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VIDEO: Banksy street art on show in hotel  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:30:01 GMT
Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off. 
VIDEO: Our week with the Chinese army  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:48 GMT
The BBC follows two British soldiers as they take part in an exchange program with the Chinese army. 
VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:22 GMT
Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land. 
VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:06 GMT
Environmental campaigners in Sudan are promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers in a bid to boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction. 
Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:48 GMT
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. 
Set of human glass eyes auctioned  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:49:27 GMT
A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield. 
Amazon profits thin as expenses jump  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses. 
Cost of recalls hits GM profits  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:09:43 GMT
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches 
Warhol works found on Amiga disks  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:24:28 GMT
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks. 
Microsoft earnings beat estimates  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT
Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off. 
Tarantino Gawker case dismissed  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay. 
Third Hobbit film title changed  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT
Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. 
Mystery of dazzling supernova solved  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:42 GMT
An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens". 
Blood 'is not from headless king'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say. 
Human skin grown in laboratory  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists. 
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