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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:27 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:38:13 GMT
More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila. 
VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:01 GMT
More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III. 
VIDEO: BBC retraces Selma rights march  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:57:15 GMT
America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery. 
VIDEO: Japan seeks to reboot innovation  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:39:49 GMT
Mariko Oi reports from Japan on the country's quest to rediscover its innovative spirit with "game-changing" products. 
Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:14 GMT
Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability? 
Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:37 GMT
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group. 
Signs of strain for European Union  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:38:48 GMT
Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU 
Netanyahu's speech 'win-win' for Iran  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:32:34 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is a strategic moment for Tehran, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus. 
VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:30 GMT
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease. 
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? 
'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:11:39 GMT
The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law. 
Weasel rides on woodpecker's back  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:33:09 GMT
An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air. 
Fiat boss wary over tech challenge  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:40:56 GMT
The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, says Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne. 
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