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    VIDEO: Pakistan principal 'chose to stay'

    The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.

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    VIDEO: Sony scraps The Interview worldwide

    Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of its upcoming film The Interview, a comedy about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.

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    VIDEO: Talking Movies' top 10 films of 2014

    As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.

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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: Contemporary art on show in DR Congo

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting its first ever contemporary arts biennial where local talent Freddy Tsimba will display his work.

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    VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban?

    BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.

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    VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

    A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.

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    VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

    The US military has been showing off its latest catch.

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    VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

    Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.

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    VIDEO: Female bishop on 'unexpected joy'

    The Church of England's first female bishop says she is "honoured and thankful" to be given the role.

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    VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes'

    A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.

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    VIDEO: Greeks protest as election looms

    Greece has moved a step closer towards holding a general election, which could lead to it abandoning its policy of economic austerity.

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    VIDEO: Russians splash out to beat rouble fall

    As the Russian rouble falls in value - and prices for imported goods looks set to rise - Russians have been flocking to the stores, to spend their cash on durable goods.

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    VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

    The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.

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    VIDEO: Sony 'forced' to bow to film hackers

    Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

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    VIDEO: New footage shows Sydney cafe raid

    As new footage emerges of the Sydney cafe siege Australia's prime minister announces a review into how and why the attack happened.

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    VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

    Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference

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    VIDEO: Alan Gross: 'It's good to be home'

    American contractor Alan Gross, who was detained by the Cuban authorities five years ago, has described his release as ''a game changer'' in relations between Cuba and the US.

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    VIDEO: US shooting suspect found dead

    Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.

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    VIDEO: Welby 'overwhelmed' by Ebola survivors

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "overwhelmed" by the people he has met who have suffered from Ebola.

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    VIDEO: Sydney mourns cafe siege victims

    An investigation has been launched into the police operation which ended a siege in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.

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    VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'

    A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

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    VIDEO: Simpson: What's behind rouble's fall?

    Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.

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    VIDEO: A look back at Turkey's turbulent year

    The BBC's Mark Lowen looks back at a turbulent year in Turkish politics and what it means for democracy in the country.

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    VIDEO: Athletics doping cases rock Kenya

    Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.

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    VIDEO: Miss World on her African heritage

    Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.

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    VIDEO: Greece at crossroads as decision looms

    A snap election is in the offing and the party that is currently ahead in the opinion polls, Syriza, wants a large chunk of Greece's international debt simply written off

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    VIDEO: Vigil remembers Delhi rape case

    Two years after the horrific gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the BBC's Shilpa Kaannan reports from the site of a vigil which aims to highlight issue of women's safety.

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    VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

    One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.

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    VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

    An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

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    VIDEO: 'Sea of flowers' as Sydney grieves

    The siege of a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has ended and many people have come to the scene of the siege to place flowers.

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    VIDEO: Anti-Islam demos 'getting bigger'

    About 10,000 people have taken part in a march against "Islamisation of the West" in the east German city of Dresden.

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    VIDEO: Can Mary Rose help modern medicine?

    Almost 500 years after it sank and 30 years after it was raised from the seabed, Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, is playing a new role - in modern medicine.

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    VIDEO: The human cost of S Sudan conflict

    James Copnall looks at the civil war conflict in South Sudan, a year on.

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    VIDEO: 'My son was killed fighting in Syria'

    Women Without Borders, a group opposed to terrorism, has met in Vienna in Austria, in an attempt to try to halt the spread of terrorism.

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    VIDEO: The lift that goes sideways

    A new system of lifts is being proposed that operate without cables.

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    VIDEO: Commandos end Sydney cafe siege

    Two people died, along with an Islamist gunman, after commandos stormed a cafe in Sydney, Australia, to bring to an end a 16-hour siege.

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    VIDEO: Russia gay community scared by new law

    Gay rights groups in Russia say that there has been a marked increase in homophobic harassment and attacks, since a new law made it a crime to spread "gay propaganda".

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    VIDEO: Bob Dylan gives super-fan solo show

    a Bob Dylan super-fan was treated to a private performance by the singer at Philadelphia's Academy of Music.

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    VIDEO: New York offers free gigabit wi-fi

    How the Big Apple plans to future proof itself by offering a wi-fi network that is 100 times faster than the average municipal wi-fi.

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    VIDEO: Ebola origins and search for cure

    Global Health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar looks back at ebola's origins - and the search for a cure

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    VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

    The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

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    VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather

    Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.

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    VIDEO: Bond filming under way after script theft

    While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.

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    VIDEO: Russia's Christmas tree diplomacy

    Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.

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    VIDEO: Air-to-ground wingsuit 'high five'

    A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air-to-ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.

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    VIDEO: Prince George photographs released

    Three official photographs of Prince George are released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a thank you to the media for not publishing paparazzi pictures of him.

