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Damaged houses after a shell hit a residential area in Donetsk, Ukraine, on 29 July 2014. Ukraine seizes key town near Donetsk

Ukraine says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.

Al-Shabab fighters in Mogadishu, Somalia (5 March 2012) Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.


England v India England's Gary Ballance

Live text and Test Match Special commentary as England decline to enforce the follow-on but push their lead over India past 310 in the third Test.


Orla Guerin inside Gaza tunnel Inside Gaza militants' tunnel

Dismantling Hamas' tunnel network is the key objective of Israel's offensive in Gaza. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the Israeli military to one tunnel near the Gaza border.


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Workplace Working late - a thing of the past?

Do fewer hours make you work harder? BBC Capital takes a look at whether spending less time in the office could make you perform more efficiently.

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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Cook like Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Grilled grasshoppers anyone? Or stewed porpoise perhaps? These are just some of the extravagant recipes in the great French artist’s cookbook.

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Motorised skates A city-dweller's dream shoes?

Once the province of comic books, these motorised roller skates make it possible to cruise to work at a brisk 12mph without even breaking a sweat.


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