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    VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

    Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

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    VIDEO: China warning over global warming

    The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.

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    VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup

    India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.

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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: Yemen 'on the brink' of civil war

    The United Nations envoy to Yemen has warned that the country could slide into prolonged conflict like Iraq, Syria or Libya.

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    VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life

    BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.

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    VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace

    A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.

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    VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies

    A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.

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    VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia

    How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona

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    VIDEO: From 'no-go' to 'gotta-go' in Johannesburg

    A Johannesburg district used to be a crime-ridden no-go zone, but is now a thriving hotspot for all types of people.

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    VIDEO: Political activists released by DRC

    Political activists from Burkina Faso and Senegal, who were detained for four days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are expected to be repatriated on Thursday.

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    VIDEO: Suge Knight taken to hospital

    Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been taken to hospital after collapsing in court in Los Angeles.

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    VIDEO: Australia's grey nomads at grape harvest

    Phil Mercer meets a group of so-called grey nomads helping to harvest grapes for wine in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

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    VIDEO: 'Tank' delivers Clarkson petition

    A "tank" being ridden by a man dressed as the Stig delivers a petition calling for the reinstatement of Jeremy Clarkson to the BBC.

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    VIDEO: Violence scourges spring break resort

    Violence the Mexican city of Acapulco is taking a toll on the tourism industry, the BBC finds.

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    VIDEO: Charles meets Obama in Oval Office

    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell have met US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC.

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    VIDEO: Why girls clothing is an issue in India

    In Delhi, students from Ishani SKV Girls' School have been finding out why they cannot wear the clothes they want.

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    VIDEO: Police explode 20,000lb of fireworks

    Police in Midland, Texas recently disposed of approximately 20,000lb (9071kg) worth of illegal fireworks in a controlled explosion.

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    VIDEO: Darpa creates dark web search engine

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has created a search engine that can analyse the dark web.

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    VIDEO: Back to Ghana: Joy FM's DJ Black

    1Xtra presenter Twin B meets Joy FM as part of a project to take Ghanaian artists from the diaspora 'Back to Ghana' to create an original new track.

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    VIDEO: Five problems for Netanyahu - 60 secs

    A one minute look at five issues Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must tackle if he is returned to office.

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    VIDEO: Survivor on Pakistan school shooting

    A Pakistani teenager who was flown to the UK for surgery after being shot by the Taliban, has been speaking to the BBC.

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    VIDEO: 'No single Celtic human gene'

    The largest genetic survey of Britain has shown that there were clear differences in DNA but no unique Celtic gene.

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    VIDEO: Poetry contest for construction workers

    A group of migrant workers from Bangladesh are sharing poems of longing for family and home with enthusiasts in Singapore.

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    VIDEO: How fashion survived WW2 rationing

    Fashion on the Ration, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, tells the story of how people managed to keep themselves looking smart despite the shortages.

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    VIDEO: Michelle Obama shows off her moves

    Michelle Obama has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show to discuss life after the White House and show off her dance moves.

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    VIDEO: 'Security fears' seal Netanyahu win

    Lyse Doucet reports that 'security fears' delivered Benjamin Netanyahu's unexpectedly comfortable victory in parliamentary elections.

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    VIDEO: Prince Harry launches 1,000 mile walk

    Prince Harry has met some of the wounded service personnel who are taking part in the 1,000 mile (1,609 km) trek around Britain later this year.

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    VIDEO: Dating site sued for promoting adultery

    An internet dating site for married people is taken to court in France, accused of promoting adultery.

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    VIDEO: Eagle in record breaking flight

    A team of conservationists have highlighted the plight of endangered eagles by filming a record-breaking bird flight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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    VIDEO: Why do penguins waddle?

    Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.

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    VIDEO: Blaze engulfs Moscow monastery tower

    The bell tower of Novodevichy convent in the Russian capital, Moscow, caught fire on Sunday night.

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    VIDEO: Prince Harry set to leave Army

    Prince Harry is set to leave the Army in June after 10 years of service.

