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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:40:07 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:40:33 GMT
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana. 
VIDEO: The trouble with tips  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:33:55 GMT
Service workers like waiters and bartenders can make good money working for cash tips. But when business is slow, there's little safety net. How do they fit into the US discussion about raising the minimum wage? 
VIDEO: China's growing naval power obsession  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:58:32 GMT
US President Barack Obama has left Washington for a week-long tour of Asia as part of what the White House is calling an "eastward rebalancing" of US foreign policy. 
VIDEO: Political prisoners still suffering  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:47:26 GMT
Former political prisoners in Myanmar say they are still being "treated like criminals" and need more support from the state to reintegrate into society. 
Czech deer still avoid Iron Curtain  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:56:33 GMT
A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago. 
NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry. 
EU in slow progress on deficit cuts  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show. 
GM seeks to bar some ignition cases  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:56:53 GMT
General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches. 
Robot portable printer secures cash  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:28:48 GMT
An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production. 
Future of the net debated in Brazil  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed. 
Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:49:51 GMT
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings. 
Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:27 GMT
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism. 
Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:33 GMT
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation. 
Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:55 GMT
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.