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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:35:26 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:20 GMT
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province. 
VIDEO: Choirs sing for World Peace Day  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:48:28 GMT
A global initiative is launched to get people and choirs from around the world singing together for peace. 
VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:26:07 GMT
A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport. 
VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:36:05 GMT
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities. 
VIDEO: River dwellers fear for their future  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:01:05 GMT
A government immigration census in Cambodia has members of the ethnic Vietnamese community living on the Tonlé Sap river fearing for their future. 
Jolie to direct ivory poaching film  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:35:06 GMT
Angelina Jolie signs up to direct Africa, a film about a conservationist's battles with ivory poachers. 
VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:00:27 GMT
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. 
US calls for EU to 'boost' economy  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:23:03 GMT
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation. 
Fate of Air France 'at stake' in row  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:13:08 GMT
The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister. 
eBay flaw has existed for months  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:38:46 GMT
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found. 
Google and Apple encrypt by default  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:55:04 GMT
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies. 
Rare Monroe negative sold at auction  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:51:20 GMT
A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot, is sold at auction in Devizes. 
Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:21 GMT
The Irish government allocates 500,000 euros to celebrate the work of WB Yeats. 
Mars Maven mission set for arrival  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:25:41 GMT
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite is set to arrive in orbit above the planet on Monday.