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World News From BBC

VIDEO: One-minute World News  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:42:23 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Long queues to leave Mariupol  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:01:47 GMT
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Brussels to discuss the ongoing crisis in his country with EU leaders. 
VIDEO: IRA ceasefire: 20 years on  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:48:55 GMT
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle". 
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound. 
VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs. 
VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:17:45 GMT
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation 
Trapped horse hoisted to safety  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:09:52 GMT
Lifting equipment is used to free a horse which became trapped after trying to jump over a farm gate near Shrewsbury. 
Barclays sells Spanish businesses  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:00:37 GMT
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank. 
Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:17:55 GMT
Heineken sells its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m). 
MSN Messenger to end after 15 years  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:48:01 GMT
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service. 
Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:33:38 GMT
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week. 
Bush sets new album chart record  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time. 
Original Jethro Tull bassist dies  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:33:48 GMT
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii. 
Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:56:06 GMT
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate. 
Iceland issues new volcano alert  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:17:46 GMT
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.