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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:02:18 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Sanctions hitting Russian oil firms  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:51:00 GMT
Opec's meeting in Vienna is being closely watched in Russia, which depends heavily on oil exports but is being hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine. 
VIDEO: Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:49:55 GMT
Barack Obama carries out the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys, preventing them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. 
VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:58:16 GMT
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says. 
VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:24 GMT
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio. 
Potent and provocative symbol of the flag  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:27:04 GMT
Flags can convey powerful - and often very unpalatable - messages, says Mark Mardell, 
Whatever happened to the Brics?  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:28:11 GMT
Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker. 
Propaganda warning over Ukraine conflict  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:15:23 GMT
The Ukraine conflict is having a severe impact on the freedom of the media, the European security body the OSCE tells Bethany Bell. 
Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured?  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:54 GMT
How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury? 
Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:29:41 GMT
Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton. 
VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:46 GMT
The challenges facing oil exporters as prices slump - in 60 seconds 
SA ventriloquist beats gagging order  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:42:32 GMT
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order. 
Colombia hippo sterilisations begin  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:21:51 GMT
Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar. 
German jobless rate hits record low  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:23:45 GMT
Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:19:23 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
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