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      VIDEO: Iraq village caught between two sides
      Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:22:53 GMT
      The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.
      VIDEO: Sold and beaten: India's slave brides
      Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:05:34 GMT
      Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
      VIDEO: Militants claim Kenya bus attack
      Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:08:19 GMT
      Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
      VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'stable' in Guinea
      Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:24:48 GMT
      In Guinea, the World Health Organization has told the BBC the outbreak is now, overall, "stable" across the country, despite flare-ups in the south-east.
      VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT
      Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
      VIDEO: Kim Kardashian's bottom: Work of art?
      Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:11:01 GMT
      Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
      VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT
      YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
      VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
      Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT
      The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
      VIDEO: Fresh snow fears for US residents
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:02 GMT
      Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
      VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:52:45 GMT
      Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.
      VIDEO: Can Russia and the West reconcile?
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:11:34 GMT
      One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow's Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.
      VIDEO: UK joins Poland in Nato drill
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:22:46 GMT
      UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
      VIDEO: Fire engulfs factory in Sydney
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:09 GMT
      A large fire engulfed a factory in western Sydney, Australia, forcing some residents to move from the area.
      VIDEO: Football first for Pakistan women
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:43:50 GMT
      The South Asian Football Federation Championship is taking place in Pakistan
      VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:44:51 GMT
      Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
      VIDEO: Violence flares on Mexico streets
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:43:44 GMT
      There have been clashes between protesters and police in Mexico City, as mass protests take place over the disappearance of 43 students.
      VIDEO: 'Everyone knows the system is broken'
      Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:52:50 GMT
      President Obama has addressed the nation to outline some of the most sweeping changes to the US immigration system for decades.
      VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:21:07 GMT
      Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
      VIDEO: Two killed in China pile-up
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:05:15 GMT
      At least two people were killed and many more injured when at least 70 vehicles we involved in a mass pile-up on a Chinese expressway.
      VIDEO: Tensions rise after Myanmar shelling
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:18:21 GMT
      Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.
      VIDEO: A safe haven for street children
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:25 GMT
      The number of sexually abused children in Pakistan has risen in the past year according to a report released this week, and local charities are calling from more efforts to protect vulnerable children .
      VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:39:40 GMT
      Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.
      VIDEO: 'Childbirth pain' lessons for men
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:02 GMT
      A hospital in China is trying to teach fathers-to-be about the experience of giving birth.
      VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:49:50 GMT
      In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
      VIDEO: Putin spokesman: We have 'red lines'
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:06:05 GMT
      President Putin's chief spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has told the BBC that Russia has red lines in Europe that it will not allow to be crossed
      VIDEO: Protest clashes at HK legislature
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:03:02 GMT
      Clashes took place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday.
      VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:50:59 GMT
      China'’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
      VIDEO: Will Israel erupt in violence again?
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:29:46 GMT
      The attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem follows months of tension, as Jeremy Bowen reports.
      VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:01:49 GMT
      Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
      VIDEO: China's internet curbs in 60 seconds
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:14:49 GMT
      China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.
      VIDEO: Why Afghanistan is bad for business
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:37:03 GMT
      Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani has said he will transform the country's economy, many business are currently struggling.
      VIDEO: Inside Turkmenistan fuel summit
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:06:02 GMT
      Energy companies and EU officials have gathered to discuss energy security, thousands miles away from Europe, at an oil and gas conference in Turkmenistan.
      VIDEO: Honduras beauty queen found dead
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:41:04 GMT
      Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, have been found dead, officials have confirmed.
      VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped
      Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:05:06 GMT
      A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.
      VIDEO: Snow causes chaos in parts of US
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:55:21 GMT
      Extreme cold weather is gripping large parts of the United States, with temperatures of freezing or below recorded in all 50 states.
      VIDEO: Driverless trucks make mining ‘safer’
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:06:28 GMT
      The Australian mine embracing automation on a massive scale.
      VIDEO: Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:36:59 GMT
      American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
      VIDEO: UN calls for N Korea rights probe
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:03 GMT
      A UN committee has called for the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
      VIDEO: Anger in Jerusalem after attack
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:09:58 GMT
      There have been clashes in the West Bank and tensions remain high in Jerusalem after Tuesday's attack on a synagogue.
      VIDEO: Mum's pain over missing beauty queen
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:54:49 GMT
      Four people are being questioned by police over the disappearance of a beauty queen and her sister in Honduras.
      VIDEO: Weapons seized in Kenya mosque raid
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:09:36 GMT
      Police in Kenya's Coastal city of Mombasa say the have recovered more weapons and explosives at a third Mosque to be raided in the city.
      VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:23 GMT
      Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.
      VIDEO: Huge billboard takes over Times Square
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:15:54 GMT
      A giant billboard about a length of an American football field has been switched on at New York's Times Square.
      VIDEO: Russia demands guarantees from Nato
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:48:18 GMT
      Vladimir Putin's chief spokesperson says the West's response over the Ukraine crisis makes them "feel fear".
      VIDEO: Ferguson's 'Copwatch' issues body cameras
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:08:46 GMT
      There are tensions in Ferguson as the town awaits the decision of the grand jury on whether or not to charge Michael Brown's killer.
