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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:45:25 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:20:37 GMT
Europe's Rosetta mission team, which aims to touch down on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what they think is the safest place to land a small robot craft. 
VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:06:18 GMT
Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India. 
VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:53:16 GMT
From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future. 
VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:37:22 GMT
Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London. 
Tardy ex-minister chased off plane  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:17:00 GMT
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived. 
Goldfish has brain operation  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:46:37 GMT
An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain. 
Russian rouble falls to new low  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:57:03 GMT
The Russian rouble falls to a new all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the effect of sanctions on the country's economy. 
Alibaba raises price of share sale  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:48:05 GMT
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York. 
Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:51 GMT
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn). 
Apple releases U2 album removal tool  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:30 GMT
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free. 
Clooney to receive honorary Globe  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:25:50 GMT
US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes. 
Cat Stevens to play US concerts  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:03 GMT
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - is to perform a series of dates in the US for the first time since 1976. 
Red card for 'greenest' government  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:44:59 GMT
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says. 
US gas leaks not caused by fracking  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:16:30 GMT
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing. 
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