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Alan Henning holding a child in Syria UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Business

Jack Ma waves and smiles outside the New York stock exchange in front of an Alibaba sign

Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.

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The biggest tent in the world

Easy to assemble, fast to dismantle and capable of being erected in any terrain, the tent could hold the key to the future of architecture.

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Giant pandas in China: live

Giant pandas in China: live

Watch live from the largest panda reserve and research center in the world

Capital

What interviewers won't tell you

What interviewers won't tell you

There’s a secret code of interviewing. How to break it

Autos

Ten quintessentially British cars

Ten quintessentially British cars

From Aston to Rolls, a loving look

Culture

Sunflowers: Good enough to eat?

Sunflowers: Good enough to eat?

Story of Van Gogh’s most famous painting

Future

Secrets of the aircraft boneyards

Secrets of the aircraft boneyards

The vast storage sites for surplus planes

Travel

The world’s healthiest cities

The world’s healthiest cities

Five places where you might just live longer

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Science & environment

Cockroach

The disturbing truth about roaches

Why are cockroaches so hated? Rachel Nuwer visits her own personal insect hell to find out, and discovers the real dangers brought by the insect aliens among us.

pick of the week

Jonathan Keim

Meet the permanent vacationers

Ever dream of going on holiday, and not coming back? These men and women fell in love with an exotic land - and found ingenious ways to successfully relocate there.

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Frog

The epic quest for the world's lost frogs

BBC Earth discovers how one man is attempting to save some of the earth's rarest amphibians.

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