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    VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

    An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

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    VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'

    William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

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    VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

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    VIDEO: One-minute World News

    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

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    VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast

    A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.

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    VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt

    Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.

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    VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

    Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

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    VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

    Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

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    VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants

    A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

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    VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in Somerset

    Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.

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    VIDEO: Esha Ness cave is 'UK's biggest'

    Geologist Jonathan Swale claims that the Calders Geo sea cave at Esha Ness in Shetland is the largest in Britain.

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    VIDEO: Controversy over new Lennon film

    A new film that looks at the events that unfolded the night Beatles star John Lennon was shot, is causing controversy amongst critics and fans.

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    VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

    David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

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    VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

    The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

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    VIDEO: Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys' club

    The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.

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    VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

    A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

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    VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly

    The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

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    VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?

    Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.

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    VIDEO: Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict

    How people are reacting across social media in the Gaza-Israeli conflict.

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    VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

    With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

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    VIDEO: Microsoft's 3D holograph project

    Microsoft's Holograph project is aimed at visualising information on a screen which feels genuinely three-dimensional.

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    VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

    The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

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    VIDEO: Kate Bush fans: 'Worth the wait'

    Delighted fans took to their feet at London's Hammersmith Apollo to applaud Kate Bush, as she closed her first concert in 35 years on Tuesday night.

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    AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps

    Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.

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    VIDEO: How much oil does Scotland have?

    Campaigns on both sides of the Scottish independence discussion have been contesting exactly how much oil Scotland might have left in the North Sea.

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    VIDEO: How pedal power charges your phone

    From backpacks which indicate which way you are turning to a USB charger that gets its power from pedalling

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    VIDEO: Lost in translation: Fringe comedy

    How do international comedians break the language barrier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe?

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    VIDEO: Women refugees break rules to survive

    Many women who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan find they have to go against tribal customs at the relief camp to get access to food and medical facilities.

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    AUDIO: New effort to find Franklin's lost ships

    Nick Higham speaks to members of a new Canadian expedition which aims to find explorer Sir John Franklin's ships.

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    VIDEO: Beyonce, Miley and a wardrobe problem

    Sparking less outrage than 2013 but with dazzling performances, this year's MTV Video Music Awards did not disappoint.

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    VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home

    The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists

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    VIDEO: Cleaning up waste in Mali

    Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.

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    VIDEO: Giant sinkhole 'could keep growing'

    A giant sinkhole in County Durham is causing increasing concern as it threatens to get bigger, according to a landowner.

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    VIDEO: Attenborough 'pin-up boy of the 1950s'

    Tributes have poured in from the worlds of entertainment and politics following the death of Richard Attenborough.

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    VIDEO: Afghan economy hit by political crisis

    Afghanistan's finance minister says the country's political crisis is having a serious impact on an already fragile economy.

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    VIDEO: Will smartphones change shopping?

    Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.

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    VIDEO: Is video gaming a spectator sport?

    Video game fans descend on Coventry for the UK's biggest gaming festival but is watching others play really a spectator sport?

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    VIDEO: Aurora Australis filmed from space

    The European Space Agency releases time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, filmed from the International Space Station.

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    VIDEO: Williams honoured at Emmy Awards

    Actor Billy Crystal has paid tribute to his friend and co-star Robin Williams at the 66th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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    VIDEO: South Korea's female bodybuilders

    Traditional views of South Korean women are challenged by a growing trend for bodybuilding.

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    VIDEO: Rice from Fukushima goes on sale

    Rice produced in in the Fukushima area of Japan, which suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011, has gone on sale in Japanese supermarkets in Singapore.

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    VIDEO: Kurds make gains against Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.

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    VIDEO: From mountaineer to tour operator

    Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.

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    VIDEO: Inside the debate venue

    The BBC's Scotland correspondent walks us through the venue and what to expect in the BBC's live televised referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

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    VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers

    President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.

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    VIDEO: Ukraine launches 24 hour news channel

    Ukraine is launching its first 24-hour English language news station, aiming to promote the country's image abroad and counter what it claims is a Russian media campaign against it.

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    VIDEO: China shuts down Beijing Film Festival

    Chinese authorities shut down the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival on its opening day.

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    VIDEO: First birthday for panda cub Bao Bao

    The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.

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    VIDEO: SpaceX rocket explodes during testing

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after lift-off on Friday at the company's site in McGregor, Texas.

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    VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys

    Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive

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    AUDIO: How well does comedy travel?

    How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK?

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    VIDEO: New Doctor Who titles inspired by fan

    The creators of Doctor Who were so impressed by a title sequence made by one fan, they asked if they could use his ideas for the new series.

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    VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop

    Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.

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    VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

    Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.

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    VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem

    Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.

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    VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Who controls what?

    Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.

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    VIDEO: Man, 111, named world's oldest

    The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.

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    VIDEO: India's user-generated advertising

    A new advertising trend has sprung up in India recently, with brands encouraging customers not just to buy products - but be involved in promotional campaigns too.

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    VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors

    The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.

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    VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son'

    BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.

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    VIDEO: Cycling cities: Delhi and Amsterdam

    The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Amsterdam and Delhi.

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    VIDEO: Red Riding Hood in jazz shoes

    Drew McOnie has choreographed a new version of Little Red Riding Hood for the National Youth Ballet.

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    VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

    The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

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    VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down

    The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.

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    VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities

    Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming districts with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.

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    VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane

    The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.

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    VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes

    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference, Def Con.

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    VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides

    There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.

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    VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

    The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.

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    VIDEO: Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95

    The man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar, has died, aged 95.

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    VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic

    A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.

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    VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on'

    Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.

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