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VIDEO: Why children love the # symbol 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:48:03 GMT 
    Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.


VIDEO: Street workout to get SA children fit 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:44 GMT 
    South African street workout competitor Smith Mangena is taking the sport back to the townships to keep young people healthy.


VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 07:26:56 GMT 
    The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.


VIDEO: Greek island sees migrant surge 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 22:09:14 GMT 
    The authorities in the Greek island of Kos say they have rescued 1,200 migrants in the past two days.


VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 22:31:11 GMT 
    The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.


A football drama fans could do without 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 20:10:40 GMT 
    The BBC's North American editor Jon Sopel says Fifa head Sepp Blatter is a known quantity for all the wrong reasons.


Bahrain: Between rebellion and reform 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 00:35:44 GMT 
    Bahrain seemed to be on the brink of revolution in 2011 - but has that spark now been extinguished, asks Frank Gardner.


Hillary's 'everyday pantsuit tee' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:17 GMT 
    Campaign-themed products aren't limited to bumper stickers and yard signs any more. But is there a secret strategy behind Rand Paul's "filibuster starter pack" and Hillary Clinton's pantsuit t-shirt?


Why the Americans took on Fifa 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 21:08:35 GMT 
    America doesn't even like football, they say, so why does it want to clean it up for the world?


Android app age ratings grow up 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 03:05:28 GMT 
    Later this week Google will hand over control of its Play store's Android app ratings to a third-party.


Russian gas industry looks east 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:12 GMT 
    Despite sanctions and low prices, Russia's gas industry is in surprisingly good health, not least due to closer ties with China.


India's Mysore crowns new maharaja 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 10:54:51 GMT 
    A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.


Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 00:57:39 GMT 
    Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.


Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 13:51:46 GMT 
    Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.


Yahoo to face class action lawsuit 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 01:39:36 GMT 
    Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
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