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1 Briefcase 'that changed the world'
In the summer of 1940, the war with Germany was at a critical stage. France had recently surrendered and the Luftwaffe was engaged in a concerted bombing campaign against British cities.
2 'TomTato' tomato and potato plant unveiled in UK
Ipswich-based horticultural firm Thompson and Morgan said the plants were not genetically modified. Similar plants have been created in the UK, but the firm said it was thought to be the first time they had been produced on a commercial scale.
3 Best and worst excuses for doing badly in GCSEs
Let's face it - no-one likes to mess up. So when it comes to disappointing GCSE results - it's useful to have someone or something else to blame.
4 Six ads that changed the way you think
Advertisers have always sought to influence and persuade - no more so than at this time of year. But since the advent of mass communications, there has been only a handful of ads that monumentally changed the way people think about a product.
5 The ways people are deliberately kept waiting
Summer is a time of endless waiting. Stuck in traffic jams. Queues at amusement parks. But sometimes it seems rather unnecessary. UK drivers spend up to three days a year stuck in traffic jams, the statistics say.
6 The puzzle of uncollected ashes
Around the country many urns of loved ones lie uncollected at funeral directors. Why do people leave them? They weigh about six pounds. They can be stored in an 18-inch plastic jar. Or perhaps an old pot. They are the ashes of a human being.
7 James Foley: Islamic State militants 'behead reporter'
The Islamic State (IS) has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in 2012. The jihadist militant group said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against its fighters in Iraq.
8 Collection of Bill Maher stand-up about religion
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9 The search for Myanmar's mysterious Dhammazedi Bell
The fate of the Dhammazedi Bell is one of Myanmar's murkiest mysteries and for some Burmese a lifelong obsession. Four centuries after the world's biggest bell was last seen, a new salvage attempt is under way in Yangon (Rangoon), and it's attracting large crowds.
10 10 theories on how uptalk originated
The Magazine's recent piece on uptalk - the habit of making statements sound like questions - prompted lots of you to email theories of where it started. Here are 10 of the most popular. From Japan to Bristol, the Valley girls to Neighbours, theories on uptalk are far-ranging.
11 US Navy: USS Houston wreck found in Java Sea
The US Navy has confirmed a wreck found on the bottom of the Java Sea is the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese in World War Two. The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors and marines, the Navy said.
12 Ferguson unrest: Egypt urges US to show restraint
Egypt's government has called on US authorities to show restraint against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. It said it was "closely following the escalation of protests" after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman on 9 August.
13 Google removes 12 BBC News links in 'right to be forgotten'
Google has removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results since controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws came into force in May. The stories range from coverage of a court case on bomb-making in Northern Ireland 13 years ago to a dispute over a lost dog.
14 Homeopathy 'no cancer care harm'
toread, homeopathy, cancer, medicine
15 Homeopathy's benefit questioned
health, homeopathy
16 Child's drawing 'predicts later intelligence'
The way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of later intelligence, a study has suggested. Researchers asked 7,752 pairs of twins to draw a picture of a child which was then scored by the number of features such as head, legs, hands and feet.
17 Gambians 'taken by witch doctors'
toread, witch_doctor
18 Giant saltwater crocodile kills Australia fisherman
The man, 57, was attacked by the 4.5-metre (15ft) reptile as he waded into the Adelaide River to unsnag his line, south of Darwin. His wife heard a scream and turned around only to see "a tail splashing in the water", officials said.
19 How safe is eating meat?
There have been a lot of news reports about the health risks of meat eating, but are they justified? Dr Michael Mosley has been investigating the truth behind the headlines for BBC Horizon.
20 Saudi prince's convoy in Paris attacked by gunmen
Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say. The convoy was heading through northern Paris on its way to Le Bourget airport late on Sunday evening when it was raided, reports say.


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