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      VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT
      Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
      VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT
      The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
      VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students?
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:00 GMT
      The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.
      VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:37 GMT
      The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.
      VIDEO: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:12 GMT
      Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
      VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT
      Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
      VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:53 GMT
      Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.
      VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:54:36 GMT
      Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
      VIDEO: The psychological cost of war
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:44:45 GMT
      South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict.
      VIDEO: Russia's 39,000-year-old mammoth
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:05:36 GMT
      A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.
      VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:01:46 GMT
      Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.
      VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:16:26 GMT
      The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
      VIDEO: 'I escaped death in N Korea'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:43:38 GMT
      A young girl who escaped North Korea has spoken to the BBC about the violence and starvation she experienced when she lived there.
      VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:24 GMT
      Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
      VIDEO: Fighting as a woman in the Peshmerga
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:08:19 GMT
      Diane Nammi, founder of Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told BBC World News about her days fighting as a commander in the Kurdish Peshmerga armed forces.
      VIDEO: What caused major US rocket failure?
      Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:09:28 GMT
      The builders of an unmanned supply rocket, which exploded on the way to the International Space Station, are searching for the cause of the catastrophic explosion.
      VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:44 GMT
      Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
      VIDEO: Hungary protest at internet tax plans
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:06:15 GMT
      Tens of thousands of people in Hungary have taken part in a peaceful march against the government's plans to tax the internet - the second demonstration in three days.
      VIDEO: Zambian President Sata dies in UK
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:17:52 GMT
      Zambian President Michael Sata dies in a UK hospital, becoming the second president of the country to die in office.
      VIDEO: The dress that interprets your brain
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:24:36 GMT
      Designer Lauren Bowker is working on a textile that can respond to brain patterns.
      VIDEO: Moment unmanned rocket explodes
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:44:24 GMT
      An unmanned cargo rocket has exploded seconds after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.
      VIDEO: The island disappearing into the sea
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:44:28 GMT
      Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico as its fragile wetlands are eroded by rising sea levels. BBC Pop Up talks to two families surviving on a remote island under threat.
      VIDEO: Hawaiian residents flee lava flow
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:30:56 GMT
      Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow reaches the first property in its path.
      VIDEO: Why won't Turkey's tanks attack IS?
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:02:33 GMT
      Turkey's prime minister explains why Turkish ground troops have not been deployed to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
      VIDEO: UK opposes future migrant rescues
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:18:37 GMT
      Officials in charge of securing the EU's borders are meeting in Brussels to consider how best to deal with the surge in migrants trying to reach Europe.
      VIDEO: Video shows massive Kobane blast
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:53:39 GMT
      The BBC's Jiyar Gol has witnessed a massive blast hit the Syrian city of Kobane - despite militants' claims that the battle is "nearly over".
      VIDEO: The assassination of Indira Gandhi
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:20:52 GMT
      Thirty years ago, India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered in her garden. One of her aides saw everything.
      VIDEO: WW1: The Siege of Tsingtao
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:18:33 GMT
      The only battle to be fought in the Far East during World War One had a profound and lasting impact on Chinese-Japanese relations.
      VIDEO: 'I left my fiancé to be a barber'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:49:38 GMT
      A hairdresser in Egypt says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.
      VIDEO: Sodomy trial 'politically motivated'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:15:28 GMT
      Jennifer Pak reports from outside the Malaysia court which is hearing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's final appeal against his sodomy conviction.
      VIDEO: Play games with your pet over the net
      Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:23:10 GMT
      Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.
      VIDEO: Mexico unearths 'new mass grave'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:06:57 GMT
      Mexican authorities searching for 43 students who disappeared after a protest last month are investigating a suspected mass grave.
      VIDEO: 'Stalemate' a month on from HK demos
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:53:52 GMT
      Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement began exactly one month ago.
      VIDEO: Turkey PM 'will help coalition forces'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:12:55 GMT
      Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Turkey will continue to help coalition forces if there is a co-ordinated plan for the creation of a ''democratic'' Syria.
      VIDEO: Meet Kenya's young female boxers
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:00:39 GMT
      Kenya's schoolgirls are fighting back against sexual violence - by learning how to box in self-defence classes.
      VIDEO: Greek shipwreck yields ancient finds
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:07:32 GMT
      Divers have discovered cargo from an ancient Greek shipwreck near the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Italy.
      VIDEO: Ebola sufferers 'robbed of dignity'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:23:35 GMT
      The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.
      VIDEO: Egypt FM on Greste imprisonment
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:31:58 GMT
      Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shukry talks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about the fight against so-called Islamic State and the convictions of three Al-Jazeera journalists.
      VIDEO: What goes on in a politician's mind?
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:45:28 GMT
      An introduction to the 2014 US mid-term election through the eyes of "you", a hypothetical senator running for re-election.
      VIDEO: Pakistan polio plan 'a disaster'
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:06:10 GMT
      The polio vaccination programme in Pakistan has been described as ''a disaster'' by monitors reporting to the World Health Organization.
      VIDEO: Is this the work of Caravaggio?
      Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:08:20 GMT
      A painting sold by Sotheby's in London for £42,000 is at the centre of a legal battle, amid claims it could be the work of Italian baroque master Caravaggio with a much greater value of around £11m.
      VIDEO: Sting's Broadway musical debut
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:26:13 GMT
      British pop star Sting makes his debut as a Broadway composer and lyricist in a musical called The Last Ship.
      VIDEO: Death penalty call for ferry captain
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:27:23 GMT
      South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in April killing more than 300 people.
      VIDEO: Brazil re-elects Dilma Rousseff
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:43:56 GMT
      President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term, after securing more than 51% of votes in a closely-fought election.
      VIDEO: Singapore's aquatic robot challenge
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:14:54 GMT
      Engineering students from around the world compete in Singapore to create an unmanned boat.
      VIDEO: Tearful tribute to SA footballer
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:48:33 GMT
      South Africa's football coach Ephraim Mashaba has paid tribute to captain Senzo Meyiwa, who died after being shot by intruders.
      VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul
      Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:54:09 GMT
      As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
      VIDEO: Bolivia TV chef: 'Shout about abuse'
      Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:01:41 GMT
      Justa Canaviri is Bolivia's top celebrity chef and one of the country's best-known traditionally dressed "cholitas". Born in La Paz in 1963, she speaks to the BBC for 100 Women.
      VIDEO: 'Iraq's violence took my men away'
      Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:07:11 GMT
      The story of Umm Ahmed, an Iraqi woman whose son, husband and brothers-in-law vanished overnight.

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