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Thursday's gossip column

14 hours 27 min ago
Arsenal agree a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Man Utd plan record bid, Chelsea want Tyrone Mings from Ipswich, plus more.

'Nico accepted second, Lewis cried'

14 hours 39 min ago
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were friends, then rivals

VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope

14 hours 47 min ago
Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.

Rich countries to meet on Green Fund

14 hours 53 min ago
Representatives from the world's richest countries are meeting in Berlin to pledge money to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.

VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped

15 hours 22 min ago
A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.

Hockney 'working harder than ever'

15 hours 23 min ago
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.

Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:11
Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time, but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.

Bed blockers 'face legal action'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:09
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:08
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.

'Pick-up artist' and I'm a Celebrity... in papers

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:03
The Home Office decision to ban controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from the UK makes headlines, as does the latest from ITV's jungle reality show.

Thousands of police callers hang up

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 00:00
A critical report says many callers to Devon and Cornwall Police's 101 number wait more than 20 minutes for an answer and thousands hang up in frustration.

India guru set to appear in court

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:42
A controversial Indian guru is set to appear in court after police arrested him late on Wednesday, ending a week-long stand-off during which six people died.

VIDEO: Turkmenistan to meet China gas needs

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:33
China is investing in Turkmenistan's energy sector to boost the supply of gas to its fast growing economy.

China's factory activity stagnates

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:15
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.

East-West conflict set to run and run

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:11
The current dispute between Russia and the EU is not likely to be resolved any time soon, says Mark Mardell.

Yahoo to take over search on Firefox

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:10
Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.

VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:49
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.

North Korea threatens nuclear test

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:44
North Korea threatens to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations.

Has China overcome its web paranoia?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:33
Can China conquer its internet paranoia?

Nokia's brand name merry-go-round

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:11
Nokia launches a new tablet as Microsoft drops the company's name from another. What does this all mean, asks Rory Cellan-Jones?