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A Malaysian air crash investigator works at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region on 24 July 2014. MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'

Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.

Fire fighter battles a spot fire near Plymouth, California (26 July 2014) California hit by raging wildfires

Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.


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Spanish bakers Why desert bread is a hit

Two Spanish sisters have found success by opening a bakery in the desert. They grow their own wheat from seed, and mill the flour to create a unique flavour.

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Train Canada 'It's the best seat in the house'

Weaving along a ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a glittering lake, the Kaoham Shuttle is arguably Canada’s greatest hidden journey.

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Job seeker An unlikely edge in the job market?

You can dress to impress and refine your CV - but could a personal hobby end up providing the winning edge at work? BBC Capital found out.


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