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Polite protesters clean HK's streets

Polite protesters clean HK's streets

Hong Kong's demonstrators have spent a peaceful night on the streets, offering people food and drink and cleaning up the mess left behind by thousands of their fellow activists.

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Do pygmy seahorses exist?

Do pygmy seahorses exist?

Some seahorses are so tiny, it's difficult to know they are there

Capital

Catastrophic intern gaffes

Catastrophic intern gaffes

Six mistakes that will blow your mind

Autos

The myth of premium petrol

The myth of premium petrol

Why ‘premium’ does not always mean ‘better’

Culture

Nine films to watch in October

Nine films to watch in October

Thriller, art house and documentary

Future

How often must we see a dentist?

How often must we see a dentist?

The truth about six-month check-ups

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A train to nowhere in Siberia

A train to nowhere in Siberia

A railway leads to lands that time forgot

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Where do fairy tales come from?

Everyone knows them - but how do they come to be? And why are they similar all over the world? In an excerpt from her new book, academic and writer Marina Warner finds out.

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Maria Sharapova

How to avoid an on-court meltdown

Winning the mind game in a tennis match is essential - so how do the world's top players handle the mental pressure of the game?

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The mysterious green snot taking over the world's rivers

A strange green organism has spread around the globe, clogging up the world's rivers. What is it, and where did it come from? BBC Earth investigates.

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