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Gangnam Style hits two billion views on YouTube

It is two billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible Gangnam Style. The South Korean pop star's surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass two billion views.

The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his Gangnam Style follow-up Gentleman.

No other video comes close to Gangnam on the streaming service's list of top videos. Justin Bieber's Baby is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views.

Cute kid video Charlie Bit My Finger - Again! is a distant third with 711 million views.

Read: YouTube's most watched and top trending videos in 2013 revealed

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Israeli soldiers disciplined for dancing with Palestinians

A group of Israeli soldiers who were filmed dancing to Gangnam Style with Palestinians while on patrol in the West Bank have been disciplined by their superiors.

The Israeli military said it considered the incident "serious" and added: "The soldiers exposed themselves to unnecessary danger and were disciplined accordingly".

The footage, posted on YouTube and aired on Israeli TV, showed the armed soldiers in uniform dancing hand in hand and on the shoulders of Palestinian partygoers in Hebron, a common flashpoint for violence in the conflict.

One YouTube commenter suggested the soldiers should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Psy unveils new single after Gangnam Style hit

The official video for South Korean rapper Psy's new single has been unveiled, following his global smash Gangnam Style.

The 35-year-old performed his latest single Gentleman at a stadium concert today, which was being streamed live on YouTube.

The single became available online on Friday at midnight in a rolling release across 119 countries.

Read: Gangnam Style 'hits one billion views' on YouTube

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