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    VIDEO: Maasai Olympics in Kenya

    In Kenya the 2014 Maasai Olympics have been taking place.

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    VIDEO: X Factor winner revealed

    Ben Haenow is crowned the winner of the X Factor, beating Fleur East in the televised final.

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    VIDEO: Aretha's birthday serenade for Swift

    Pop star Taylor Swift receives a unique present for her 25th birthday - a special rendition of Happy Birthday from legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin.

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    VIDEO: Living in a shipping container

    A new housing development has been built in Johannesburg, South Africa, using shipping containers and disused grain silos.

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    VIDEO: 'Stuart Little painting' auctioned

    A long-lost avant-garde painting has been sold at auction in Hungary, after a art historian rediscovered it being used as a prop in the film Stuart Little.

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    VIDEO: Skydive 'dancers' perfect their moves

    Skydiving has been a popular pastime for daredevils for years, but the rise in indoor wind tunnels means that young and old can now experience the thrill without the fear factor.

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    VIDEO: 'Cat burglar' caught in the act

    A cat from Vladivostok sneaked into a display of fish at a shop in Vladivostok International Airport.

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    VIDEO: Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality

    Lewis Hamilton is voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, after winning his second Formula 1 world title.

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    VIDEO: Youth teams mark WW1 truce match

    A special youth football tournament is held in Flanders as part of the centenary commemorations of World War One.

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    VIDEO: Sydney siege: 'Huge police operation'

    Hundreds of armed police seal off an area of central Sydney where at least one gunman is holding staff and customers hostage in a cafe.

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    VIDEO: Where is violent crime most likely?

    A new global report by the World Health Organization details who is most at risk to be murdered and where they are likely to live.

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    VIDEO: Police raid Turkish media group

    Police in Turkey arrest over 20 employees of a media organisation that has close ties to a cleric who opposes President Erdogan.

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    VIDEO: Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

    The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.

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    VIDEO: Inside the town where Islamic State lost

    The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer

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    AUDIO: Director Lynch rejected Star Wars

    David Lynch reveals that he had been asked to direct the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi by George Lucas.

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    VIDEO: The 'star man' from the Amazon

    Meet Wet, the 'ethnocosmologist' from a remote Amazonian tribe.

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    VIDEO: Time capsule from 1795 recovered

    A time capsule dating back 200 years to 1795 has been recovered from the granite cornerstone of the statehouse in Massachusetts.

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    VIDEO: How do you move a sick tiger?

    A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.

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    VIDEO: Palm-sized drone follows you round

    A team of researchers at University of Delft are developing pocket drones, designed to help you get around the city.

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    VIDEO: Cars swept away in Sao Paulo floods

    Parts of Sao Paulo have been left flooded after heavy rain hit Brazil's largest city on Wednesday.

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    VIDEO: The Acropolis made out of Lego

    The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.

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    VIDEO: Student saves 92-year-old from lake

    Footage has captured the moment a college student saved a 92-year-old man's life after he crashed his car into a lake in Florida.

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    VIDEO: Bringing Elvis's Graceland to the UK

    Graceland is famous as the home of Elvis Presley and visited by millions each year, but now his fans in the UK can also get a glimpse of some of his most famous belongings.

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    VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

    Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.

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    VIDEO: Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

    Scientists deal a blow to the theory that most water on Earth came from comets.

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    VIDEO: Why do Japan's women give up work?

    Ahead of Japan's general election, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Shinzo Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children

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    VIDEO: Who is Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa?

    Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, known in Zimbabwe as 'crocodile' because of his political cunning, is now President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent.

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    VIDEO: Funeral for Palestinian minister

    Thousands have attended the funeral of a Palestinian government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli troops.

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    VIDEO: Pakistan's women accused of adultery

    The BBC's Yalda Hakim has gained rare access to a women's prison and a shelter for women fleeing their families to find out what life is like for some of Pakistan's most vulnerable

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    VIDEO: Rollercoaster built through house

    In a novel marketing ploy, a Dutch bank has built a rollercoaster through a house that is up for sale.

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    VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California

    A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.

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    VIDEO: Into The Woods film premieres in NY

    A film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods has been given a big world premiere in New York.

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    VIDEO: Tech companies help the homeless

    Technology companies in California are trying to engage in the communities they inhabit, by helping the homeless, as Richard Taylor reports.

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    VIDEO: Afghanistan's answer to Bruce Lee

    A Kung Fu fan from Kabul has shot to social media fame after posting a picture of himself striking a pose next to martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

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    VIDEO: Kenya sterilisation woman speaks out

    BBC News hears from one of a group of HIV-positive women who filed a case against the Kenyan government alleging they were sterilised against their will, because of their HIV status.

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    VIDEO: Myanmar's pirated pop problem

    Myanmar's fledgling music industry is dominated by pirated and slightly modified versions of international pop hits.

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