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VIDEO: India's user-generated advertising  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:06:44 GMT
A new advertising trend has sprung up in India recently, with brands encouraging customers not just to buy products - but be involved in promotional campaigns too. 
VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:37:58 GMT
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience. 
VIDEO: Red Riding Hood in jazz shoes  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:06:55 GMT
Drew McOnie has choreographed a new version of Little Red Riding Hood for the National Youth Ballet. 
VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:04:31 GMT
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season. 
VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:35:02 GMT
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire. 
VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh. 
Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:09:39 GMT
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo. 
Australian winemaker reports a loss  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:47:23 GMT
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market. 
HP's sales inch up but profit falls  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:42:25 GMT
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales. 
Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:06 GMT
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC. 
Samsung-made Nook tablet announced  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:31:25 GMT
Barnes & Noble unveils a customised version of a budget Samsung tablet that replaces a model it used to make itself. 
Cast of South African soap sacked  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:11:42 GMT
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts. 
Emma Stone to make Broadway debut  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:22 GMT
Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles. 
Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:54:43 GMT
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests. 
Earliest evidence of snail-eating  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:06 GMT
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.