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Cable news played Donald Trump's ad 60 times in one day

He literally gets free advertising.<p>During the 24 hours after Trump aired his first TV ad on Monday, Fox, MSNBC and CNN had shown the ad 60 times, according to The Huffington Post. The website reported that the ad was mostly played in full, but the figure does include some "partial airings in news …

Donald Trump

Syd Barrett: the genius who almost was – a classic profile by Nick Kent

The late Pink Floyd leader’s 70th birthday is celebrated with Nick Kent’s piece, first published in Creem in October 1973, and taken from Rock’s Backpages, the online home of music writing<p>It was only a few months back that a friend told me he’d seen Syd Barrett drifting down Charing Cross Road, …

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Scotland

18th century bridge collapses from flood in Tadcaster

Watch the moment an 18th century bridge in Tadcaster falls in to the River Wharf<p>Dramatic footage on Tuesday captured the moment an ancient bridge in North Yorkshire partially collapsed into the swollen River Wharfe, as flooding continued to affect areas of northern England, local media …

John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "The Galaxy Song," and more.<p>John Cleese never stops working. 76 years old and on the eve of a much-needed three-week vacation to the West Indies, he can't help but talk about the work he's going to accomplish while away: start planning the follow-up to his …

Seasonably Rich: How Much Are Musicians Making From Our Favourite Christmas Songs?

Remember Hugh Grant’s character in the 2002 film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel <i>About A Boy</i>? A wealthy and shallow bachelor in his late 30s whose …

Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

First domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe from south east Asia, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought<p>Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than …

South-east Asia

British astronaut Tim Peake prepares for liftoff to International Space Station

Peake and his two colleagues are already on board Soyuz rocket as final countdown to liftoff begins<p>British astronaut Tim Peake will make his landmark flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday morning after two weeks in quarantine, six years of preparation and 6,000 hours of intense …

Islamic State releases its own smartphone app

Terrorist group's service spreads propaganda videos amid pressure on social media channels to do more to combat Isil<p>Islamic State has released its own app for Android smartphones, using it to spread propaganda from the terrorist group's news agency, according to a hacktivist group.<p>Ghost Security …

Hillary Clinton

The Isis papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state

Islamic State,Syria,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,World news,UK news,Foreign policy,Royal Air Force<p>Blueprint lays bare new contours of Islamic state, complete with civil service, regional government and Soviet levels of economic control<p>A leaked internal Islamic State manual shows how the …

How Football Manager changed the game

The astonishing success of Football Manager is based on data so accurate it’s used by clubs to rate players and tactics<p>In September this year the England winger Andros Townsend received a frantic text message from his girlfriend. “When did you get fined for not turning up for training,” it read, …

Edvard Munch

Map shows how long it took to travel the world in 1914

The map, published by the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, charts travel times from London to different parts of the world, which ranged from around five to 40 days.<p>Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V, for the book An Atlas of …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Ringo Starr to auction Beatles White Album No 0000001

First pressing of 1968 album, assumed to be owned by John Lennon but kept in vault by Starr, expected to fetch $60,000<p>It’s the ultimate rock’n’roll souvenir. Ringo Starr is to auction off the first ever copy of the band’s1968 album, The Beatles, more commonly known as the White Album.<p>Each unit of …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

Google’s self-driving car gets pulled over for driving too slowly

Automated vehicle caused traffic jam while travelling at just 24mph in a 35mph zone, causing police to pull the car over<p>They’ve driven 1.2m miles, and haven’t managed to get a speeding ticket yet – but a self-driving Google car got in trouble with the law on Thursday.<p>The car was stopped by a …

Autonomous Cars

10 things you might not know about Blenheim Palace – the ‘real Downton Abbey’

Steeped in history, Blenheim Palace is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Here we bring you 10 things you might not know …

Stevie Nicks - Landslide / HQ Lyrics

Lindsey Buckingham - I'm So Afraid (Live)

Lindsey Buckingham performs The Chain acoustically live 11/11/2013 (Fleetwood Mac)

Bath England, in Autumn. Last week.

Million Mask March London 2015 Live: Bonfire Night Chaos Ensues As Three Police Officers Injured And Patrol Car Set Ablaze

Three police officers were treated in hospital on Thursday after being injured during an anti-capitalist march which also resulted in a patrol car …

Law Enforcement

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

22<p>‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ (Lulu)<p>A fitting theme song for a Bond movie in which the villain is largely defined by the fact that he has a third …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.