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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:13 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:05:53 GMT 
    As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.


VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:54 GMT 
    As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.


VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:47:43 GMT 
    Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.


VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:43:42 GMT 
    Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.


Gold prizes for Dubai commuters 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT 
    The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.


VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:49 GMT 
    A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.


Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:53:37 GMT 
    Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.


UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT 
    UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.


The Queen sends her first tweet 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT 
    The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.


Job centres to get digital makeover 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:12:33 GMT 
    Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.


Cliff Richard police raid 'inept' 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT 
    The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.


Spanish art gems head for UK town 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:39:09 GMT 
    A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.


Science chief warns on acid oceans 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT 
    The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.


EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT 
    The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
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