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Entrenched myths: Is much of what we think we know about World War One wrong? http://bbc.in/1bdgtUx Historian Dan Snow says some of the common-held beliefs we have about the 1914-18 conflict are incorrect. So where did the saying 'lions led by donkeys' really come from? And was it the bloodiest war until that point? Here's his 10 myths debunked. #WW1

Should under-18s be able to buy e-cigarettes? It's what will happen in England, the government says, in an attempt to reduce the number of young people smoking: http://bbc.in/MeLjGY

The high number of early deaths in Russia is mainly due to people drinking too much alcohol, particularly vodka, new research finds: http://bbc.in/1eBulcu The study, in The Lancet, says 25% of Russian men die before they are 55, and most of the deaths are due to alcohol - through liver disease, alcohol poisoning, accidents or fights. But is it the amount or the way people drink that's to blame?

Does English still borrow words from other languages?

<b>English language has "borrowed" words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.</b><p>English speakers may not be famous for being au fait with foreign languages, but all of us use words taken from other languages …

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