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1 The battle for control of the cigarette packet
Governments and tobacco companies are engaged in a struggle over territory - a few square inches on the front and back of cigarette packets. But as health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, the companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel.
2 Who, What, Why: How can a baby survive in a storm drain?
A newborn baby is receiving treatment after surviving for up to five days in a drain in Sydney, Australia. How is that possible, asks Justin Parkinson. The baby boy, who was found 2.
3 'Sophisticated' Regin spyware spotted
An "extremely complex" and "stealthy" spying program has been stealing data from ISPs, energy companies, airlines and research-and-development labs, a security company has said. With a "degree of technical competence rarely seen", Regin had probably taken years to develop, Symantec said.
4 Is military force no longer the way to win wars?
War has changed radically over the past 25 years. Just how radically is highlighted by going back a little further - consider the current commemoration of the outbreak of World War One.
5 Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
There is a little corner of Jerusalem that is forever India. At least, it has been for more than 800 years and its current custodian has plans for his family to keep the Indian flag flying for generations to come.
6 Peru investigates deaths of 500 sea lions on north coast
Peru is investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline. The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food.
7 Cleveland police shoot dead boy, 12, carrying fake gun
A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground. Police say an officer fired two shots at the boy after he failed to obey an order to raise his hands.
8 Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan volleyball match
A suicide bomber has killed at least 45 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. A spokesman for the governor of Paktika province told the BBC that the attacker had detonated the bomb amid a crowd of people gathering for a game.
9 A Point of View: The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
The 19th Century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote about characters who justified murder in the name of their ideological beliefs.
10 Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered by Symantec
A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world.
11 The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
Photographers in search of a dramatic landscape are often drawn to extreme regions of the planet. One of those is Neil White, whose latest project, When The Wave Comes From The Mountain, documents an area of the Himalayas in Nepal and across the border in India.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 #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.
16 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.
17 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).
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.


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