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Clare Spencer | 14:21 UK time, Wednesday, 9 February 2011

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

The Telegraph's most read article asks if Atlantis has been found off Africa. The paper reports a "grid of streets" on the seabed at one of the proposed locations of the lost city of Atlantis has been spotted on Google Ocean. It goes on to say the perfect rectangle - which is around the size of Wales - was noticed on the search giant's underwater exploration tool by an aeronautical engineer who claims it looks like an "aerial map" of a city. The Telegraph explains that the legend of the lost kingdom of Atlantis has excited the public imagination for centuries.

A mother has left all her £486,000 fortune to animal charities after a row with her daughter about the name of her grandchild according to the Daily Mail's most read story. A court heard Melita Jackson decided to write her daughter out of her £486,000 will after she called her fifth child Ellen - the name of a sister-in-law Mrs Jackson did not like.

The Guardian's most read article says Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices. It's the latest story from the diplomatic cables leaked to the WikiLeaks website. The cables suggest a US diplomat was convinced by Saudi expert that reserves of world's biggest oil exporter have been overstated by nearly 40%

The Times' most read article reports on President Obama's appearance on Fox News's Bill O'Reilly show. It was a rare appearance in person on the channel he once derided. The US president said on the show that the worst thing about being president is living "in the bubble".
"It's very hard to escape," President Obama said "Over time, what happens is you feel like that you're not able to just have a spontaneous conversation with folks".

The Economist's most commented on piece looks at the how the EU is reacting to tensions in Egypt. The job falls under Baroness Ashton's remit but the paper says she is "strangely allergic to the media". It also says "she is averse to showing leadership to her fellow foreign ministers".

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