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NYSE traders

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.


Wales v New Zealand

Wales 16-34 New Zealand

Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.


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


The world’s longest commutes

The world’s longest commutes

These people say they found work-life balance — in a 145 km super-commute


The Mini, miniaturised

The Mini, miniaturised

The British carmaker unveils the Citysurfer Concept in LA


Is Band Aid 30 in poor taste?

Is Band Aid 30 in poor taste?

Troubled history of the charity single


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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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.

film reviews

Hunger Games

Hunger Games review: Not for adults ★★☆☆☆

Jennifer Lawrence leads a revolution in the third Hunger Games movie. Can a YA novel yield a worthwhile film? Critic Owen Gleiberman delivers his verdict.




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