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    VIDEO: From prisoner to programmer

    A group of former prisoners in South Africa are teaching other prisoners how to code, to help them find work on the outside.

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    VIDEO: Calais migrants sprayed with tear gas

    French police use tear gas to force back a group of migrants who attempted to cut through fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais.

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    VIDEO: Myanmar floods worst in decades

    A state of emergency has been declared in several regions of Myanmar after the worst flooding in decades.

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    VIDEO: Funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown

    A funeral service is held in the US state of Georgia for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and the rapper Bobby Brown.

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    VIDEO: Selma civil rights march begins

    Civil rights campaigners in the US start an 860-mile (1,385 km) march from Selma, Alabama to Washington DC to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans

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    VIDEO: BBC presenters dancing with lions

    Chinese lions, oranges and drummers help BBC Newsday presenters Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl, celebrate the opening of the BBC's new studio in Singapore.

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    VIDEO: Keeping track of HIV in Malawi

    People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.

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    VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Reunion

    A volcano on the French island of Reunion - where debris believed to be from missing flight MH370 was found - has erupted.

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    VIDEO: Skydivers set 'giant flower' record

    A new record for the largest ever vertical skydiving formation has been set in Ottawa, Illinois, by 164 flyers who formed the shape of a flower in the sky.

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    VIDEO: 'Why can't we get married?'

    Two men attending the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast explain why they believe they should be able to get married.

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    VIDEO: 'Blue moon' as seen around the world

    There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".

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    VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt

    There has been a rise in the number of people going missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.

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    VIDEO: 'Too many to count' through Calais fence

    Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.

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    VIDEO: Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city ever to host both a summer and winter games.

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    VIDEO: The body collectors of eastern Ukraine

    Black Tulip an organisation working in Ukraine to find and identify the bodies of missing soldiers might have to stop because of funding

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    VIDEO: India and Bangladesh enclave exchange

    India and Bangladesh exchange more than one 160 enclaves on Friday.

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    VIDEO: Myanmar journalist braves floodwaters

    A journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma files a report on the country's floods whilst chest-deep in water.

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    VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan warning to PKK

    The government in Iraqi Kurdistan urges the Kurdish separatist group, the PKK, to leave civilian areas in northern Iraq amid continuing Turkish air strikes.

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    VIDEO: Haka student: 'Humbled by reaction'

    A schoolboy who took part in a funeral "haka" that went viral tells the BBC how he feels about the reaction to the video and why students chose to do a haka for their teacher.

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    VIDEO: Climbing frame searches for children

    A team of robotic developers has built an interactive robotic climbing frame, that can roam designated play areas, ready for children to play with it.

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    VIDEO: MH370 search: 'I found plane debris'

    A Reunion man, Johnny Begue, shows the BBC's Milton Nkosi where he found the debris that may belong to missing plane MH370.

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    VIDEO: Reaction to West Bank toddler death

    The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Israeli prime minister, give their reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack.

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    VIDEO: Army escorts El Salvador bus drivers

    The army and police are escorting bus drivers in El Salvador, who have been forced by violent gangs to go on strike.

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    VIDEO: Four white lion cubs shown to public

    Four white lion cubs have been shown to the public at a zoo in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.

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    VIDEO: Philae may have found 'primordial soup'

    The Philae lander, after successfully landing on a comet in late 2014, may have made a significant discovery about the ingredients which create life.

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    VIDEO: Groom swims to wedding

    A Norwegian groom swims across a fjorde to reach his bride for their wedding at a lighthouse.

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    VIDEO: Beijing's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

    A decision is soon to be made on who will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with Beijing in China or Almaty in Kazakhstan the two possible options.

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    VIDEO: Can Greeks start smiling again?

    James Reynolds reports from Athens on how Greeks are trying to find a way back to some normality after so much financial and political turmoil.

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    VIDEO: RAF 'intercepts Russian aircraft'

    The Ministry of Defence has released footage which it said shows RAF Typhoons intercepting 10 Russian aircraft.

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    VIDEO: MH370 relative torn over debris find

    Jacquita Gonzales, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.

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    VIDEO: Inside Calais migrant camp 'village'

    The makeshift migrant camp in Calais is now equipped with a school room, a canteen, and its shelters are becoming more permanent. Christian Fraser looks around.

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    VIDEO: Protesters call for hunter's extradition

    A group of protestors hold a demonstration outside the office of the American dentist who killed the Zimbabwean lion Cecil.

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    VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence

    The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

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    VIDEO: Just who is Taliban's Mullah Omar?

    The Taliban have confirmed that their long-time leader, Mullah Omar, is dead.

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    VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

    Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.

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    VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

    Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.

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    VIDEO: Experts investigate MH370 wreckage

    Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

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    VIDEO: Wild ponies in annual Virginia swim

    Spectators gather on Chincoteague Island in the US state of Virginia to watch the annual "pony swim" when ponies are rounded up and swim across the bay between islands

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    VIDEO: New CCTV released in Sandra Bland case

    Texas police release video footage of Sandra Bland in custody, showing her movements before she was found dead in her cell.

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    VIDEO: Calais migrant crisis leads to chaos in UK

    Duncan Kennedy spends the day in Kent to see how the migrant crisis in Calais is causing chaos in the UK.

