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    How did WW2 change the way people dressed?

In pictures: Cape Town wildfires 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:59:27 GMT 
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Day in pictures: 4 March 2015 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:19:05 GMT 
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Your pictures: Adventure 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:41 GMT 
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In pictures: Dealing with addiction 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:08 GMT 
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Overheard on the ladies' coach 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:51:06 GMT 
    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage

The man who posted himself to Australia 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:58:45 GMT 
    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:01:13 GMT 
    How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman

Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine resistance symbol in Russia 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:27:07 GMT 
    Captive Ukraine pilot defiant in Moscow jail

MH370: Behind the tenacious deep-sea hunt for missing plane 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:01:38 GMT 
    The tenacious deep-sea search for MH370

Quiz of the week's news 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:00:48 GMT 
    Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?

Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:08:50 GMT 
    Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing

Female intuition: Spotting Moroccan music talent 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:07:57 GMT 
    Overcoming sexism to spot Moroccan hip-hop talent

Nepotism row over French arts job 
  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:51:26 GMT 
    Nepotism row over top French arts job
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