Romney and Santorum tied in Iowa

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney finish the Iowa caucuses in a virtual tie, with Mr Santorum leading by 34 votes with 99% of the vote counted.

Republicans ready for Iowa test

US Republicans bidding to challenge Barack Obama for the White House prepare for the Iowa caucuses, the first official test of the 2012 campaign.

VIDEO: Augmented reality takes off in US

The BBC’s Matt Danzico investigates how augmented reality mobile apps may help to change people’s perceptions of the world around them.

Chile battles 3 huge forest fires; 1 killed

A fire on a pulp mill plant is seen during a forest fire near Concepcion city some 500 km south of Santiago Jan. 2. Around 10,000 hectares of land have been burned due to multiple fires near Concepcion city, with reports of one death, injuries and several homes destroyed by the fire, local media reported. Firefighters in Chile battled three huge wildfires Monday that have burned about 90 square miles (23,000 hectares) of forest, destroyed more than 100 homes and have driven away thousands of tourists while causing millions of dollars in losses.

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