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    VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

    An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

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    VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?

    Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.

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    VIDEO: Rory gets a Windows 10 crash course

    Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.

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    VIDEO: Human trafficking in 60 secs

    The BBC looks at the extent of human trafficking across the globe.

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    VIDEO: The rise and fall of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

    BBC News charts the rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi's favourite son.

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    VIDEO: Two men in court over lion killing

    Two Zimbabwean men appear in court over the killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion.

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    VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

    More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

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    VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

    French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.

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    VIDEO: Can mini printer reinvent instant snaps?

    The BBC's John Maguire reports on how new mobile phone technology could be helping with the reintroduction of printed photos.

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    VIDEO: Iran's quest to engage with the world

    Iran has announced plans for wide-ranging talks with the European Union following the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

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    VIDEO: Massive hunt for 'lion' in Milwaukee

    Authorities in Milwaukee are search for what appears to be a lion, after grainy footage of a large animal was captured by a member of the public.

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    VIDEO: Iris Apfel: 'Dressing up should be fun'

    Newsnight speaks to fashion icon Iris Apfel

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    VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed

    Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

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    AUDIO: Motorola wants battery breakthrough

    Motorola's chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges.

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    VIDEO: Migrants scale Channel Tunnel fence

    Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said.

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    VIDEO: 'Chaotic end to a long trial'

    A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

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    VIDEO: 'Nobody should be president for life'

    US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, and says 'nobody should be president for life'.

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    VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama

    Barack Obama was given a "homecoming" welcome during a visit to Kenya, but the country's political cartoonists still have fun satirising the US president.

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    VIDEO: Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Erdogan

    Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.

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    VIDEO: 'Mass grave' at Colombia landfill site

    Forensic experts in Colombia have begun a search for hundreds of bodies at a landfill site, believed to be one of the largest urban mass graves in the world, as Natalio Cosoy reports.

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    VIDEO: Welsh tearooms popular in Patagonia

    Welsh tearooms are somewhat of a phenomenon in parts of Patagonia, Argentina, the BBC's Steffan Messenger finds.

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    VIDEO: Libyans suffering in turbulent Tripoli

    The regime of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya ended four years ago. It is now a divided country with two rival governments and its people are struggling to rebuild their lives.

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    VIDEO: 'You can never grow tired of Beethoven'

    Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks about his appearance at the BBC Proms

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    VIDEO: Will gamers flock to Angry Birds 2?

    Rovio Entertainment, creators of the smash hit mobile game Angry Birds, are set to release their new game, Angry Birds 2, as Jeremy Howell reports.

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    VIDEO: Inside nuclear team's analysis labs

    Bethany Bell gets an exclusive look at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) laboratory near Vienna.

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    VIDEO: DIY astronomers probe Pluto's secrets

    Amateur astronomers have begun studying the images of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons probe.

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    VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

    At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.

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    VIDEO: 'This has divided us for too long'

    The Boy Scouts of America votes to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.

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    VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded

    At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.

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    VIDEO: Panic grips China's stock market

    Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.

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    VIDEO: Alarm at Kenya quarry deaths

    Concern is rising among residents in coastal Kenya about the increasing number of injuries and deaths from quarries, with children being most at risk.

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    VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for panda triplets

    Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.

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    VIDEO: On the front line with Ukraine troops

    The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the front line in the east of the country.

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    VIDEO: The 'smart' suit that can purify air

    How a Dutch fashion designer is putting devices into clothes to help clean the air.

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    VIDEO: Iraqi farmers in desperate situation

    Farmers south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad are struggling to grow crops in a region that's been without water for over a year.

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    VIDEO: Hong Kong's huge anime convention

    If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.

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    VIDEO: Taiwan: China progress 'disappointing'

    Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.

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    VIDEO: Petition over French Saudi King beach

    More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.

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    VIDEO: Why Turkey wants Nato talks

    Turkey has called a special meeting of Nato ambassadors to discuss military operations against the Islamic State (IS) group and PKK Kurdish separatists.

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    VIDEO: 'People here fight for food'

    Thousands of migrants have arrived in Athens in the past week after being smuggled onto Greek islands, one 12-year-old girl spoke to the BBC about her journey.

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    VIDEO: Somalia hotel terror blast kills 13

    A devastating explosion has killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 40 others at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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    VIDEO: Can PM swing Bali smuggler's fate?

    The case of a British woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling is likely to come up as UK PM David Cameron prepares to visit Indonesia on his South East Asia tour.

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    VIDEO: Why Assad has 'never sounded weaker'

    The Syrian army has been forced to give up some areas in order to retain others in the war against rebels, now in its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad has acknowledged.

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    VIDEO: Bobbi Kristina Brown death 'expected'

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said.

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    VIDEO: Obama's message for Africa

    US President Barack Obama has left Kenya for the next stage of his African visit, saying he wants to see an Africa built on business, not on handouts.

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    VIDEO: A chaotic Channel Tunnel journey

    The BBC's Joe Inwood made the journey through the Channel Tunnel to see exactly how tough it has been for travellers.

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    VIDEO: Week of rubbish piles up in Beirut

    No waste has been collected for a week in Lebanon's capital city, Beirut.

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    VIDEO: Clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

    Palestinian youths have clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa complex in East Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest sites.

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