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

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    VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

    Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

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    VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'

    More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.

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    VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar

    Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining

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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: Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

    More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

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    VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

    Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

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    VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

    Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

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    VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza

    The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.

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    VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

    A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

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    VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

    Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.

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    VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths

    Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.

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    VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

    Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.

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    VIDEO: The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds

    As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.

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    VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

    Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.

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    VIDEO: Gaza: Why Rafah crossing matters

    Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.

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    VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

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    VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ‘tough’

    In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.

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    VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

    Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.

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    VIDEO: Concordia to be towed to Genoa

    The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia will be towed to its home port Genoa, where it will then be scrapped.

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    VIDEO: Joko Widodo wins Indonesia election

    Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

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    VIDEO: 'Alien Cauliflower': Up close with jellyfish

    The number of jellyfish in British waters could hit a record high this year, according to researchers.

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    VIDEO: Graffiti revitalises Miami neighbourhood

    Miami's Wynwood Arts District invited graffiti artists from around the world to paint the walls. Restaurants, design shops and co-working spaces soon followed.

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    VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?

    Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

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    VIDEO: Gaza 'terror tunnels' - in 60 secs

    Israel sent ground troops into Gaza on Thursday, saying the ground operation is necessary to target Hamas' network of tunnels.

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    VIDEO: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'

    BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will.

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    VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for Prince George

    Prince George celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday and to mark the occasion two new pictures have been released by Kensington Palace.

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    VIDEO: BBC witnesses 'panic' near Donetsk

    Fergal Keane reports from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine where heavy fighting has been heard and "people are panicking".

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    VIDEO: Clashes go on amid Israeli funerals

    Israel's defence minister says that the offensive in Gaza will continue 'as long as necessary to stop the Hamas rocket attacks.

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    VIDEO: 'Convert to Islam or face death'

    Isis Sunni militants gave Christians an ultimatum: convert to Islam or face death.

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    VIDEO: Train with MH17 bodies on the move

    A Ukrainian train with bodies from the Malaysia Airlines plane crash heads for the eastern city of Kharkiv from rebel-held areas amid worsening fighting.

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    VIDEO: Birthday photo for Prince George

    An official photograph of Prince George has been released to mark his first birthday on Tuesday.

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    VIDEO: Fighting at Tripoli airport

    At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry.

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    VIDEO: Cyprus: Bridging the mistrust

    Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.

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    VIDEO: BBC on ground in Gaza as rockets fly

    Paul Adams reports from the almost deserted streets of Sha'af in Gaza where rockets are "coming in all the time".

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    VIDEO: Dutch experts examine MH17 bodies

    Three Dutch investigators have examined bodies from the crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, which are being kept on a train in east Ukraine.

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    VIDEO: Widow wins tobacco payout

    A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.

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    VIDEO: 'Chaos and death' in Gaza hospital

    At least five people have been killed and 70 injured by an Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza, Palestinians say.

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    VIDEO: Race to save woman in Gaza rubble

    Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since the offensive by Israel began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday.

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    VIDEO: Israeli soldiers' funerals take place

    Israel and Gaza have both suffered their bloodiest day since the beginning of the current offensive, with the death of 13 Israeli soldiers and at least 87 Gazans.

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    VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?

    An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

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    VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

    The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

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    VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators

    From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?

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    VIDEO: China orchestra in Proms for first time

    The BBC Proms the world's biggest music festival started on Friday including for the first time the China Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    VIDEO: Typhoon heads for Vietnam

    A powerful Typhoon is heading towards Vietnam after causing widespread flooding and damage in parts of southern China.

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    VIDEO: Patrick Stewart backs assisted dying

    Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined campaigners on a march in support of assisted dying, as the House of Lords debate a new attempt to change the law.

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    VIDEO: Hamas 'defiant' as Gaza toll rises

    The Israeli military has stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian officials say the death toll in Gaza is now past 300.

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    VIDEO: Post office opens in London church

    A vicar in Kilburn allowed his church to be used for postal services after the local post office was closed.

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    VIDEO: 'Lightning hit me during storm'

    One woman describes her lucky escape as lightning struck her house as she leant out a window filming the storm.

