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A pro-Russian rebel in Starobesheve, east Ukraine, 30 Aug Ukraine near 'point of no return'

Ukraine's president says his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war", as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.



Flying the world's fastest plane

Colonel Rich Graham flew the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird during the Cold War – a plane faster than any other. But what made it so special?


Beachside paradise — at a price

Beachside paradise — at a price

A surfer's city where the cost of living for expats is anything but laid-back


Mud, asphalt, sand or snow?

Mud, asphalt, sand or snow?

Designer Philippe Starck unveils four specialised e-bikes


Eight films to watch in September

Eight films to watch in September

Comedy, arthouse and documentary


The secrets of fake flavours

The secrets of fake flavours

And the curious myth of artificial banana


Show us your colourful life

Show us your colourful life

Submit your best and brightest photos

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How to stop living to work

There’s more to life than your job, but how can you find time to live? BBC Capital has tips from CEOs who have mastered the art of work-life balance.

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Six big-value vehicles

With vehicle prices on the rise globally, now is a good time to buy a car that maximises your spend. BBC Autos takes a look at six of the best.

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Experimental film

Are experimental films elitist?

The art form is often criticised for being too abstract for a mainstream audience. But in the UK, many filmmakers are focussing on issues that affect real people.




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