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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:49:58 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:55:45 GMT
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette 
VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:03:17 GMT
With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business. 
AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:28 GMT
Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais. 
VIDEO: Microsoft's 3D holograph project  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:43:43 GMT
Microsoft's Holograph project is aimed at visualising information on a screen which feels genuinely three-dimensional. 
Fight for leg room diverts flight  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:36:24 GMT
A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. 
A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:33:00 GMT
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep. 
Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:42 GMT
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:52:54 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Robotic brain 'learns' from internet  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:47:24 GMT
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers. 
Intel builds 'smallest' 3G modem  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:52:22 GMT
A 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin has been unveiled by Intel as it attempts to enter the connectivity market. 
Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:27:34 GMT
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. 
Deep Throat case dismissed by judge  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:24 GMT
Claims that a film about actress Linda Lovelace bore striking similarities to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat are dismissed by a US judge. 
Global coal 'binge' missed in data  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:23:41 GMT
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers. 
Badger cull targets are announced  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:52:41 GMT
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.