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US-Mexico gun-running 'misguided'
Fourteen US officials face possible disciplinary action over a botched gun-running operation, but the attorney general is cleared of wrongdoing.
Chelsea 2-2 Juventus
Chelsea squander a two-goal lead as they begin the defence of their Champions League title with a draw against Juventus.
The cult of Gazza
Ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League game against Lazio, thoughts inevitably turn to Paul Gasgoine, two decades on from his move from the old First Division to Serie A.
Passage through Punjab
Amandeep Bhangu takes a journey through the birthplace of Sikhism, taking cooking lessons and exploring the folk music and dance that gave birth to bhangra along the way.
Canada for president
The BBC joined satirists Brian Calvert and Chris Cannon on the campaign trail, as they explained why they think the US has much to learn from its northern neighbour.
Ageing China: Changes and challenges
By 2050 more than a quarter of the Chinese population will be over 65 years old. What are the repercussions for the young, the economy and society as a whole?
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Why was the line "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" nearly cut from Gone With The Wind? Test your knowledge on cinema's most quotable lines.
F1's IT crowd
The BBC gets behind the scenes at Marussia's headquarters, where veteran engineer Pat Symonds explains why 'computer brains' and aerodynamics research are vital for all of Formula 1.
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Marikana miners to return to work
Workers are due to return to South Africa's Marikana platinum mine, which was the scene of protests in which 44 died, following a deal on pay.
Aung San Suu Kyi given US honour
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is presented with America's highest civilian award, as the US lifts sanctions on Burma's president.
Actress sues over anti-Islam film
'No military solution' in Syria
India strike over retail reforms
Wen set for final China-EU summit
UK soldier has baby in Afghanistan
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Japan data raises growth concerns
Engineer admits to US data theft
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Man Utd survive Galatasaray scare
Manchester United edge out Galatasaray to win their opening Champions League game thanks to Michael Carrick's early goal.
Woods does not fear me - McIlroy
India beat spirited Afghanistan
Ba may leave Newcastle - Pardew
Celtic held to draw by Benfica
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Oscar nominations brought forward
The nominees for 2013's Academy Awards will be revealed five days earlier than previous years, ahead of the Golden Globes on 13 January.
King's Shining sequel due in 2013
Hamlisch remembered at memorial
Health
Attitudes 'raised suicide risk'
A generation of UK men born in the 1960s and 1970s may be more likely to commit suicide because of attitudes around the role of men at the time, say Samaritans researchers.
Dementia research 'is in danger'
Painkillers 'cause' of headaches
Technology
UK cities get fast broadband cash
Ten UK cities share a £114m pot to create super-fast city-wide broadband networks, offering speeds up to 100Mbps.
Film makers want improved TV use
HTC unveils Windows Phone mobiles
Science & Environment
Record minimum for Arctic sea ice
Arctic sea ice has reached its minimum extent for the year, setting a record for the lowest summer cover since data collection began.
Tiny particle dance set to music
MPs' call to halt Arctic drilling
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Respect for the dead
How animals share our need for death rituals
Is it bad to crack your knuckles?
Does the wince-inducing habit damage joints?
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The best of Brittany and Normandy
Meet two neighbours linked by history, a dramatic coastline and some of France’s gastronomic champions.
Dubai’s winter party scene
During the city’s cooler months, Sandance, a monthly 12-hour music festival, is the hottest ticket in town.
Living in… Munich
Munich, a prosperous German city with a cosy small-town feel, is blessed with plenty of green spaces and a sophisticated cultural life.
America’s best beer bars
Before the craft beer boom of the 1980s, beer in America was as uninspired as the generic bars that served it. Now, micro bottlings and local selections fill bars worth travelling to.
Travelling the slow route to Petra
One of the Middle East's most scenic and ancient roads, the 280km-long King’s Highway in Jordan has a history that stretches back to the curtain opening of civilisation.
Lima’s artsy enclave
Away from the noise of downtown, the southern barrio of Barranco is a favoured hangout of poets, writers, painters and sculptors, inspired by the coastal scenery and lapping waves.
Toronto’s shoe museum has sole
From Queen Victoria’s dancing slippers to socks made from human hair, the Bata Shoe Museum displays a well-heeled history through some of the world’s most fascinating footwear.
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