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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.