions in new film Ex Machina
Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols
Meet the artist who works in symbols
VIDEO: Will celebrity kill page three?
Will it be celebrity that kills page three?

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