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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:19 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:34 GMT
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi. 
VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:10 GMT
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France. 
VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:19 GMT
Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict. 
VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:54:34 GMT
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate. 
VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh. 
Tree-hugging snakes put safety first  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:32:32 GMT
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary. 
Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:05 GMT
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region. 
Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:28 GMT
An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government. 
Google removes 12 BBC News links  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:17:06 GMT
Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws. 
HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:35 GMT
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years. 
Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:33:40 GMT
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production. 
Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:13:32 GMT
Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country. 
Greenland ice sheet losses double  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:24 GMT
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year. 
Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus  Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:23:25 GMT
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material. 
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