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- VIDEO: One-minute World News Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:10:44 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- 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: 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: 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.
- Game of Thrones adds new characters Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:04:33 GMT
- New additions for season five are announced at Comic Con event in San Diego.
- Legend's first race car up for sale Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:16:03 GMT
- Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's first ever race car is being put up for auction, with an estimate of £35,000-£50,000.
- 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".
- Brazil frees up $13bn for economy Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT
- In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
- Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT
- Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
- 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.
- 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.
- Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT
- Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.
- Wildlife loss link to child slavery Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT
- New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
- Gecko sex satellite 'not responding' Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:42 GMT
- A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.