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    The latest stories from the News front page section of the BBC News web site.

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    VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

    A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.

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    VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'?

    A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gather in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.

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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: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup

    The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.

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    AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'

    A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.

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    VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US

    New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.

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    VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

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    VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

    As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

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    VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics

    Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.

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    VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?

    A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.

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    VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

    A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.

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    VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy

    Yousra El Gendy is far from being the typical glamorous Egyptian singer musing about Prince Charming and performing the occasional belly dance.

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    VIDEO: How toys are going hi-tech in 2015

    Toys are getting ever more hi-tech - from robots that can research the internet to toy drones and plastic pets.

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    VIDEO: Art among the rubble in Shanghai

    Demolition in China is often a sensitive, political subject, touching on the relative powerlessness of local residents in the face of omnipotent local officials.

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    VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate

    Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.

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    VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City

    Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

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    VIDEO: Ice climber scales frozen Niagara Falls

    A Canadian ice climber stuns visitors to Niagara Falls by climbing up a frozen section of the famous gorge.

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    VIDEO: Museum's famous dinosaur on the move

    The Natural History Museum's long-time entrance hall exhibit of a Diplodocus dinosaur will be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton.

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    VIDEO: NFL star refuses to play ball with media

    A day after repeating one line 29 times in a news conference, Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch has been at it again, giving a variation of the same answer 14 times.

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    VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'

    The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.

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    VIDEO: Fire headcam shows home alone rescue

    Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.

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    VIDEO: Sharp displays become round

    Richard Taylor looks at the new screen innovations being worked on by display-maker Sharp.

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    VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

    Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

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    VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasure

    Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden.

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    VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies

    A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.

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    VIDEO: Gaming meets film at Sundance

    As well as showcasing the best in independent cinema, the annual Sundance Film Festival is trying to show how state-of-the-art moving image technologies can be used to tell stories in very different ways.

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    VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear'

    Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity

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    AUDIO: Michelle's uncovered head - was it ok?

    The Saudi journalist and academic Najah Al-Osaimi says it is acceptable for a foreign woman to come to Saudi Arabia and not to wear a headscarf.

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    VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world'

    Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.

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    VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut"

    Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".

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    VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D

    Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.

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    VIDEO: Ukraine hospitals 'under attack'

    The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack.

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    VIDEO: First in the village to own a fridge

    A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village.

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    VIDEO: Syrian children photograph lives

    Hundreds of Syrian children have contributed to an exhibition about their lives in refugee camps in Lebanon.

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    VIDEO: Survivors place candles at Auschwitz

    Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.

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    VIDEO: Survivors lay wreaths at death wall

    Wreaths are laid and candles lit at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

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    VIDEO: Auschwitz survivors revisit camp horror

    Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.

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    VIDEO: 'Auschwitz I got over, the loss I never did'

    Eva Schloss survived the Holocaust with her mother Fritzi after being imprisoned in Auschwitz.

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    VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again

    Violinmaker Amnon Weinstein talks about his work restoring Holocaust-era violins, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.

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    VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau

    BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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    VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's search for twin

    Menachem Bodner is one of many Holocaust survivors searching for relatives 70 years on.

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    VIDEO: Living with death on the doorstep

    Janina Paszek and her family tried to help prisoners in Auschwitz by secretly giving them food.

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    VIDEO: The workers still sorting Auschwitz items

    What's life like in the small Polish town of Oswiecim, next to the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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    VIDEO: Auschwitz: What about the Romani?

    What's life like in the small Polish town of Oswiecim, next to the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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    VIDEO: Life in the city of Auschwitz: the police

    Police in Poland undertake anti-hate crime training in the city of Auschwitz

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    VIDEO: Footage of Mexico volcano erupting

    Mexico's Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday.

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    VIDEO: Aftermath of fatal fighter jet crash

    Ten people have been killed and 13 injured at a military base in Spain, when a Greek fighter jet lost power and crashed into other aircraft parked on the ground.

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    VIDEO: Argentina's secret service 'disbanded'

    The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced she plans to disband the country's intelligence agency.

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    VIDEO: The world's poverty - in 50 seconds

    A video explaining poverty across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.

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    VIDEO: East meets West in India

    Around half of India's population is under the age of 25 but do younger people want to change Indian society or do they want to hold onto more traditional values?

