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Chris Brown pleads guilty over punch  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:29:16 GMT
Rapper Chris Brown admits punching a man in October last year but walks free from court because of time already served. 
VIDEO: Celebrity hacking investigated by FBI  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:05:09 GMT
The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet. 
VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:04 GMT
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better. 
VIDEO: Beauty queen refuses to return crown  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:13:28 GMT
Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:35:49 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:01:16 GMT
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof. 
VIDEO: China's museum of roast duck  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:58:25 GMT
In 2013 China had a new museum open almost every day of the year on average, resulting in some slightly bizarre attractions 
VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:44:43 GMT
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares. 
VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:33:38 GMT
Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports. 
Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US. 
Thieving monkey hands out money  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:01 GMT
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say. 
Uber banned across Germany by court  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:57:12 GMT
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work. 
Wall Street market report  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:38:46 GMT
Wall Street Market Report 
Gamers take a stand against misogyny  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:35:55 GMT
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats. 
VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT
David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband. 
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