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—R. D. Cumming
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:49:58 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:12:14 GMT
- A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.
- VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30:18 GMT
- The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show
- VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:02:27 GMT
- Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.
- 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
- Star Trek X Prize finalists named Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:12 GMT
- Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
- Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:44:00 GMT
- A Hampshire pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career", after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
- IMF's Lagarde under investigation Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:19 GMT
- IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
- McDonald's in Moscow court appeal Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:54 GMT
- McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
- Call for Facebook beheadings rethink Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:16 GMT
- Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
- VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:25:40 GMT
- A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
- 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.
- Richard Pryor biopic to star Epps Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:47:20 GMT
- The Butler director Lee Daniels confirms Mike Epps will play late comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic, alongside Oprah.
- Memories 'flipped' from bad to good Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:02 GMT
- Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
- Concerns grow over Iceland volcano Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:47:08 GMT
- Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.