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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:35:53 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


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: Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:11 GMT 
    The developer behind the new Bitcoin tech on the fears it will hide criminal activity.


VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:31:41 GMT 
    Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.


VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:49:18 GMT 
    French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.


VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:15:41 GMT 
    The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.


Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl' 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:41 GMT 
    Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl.


Alibaba shares surge on NY debut 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT 
    Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.


GSK fined $490m by China for bribery 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT 
    China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.


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, Apple to 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.


Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:38 GMT 
    Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.


Spacey stalker given four years 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:49:24 GMT 
    A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.


'Artificial eye' to detect particles 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT 
    The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.


Forest land rights need global focus 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT 
    Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
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