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    VIDEO: Huge rise in Gaza displaced, says UN

    The number of people in Gaza seeking sanctuary from the conflict with Israel nearly doubled on Friday, the UN says.

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    VIDEO: The whalebone sculptor

    Artist Hamilton Coelho, best known for gigantic whalebone sculptures, gives a tour of his studio and home at the end of the longest beach in the world, Praia do Cassino in Brazil.

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    VIDEO: Bill and Hillary Clinton's 52-year deal

    Bill Clinton says he made a deal with his wife Hillary that after she supported his political career for 26 years, he would do the same whatever career she chose.

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    VIDEO: The man who found life in total darkness

    Dr Robert Ballard, explains why his expedition to the Galapagos rift in 1977, where he discovered life forms exist in total darkness, defined his career.

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    VIDEO: Japan's Mount Fuji made out of rice

    Artists in Japan use a paddy field measuring 140m by 100m to create a giant scene from a legend about Mount Fuji using different coloured rice plants.

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    VIDEO: The houses where young and old mix

    Do Germany's multi-generational houses hold the key to solving loneliness among the elderly?

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    VIDEO: Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Merkel

    A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

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    VIDEO: Typhoon Rammasun batters Philippines

    At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of people evacuated in the Philippines as as Typhoon Rammasun continues to batter the country.

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    VIDEO: 'Hippie crack' inspires exhibition

    Gilbert and George turn to a funny source of inspiration for their latest exhibition: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

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    VIDEO: Is this the end for Archie?

    One of the most famous characters in comic book history is set to bid a sad farewell.

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    VIDEO: Unseen Campbell speed film restored

    Unseen family footage of Donald Campbell breaking the land and water speed records in 1964 has been restored to mark their 50th anniversaries.

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    VIDEO: 'Profound political implications'

    A former ambassador to Russia, Sir Tony Brenton, says there are "profound political implications" after a Malaysian airliner crashed in Ukraine.

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    VIDEO: 'We must find out what happened'

    Malaysia's prime minister has said "no stone will be left unturned" to find out what happened after a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed in Ukraine.

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    VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles

    Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

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    VIDEO: Inside recaptured Iraqi town

    Shiite militias have joined forces with Iraqi government troops to recapture the town of Balad, north of Baghdad.

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    VIDEO: Cher Lloyd sorry for 'bad attitude'

    Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd talks to BBC Breakfast about why she is sorry she had a bad attitude whilst she was in the competition

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    VIDEO: Scorpion fighter jet goes on show

    The Scorpion jet, which went from drawing board to first flight in 23 months, is on display at the Farnborough Airshow.

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    VIDEO: US and EU step up Russia sanctions

    The United States and European Union increase sanctions against Russia over its alleged support for separatists fighting in Ukraine.

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    VIDEO: Hogwarts opens doors to Japanese fans

    Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and Evanna Lynch attended the opening ceremony of the new Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios in Osaka.

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    VIDEO: The art of sushi: Takayo Kiyota

    Japanese sushi artist Takayo Kiyota shows off some of her edible works.

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    VIDEO: Nadine Gordimer's life and works

    South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer has died in Johannesburg aged 90.

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    VIDEO: China's high-speed rail revolution

    China has a larger high-speed rail network than the entire European Union or the United States, according to a new World Bank report.

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    VIDEO: SpaceX rocket lifts off from Florida

    A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket has blasted off from Florida, after a two month delay.

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    VIDEO: Costa Concordia wreck refloated

    The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, salvage workers say.

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    VIDEO: Cheers greet women bishops vote

    The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu reads the result of the General Synod's vote on women bishops in the Church of England, which was passed by all three houses.

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    VIDEO: Bastille Day fireworks light up Paris

    Fireworks have lit up the Paris skyline as the country marked its annual Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison which helped spark the French Revolution.

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    VIDEO: Hong Kong vote reform report due

    A report on electoral reform in Hong Kong is due to be presented to the Chinese government.

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    VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria's leader

    Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has met Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to press for more action to free at least 200 girls held by Boko Haram.

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