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Protester in Seattle Ferguson protests spread across US

A dozen US cities see new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, with rioting in California.


Darren Wilson

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

Policeman Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, says his conscience is clear. He denied that the situation would have been any different if it had been a white teenager, saying Brown had 'immense power'.


How elephant orphans cope alone

How elephant orphans cope alone

Poaching has left many young elephants without mothers. How do they survive?


Don’t call them 'Hawaiian' shirts

Don’t call them 'Hawaiian' shirts

What business travellers to this sunny isle should know about the local lingo


The quietest seat on the road

The quietest seat on the road

Mercedes gives owners the silent treatment


Naked in front of strangers

Naked in front of strangers

What is it like to be a life model?


Do we dream in slow motion?

Do we dream in slow motion?

The strange passage of time as we sleep


London's 200-year-old hidden canal

London's 200-year-old hidden canal

4,000 miles of waterways, built by hand

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The Holy Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili

Can art still shock us?

A new exhibition by British artist Chris Ofili has been greeted with rapturous praise - but just 15 years ago, his work was called 'sick' and 'blasphemous'. What's changed?


Devil Wears Prada

Who is the most powerful person in the room?

Often, it’s not the high profile businessman or rock star. BBC Capital takes a look at those who make things happen behind the scenes, in the board room and beyond.

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Interactive restaurant

Vibrant Ukraine looks to Europe

Investors appear to be hammering at the door of the 'sleeping IT tiger', which hopes to reap the benefits of an EU agreement signed in the wake of the Maidan Square protests.




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