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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.


South Korea cuts growth forecasts 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:11:50 GMT 
    Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.


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


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.


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.


The Miniaturist voted book of the year 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:15:25 GMT 
    Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.


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.


Antarctic science archive unlocked 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT 
    Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.


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.


Stem cell scandal scientist resigns 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT 
    A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.


Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved' 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:37 GMT 
    The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says.


Ferrari boss predicts tough 2015 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:11:32 GMT 
    Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that 2015 is likely to be another difficult year for the Formula 1 team.
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