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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:37:29 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:19:53 GMT
The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project. 
VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:25:39 GMT
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog. 
VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:34:45 GMT
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery. 
VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:27 GMT
As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form. 
Is Venezuela losing faith in president?  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:39:42 GMT
Even the party faithful are starting to question the presidency of Nicolas Maduro, as protests and economic instability grips the country, says Will Grant. 
The online joke is on Islamic State  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:19:15 GMT
Are viral internet parodies of militants a cause for concern? 
The lessons from Russia's latest killing  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:28:08 GMT
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall. 
LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:15:22 GMT
The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core. 
VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:55 GMT
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous? 
VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:39:38 GMT
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders. 
WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:16:51 GMT
US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk. 
US museum group bans selfie stick  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMT
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions. 
China sets 2015 growth target at 7%  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:40:33 GMT
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said. 
Oligarch given North Sea deadline  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:52:01 GMT
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.