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Viral Stories This Week: Everything You Might Have Missed

We had to do some digging this week to work out which stories were April Fools pranks and which weren't. Here's some viral stories you should've read that aren't jokes.

Perennial motor mouth Katie Hopkins has told suicidal people 'to top themselves in private' following the apparent deliberate crashing of a passenger plane by a German pilot.

Yes, really. Naturally, quite a lot of people weren't too happy with that.

Read her full tirade and the outrage that followed here.

The kings of mashups have created this phenomenal clip of David Cameron, George Osborne and Nigel Farage making some rather bold election pledges.

Cameron "doesn't give a shit" about the NHS and Osborne is dedicated to "filling the wallets of the rich".

Farage meanwhile is preoccupied with blaming everything on immigration. This bit might not even be edited...

Labour's Lucy Powell appeared in one of the most combative interviews in recent months on Sunday morning, clashing with Andrew Neil over deficit reduction.

The MP for Manchester Central joined the 'Sunday Politics' studio via video link and was immediately pulled up over proposed tax raises.

Labour have pledged to reintroduce the 50p top rate of income tax as part of a "three-pronged" approach to reducing the nation's budget deficit.

You can watch the full exchange here.

Texting while driving continues to be a worrying trend among young drivers and the experienced alike, and this new video has captured several moments that might scare you into putting the phone down.

A study by the American Automobile Association found almost 60% of moderate-to-severe crashes involving teenagers were due to distraction.

With the help of a few dashcam videos, the AAA perfectly illustrates why it's a bad idea to let your phone steal your attention.

Wow. Awkward.