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VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:46:37 GMT 
    The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.


Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:45:02 GMT 
    A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.


Argentine court grants rights to ape 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:05:08 GMT 
    A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.


VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:10:00 GMT 
    The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.


VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail? 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:12:53 GMT 
    The Royal Mail signed up 19,000 seasonal workers this year to help out at Christmas. BBC News went to meet some of them.


Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:10 GMT 
    Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.


Hack causes 'damage' at steel works 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:52 GMT 
    A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.


North Korea threatens US over Sony 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:02 GMT 
    North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.


Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:27 GMT 
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.


Scientists attack student exit plan 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:44:54 GMT 
    Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.


Big cat trade from Burma to China up 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:45:16 GMT 
    A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.


NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:22:04 GMT 
    A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.


Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT 
    Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.


Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:11:03 GMT 


    Carlisle in hospital after accident 
      Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05:12 GMT 
      Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.
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