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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:58:31 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:41:26 GMT
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says. 
VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:24:16 GMT
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater. 
VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:31:20 GMT
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them. 
VIDEO: Libya militia take US embassy pool  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:03:44 GMT
Armed militia have taken over the US compound in Tripoli and discovered the embassy pool, a month after American staff left for security reasons. 
Guardians is top US film of 2014  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:35 GMT
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far. 
VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:17:45 GMT
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation. 
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:06:04 GMT
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey. 
China factory growth misses forecast  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:05 GMT
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum. 
Samsung phones to get Nokia maps  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:23:00 GMT
Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch. 
BBC begins push to help kids code  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:02:25 GMT
The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows. 
Bush sets new album chart record  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time. 
Original Jethro Tull bassist dies  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:33:48 GMT
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii. 
Xenon and argon banned for athletes  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:53:44 GMT
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced. 
Antarctic waters 'rising faster'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:16:15 GMT
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.