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Mother with her freed son, Luhansk (26 Dec) Ukraine and rebels trade prisoners

The Ukrainian government swaps scores of prisoners with rebels in the east while on the same day freezing vital bus and rail links with Russian-held Crimea.


Spectacular real virgin births

Spectacular real virgin births

Virgin births are now common, and they happen in ways we still don't understand


Surprising career-killing habits

Surprising career-killing habits

If you’re guilty of any of these, don’t expect to get very far


Toyota makes vapourware real

Toyota makes vapourware real

Driving the Mirai, a car that emits only water


2014: Red carpet’s best dressed

2014: Red carpet’s best dressed

Most elegant and eye-catching looks


How pickpockets trick your mind

How pickpockets trick your mind

The ways thieves exploit brain loopholes


Driving the ‘Roof of the World’

Driving the ‘Roof of the World’

Discover a region of severe, natural beauty

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Underwater world

Nevada’s secret underwater world

When it was built in the 1930s, the Hoover Dam didn’t just tame the Colorado River – it also created a massive lake that today hides shipwrecks, train tracks and tunnels alike.



How many penguins can you count?

In the quiet of the Antarctic, remote camera systems monitor the everyday lives of penguins. Tag pictures, count penguins and get involved with BBC Earth.

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Sales shopping

Are you ready to hit the sales?

From Black Friday to the summer sales and winter clearouts - discover how e-retailers get us to part with our cash throughout the seasons - and not just at Christmas.




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