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Luke Brett Moore, a young Australian, had just lost his job when he discovered his bank was mistakenly allowing him unlimited credit. "It seems unbelievable but my intention was never to take all the money from the St George Bank and not pay it back. I was essentially waiting for the bank to contact me and say: 'Hey you, I want this amount of money' and I would have gone from there." But the call from the bank never came, and Luke's spending began to mount. "It was a crazy time for me. I was a young and foolish 22-year-old and I wasn't thinking particularly clearly."

The bank lent me $2m so I spent it on strippers and cars

Graham, 55, has been unable to speak since suffering a huge stroke in 2014. "When Graham lost his voice I said to all of my friends and family, 'Get a recording of your husband'," says Graham's wife, Zoe. "Because, my god, did I miss that - that 'Good night, I love you'. That was horrendous not having his voice." Now the BBC have introduced him to two designers, who had an idea how to make it possible for him to use his voice again.

VIDEO: Using my voice after two years of silence

Men from countries of the former Soviet Union have been dying in Turkey, killed in a series of assassinations. There's evidence that some died at the hands of hitmen from Russia. "This is a regime that believes, firstly, that it has the right to act abroad in the interests of its own security," says Prof Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations in Prague. "Secondly, it has a very bloody approach to dealing with threats against it - it has no problem with killing people." Murad Batal Shishani goes on the trail of clues the killers have carelessly left behind.

Have Russian hitmen been killing with impunity in Turkey?

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the Syrian city as it once was. Alaa al-Sayyed is making digital copies of every historically important document and photograph he can find, and uploading them to the web for posterity. "We worked under conditions of war, siege, and power and water cuts," he says. "We also lost internet connection for long periods of time." But through it all, and without external funding, Alaa has kept going, scanning everything from rare books and government documents to family records and maps.

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A recent study linked the contraceptive pill with depression. It's the latest supposed side-effect to attract headlines. But poorly interpreted statistics might pose a bigger risk for women. "The UK has many traditions, one of them being the contraceptive pill scare," says Prof Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin. "Lack of statistical literacy - that is to understand the difference between a relative and an absolute risk - leads to emotional reactions, which then in turn do harm to the women themselves." So what does the latest data really tell us?

How risky is the contraceptive pill?

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