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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:39:55 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Made in Wales: The Millennium Falcon  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:19:38 GMT
With a new Star Wars film looming, Carwyn Jones looks back at when Pembroke Dock built the "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" - the Millennium Falcon. 
VIDEO: The lost art of subway reading  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:41 GMT
Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen is chronicling the declining number of books on the New York City subway. 
VIDEO: What is 'car park pimping'?  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:08:03 GMT
For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Botswana to see how restrictive alcohol laws have affected the music scene. 
VIDEO: Conjuring up some India budget magic  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:35:56 GMT
As Narendra Modi's government presents its first full budget, the BBC's Sameer Hashmi dons his magician's outfit to explain why India's economy could use a little magic. 
Nuclear power: The future or the past?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:04:27 GMT
Some countries are turning their back on nuclear power, but others are pressing ahead with plans for a new generation of reactors. 
Are tablets falling out of favour?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:54 GMT
Are tablets losing their appeal? 
Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:08:33 GMT
Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk? 
VIDEO: Why is IS smashing statues in Iraq?  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:29:18 GMT
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this? 
Viewpoint: What West must do in Ukraine  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:49:03 GMT
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven. 
The problem with unusual elections  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:51:00 GMT
Polling companies make adjustments based on past experience, but that makes things tricky when the election is different to previous ones, writes Anthony Reuben. 
Actress's $150,000 Oscar dress stolen  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:56 GMT
A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel. 
Canadian court keeps oath to Queen  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:01:04 GMT
Canada's Supreme Court rejects a move to scrap the country's citizenship oath, which requires applicants to swear allegiance to the UK monarchy. 
BA owner reports soaring profits  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:35:49 GMT
International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia. 
Lloyds to resume dividend payments  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:34:48 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008. 
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