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1 The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio
There have been more than 200 cases of polio in Pakistan since January - the first time infections have reached this level in nearly 15 years. Despite this, not everyone wants their children to be vaccinated. Abrar Khan, who is 26, makes his way into a poor neighbourhood of Karachi called Baldia.
2 The meaning of Mongol
Uuganaa Ramsay was raised in Mongolia but now lives in Scotland. She has recently been exploring why her ethnicity is linked to Down's syndrome, a condition diagnosed in her son. It's my memoir, but she doesn't know that. It was me who gave it the one-word title, Mongol.
3 Configuring Varnish for High-Availability with Multiple Web Servers
Varnish is a very popular software package that can dramatically accelerate the work of serving HTTP pages. Varnish caches fully-rendered responses to HTTP requests and serves them without the delay of building content from scratch.
4 #BBCtrending: Rotting West?
Fake photos of the apparently grim reality of life in the West have been making Russians laugh online. But there's more to these pictures than meets the eye.
5 Jersey experts find gold necklace in 'largest Celtic hoard'
Senior conservator Neil Mahrer is working on Le Catillon II hoard and said they had already cleared nearly 4,000 of about 70,000 coins. The gold torque was partially exposed as researchers began to remove coins from around it.
6 Japan's levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)
Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan. One hundred passengers whizzed along a 42.8km (27 mile) route between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki, reaching speeds of up to 500km/h (311mph).
7 Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'
At a time of international conflict two centuries ago, did Britain assassinate an enemy agent while the world was looking the other way? Matthew Teller delves into a story of intrigue and possible skulduggery in Persia. September 1805. Britain and France are at war.
8 UK condemns Argentina over Falklands' sovereignty signs
The UK has objected to Argentine MPs' decision that public transportation should carry signs expressing the country's claim over the Falklands. The MP behind the initiative said it would reflect "our undeniable sovereignty" over the islands.
9 Train firm launches lost teddy campaign
First Great Western is using posters and a website with mugshots of the toys, which have been left on trains in the south of England. Dozens are being stored in lost property offices at stations while the bulk are in a vault underneath Bristol Temple Meads station.
10 #BBCtrending: #PhillyJesus is a star online and on the street
Michael Grant is 28 years old and for the last seven months he has been walking through the streets of Philadelphia dressed up like Jesus. Jesus, though, never carried a smart phone: Mr Grant has over 5,000 followers on his @PhillyJesus instagram account and has become a local celebrity.
11 Bystanders lift car to end 'stand-off' with tram
There was a "stand-off" between the Mini and a tram, dubbed #TramVSCooper on Twitter, which lasted for at least 20 minutes near Nottingham Trent University. At one point there were two trams stuck behind the Mini but the driver did not return to her car despite loud beeping.
12 Spain's richest duchess dies aged 88
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one its most eccentric figures, has died aged 88 in Seville. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat and owned palaces and an extensive property portfolio as well as paintings by Goya and Velazquez.
13 Headline numbers: How much is everything in the UK worth?
Have you ever wondered how much everything in the UK is worth? Well, the figure is out this morning from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - it's called the national balance sheet - and it's £7.6tn.
14 Bee Deaths Mystery Solved? Neonicotinoids (Neonics) May Actually Help Bee Health
Reports that honey bees are dying in unusually high numbers has concerned many scientists, farmers and beekeepers, and gripped the public.
15 East-West conflict set to run and run
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" President Putin over Ukraine. This is apparently an Australian expression suggesting pushing into someone's personal space, squaring off for a fight, eyeball to eyeball, shirt button to shirt button.
16 Amnesty releases anti-spying program for activists
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents. The Detekt software was needed as standard anti-virus programs often missed spying software, it said.
17 Complex jobs 'may protect memory'
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests. The research was reported in Neurology.
18 Bob Marley family launches "first world cannabis brand"
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist, Bob Marley has launched what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand. It will be called Marley Natural and be used to sell cannabis-infused lotions, creams and various accessories.
19 Why do so many people die shovelling snow?
At least two people have died from heart attacks while shovelling snow in Buffalo, New York. Every winter, about 100 people in the US die doing this. Why?
20 Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs
The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, webcams and CCTV systems. Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site, which broadcasts footage from systems using either default passwords or no log-in codes at all.


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