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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:53:34 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Pakistan principal 'chose to stay' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:08:12 GMT 
    The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.


VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:46:04 GMT 
    The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.


VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:53:10 GMT 
    BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.


VIDEO: Talking Movies' top 10 films of 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:41 GMT 
    As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.


A comedy of terrors - in four acts 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:18:47 GMT 
    The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.


US-Cuba deal has vocal critics 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:07:03 GMT 
    Not everyone is happy with the news that the US and Cuba are working toward normalised diplomatic relations. Critics worry that the US gave away too much and will weaken allies around the globe.


What did UK know about CIA practices? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:40:23 GMT 
    Mark Urban explores the question of what the UK knew about rendition and interrogation techniques, in the wake of the US Senate report that criticised the CIA.


Cuba's economy set to get a boost 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:58:53 GMT 
    The Cuban embargo is the US's longest-running trade sanction. With the move by US President Barack Obama to ease some of the provisions, how will Cuba's economy change?


Watch list questions over Sydney gunman 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:02:16 GMT 
    Questions mount over why the Sydney siege gunman was not being monitored more closely, by security agencies or the courts, reports the BBC's Wendy Frew.


Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:20:38 GMT 
    As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?


What are negative interest rates? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:07 GMT 
    Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?


What is behind the US-Cuba thaw? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:15:12 GMT 
    After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?


Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:38:34 GMT 
    A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.


George III drawing is uncovered 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:03:10 GMT 
    An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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