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    VIDEO: 'Feeling of optimism' in Tunisia

    Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"

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    VIDEO: Charing Cross reopens after train fire

    Charing Cross station in central London was closed for about two hours following a fire on a train.

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    VIDEO: England's blind cricket World Cup bid

    England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.

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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: Ukraine uprising: One year on

    Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

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    VIDEO: Understanding autism: Living in a box

    Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket

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    VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time

    The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.

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    VIDEO: Street pole-dancing in Buenos Aires

    Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.

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    VIDEO: Dizzy world of aerobatic flying

    Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics

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    VIDEO: £3bn to fix crumbling Westminster

    Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.

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    VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars

    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.

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    VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application

    The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.

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    VIDEO: The Bristol bus powered by poo

    Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.

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    VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home

    Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.

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    VIDEO: Can Russia and the West reconcile?

    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.

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    VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren

    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.

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    AUDIO: David Hockney: 'Bohemia has gone'

    Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.

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    VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal

    Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.

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    VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

    China'’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.

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    VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican

    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.

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    VIDEO: China's internet curbs in 60 seconds

    China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.

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    VIDEO: Russia's cultural rift over Ukraine

    Sarah Rainsford heard from two Russian music stars now thrust onto opposing sides in what is becoming a new, "cultural war" over Ukraine.

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    VIDEO: Eagle with camera flies over London

    An eagle with a camera attached flies across London offering a different perspective on some of the capital's best-known landmarks.

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    VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

    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.

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    VIDEO: Couple 'fined' over bad hotel review

    A couple have been "fined" £100 for posting a review on Trip Advisor, describing the Broadway Hotel as a "rotten stinking hovel".

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    VIDEO: Driverless trucks make mining ‘safer’

    The Australian mine embracing automation on a massive scale.

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    VIDEO: Ferguson's 'Copwatch' issues body cameras

    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.

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    VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

    A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.

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    VIDEO: UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

    A British-led consortium has outlined plans to land a robotic probe on the moon in 10 years' time.

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    VIDEO: UK Ebola doctor back in Sierra Leone

    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.

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    VIDEO: Belfast woman in £12.9m lottery win

    A 65-year-old furniture store worker from Belfast has won almost £13m in the Euromillions jackpot.

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    VIDEO: Plane crashes into Chicago house

    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

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    VIDEO: What's wrong with Japan's economy?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls elections only two years after taking office due to the country's failing economy.

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    VIDEO: Timelapse shows Capitol scaffolding

    Timelapse footage shows scaffolding going up around the Capitol Dome in Washington DC as restoration work starts on the iconic structure.

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    VIDEO: The fight to save historic Yangon

    Conservationists in Myanmar are fighting to preserve the former capital Yangon's distinctive colonial architecture.

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    VIDEO: A timelapse tour of UK airspace

    A timelapse video showing thousands of planes coming in and out of the UK has been released by NATS.

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    VIDEO: Huge billboard takes over Times Square

    A giant billboard about a length of an American football field has been switched on at New York's Times Square.

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    VIDEO: Syria's War: 'Lego keychain saved me'

    Aboud Dandashi is originally from Homs and he is IT project manager. He is 38 years old and fled to Istanbul in September 2013.

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    VIDEO: 'Ebola like no disease I've seen'

    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.

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    VIDEO: Lava field 'bigger than Manhattan'

    A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.

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    VIDEO: Top Gear comes to China minus Clarkson

    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.

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    VIDEO: Mum's pain over missing beauty queen

    Four people are being questioned by police over the disappearance of a beauty queen and her sister in Honduras.

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    VIDEO: Brands Hatch rogue driver jailed

    A man who drove his girlfriend's car on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race is jailed for eight months.

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    VIDEO: The secret WW1 photographer

    A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.

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    VIDEO: Will Israel erupt in violence again?

    The attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem follows months of tension, as Jeremy Bowen reports.

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    VIDEO: Driverless cars compete in China

    China has been holding its sixth driverless car competition, with the unmanned vehicles having to navigate their way through various obstacles.

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    VIDEO: Ronaldo and Bale join Ebola fight

    Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Gareth Bale have all appeared in a new Ebola awareness campaign run by Fifa.