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    VIDEO: Putin back in front of the cameras

    President Vladimir Putin appears in public for the first time in 10 days - an absence which fuelled intense speculation about his health.

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    VIDEO: Does a bird represent a country?

    As Britons vote for their favourite bird, BBC News considers some of the countries that already have a national bird.

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    VIDEO: The world's biggest record collection?

    Brazilian businessman Zero Freitas owns more than 5m records - and he wants to share them with the world.

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    VIDEO: High tech care at children's hospital

    Delivery droids, interactive art and touch screen tablets - a tour round San Francisco's high tech hospital

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    VIDEO: Can Kazakhstan win the Winter Games?

    The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov has been to the Central Asian city of Almaty which is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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    VIDEO: Sprinter, 95, shares top track tips

    A sprinter who set a new 200m world record in the over 95 category shares some of his top tips.

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    VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Alya Marquardt

    Alya Marquardt gives Iraq's folk songs a jazzy groove

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    VIDEO: Egypt 'to build new capital' east of Cairo

    Egypt's government has announced plans to build a new administrative capital to the east of Cairo.

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    VIDEO: Why does Alibaba want some Snapchat?

    BBC News looks at why Chinese internet giant Alibaba might be interested in Snapchat - even though the messaging app is blocked in China.

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    VIDEO: Nasa films biggest solar flare of 2015

    Nasa cameras have captured images of an X-class flare, the strongest category of Sun storm possible, and they are the first of its size in 2015.

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    VIDEO: iBeacons connect SXSW festival-goers

    SXSW festival organisers have scattered more than 1,000 bluetooth iBeacons to help attendees make personal connections with one another.

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    VIDEO: Clarkson hints at Top Gear departure

    Suspended Top Gear presenter suggests he may leave the programme in newspaper column.

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    VIDEO: Tracking Cyclone Pam

    As Pam becomes a category Five Tropical Cyclone, the sustained winds reach around 160mph

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    VIDEO: Avalanche rescue on skier's helmet-cam

    A skier has reportedly filmed the moment he and his friends were struck by an avalanche in the Alps on the Swiss-French border.

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    VIDEO: Selfie stick ban for Rome's Colosseum

    The Colosseum in Rome has banned selfie sticks to protect the 2,000-year-old monument.

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    VIDEO: Gandhi statue for Parliament Square

    The sculptor who has crafted a statue of Mahatma Gandhi for London's Parliament Square gives the BBC a sneak preview.

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    VIDEO: Could there be life on Ganymede?

    The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.

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    VIDEO: Inside the FBI's massive gun vault

    The FBI's vault of historic and rare guns features weapons used by John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and other famous gangsters. It also holds is a key component in solving crimes

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    VIDEO: Is heartbeat key to secure banking?

    Simon Gompertz tries out a new system from the Halifax, which allows customers to use their unique heartbeat pattern to access secure banking.

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    VIDEO: Joy as baby found after 17 years

    A couple is celebrating being reunited with their long-lost daughter, 17 years after she was snatched from her mother's bedside as a baby in a hospital in South Africa.

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    VIDEO: Volcano eruption creates new island

    Video footage has been released which show the volcano eruption off Tonga which led to the creation of new Pacific island.

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    VIDEO: Graffiti tours of Johannesburg

    The streets of Johannesburg have been turned into a walking art gallery, as tourists flock to check out the latest graffiti on the walls of the city.

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    VIDEO: Sri Lanka on new journey, says leader

    Sri Lanka hopes to set up a domestic inquiry within a month into atrocities from the civil war, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the BBC.

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    VIDEO: Meet Liverpool’s Bollywood actress

    British actress Amy Jackson has just appeared in her fifth Bollywood film,

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    VIDEO: Arizona police chase marijuana car

    Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona releases dash-cam footage of a police chase where large bales of marijuana are thrown from the car being pursued.

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    VIDEO: Will US-Cuba thaw reach pro baseball?

    Now that relations are normalising between the US and Cuba, will Cuban baseball players make it to the major leagues?

