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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:47:02 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Brazilians told to save water 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:25:54 GMT 
    Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930.


VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:35:43 GMT 
    Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?


VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:46:17 GMT 
    In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.


VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified? 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:30:11 GMT 
    The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.


Is there a diversity dividend? 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:25:26 GMT 
    Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace leads to higher revenues and dividends, but there are still road-blocks on the route to achieving a more balanced labour force.


Goldman Sachs warns on Britain and the EU 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:38:39 GMT 
    Goldman Sachs president tells BBC - don't risk London's position as global financial capital.


Who killed Alberto Nisman - and why? 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:12:39 GMT 
    The death of former state prosecutor Alberto Nisman leads to conspiracy theories and questions in Argentina, the BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Buenos Aires.


Obama in India: Things to watch 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:59:44 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama is heading for India, but what will get done?


VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:45:02 GMT 
    Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.


Appy days: Must see tech stories 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:48:57 GMT 
    Rory Cellan-Jones, technology reporter and presenter of the Tech Tent radio show, gives a round-up of the BBC's coverage of the week's big tech stories.


Abraham Lincoln hair fetches $25,000 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:18:06 GMT 
    A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.


Post-traumatic stress 'in 1300BC' 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:40:47 GMT 
    Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.


Aer Lingus 'to accept' new IAG bid 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:30 GMT 
    Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.


ECB warns over 'weakened' EU project 
  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:34:47 GMT 
    A top official at the European Central Bank warns that unemployment and low growth are undermining the European Union.
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