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'I really thought I was going to die'

Trapped on the summit of erupting Mount Ontake, Japanese mountain guide Sayuri Ogawa hid to escape huge flying rocks. She spoke to Rupert Wingfield-Hayes about the ordeal.

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Do pygmy seahorses exist?

Do pygmy seahorses exist?

Some seahorses are so tiny, it's difficult to know they are there

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Five sports played by the rich

Five sports played by the rich

The wealthy don’t play like the rest of us

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The myth of premium petrol

The myth of premium petrol

Why ‘premium’ does not always mean ‘better’

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Nine films to watch in October

Nine films to watch in October

Thriller, art house and documentary

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The goggles that make you nicer

The goggles that make you nicer

The day virtual reality changed me

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Rare photos of untouched Australia

Rare photos of untouched Australia

See parts of Australia that have never been seen

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The insect that loves having sex

We often see the male of the species as the most promiscuous - but some females can be just as likely to play the sex game, writes BBC Earth's Nic Fleming.

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'Teachers are more important than footballers'

Education is a big issue in Brazil - there is a teacher shortage and few spaces in good universities. Some Brazilians say they need leaders in classrooms, not on football fields.

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Driven: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Raucous and rare, this 565hp brute is an analogue hero in a digital age, writes BBC Autos' Matthew Phenix.

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