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Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:54 GMT
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63. 
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: 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: One-minute World News  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:18 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
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. 
VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent. 
VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia. 
Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art. 
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. 
Swiss economy stalls as EU slows  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:35:03 GMT
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe. 
Mining tax repealed by Australia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:45:08 GMT
Australia scraps a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party. 
Google 'discourages' old browser use  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:28:47 GMT
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers. 
VIDEO: FBI to investigate celebrity hacking  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:59:23 GMT
The FBI are investigating after many famous women have had their nude photographs posted online anonymously after being hacked. 
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