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    VIDEO: Baby rhino; zoo's first in 35 years

    A rhinoceros at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark has given birth to a healthy male calf, the first to be born there for 35 years.

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    VIDEO: From Holocaust survivor to pop star

    Dorit Oliver-Wolff talks to BBC Inside Out about her extraordinary journey from Holocaust survivor to German pop star.

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    VIDEO: Brazilians told to save water

    Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930.

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    VIDEO: Man interrupts woman bishop ceremony

    A man has interrupted a ceremony consecrating the Church of England's first female bishop, saying 'it was not in the Bible'.

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    VIDEO: 'I lost a week': UK Ebola nurse

    The first Briton to be diagnosed with Ebola in the UK has been given the all clear and discharged from hospital.

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    VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights

    Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

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    VIDEO: Badminton hero on doping claim

    Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.

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    VIDEO: Baseball's unhealthy habit

    Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.

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    VIDEO: Australian Open feels like home - Nishikori

    Japan's Kei Nishikori says the Australian Open feels like "home" ahead of his fourth round match against David Ferrer.

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    VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an 'unlikely killer'

    Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a cold killer

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    VIDEO: Bolivia's festival of miniatures

    People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference - everything is in miniature.

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    VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness

    Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?

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    VIDEO: Birmingham rally after Fox comment

    A multi-faith rally partly prompted by a US TV pundit who claimed Birmingham was a "no-go zone" for non-Muslims has been held in the city.

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    VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

    In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.

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    VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

    The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.

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    VIDEO: What is King Abdullah's legacy?

    Frank Gardner looks at the legacy of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died on Thursday

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    VIDEO: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

    SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.

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    VIDEO: Mortdecai 'criminally fun to make'

    Johnny Depp talks about his latest film Mortdecai and why he can sometimes be found on the wards of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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    VIDEO: Greek campaigning ends ahead of vote

    The BBC's Chris Morris reports from a Syriza rally in Crete as campaigning in Greece's general election comes to an end.

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    VIDEO: Rat eradication ship sets sail

    A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.

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    VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

    Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

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    VIDEO: Foreign shops looted in Soweto

    Milton Nkosi reports from Soweto where crowds have gathered outside foreign owned shops after a teenager was shot dead during an attempted robbery.

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    VIDEO: Kirchner: Nisman death 'not suicide'

    Argentina's president says she is convinced that a prosecutor who had implicated her in a cover-up did not kill himself, as initially reported.

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    VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

    Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.

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    VIDEO: Economic crisis in Greek town of Drama

    The BBC's Chris Morris visited the town of Drama in Greece to find out how cafe owner Yiannis Tsakiris is coping with a new business in during the Greek economic crisis

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    VIDEO: How criminals clone your card

    The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones spoke to James Lyne, head of research at cyber-security firm Sophos, to find out how criminals go about cloning your card.

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    VIDEO: Park your car with a smartwatch

    From the cars that steer themselves to smartphone apps that monitor your driving

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    VIDEO: Syriza splits electorate as vote looms

    The people of Greece go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most crucial general elections in the country's history.

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    VIDEO: Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'

    Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta probe, which is tracking Comet 67P, say they may have found evidence for how such icy objects were formed.

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    VIDEO: Turing private notebook to be sold

    A 1942 notebook belonging to mathematical genius Alan Turing, who helped break the Nazi code, is to be sold at auction in New York this April.

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    VIDEO: Japan's 'virtual dressing rooms'

    Toshiba has developed a "digital changing booth" that lets customers virtually try on clothes through a display.

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    VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

    The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.

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    VIDEO: Is left on verge of power in Greece?

    Thousands of supporters of the radical left-wing party Syriza have been taking to the streets of the Greek capital Athens.

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    VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

    Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.

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    VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

    Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.

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    VIDEO: 'Turning point' in new Ebola cases

    The World Health Organization officials says there has been a 'turning point' in the Ebola crisis, as cases fall in the three affected countries.

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    VIDEO: Moment elephant calf rescued from pit

    Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.

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    VIDEO: Thousands join Leipzig Pegida rally

    Thousands of people have held a rally in the German city of Leipzig, opposing what the organisers call the 'Islamisation of Europe'.

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    VIDEO: Kerry: '50% of IS leadership killed'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq and its international partners have killed thousands of Islamic State militants and 50% of its leadership.

