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VIDEO: Lift-off for new US 'space taxis'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:35:17 GMT
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station. 
VIDEO: Barely a house intact in Ukraine village  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:11:52 GMT
After a long summer of bombardment by government forces, residents of Luhansk are trying to return to normal life as the BBC's Paul Adams reports. 
VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:38 GMT
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006. 
Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:27 GMT
World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut. 
Indian villagers mourn dead monkey  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:48:21 GMT
Nearly 200 Indian villagers shave their heads to try to ward off bad luck as they mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple. 
eBay attack puts its buyers at risk  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:14 GMT
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:08 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Apple toughens iCloud security  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:04:15 GMT
Apple has extended the use of two-step verification checks to iCloud back-ups, preventing the use of a tool to download iPhone and iPad back-ups. 
VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:04 GMT
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures. 
Artists' personal collections on show  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:22 GMT
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake. 
Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:50 GMT
The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month. 
Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature. 
Chin strap turns chewing into power  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces. 
US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:29:25 GMT
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests. 
Call for further cut in sugar intake  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:36:50 GMT
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.