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    VIDEO: Where war still rages in eastern Ukraine

    The conflict in Ukraine is entering its second year and a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

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    VIDEO: 'Relentless rain' sparks US flash floods

    Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in the US, where 16 people have been killed by storms in Oklahoma and Texas.

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    VIDEO: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism

    BBC News hears how an exhibition is highlighting Lebanon's ethnic diversity to address racism.

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    VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

    The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.

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    VIDEO: The 'radical' Barenboim piano unveiled

    Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.

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    VIDEO: Moment BBC Women's Footballer named

    Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

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    VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record

    A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.

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    VIDEO: Is Jordan next target for Islamic State?

    As fears grow that Jordan could be Islamic States's next target the country has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat on its borders and inside the country.

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    VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

    Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.

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    VIDEO: Children fight persecution in Pakistan

    Religious minorities are under ever increasing threat in Pakistan, where the recent killing of members of the Shia Ishmaili community in Karachi has caused alarm.

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    VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

    The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.

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    VIDEO: Rise and fall of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

    As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.

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    VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big'

    The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.

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    VIDEO: Many homes destroyed in US floods

    Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.

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    VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

    A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.

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    VIDEO: Massive queues for fuel in Lagos

    Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.

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    VIDEO: Under fire from IS snipers in Iraq

    The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.

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    VIDEO: Fire in China care home kills 38

    A fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.

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    VIDEO: Italy chefs attempt biggest tiramisu

    The largest ever tiramisu is under construction in the northern Italian town of Gemona.

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    VIDEO: Nepal boy: 'Mum was buried by rubble'

    Two brothers, Ganesh and Santos Bharati, whose mother died in the first of two earthquakes to hit Nepal, describe their lives one month on.

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    VIDEO: Pulling down Nepal's buildings by hand

    Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.

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    VIDEO: Pulling a rickshaw in extreme heat

    At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.

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    VIDEO: Shock-proof homes of dirt and sand

    Architect Nripal Adhikary is building low-cost, earthquake-resilient homes in Nepal using local materials, including dirt, sand and bamboo.

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    VIDEO: Iraqi PM: Ramadi recapture 'in days'

    Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Mr Carter's comments were misinformed and that Iraqi forces were just days away from recapturing Ramadi.

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    VIDEO: Migrant's story of four months at sea

    Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.

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    VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes shake Spain

    The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.

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    VIDEO: First look in Japan's Sendai nuclear plant

    Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.

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    VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

    The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.

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    VIDEO: US floods 'largest in region's history'

    A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.

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    VIDEO: Is Modi still India's cup of tea?

    BBC News visited some tea stalls around Mumbai and asked ordinary Indians to rate Narendra Modi's first year in office.

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    VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ

    A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

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    VIDEO: Ramadi refugees stranded on bridge

    Omar Abdel Razek is at a river crossing where thousands of residents from Ramadi are hoping to cross into the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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    VIDEO: On-air proposal after marriage vote

    After Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage, Linda Cullen proposed to her long-term partner Feargha Ni Bhroin live on air.

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    VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters

    In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.

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    VIDEO: On the trail of Myanmar's Rohingya

    Jonah Fisher has been to Rakhine state in Myanmar to meet Rohingya migrants who are being forced to return home - but at a cost.

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    VIDEO: First world motorised cooler race

    The world's first motorised cooler championships have been held in Port Douglas, Australia.

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    VIDEO: 'Our army has the will to fight'

    Iraq hits back at a US claim that its army was routed at Ramadi by Islamic State because soldiers lacked the will to fight.

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    VIDEO: Leeds loco survives in Sierra Leone

    A Leeds museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the Yorkshire city that founded a railway in Sierra Leone.

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    VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win

    Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.

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    VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide

    Street artist Cacao Rocks explains what the increasing graffiti in the Greek capital tells us about the political climate in the country.

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    VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero beatified

    The Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds.

