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SA rhino poacher jailed for 77 years  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:49 GMT
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade. 
Somali musician-MP is shot dead  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:54:19 GMT
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu. 
VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:41 GMT
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping. 
VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:31:01 GMT
More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies. 
VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:01 GMT
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:39:25 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:42 GMT
More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say. 
VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:21 GMT
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow. 
VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:08 GMT
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate. 
VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:32 GMT
The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza. 
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:06 GMT
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. 
Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:50 GMT
Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway. 
Facebook reports surge in profits  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:07:36 GMT
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:39:05 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Tor creator works to debug dark web  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:40 GMT
One of the co-creators of Tor says he is working with others to tackle a "bug" that undermines the anonymity offered by the dark web system.