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VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:19 GMT
BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed. 
VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service. 
VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:00 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial?  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:43 GMT
Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit. 
VIDEO: Yoga all at sea  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water. 
VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:22 GMT
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents. 
VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:21:14 GMT
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family. 
Vandals rip off bronze bull's tail  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:46:31 GMT
Police are investigating after the tail was ripped off a life-sized bronze statue of a bull in Builth Wells. 
Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle. 
Russia's surprise interest rate rise  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:21 GMT
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension". 
BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:07 GMT
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers. 
Absent fans get robot to do cheering  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans. 
Google Glass rival has neck battery  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:21 GMT
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery life. 
Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT
Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.