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    VIDEO: Militias stage fightback against IS in Iraq

    Pro-government fighters in Iraq have begun to fight back against IS militants in a bid to recapture the town of Ramadi.

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    VIDEO: US policeman cleared over deaths

    A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.

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    VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course

    A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.

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    VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116

    An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.

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    VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead

    A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.

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    VIDEO: Eurovision: 'Australia will be watching'

    BBC News caught up with Australia's TV commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, about their country's chances in the competition.

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    VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS?

    The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.

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    VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances

    Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.

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    VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero to be beatified

    El Salvador prepares to beatify Archbishop Oscar Romero, 35 years after his assassination - an event expected to draw large crowds.

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    VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center

    The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.

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    VIDEO: Opera House light show wows visitors

    The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.

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    VIDEO: Value of S Korea's education system

    When it comes to education in South Korea, the demand is so strong it accounts for 12% of all consumer spending.

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    VIDEO: Thailand's human trafficking trade

    Jonathan Head has spent six months investigating the trafficking of humans in Thailand.

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    VIDEO: The liberal Turkish city trying to keep life secular

    The governing Turkish AK party is pushing for a fourth term in office in the face of criticism from opponents that it is trying it to stifle dissent - Mark Lowen gets the view from Izmir.

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    VIDEO: Nigeria conflict: People have lost everything

    The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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    VIDEO: How Eurovision changed over 60 years

    Lizo Mzimba reports from Vienna where final preparations are underway for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final.

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    VIDEO: Baltimore police charged by jury

    Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of US man Freddie Gray have been charged by a grand jury, the state prosecutor confirms.

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    VIDEO: UK's worst train crash 100 years on

    Friday marks 100 years since Britain's worst rail crash that claimed the lives of 226 people, the Quintinshill rail disaster.

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    VIDEO: Making art underground

    The DuPont Underground in Washington pitches a new way to experience art underground but will the project get off the ground? The BBC's Olivia Crellin reports.

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    VIDEO: Who made it to Eurovision final?

    Who made it through the second semi-final of 2015's Eurovision Song Contest?

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    VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

    Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

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    VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

    Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

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    VIDEO: International cricket returns to Pakistan

    Pakistan will host Zimbabwe in a One Day International cricket match in Lahore on Friday, the first since an attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 kept international teams away.

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    VIDEO: Yemenis search for sanctuary in Djibouti

    As fighting continues in Yemen despite agreement to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, Lyse Doucet meets some of those forced to flee their country.

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    VIDEO: Orphaned duck loving office life

    When a duckling was orphaned and found in a neighbour's garden, businessman Austin Hutchinson came to the rescue and now they are inseparable.

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    VIDEO: IS: 'We love death as you love life'

    John Simpson examines the successes of Islamic State and the consequences for those affected and the wider region.

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    VIDEO: Ireland gay marriage: Church v state?

    The Republic of Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to decide whether to change the constitution to make gay marriage legal.

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    VIDEO: New words added to Scrabble dictionary

    A language expert discusses the evolution of language as thousands of new words are added to the Scrabble dictionary.

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    VIDEO: Letterman's final Late Show goodbye

    David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.

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    VIDEO: Ramadi's displaced in 'no man's land'

    Thousands of people who have fled Ramadi since the city fell to IS militants, have been left stranded between Ramadi and the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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    VIDEO: Australia takes on Eurovision

    BBC News catches up with Guy Sebastian, Australia's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and the fans who have followed him to Vienna.

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    VIDEO: Child migrants: 'No father, no country, no home'

    Hundreds of migrants found by the BBC last week in a boat drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen

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    VIDEO: Koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo

    The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.

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    VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

    US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

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    VIDEO: Olympic rings unveiled in Rio

    Large Olympic rings from the London 2012 Games have been unveiled in Rio.

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    VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap

    In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.

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    VIDEO: 7 things about Eurovision 2015

    This year's Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Vienna, Austria.