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    VIDEO: 'Biggest' Italy treasure trove found

    Italian police have uncovered what they say is a treasure trove of more than 5,000 stolen antiquities.

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    VIDEO: State of the world in seven snowballs

    Swedish statistician Professor Hans Rosling uses snowballs to illustrate how inequality around the world is changing.

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    VIDEO: HMS Victory 'rotting from the inside'

    HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flag ship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is in urgent need of repair due to extensive water damage.

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    VIDEO: Rebels tighten grip on Yemen capital

    Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen tighten their grip on the capital, Sanaa, stationing fighters outside the private home of the president.

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    VIDEO: Microsoft unveils HoloLens headset

    Microsoft has unveiled 'HoloLens' - a standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer's field of view.

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    VIDEO: Prince Andrew arrives in Davos

    The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she had sex with him when she was 17.

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    VIDEO: Tennis star Li Na on future plans

    Li Na, the first Asian ever to win a grand slam tennis title, speaks to Russell Fuller about her future plans.

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    VIDEO: Andrew publicly denies sex claims

    Prince Andrew has appeared in public for the first time since a woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.

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    VIDEO: Most heavily-guarded place in France?

    James Reynolds looks at the new security measures unveiled by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

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    VIDEO: 'Dead' seagull returns to cricket pitch

    A seagull, knocked out by a cricket ball, made a miraculous recovery and returned to 'avenge' players in the Big Bash Twenty20 cricket match in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

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    VIDEO: Del Boy fan's £4,000 tattoo

    An Only Fools and Horses fan from Bristol has spent £4,000 having a tribute to the TV show tattooed on his back.

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    VIDEO: Northern White rhinos facing extinction

    Northern White rhinos are on the edge of extinction with just five of them left in the world, but conservation experts are trying to find ways to save them.

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    VIDEO: Bahrain jails activist over tweets

    A prominent democracy campaigner in Bahrain has been sentenced to six months in jail, for insulting the government on Twitter.

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    VIDEO: Discovering 2015's must-have toys

    A look around the floor at the London Toy Fair, a showcase for new toys that will be hitting shops in the coming year.

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    VIDEO: Obama: 'Tonight, we turn the page'

    US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

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    VIDEO: Solar-powered plane set for global flight

    Mark Lobel reports on the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, which a team will attempt to fly around the world using only the sun's energy.

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    VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes of Rubens exhibition

    Peter Paul Rubens' work on display as a major new exhibition opens at the Royal Academy in London.

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    VIDEO: Income inequality on Davos agenda

    Income inequality is one of items at the top of the agenda for the World Economic Forum, which is about to get underway in Davos.

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    VIDEO: Is China's 'miracle economy' in trouble?

    The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie visits the north-east city of Harbin to look at the problems plaguing the world's second largest economy.

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    VIDEO: The unbeatable poker playing machine

    Researchers have created a program that is unbeatable in the game of Texas hold 'em poker.

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    VIDEO: Escape from Baga: Fleeing Boko Haram

    The BBC's Thomas Fessy speaks to some of the people who fled the Nigerian town of Baga when Boko Haram attacked it two weeks ago.

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    VIDEO: The Cuban style of democracy

    Will Grant reports on what democracy means to Cuba and the US as the countries prepare to meet for their first high-level talks in Havana.

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    VIDEO: The Jihadist who faked his death

    A jihadist who faked his death so that he could return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences.

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    VIDEO: Apology for playground tear gas

    The Kenyan government has apologised after tear gas was fired at children who were protesting over the sale of their playground to a private developer.

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    VIDEO: Pope: 'No need to be like rabbits'

    Pope Francis says Catholic teaching on birth control does not mean that people should "be like rabbits".

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    VIDEO: MPs brawl in Nepal's parliament

    A brawl breaks out in Nepal's parliament when opposition MPs tried to block the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.

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    VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

    A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.

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    VIDEO: Students lost in Turkey 'ate ants'

    A British student has been rescued by Turkish authorities after losing his way on a trek and spending days without food and sleeping in a cave.

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    VIDEO: 'I survived being crushed by lorries'

    A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.

