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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:17:20 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:47 GMT
Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity 
VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT
Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds. 
VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT
Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped. 
VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:07:22 GMT
Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut". 
Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:15:15 GMT
The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell. 
Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:43 GMT
Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015. 
Carney attacks German austerity  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:10 GMT
In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries. 
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. 
Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:28:57 GMT
An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah 
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. 
Coder creates smallest chess game  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:18:51 GMT
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record. 
Questions over Qatar handball stars  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:40:13 GMT
The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.