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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:25:56 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:40:19 GMT
The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens. 
VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:15 GMT
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed. 
VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMT
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure. 
VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT
Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel. 
Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:01:21 GMT
A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal. 
Flying axe near-miss on US motorway  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:46:23 GMT
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say. 
Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:40:17 GMT
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:42 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Tor attack may have unmasked users  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:19 GMT
Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack. 
Broken robots 'learn to keep going'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:19 GMT
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg. 
Kylie to headline Games closing show  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:56:40 GMT
Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm. 
City of Culture boss appointed  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:25:16 GMT
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017. 
Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:50 GMT
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals. 
Tablet screens to correct sight loss  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:32 GMT
US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems. 
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Israel calls up 16,000 reservists  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:37:13 GMT
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