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Women stand near soldiers wearing pro-Russian ribbons in Sloviansk, Ukraine, 16 April Ukrainian troops blocked in town

Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town are blocked by civilians, while Nato announces it will beef up its defences.

South African Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius looks on during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court on 16 April 2014 Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'

The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.


China's 7.4% growth beats forecast National People's Congress exterior

China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.


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Cocktail How to avoid the Manhattan mistake

Up until recently, it was hard to find a good Manhattan in the city that gave the cocktail its name. Could times be changing? Brad Cohen takes a look.

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Amy Mather, a young pioneer of designing with 3D printer technology How 3D printing is changing lessons

While schools look at adopting this new technology, many students are coming up with their own methods of designing real-world 3D prototypes.

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The Johammer J1 Johammer J1: Austria's wild one

Outlandish and innovative, this electric motorcycle can cruise as far as a gasoline-powered bike.


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