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UK second quarter growth revised up 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:27:10 GMT 
    UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.


In pictures: People of India 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:42:55 GMT 
    Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers


In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:09 GMT 
    Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong


Day in pictures: 29 September 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:08 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 29 September


Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:15:50 GMT 
    The best news photos from around the world


Echoes of the Black Country 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:56:32 GMT 
    Industrial landscapes of the Midlands


In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:17:09 GMT 
    Eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali


Urban kingfishers in pictures 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMT 
    Wildlife on London's waterways


Why 'boots on the ground'? 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:01:03 GMT 
    Where does this overused phrase come from?


Almaz's story 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:29 GMT 
    Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia


Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:17:44 GMT 
    IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes


Day in pictures: 30 September 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:07 GMT 
    Striking images from around the world in the past 24 hours


In pictures: The lure of gold 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:29 GMT 
    Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea


Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:10:43 GMT 
    Sewer sensors to sniff out home-made bombs


VIDEO: Could VR help build better cities? 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:08:10 GMT 
    How virtual reality is helping build better cities
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