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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:37:40 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:13 GMT
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention. 
VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:50 GMT
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years. 
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:53:58 GMT
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow 
VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:01 GMT
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining 
Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:31:53 GMT
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie. 
Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:09:59 GMT
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too. 
GM profits hit by recall problems  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:33:05 GMT
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:38:35 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Qualcomm disputes China phone sales  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:59 GMT
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments. 
Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:24 GMT
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface. 
Birdman heads Venice gala line-up  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:02 GMT
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up. 
More art found in Gurlitt's home  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:12 GMT
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich. 
Call for end to 'throwaway society'  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:05:10 GMT
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs. 
Government to end nuclear waste veto  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:26:33 GMT
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.