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    VIDEO: Gun battles in Yemen capital Sanaa

    The BBC's Nick Childs reports on the severe crisis in Yemen where Houthi rebels are in control of large parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

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    VIDEO: New Zealand PM: 'We must help fight IS'

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says all countries, including New Zealand, have to contribute to fight against so-called Islamic State.

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    VIDEO: BP to learn oil spill fine fate

    The third and final leg of the civil trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gets under way on Tuesday and will determine how much BP must pay in penalties under the US Clean Water Act.

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    VIDEO: Moment tear gas fired at Kenya children

    Police in Kenya fire teargas at school children and parents protesting over a 'land-grab' of their playground by a private developer.

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    VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

    A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.

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    VIDEO: Taylor Swift praise for lip-sync cop

    Taylor Swift has backed a police officer whose version of her song Shake It Off has become a YouTube hit.

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    VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

    A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jackknifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.

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    VIDEO: Drone footage shows destroyed airport

    Drone footage shows the war-torn remains of Donetsk airport, as Ukrainian officials say their forces have retaken the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk

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    VIDEO: 'My son was a jihadi. Now he's home'

    A woman whose son came back to Britain after fighting in Syria says returning fighters need more support.

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    VIDEO: London hosts first mobile games week

    The first ever mobile phone games week is being held in London this week.

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    VIDEO: Battle for Zambia's presidency heats up

    Voters go to the polls in Zambia's presidential elections on Tuesday following the death of its leader Michael Sata last year

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    VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

    Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

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    VIDEO: Guinea's Ebola culture battle

    The BBC's Ibrahima Diané returns to his home country to look at the particular problems facing Guinea in its fight against Ebola.

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    VIDEO: MH17: Seeking answers six months on

    Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers.

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    VIDEO: Britain's child star hits US charts

    Three years after finding fame on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 11-year-old from Essex has her first US Top 100 success.

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    VIDEO: Ebola orphans cast out by communities

    Many children orphaned by Ebola are being shunned by their communities over fears they may bring the disease back with them.

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    VIDEO: Gay couple kiss ban sparks protest

    Around 2,000 people demonstrate outside a traditional coffee house in Vienna for ejecting a lesbian couple for kissing.

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    VIDEO: Rhinos flee from Israel's safari zoo

    Three female rhinos escaped from Israel's safari zoo after one of the security guards fell asleep by an open side gate.

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    VIDEO: In search of Myanmar's rare dolphin

    Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.

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    VIDEO: Elderly Yazidis released by IS in Iraq

    The Islamic State (IS) militant group frees at least 200 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq.

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    VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

    Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years

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    VIDEO: Pregnant duchess visits foster charity

    Nicholas Witchell reports on the Duchess of Cambridge's visit to a charity reception celebrating the work of foster carers.

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    VIDEO: 'Star Wars costume saved my life'

    An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snakebite.

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    VIDEO: Google Glass - what next? In 45 secs

    Google Glass has died a death, but what else does the tech giant have up its sleeve?

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    VIDEO: The belt that tracks your fitness

    A smart belt that adjusts automatically as you sit and stand and offers fitness advice is in development.

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    VIDEO: Xiaomi: 'Others copy our best ideas'

    The BBC's Celia Hatton meets Xiaomi's Hugo Barra and asks him about a firm many outside China have never heard of.

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    VIDEO: El Capitan: 'Find your own Dawn Wall'

    Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell are amazed at the attention they have received.

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    VIDEO: On board Chinese navy ship in UK

    The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie goes on board one of three Chinese navy warships visiting Portsmouth, UK.

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    VIDEO: The geese that fly over Mt Everest

    A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.

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    VIDEO: Pietersen's map of the world tattoo

    Kevin Pietersen has been showing off his new tattoo, marking everywhere the batsman has scored an international century

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    VIDEO: Handcuffed youth saves policeman's life

    A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.

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    VIDEO: Pope 'punch' on papal plane

    Making a point about freedom of expression, Pope Francis tells journalists on the papal plane that his assistant could expect a punch if he ''cursed his mother''.

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    VIDEO: Swiss franc soars as euro cap ends

    The Swiss franc soars as much as 40% in chaotic trade after the Swiss Central Bank abandon the cap on the currency's value against the euro.

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    VIDEO: Footage captures hippo chasing boat

    Footage taken by a safari guide in Zambia captures the moment a hippo chased his boat.

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    VIDEO: What if you could print your next car?

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