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VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:46:37 GMT
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside. 
Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:45:02 GMT
A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery. 
Argentine court grants rights to ape  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:05:08 GMT
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans. 
South Korea cuts growth forecasts  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:11:50 GMT
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:10:00 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:10 GMT
Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace. 
Hack causes 'damage' at steel works  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:52 GMT
A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report. 
North Korea threatens US over Sony  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:02 GMT
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks. 
Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:27 GMT
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London. 
Scientists attack student exit plan  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:44:54 GMT
Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community. 
Big cat trade from Burma to China up  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:45:16 GMT
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing. 
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly. 
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned. 
Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:37 GMT
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says. 
Carrick is England's best - Ferguson  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:39:42 GMT
 
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