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- VIDEO: Iron Man 3 is a superhero in China Thu, 23 May 2013 08:38:00 GMT
- Disney's Iron Man 3 film is set to become China's highest-grossing film of all time, opening the door for more business from Hollywood.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 24 May 2013 01:38:39 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Film charts China's thirst for red wine Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:05 GMT
- A new documentary film looks at the dramatic impact of China's growing fascination with fine French wines.
- VIDEO: South Africa's 'rising confidence' Wed, 22 May 2013 13:21:21 GMT
- Andrew Harding at how South Africa's economy is changing, as the Organisation of African Unity celebrates its 50th anniversary.
- VIDEO: Croatian PM on relations with Serbia Thu, 23 May 2013 13:32:24 GMT
- Croatia's Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic, tells HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur he wants to build a good relationship with Serbia.
- VIDEO: Building boom in Saudi Arabia Thu, 23 May 2013 10:56:46 GMT
- Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.
- Asian stocks bounce back after falls Fri, 24 May 2013 01:26:14 GMT
- Shares in Asia have recovered some of the steep falls suffered on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei index rising 3%.
- Euro bank chief sees UK improvements Thu, 23 May 2013 22:04:57 GMT
- European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
- Google acquires kite-power firm Thu, 23 May 2013 10:27:38 GMT
- Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
- BBC shows off 'script-changing' radio Thu, 23 May 2013 16:24:16 GMT
- A radio that has the ability to alter scripts and other content depending on its location and other factors is being developed by the BBC.
- Redford impresses Cannes critics Thu, 23 May 2013 14:43:07 GMT
- Robert Redford receives a standing ovation for his performance in his survival-at-sea epic All Is Lost at a Cannes Film Festival screening.
- King receives honour from Obama Thu, 23 May 2013 10:07:24 GMT
- US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- Cockroaches evolving to evade traps Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:40 GMT
- Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
- Universal flu jab 'edges closer' Thu, 23 May 2013 03:13:25 GMT
- A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.