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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:43:57 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: First in the village to own a fridge  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:17:36 GMT
A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village. 
VIDEO: Syrian children photograph lives  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:30:28 GMT
Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon. 
VIDEO: Survivors place candles at Auschwitz  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:24:29 GMT
Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp. 
VIDEO: Survivors lay wreaths at death wall  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:07:48 GMT
Wreaths are laid and candles lit at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. 
Obama, Apple and the tax issue  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:33:34 GMT
The astonishing success of technology giant Apple raises again the issue of where it pays its taxes. 
The case against Pu Zhiqiang  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:47:34 GMT
The BBC's Celia Hatton on Pu Zhiqiang, a human rights lawyer who defended free speech, and the 28 messages the Chinese government may use to jail him. 
Yemen crisis and an uncertain future  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:32 GMT
After Yemen's government collapses, BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus sees a perilous future for a Middle East country in crisis. 
New Yorkers ask 'Is that it?'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:58:43 GMT
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry. 
VIDEO: What is the wind chill factor?  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT
BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs explains the science of wind chill. 
What does Kim Jong-un really want?  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:49:23 GMT
Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader. 
Argentina's spy agency in the crossfire  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:47 GMT
Few tears will be shed in Argentina for the disbanding of the country's hated intelligence agency, writes BBC Mundo's Veronica Smink. 
Florida cat crawls out of grave  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:01 GMT
A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave. 
Irish post returns Santa letter  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:02:01 GMT
Ireland's postal service apologises after a child finds her letter to Santa returned with an "insufficient address" sticker. 
Greece markets hit by default fears  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:07:26 GMT
Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday with investors fearing the new anti-bailout government was determined to defy its international creditors.