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Katie Fraser | 17:30 UK time, Wednesday, 2 March 2011

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

A story proving popular in the New York Times suggests that coconut oil is back in favour with the health food world having once resembled "the devil himself in liquid form, with more poisonous artery-clogging, cholesterol-raising, heart-attack-causing saturated fat than butter, lard or beef tallow".

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, in a phonecall to Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, accused parts of the UK media of a "Jewish conspiracy" against his website, says the Guardian.

Seven Canary Wharf workers who were trapped in a lift following a "boozy night out" have had to explain themselves to bosses after e-mails about the incident made their way around the City, according to the Evening Standard.

"The men shouted for help and pressed the emergency button, but were forced to spend about three hours curled up together like dormice... An investigation is under way into whether the lift malfunction was caused by members of the group jumping up and down."

At Wired, news of the latest design by Lamborghini has caught readers' attention. The sports car, which costs a cool $379,000 (£232,000) has been named the Aventador, "for the bull that won the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera in 1993 for 'outstanding courage'".

The Daily Mail reports on the story of a French chateau which, at the behest of former owner Louis Mantin, has been closed up since his death in 1905, as a sort of "time capsule". Thanks to a £2.9m refurbishment, the property looks exactly as it would have at the turn of the century:

"On his death its doors remained closed and rats and insects were given free reign within its dusty corridors and vast rooms."

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