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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:55:43 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: National Gallery in the picture  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:04:01 GMT
US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery 
VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:47:12 GMT
Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning. 
VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:38 GMT
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006. 
VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:18 GMT
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford. 
Owner's E-Type returns - 46 years on  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:40:30 GMT
An 82-year-old man in Miami is to be reunited with his E-Type Jaguar sports car, 46 years after it was stolen. 
VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:02:56 GMT
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery. 
US Fed to end stimulus in October  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:38:42 GMT
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October. 
Alibaba set to announce share price  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:34:38 GMT
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York. 
Users frustrated by Apple iOS update  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:04:27 GMT
Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update. 
eBay attack puts its buyers at risk  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:14 GMT
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials. 
Country musician Hamilton dies at 77  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:38:47 GMT
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77. 
Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:41:53 GMT
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin. 
Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature. 
Chin strap turns chewing into power  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces. 
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