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    VIDEO: Myanmar migrants ransomed by traffickers

    Many migrants attempting to flee Myanmar by boat are being held to ransom by traffickers instead of travelling as planned, as Jonah Fisher reports.

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    VIDEO: Yemenis shelter in Djibouti camps

    The UN Secretary General has announced talks later this month in Geneva to try to end a mounting crisis in Yemen.

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    VIDEO: Ireland in same-sex marriage vote

    People in the Republic of Ireland will vote on a same-sex marriage referendum this Friday.

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    VIDEO: Why slightly flabby middle-aged guys are suddenly sexy

    Young women are getting into the "Dad Bod" ... but some think it's a recipe for laziness ... while others are calling for a celebration of the female equivalent.

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    VIDEO: The former white supremacist helping fight extremism

    A new education project is being launched aimed at warning teenagers about the dangers of joining extremist groups.

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    VIDEO: Plucky crane survives tussle with tigers

    Zoo visitors in China were astonished to see a crane fight off attacks by tigers after it became trapped in their enclosure.

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    VIDEO: Cameron hoping re-negotiate EU place

    EU leaders are meeting in Latvia, with David Cameron hoping to re-negotiate Britain's place in the EU.

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    VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

    The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.

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    VIDEO: Germany's railways grind to a halt

    Millions of commuters in Germany have had their travel plans disrupted as train drivers across the country stage their ninth strike in just 11 months.

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    VIDEO: Celebrities on Cannes high heel row

    Stars at the Cannes Film Festival give their reaction to claims by a film producer that she was turned away for wearing flat shoes.

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    VIDEO: 'Swarm robots' ready for rescue

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots working together.

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    VIDEO: On the road with Shia militiamen

    The BBC's Ahmed Maher travelled with Shia militiamen and Iraqi forces in Karma as they prepare to reclaim Ramadi.

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    VIDEO: Poroshenko: 'I don't trust Putin'

    Ukraine's president tells the BBC he does not trust Russian president Vladimir Putin and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive.

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    VIDEO: California drought: Farms v homes

    California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.

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    VIDEO: US joins Jordan in military wargames

    In Jordan, 18 countries including the US are staging drills to practice how to recapture an international border.

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    VIDEO: Millions of cars recalled in US

    Japanese airbag maker Takata has said that mechanisms in the airbags of almost 34 million cars are defective, prompting a recall of cars in the US.

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    VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

    In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.

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    VIDEO: Timelapse videos from holiday snaps

    Researchers develop a method to sort photographs uploaded onto the website and stitch them together to create time-lapse videos.

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    VIDEO: Fire engulfs Azerbaijan apartment block

    Reports from Azerbaijan say 16 people have died in a fire at an apartment building in the capital, Baku.

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    VIDEO: Aerial view of Asian boat migrant route

    Ian Pannell takes a flight over the Andaman sea, where thousands of people are stranded on boats in waters between Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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    VIDEO: Bakers guilty of 'gay cake' discrimination

    A judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.

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    VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers airlifted from Ramadi

    Iraq's Ministry of Defence releases aerial footage of dozens of soldiers being pulled out of Ramadi after if fell to Islamic State militants.

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    VIDEO: Portugal fan beaten in front of child

    Portugal's interior ministry launches an investigation after a football fan is beaten by police in front of his children.

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    VIDEO: Inside an Asian boat migrants' camp

    Martin Patience visits an Indonesian camp for migrants and meets Bangladeshi men hoping to reach Malaysia and Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar.

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    VIDEO: David Letterman signs off

    After more than 30 years and 6,000 shows, chat show host David Letterman brings down the curtain on his illustrious career.

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    VIDEO: Inuit challenge to EU seal ban

    The Inuit people of Greenland are challenging an EU ban on seal hunting and the trade in seal meat and skins, arguing it has "crashed" the Inuits' economy.

