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Supporters of the Presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the Nidaa Tounes party shout slogans celebrate the first results of the Tunisian elections Tunisia veteran claims election win

Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote


Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

For the first time, a wild gorilla is seen using a tool to eat food


Gap year for grown-ups?

Gap year for grown-ups?

More super successful professionals are taking time off, with surprising results


Most famous cars of TV and film

Most famous cars of TV and film

Quora users name the fast, furious and plain funny


The 10 best films of the year

The 10 best films of the year

The best in cinematic art from 2014


Will religion ever disappear?

Will religion ever disappear?

How belief will change in the future


A paradise protected by butterflies

A paradise protected by butterflies

It’s hard to imagine a place like this exists

BBC America

Head Squeeze

Pubic Hair

Why do we have pubic hair?

What makes hair grow where - and when - it does? And what does science say about the pros and cons of removal? Greg Foot explains.

strange and beautiful

Christmas trees

Five things you didn't know about Christmas trees

Each Christmas, families gather around evergreens to celebrate the season. But many may not realise just how incredible these trees can be. BBC Earth reveal some of the secrets of their tough, tenacious lives.

Health Check


An ingenious fix for broken bones

In poorer countries, surgeons often use manual drills for operations - but an ingenious cover now means a common household drill could be used to perform life-saving surgeries




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