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Pastor Athom Mboma preaching

Showbiz lessons for budding pastors

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the unemployment rate is extremely high, and one of the safest career paths, is to become a priest or pastor.

Earth

How many penguins can you count?

How many penguins can you count?

Count wild penguins, and help science discover more about their lives

Capital

Where the rich spend the holidays

Where the rich spend the holidays

The wealthy don’t spend the holidays in just any ho-hum locale. Their six picks

Autos

Locavore? Meet your car

Locavore? Meet your car

The Strati is 2014’s most fascinating green machine

Culture

The 10 best books of 2014

The 10 best books of 2014

What were the year’s best reads?

Future

Why boredom is good for you

Why boredom is good for you

The unexpected benefit of tedium

Travel

Five surreal places to live

Five surreal places to live

Striking towns that have been shaped by nature

BBC America

hidden worlds

Christmas island

Father Christmas' island escape

Little is known about the neglected, earthquake-shattered buildings on Turkey’s mysterious Gemiler Adasi, the island where St Nicholas escaped persecution in the 4th Century.

Best of autos

Barn find of the century

The 'barn find of the century'

From a Ferrari Spider to a Maserati A6G - BBC Autos takes a look at a rusting car collection worth millions discovered in a French barn.

the genius behind

Man head

The man trying to rewire history

A pioneering treatment has helped a paralysed man walk again. The scientist who developed the therapy reveals the story behind the breakthrough to BBC Future.

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