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    VIDEO: The art lightshow inspired by Cern

    Exploring Ryoji Ikeda's Supersymmetry - the art installation inspired by the work taking place at Cern.

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    VIDEO: Three-year-old DJ rocks South Africa

    Oratilwe Hlongwane, whose DJ name is Arch Junior, has only just turned three years old and already has thousands of dedicated fans.

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    VIDEO: Clooney: Syria 'incredibly complex'

    George Clooney has told the BBC that he intends to do more to help the people of Syria - but without being formally involved in politics.

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    VIDEO: On a mission to destroy IS targets

    The BBC has been given exclusive access to the Iraqi and coalition forces' air missions against Islamic State in Northern Iraq.

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    VIDEO: How Farkhunda has changed Afghanistan

    The legacy of Farkhunda is increasingly bitterly contested, explains the BBC's David Loyn.

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    VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

    Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

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    VIDEO: Protests resume in Burundi capital

    Burundi's president sacks three cabinet ministers, as protests resumed in the capital after last week's failed coup.

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    VIDEO: New ways to grow food in space

    A project will see thousands of schoolchildren experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.

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    VIDEO: Soviet soldier who stayed in Afghanistan

    A former Soviet soldier who was wounded and captured Afghanistan in the 1980s has a new life as a guide at Herat's Jihad Museum.

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    VIDEO: Ex-Thai PM 'confident of innocence'

    Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she is "confident of her innocence" as she starts her trial on charges of negligence.

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    VIDEO: Flight hacker claims questioned

    A cyber security expert is reported to have told an FBI agent he was able to control a plane engine from his seat after hacking the on-board computer system.

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    VIDEO: Parry's earliest works discovered

    Seventy unpublished works by the renowned composer Sir Hubert Parry have been discovered after decades of being hidden in a family archive.

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    VIDEO: Asia migrants: The survivors' stories

    The BBC's Martin Patience speaks to migrants after they were hauled out of the Andaman sea by Indonesian fisherman.

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    VIDEO: Autistic and groomed: Charlotte's story

    Thousands of disabled adults across England are being sexually abused, figures obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggest. This is the story of one victim, Charlotte.

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    VIDEO: Biker shoot-out: 'I hid in freezer'

    Texas police say 170 people are to face organised crime charges after a bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.

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    VIDEO: Aerial footage of Colombia mudslide

    At least 39 people have been killed in a landslide in Antioquia province in north-west Colombia, officials say.

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    VIDEO: Iraq's problems 'bigger than IS'

    Emma Sky spent seven years in Iraq as an adviser to the American military.

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    VIDEO: Blind pole vaulter clears 3.5 metres

    Blind pole vaulter Charlotte Brown clears 3.5 metres to win a bronze medal at the Texas state high school championships.

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    VIDEO: Queen visits RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Queen Elizabeth visits the Chelsea Flower show where grandson Harry's children's charity, Sentabale, has an exhibit.

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    VIDEO: Hollywood actress in Nepal aid plea

    Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who was caught up in the first earthquake in Nepal three weeks ago, has called for the international community to help those who are suffering.

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    VIDEO: A look inside Mugabe's Zimbabwe

    The BBC's Stephen Sackur has been given rare access to report from inside Zimbabwe as its economy struggles.

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    VIDEO: The girl fighting to stop child marriage

    Fourteen-year old Hadiqa Bashir has taken on the challenge of trying to change hearts and minds in the fight against child marriage in Pakistan.

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    VIDEO: Macedonia protest amid cover-up claims

    Hundreds of protesters have camped outside the government building in Macedonia's capital, Skopje, following an anti-government rally earlier in the day.

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    VIDEO: Migrant rescue: 'Boat journey from hell'

    About 700 migrants rescued off the coast of Indonesia by fishermen on Friday are treated at a makeshift camp in Aceh.

