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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:38:16 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:43 GMT
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade. 
VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:50:07 GMT
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia. 
VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:43 GMT
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it. 
VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment. 
India hires mimics to scare monkeys  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:05:02 GMT
Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament. 
Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:16:58 GMT
Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold and Steve Angello say Ibiza has become too VIP and is pricing normal people out. 
US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:50:24 GMT
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace. 
Firms count cost of Russia sanctions  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:45:22 GMT
Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead. 
Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:30:21 GMT
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests. 
'Draconian' Russian net law enacted  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:05:49 GMT
A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia. 
Rolf Harris challenges conviction  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:54 GMT
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults. 
Silent film tops documentary poll  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:21:05 GMT
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics. 
Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:55:37 GMT
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings. 
Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.