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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:43:35 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
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: 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 
VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:21 GMT
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow. 
VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:39:29 GMT
Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family. 
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. 
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:06 GMT
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. 
Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:06 GMT
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. 
GM profits hit by recall problems  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:58:38 GMT
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls. 
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. 
Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:18:52 GMT
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms. 
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. 
Carbon concerns over wood burning  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:58:56 GMT
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.