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Clare Spencer | 15:03 UK time, Thursday, 17 February 2011

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

Proving popular on the Daily Mail's website is an article asking if we could be seeing the end of the so-called charity mugger. This follows the news that street fundraisers have been banned from Manchester city centre after complaints of "harassment".

The paper reports a "chugger's charter" which sets out restrictions to fundraising companies.
The code of conduct - brought in after complaints about aggressive charity fundraising - will restrict collectors to four designated zones, only three days a week. Only five collectors will be allowed in each zone at one time.

Colin Powell is demanding answers over "Curveball's" WMD lies according to one of the Guardian's most read stories. The paper says the former US secretary of state asks why the CIA failed to warn him over an Iraqi defector who has admitted fabricating evidence about weapons of mass destruction. Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, nicknamed Curveball by the German secret service was an Iraqi defector whose evidence was used to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Times readers are finding out about the recent popularity of folk music. The paper reports the trend following Mumford & Sons triumph at Brits.

Sun readers prefer to catch up on the latest spat between glamour model Katie Price and her estranged husband, the cage fighter Alex Reid. The paper reports she has accused him of having an affair.

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