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VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:14:28 GMT
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments. 
VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:47 GMT
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge. 
VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it. 
VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act. 
VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:38:10 GMT
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA. 
How much can UK campaign hurt IS?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus. 
Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit? 
The price of peace in Colombia  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like. 
VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates. 
Pompeii relic returned 50 years on  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:26:40 GMT
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag. 
French town bans clowns after scares  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:23 GMT
French town bans clowns after violent incidents 
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation. 
BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy. 
Pirate Bay founder gets jail term  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. 
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug. 
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