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US stocks boosted by China rate cut

US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.


Ukrainians with flags at a rally in Kiev

Ukraine uprising: One year on

Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.


The 9 rarest plants in the world

The 9 rarest plants in the world

These strange and amazing plants are all critically endangered


Due tomorrow? I’ll start tonight

Due tomorrow? I’ll start tonight

Procrastination: why we push things off until the last hour


The Mini, miniaturised

The Mini, miniaturised

The British carmaker unveils the Citysurfer Concept in LA


Hunger Games: Not for real adults

Hunger Games: Not for real adults

The new blockbuster reviewed


How to create a brain implant

How to create a brain implant

…and how can it treat blindness?


‘The party city of Canada’

‘The party city of Canada’

Where 'the vibe edges on the weird side’

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Regent's Canal

London's 200-year-old hidden canal

Fancy a break from the busy streets of Central London? Take in the city wildlife while cruising down charming, cafe-lined Regent's Canal, a historic waterway that was built by hand.

quirky questions

High roller

The perks of owning a luxury ride

From preferential treatment at the dealership to special consideration on the highway, BBC Autos set out to learn the intangible benefits of buying a big-ticket vehicle.

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The myth of the suicidal lemming

We are told that lemmings throw themselves off cliffs and get so furious they will explode - but these beliefs are the product of folklore and Walt Disney, not the work of Mother Nature.




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