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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:42:20 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:29:47 GMT 
    It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.


VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:17 GMT 
    Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.


VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:02 GMT 
    Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.


VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:59:51 GMT 
    Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.


VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea? 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:34:16 GMT 
    Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz


Xi Jinping and his China Dream 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:11:20 GMT 
    As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".


Distrust hampers Pakistan militant control 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:35:04 GMT 
    The Pakistan Government and military distrust each other - and that makes combating violence difficult, says Owen Bennett-Jones.


VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:20 GMT 
    The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.


What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter? 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:55:30 GMT 
    With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?


Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence? 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:39:55 GMT 
    Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Adrees Latif explains how he captured the moment a man was treated for the effects of pepper spray.


Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:54:58 GMT 
    Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.


Nasa emails spanner into space 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:56:57 GMT 
    Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.


Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT 
    Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
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