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A Ukrainian policeman removes a weapon found in Sloviansk, Donetsk region, 2 September Ukraine agrees to 'permanent truce'

Ukraine's President Poroshenko says he has agreed with Russian President Putin on a "permanent ceasefire" in the war-torn east of the country.

Sport

Hunter Mahan and Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.

Video

US journalist Steven Sotloff

IS 'kills US hostage' Steven Sotloff

The jihadist group has released a video online which purports to show the beheading of a US journalist being held hostage by the militants. The BBC's Frank Gardner describes what the video shows.

Capital

How to pull an all-nighter

How to pull an all-nighter

Burning the midnight oil? Surprising advice from sleep experts on doing it right

Autos

The prettiest red car ever?

The prettiest red car ever?

Meet the machines that colour the roadway

Culture

The 20th Century’s best writer?

The 20th Century’s best writer?

Why everyone should read Borges

Future

How the colour red warps the mind

How the colour red warps the mind

The hidden ways it rules power and sex

Travel

How well do you know the world?

How well do you know the world?

We challenge you to play this game and find out!

BBC America

The Boss

Snail

Farming liver and caviar - from snails

Austrian Andreas Gugumuck quit his IT job to farm snails - and with the meat selling for up to $105 a kilogram, it's a lucrative business.

Life in colour

Arnold Schwarzenegger shows self confidence by wearing purple.

What your tie can say about you

Can the colour of your neckwear help you get ahead in life? Or can it improve your chances of getting your message across? BBC Capital takes a look.

adventure

Travelling

Leap of faith: 'We quit our jobs to travel'

BBC Travel meets a couple who decided to embark on the ultimate adventure - to resign from their jobs and start a new life globetrotting.

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