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VIDEO: Australian pair keep book-making alive  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:15:11 GMT
Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson use printing techniques more familiar to Johannes Gutenberg than the 21st century to create their handcrafted books. 
VIDEO: Clean-up after Chile's Calbuco volcano  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:49:00 GMT
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday. 
VIDEO: Peru percussionists' world record bid  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:52:44 GMT
Thousands of people in Peru have attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cajon ensemble. 
Challenges of Nepal's quake relief operation  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:01:01 GMT
Nepal did its best to prepare for this quake, but the challenges of the relief operation remain formidable, reports the BBC's Joanna Jolly. 
America's place in a multi-polar world  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:10:22 GMT
The creation of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a stark reminder that the US is no longer the world's sole superpower. 
Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's trading bloc  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:29 GMT
Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why. 
Does digital mean the end of history?  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:41:51 GMT
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"? 
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. 
From the carbon bubble to 'dirty energy'  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:45:09 GMT
Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground. 
Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:59:54 GMT
Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show. 
Music boss tops Britain's rich list  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:22:33 GMT
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times. 
Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:09:19 GMT
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging. 
VW chairman resigns in power struggle  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:41:36 GMT
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive. 
Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:37 GMT
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal. 
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes. 
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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:09 GMT
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