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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:48:16 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:55:45 GMT
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette 
VIDEO: How pedal power charges your phone  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:17:29 GMT
From backpacks which indicate which way you are turning to a USB charger that gets its power from pedalling 
VIDEO: Women refugees break rules to survive  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:13:17 GMT
Many women who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan find they have to go against tribal customs at the relief camp to get access to food and medical facilities. 
VIDEO: Lost in translation: Fringe comedy  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:16:33 GMT
How do international comedians break the language barrier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe? 
Fight for leg room diverts flight  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:36:24 GMT
A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. 
A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:33:00 GMT
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep. 
Lockheed Martin in space junk deal  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:50:44 GMT
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites. 
Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:39:42 GMT
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale. 
Robotic brain 'learns' from internet  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:47:24 GMT
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers. 
Intel builds 'smallest' 3G modem  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:52:22 GMT
A 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin has been unveiled by Intel as it attempts to enter the connectivity market. 
Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:27:34 GMT
Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. 
Sherlock in triple Emmy Awards win  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:55:05 GMT
BBC One drama Sherlock wins a hat-trick of awards at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, including prizes for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 
Global coal 'binge' missed in data  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:23:41 GMT
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers. 
Badger cull targets are announced  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:52:41 GMT
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.