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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:41:37 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground. 
VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad. 
VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. 
VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:18 GMT
Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths. 
Pakistan plane video man sacked  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:20 GMT
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job. 
VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:26:11 GMT
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider. 
Asian stocks retreat on HK protests  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:56:45 GMT
Asian stocks are headed for their fourth straight day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating. 
Japan manufacturing sentiment rises  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:20:54 GMT
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey. 
Threat posed by voice activation  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:49 GMT
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers. 
Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model. 
Chinese cinema set for record year  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:50 GMT
Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show. 
Marcos art seized in Philippines  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:41 GMT
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds. 
Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:24 GMT
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process. 
Panama opens biodiversity museum  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:34:43 GMT
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.