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Clare Spencer | 15:08 UK time, Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Proving popular with Telegraph readers is news that China plans to create the largest mega city in the world. Nine cities will be merged to create a metropolis twice the size of Wales with a population of 42 million.

One of the Daily Mail's most read stories declares "it's a cover-up". The article is referring to a photo doctored by Iranian newspapers to raise the neckline of Baroness Ashton's outfit. The EU foreign policy chief was in Turkey leading an international meeting about Iran's nuclear programme.

Robert Fisk argues in the Independent's most read article that the leaked Palestinian files have put the Arab world in a "revolutionary mood". The confidential papers, published by al-Jazeera, document more than 10 years of secret US-brokered Middle East peace talks.

The Economist's most recommended article questions the link between inequality and social ills. It disputes the idea that the bigger the gap between rich and poor, the more likely there will be higher murder rates and lower life expectancy. Instead, the Economist says, policy makers should focus on ways to increase social mobility.

The New Scientist's most read article disagrees with Albert Einstein. It disputes his claim that quantum physics is a "gentle pillow" that lulls good physicists to sleep, instead the magazine calls it a masterpiece which has never been proved wrong and might even tell us where the Universe came from.

Sun readers prefer to catch up on the Sun's Football Player of the Year contenders. The Sun's six suggestions are Carlos Tevez, Samir Nasri, Rafael van der Vaart, Dimitar Berbatov, Charlie Adam, Gareth Bale.

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