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VIDEO: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:20:31 GMT
The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents. 
VIDEO: Ebola fight 'not over 'til it's over'  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:17:29 GMT
The head of Liberia's Ebola response team says that the country is working towards reducing the number of cases to zero. 
VIDEO: Ishiguro's wife 'demanded rewrite'  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:02:39 GMT
Kazuo Ishiguro describes how his wife told him to "totally rewrite" his latest novel, The Buried Giant. 
VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:47:13 GMT
Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset. 
VIDEO: Astronauts brave week's third spacewalk  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:18:44 GMT
Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station. 
Has the global economy slowed down?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:55:59 GMT
Are we living through a structural change in globalisation as big as any since World War II without fully realising it? 
Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:39:33 GMT
A journalist’s robust film about pollution in China - apparently released with official approval - sweeps China, with 100 million views in two days. 
Samsung tries to get an edge on its rivals  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:37:07 GMT
Samsung's good looking new smartphone should restore some of its lost confidence. 
What next for Russia's opposition?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:07 GMT
It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert. 
VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:23:17 GMT
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force? 
Does Australia need foreign investment?  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:07:07 GMT
Foreign land ownership is seen by many as a problem in Australia but the farm sector has another side to the story. 
VIDEO: HTC virtual reality kit surprises  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:57:48 GMT
HTC unveils a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with video games giant Valve, posing a threat to Facebook's Oculus. 
Income-based bus fares in Seattle  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:06:34 GMT
Seattle's transport system has introduced a ticketing system this week that charges riders based on their income. 
Toronto tunnel: No criminal activity  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:05:17 GMT
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons". 
Uruguay leaders' love of old cars  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:32:54 GMT
Newly inaugurated Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez continues his predecessor Jose Mujica's tradition of using vintage cars for official engagements. 
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