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    VIDEO: Smugglers' boats to be targeted by EU

    The EU is expected to approve new plans to target and destroy boats used by people smugglers in a bid to contain the growing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

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    VIDEO: Australian wins lumberjack competition

    Australia's Brad Delosa sets a new world record at the Lumberjack race in Italy by sawing wood in less than 58 seconds.

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    VIDEO: The app helping nuns find convents

    There is now an app that can help prospective nuns find the right convent to suit them.

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    VIDEO: Action man Putin scores in ice hockey match

    Russian President Vladimir Putin scores multiple goals at a gala ice hockey match with retired NHL players in Sochi.

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    VIDEO: Burundi's president 'will hold onto power'

    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first appearance in the capital Bujumbura since last week's failed coup attempt.

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    VIDEO: BBC search for desperate boat migrants

    The BBC's Jonathan Head has been searching for the desperate boat migrants who had been stranded along the border with Malaysia.

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    VIDEO: Briton wins Red Bull Air Race

    Britain's Paul Bonhomme wins the Red Bull Air Race's first ever race in Japan in front of a sold-out crowd.

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    VIDEO: The lucky iron fish

    A fish-shaped lump of iron could be the answer to the global problem of anaemia.

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    VIDEO: Iraqi troops retreat from Ramadi

    Islamic State says that it has now captured the whole of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, as government forces retreat in chaos.

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    VIDEO: Ukraine: Will ban on Soviet symbols change how people think?

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs into law legislation that bans the use of communist symbols.

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    VIDEO: Reprisal attack for Burundi coup bid

    The BBC's Karen Allen sees evidence of retaliatory attacks in Burundi, aimed at those accused of being behind last week's failed coup attempt.

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    VIDEO: The unknown fate of desperate boat migrants

    The BBC's Jonathan Head has been following the fate of one boat of migrants

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    VIDEO: Hopes for new leads in Ben Needham case

    The mother of missing Ben Needham has made a new appeal on Greek television over the disappearance of her son 24 years ago.

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    VIDEO: Inside the house that Grayson built

    A Grayson Perry designed house in Essex is causing a stir among art critics. BBC Arts Correspondent Will Gompertz went to see why.

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    VIDEO: Mexico custody teen returns to US

    A teenager who was taken to Mexico by her father eight years ago is returned to her mother in the United States.

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    VIDEO: Passengers' lucky escape as train hits bus

    Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.

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    VIDEO: Musical ties that bind US and Cuba

    The Minnesota Orchestra is preparing to play in Havana, the first US orchestra to visit the island since relations began to improve last December.

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    VIDEO: The man buying back Myanmar's migrants

    Human traffickers ferrying thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar are refusing to let some of those on board return home unless ransoms are paid.

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    VIDEO: Spending the night with robots

    The BBC's Zoe Kleinman stays overnight at a home packed with different types of robots and sensors in London.

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    VIDEO: Women in spotlight at Cannes festival

    The subject of women's roles in the world of cinema has been in the spotlight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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    VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor testifies at trial

    When Susan Pollack was 13, she was sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, where more than one million people, mostly Jews, were killed by the Nazis during the Second World War.

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    VIDEO: China van crammed with 51 people

    A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.

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    VIDEO: Appalling conditions on migrant boat

    Jonathan Head follows one overloaded boat of migrants stranded at sea off the coast of Thailand in desperate conditions.

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    VIDEO: Pregnant woman who survived the quake

    Few stories from the Nepal earthquake are more dramatic than that of a pregnant young woman trapped in the ruins of her house.

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    VIDEO: Hunting relatives taken by traffickers

    Jonah Fisher reports on the conditions in the Ohn Taw Gyi camp in Rakhine State where Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution.

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    VIDEO: Woman 'recovering' after bear attack

    A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.

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    VIDEO: Harry's paint prank on photographer

    Prince Harry has been continuing his tour of New Zealand, meeting locals and learning about the country's culture and heritage.

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    VIDEO: Fierce fighting in Burundi's capital

    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is said to have returned to the country, following an attempted coup.

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