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    VIDEO: 'I stayed for the love of my people'

    Josephine Sellu, a matron in Sierra Leone, says she stayed there to fight Ebola for the "love of my people".

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    VIDEO: Bad Santa robs Melbourne post office

    A man dressed up as Father Christmas robs a post office in Melbourne, Australia.

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    VIDEO: Myanmar students protest over new law

    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.

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    VIDEO: Attempt to post body parts from Thailand

    Police in Thailand say two Americans have left the country after trying to smuggle out body parts.

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    VIDEO: Velvet Revolution: 25 years on

    Twenty-five years after the fall of communism in Prague, has disillusionment set in?

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    VIDEO: Celebrating vintage black glamour

    Author Nichelle Gainer celebrates black style icons overlooked in portrayals of historic glamour.

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    VIDEO: Jailed Twitter troll speaks of regret

    Internet trolling has become a growing problem in recent years, but is enough being done to teach children about online abuse?

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    VIDEO: Japan's levitating train tops 310mph

    Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan.

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    VIDEO: Humpback whales shock fishermen

    Two Norwegian men fishing in Troms came within an arm's length of a group of humpback whales.

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    VIDEO: Blues guru Dr John on voodoo rock

    John Rebennack more popularly known as Dr John speaks to the BBC's Andrew Marr about voodoo rock

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    VIDEO: China facing cancer 'epidemic'

    Doctors in China try to cope with a huge increase in the number of cases of cancer.

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    VIDEO: Record number of women in the UN

    More than a third of the United Nation's Security Council is made up of women. Will this impact global diplomacy?

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    VIDEO: Sculptors create icy wonderland

    Sculptors in Belgium have created a frozen winter wonderland full of characters from various Disney films

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    VIDEO: G20 leaders in global growth pledge

    The G20 summit has ended with leaders agreeing to boost their economies by at least 2.1% by 2018, adding $2 trillion to global economies.

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    VIDEO: Geldof describes scene in studio

    Bob Geldof has been describing the scene inside the studio where stars have been recording the new version of the Band Aid charity single.

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    VIDEO: Is Germany's economy flatlining?

    The BBC's Robert Peston reports from Hamburg on the economic condition of Germany, which has seen growth figures of just 0.1% in the third quarter of the year.

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    VIDEO: Johnny Depp speech sparks Twitter buzz

    The Hollywood Film Awards was aired on TV for the first time on Friday and Johnny Depp's speech caused a buzz on Twitter.

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    VIDEO: 'Ambulance drone' takes to the skies

    A Belgian student is seeking sponsors to get his prototype "ambulance drone" off the ground.

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    VIDEO: Leaders gather for G20 summit

    Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathering in Queensland city of Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.

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    VIDEO: IS currency plans in 60 seconds

    The extremist militant group, Islamic State, has announced that it plans to mint its own currency in an attempt to "get rid of the international monetary system".

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    VIDEO: Napoleon collection to be auctioned

    Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.

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    VIDEO: Comet scientist's apology for shirt

    One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.

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    VIDEO: Footage shows lorry motorway U-turn

    Footage is released showing a lorry driver doing a motorway U-turn after driving the wrong way up an exit slip-road.

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    VIDEO: Protesters descend on G20 in Brisbane

    Hundreds of protesters for a variety of causes take to the streets of Brisbane, hoping to highlight their cause in front of world leaders.

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    AUDIO: Could you do a crossword in Latin?

    Magazine editor Luca Desiata, and professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey, speak about Latin puzzles.

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    VIDEO: G20 protesters bury heads in sand

    More than 400 people stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach, to protest at the country's stance on climate change.

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    VIDEO: Obama: 'Conflict or co-operation'

    President Obama warns of the dangers of conflict in Asia and says the region's security cannot be based on intimidation.

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    VIDEO: Boy, 15, on life as an IS hostage

    In April 150 students from Kobane were kidnapped by Islamic State militants, while they were on their way home from taking exams in Aleppo.

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    VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Hawaii lava flow

    Timelapse footage shows two hours progress of part of the lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island

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    VIDEO: Grandson of Uzbekistan's president speaks

    Newsnight has spoken to the President of Uzbekistan's grandson

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