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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:40:21 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:16:31 GMT
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali. 
VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:25:34 GMT
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee. 
VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:43:42 GMT
Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers. 
VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:54:44 GMT
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response. 
Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:06:28 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg chats in Chinese - to mixed reviews 
Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:12 GMT
Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found. 
Tesco boss to quit over profits error  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:55:25 GMT
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will leave the firm after the company announced a bigger-than-forecast hole in its profits. 
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands. 
'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:08 GMT
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing. 
US 'probes hackable' medical devices  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:52:35 GMT
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks. 
Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:47:03 GMT
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. 
Tate boss Serota tops art power list  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:46:44 GMT
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world. 
Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:33:27 GMT
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour. 
DNA yields secrets of human pioneer  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals. 
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Canada 'will never be intimidated'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:29 GMT
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