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Tory party donor defecting to UKIP  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:29:59 GMT
Conservative party donor Arron Banks is set to announce he is joining UKIP, the BBC understands. 
Day in pictures: 30 September  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News images from around the world: 30 September 
In pictures: The lure of gold  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:29 GMT
Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea 
In pictures: India's dying printing tradition  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:41 GMT
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta 
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 
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace 
Is yoga really about exercise?  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:17:26 GMT
Is yoga really about exercise or spirituality? 
Fraternity culture and college rape  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:16:29 GMT
Are US fraternities doing enough to stop campus rape? 
The 'click-bait' internet firm  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:55:07 GMT
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait' 
Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted 
Connie Converse: The first singer-songwriter  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT
The mystery of Connie Converse, the original singer-songwriter