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VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:15:18 GMT
New footage captured on firefighter helmet cameras has emerged showing the full extent of the deadly fires that swept through a town in western Chile. 
VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:34 GMT
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog. 
VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:56 GMT
A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded. 
VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:09 GMT
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday. 
Royals vow return visit to Australia  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:25 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pledge to return to Australia's famous Blue Mountains, after visiting the area as part of a 10-day tour of the country. 
Cyborg glasses express fake emotions  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:27 GMT
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:22:54 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:58:26 GMT
A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort. 
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:08:54 GMT
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money. 
VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:26:53 GMT
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out. 
Paul Weller family win Mail damages  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:36:49 GMT
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online. 
Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:56:46 GMT
The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie. 
EU Sentinel returns first images  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:05 GMT
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project. 
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:03 GMT
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say. 
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores. 
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