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VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:31:41 GMT
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours. 
VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:04 GMT
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:05:45 GMT
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VIDEO: Apple fans queue for new iPhone 6  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:53 GMT
Apple's new gadget the iPhone 6 has gone on sale around the world - but many customers have been queuing for days to get their hands on the new device 
VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:16:05 GMT
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history. 
VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:47 GMT
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen. 
VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:02:19 GMT
Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London. 
VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:15:41 GMT
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter. 
Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl'  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:41 GMT
Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl. 
Shares rise in London on 'No' vote  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:33 GMT
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades. 
Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:07 GMT
Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland. 
Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:14:29 GMT
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives. 
AUDIO: Future 'enormous' for Alibaba  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:49 GMT
The Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is expected to raise over $25bn (£15bn) in its forthcoming initial public offering. 
Spacey stalker given four years  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:49:24 GMT
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. 
Wallace Collection's gallery reopens  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:49 GMT
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.