      VIDEO: Plane crashes into Chicago house
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:46:35 GMT
      A small single-engine plane has crashed into a house in Chicago's southwest side killing the pilot, an elderly couple who lived in the house were not injured
      VIDEO: UK Ebola doctor back in Sierra Leone
      Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:45:45 GMT
      A UK nurse who contracted Ebola earlier this year is back in Sierra Leone, and says he is "frustrated" by the "woefully slow" international response.
      VIDEO: Anti-fascists gain from neo-Nazi march
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:05:43 GMT
      A neo-Nazi march in Germany inadvertently raises money for a charity which helps members escape fascist organisations.
      VIDEO: 'Ebola like no disease I've seen'
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:21:40 GMT
      Dr Stacey Mearns has been keeping a video diary of her work helping people with Ebola in Sierra Leone. In part three she talks about some of her toughest challenges.
      VIDEO: Lava field 'bigger than Manhattan'
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:38:16 GMT
      A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.
      VIDEO: Japan PM Abe calls snap election
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:41:35 GMT
      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls a snap election for the middle of December.
      VIDEO: Final push for Iran nuclear deal
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:12:11 GMT
      Diplomats from Iran and six world powers are in Vienna in a final push to reach a deal over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
      VIDEO: Video shows mafia initiation ritual
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:57:15 GMT
      Anti-mafia police have released unprecedented secretly-filmed footage of an initiation ritual.
      VIDEO: The fight to save historic Yangon
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:02:59 GMT
      Conservationists in Myanmar are fighting to preserve the former capital Yangon's distinctive colonial architecture.
      VIDEO: Top Gear comes to China minus Clarkson
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:54:45 GMT
      Top Gear, the BBC car review show that is the most watched factual television programme in the world, is being broadcast in China with a different presenter line-up.
      VIDEO: Barricades come down in Hong Kong
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:13:41 GMT
      Court bailiffs in Hong Kong are clearing out a protest site near government offices after the high court granted an injunction.
      VIDEO: Ronaldo and Bale join Ebola fight
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:12:00 GMT
      Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Gareth Bale have all appeared in a new Ebola awareness campaign run by Fifa.
      VIDEO: 'I stayed for the love of my people'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:26:26 GMT
      Josephine Sellu, a matron in Sierra Leone, says she stayed there to fight Ebola for the "love of my people".
      VIDEO: HK students 'respect the law'
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:59:45 GMT
      Court bailiffs in Hong Kong have cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp in the Admiralty district.
      VIDEO: 'The Brits should stay in EU'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:45:05 GMT
      Germany's deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter says he wants Britain in the EU and "we will find ways to offer Britain a good chance to stay in".
      VIDEO: Kassig parents: 'Good will prevail'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:10:12 GMT
      The parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who was murdered by Islamic State, believe that "good will prevail".
      VIDEO: The secret WW1 photographer
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:43:54 GMT
      A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.
      VIDEO: Velvet Revolution: 25 years on
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:30:01 GMT
      Twenty-five years after the fall of communism in Prague, has disillusionment set in?
      VIDEO: Mudslide kills teenager and grandfather
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:22:23 GMT
      A teenager and her grandfather have been killed by a mudslide in northern Italy.
      VIDEO: Colombia calls off FARC peace talks
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:58:49 GMT
      Colombia has suspended peace talks with the Farc rebel group after the apparent kidnapping of an army general.
      VIDEO: 'Japanese have stopped spending'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:03:21 GMT
      Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
      VIDEO: Czech president pelted with eggs
      Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:54:41 GMT
      The Czech President Milos Zeman is booed and pelted with eggs during a speech in Prague.
      VIDEO: Myanmar students protest over new law
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:15:47 GMT
      In Myanmar, also known as Burma, several hundred students have taken part in a fourth day of illegal protests against what they say is un-democratic new legislation.
      VIDEO: 'Contagious' bird flu at Dutch farm
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:33:36 GMT
      A highly contagious strain of bird flu has been discovered at a poultry farm in the Netherlands.
      VIDEO: 'Almost 36 million in modern slavery'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:03:31 GMT
      The problem of modern-day slavery is far worse than previously thought, according to an international study.
      VIDEO: New footage shows MH17 crash aftermath
      Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:47:57 GMT
      New footage has emerged purporting to show the immediate aftermath of the MH17 crash in Ukraine in July, which killed all 298 people on board.
      VIDEO: China and Australia sign trade deal
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:58:48 GMT
      Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement, after almost a decade of negotiations.
      VIDEO: IS defector: 'I joined out of fear'
      Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:13:56 GMT
      The BBC's Paul Wood reports from Turkey's border with Syria, where a defector from Islamic State has been speaking about the brutality of the militant group.
      VIDEO: Attempt to post body parts from Thailand
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:24:44 GMT
      Police in Thailand say two Americans have left the country after trying to smuggle out body parts.
      AUDIO: Ebola vaccine on track for January
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:53:35 GMT
      Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.
      VIDEO: Bernstein calls for World Cup boycott
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:52:50 GMT
      Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should boycott the 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
      VIDEO: Fatal landslides as storms hit Europe
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:38:02 GMT
      Storms and heavy rains batter parts of Italy and Switzerland, causing a number of fatalities.
      VIDEO: Driverless cars compete in China
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:02:20 GMT
      China has been holding its sixth driverless car competition, with the unmanned vehicles having to navigate their way through various obstacles.
      VIDEO: China facing cancer 'epidemic'
      Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:03:13 GMT
      Doctors in China try to cope with a huge increase in the number of cases of cancer.

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