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    VIDEO: In hiding because of a costume

    An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit showing the female form.

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    VIDEO: Icy waters for Arctic oil exploration

    In 2014 companies looked to the Arctic as a new region to exploit natural resources but with plummeting oil prices and growing tensions with Russia, plans to explore the region may need to be put on hold.

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    VIDEO: IS 'using chlorine gas in bombs'

    Iraqi officials have showed the BBC videos which they say confirm that Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas in some crude homemade bombs.

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    VIDEO: Fukushima's 'nuclear refugees'

    Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed to draw up a new five-year plan to speed up the rebuilding of the area of Fukushima after the tsunami disaster four years ago.

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    VIDEO: How to prepare for singing in space

    British soprano Sarah Brightman speaks to Newsnight's Evan Davis about her forthcoming visit to the International Space Station and preparing to sing in space.

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    VIDEO: Zoolander surprise at Paris Fashion Week

    Zoolander stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have made a surprise appearance on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.

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    VIDEO: 'Rifles and grenades still echo'

    Fergal Keane travels between the Ukrainian and rebel frontlines near Donetsk to meet the men and women fighting on each side.

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    VIDEO: France mourns Argentina crash victims

    Three French athletes are among 10 people killed during filming for a reality television programme in Argentina.

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    VIDEO: Iraq making 'final push' on Tikrit

    Iraqi security officials say government troops have retaken a large part of north-eastern Tikrit from Islamic State militants.

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    VIDEO: 'We arrived at the wrong La Plagne'

    Some Belgian skiers and snowboarders fell asleep on a bus heading to a ski resort but woke up in the wrong La Plagne, 600km from the Alps.

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    VIDEO: Japan's 'deadliest night' remembered

    Seventy years ago on the night of 9-10 March, in the Japanese capital, 334 American B-29 bombers dropped thousands of tonnes of incendiary bombs on the city's crowded wooden neighbourhoods.

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    VIDEO: Bangladesh cricket fans' joy at win

    Cricket fans in Bangladesh are delighted with their side's performance in knocking England out of the Cricket World Cup.

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    VIDEO: Lloyd-Webber on life after injury

    Julian Lloyd Webber has embarked on a new career as a music teacher since retiring with a neck injury.

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    VIDEO: Slumdog actress on rape film ban

    Actress Freida Pinto, who starred in the film Slumdog Millionaire, tells Newsnight's Evan Davis the banned documentary film India's Daughters "needs to be shown" in India.

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    VIDEO: Microwave shows thermal image of food

    An inventor in America has proposed a new type of microwave that allows you to see when your food has been cooked.

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    VIDEO: Preparing to fight terror in Africa

    As hundreds of soldiers from Chad and Niger cross the border into Nigeria to fight Boko Haram, Thomas Fessy joins US and African soldiers taking part in training exercises in Chad.

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    VIDEO: Comic Relief duet 'a dream come true'

    Sam Smith has had a busy few weeks, scooping several Grammy and Brit Awards. But he has still found time to record the single for this year's Comic Relief appeal.

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    VIDEO: The most painstaking art in the world?

    London based artist INSA explains how he came up with the concept of "GIF-iti" and how he creates his art.

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    VIDEO: Does pollution affect weather patterns?

    Video from Nasa shows how emissions could affect cloud formation and weather patterns.

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    VIDEO: Solar Impulse's biggest challenge?

    The Solar Impulse 2's circumnavigation of the world means a stint of flying solo non-stop for five days across the Pacific Ocean. BBC News looks at the conditions the pilots will face.

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    VIDEO: Why are 60,000 homeless in New York?

    One of the coldest winters on record in the north-eastern US has coincided with record numbers of homeless people living in New York City.

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    VIDEO: Celebrating women around the world

    Thousands of events have taken place across the world to commemorate International Women's Day.

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    VIDEO: Struggle to preserve Yemen's stability

    The BBC's Sally Nabil examines the complex political situation in Yemen which has seen months of turmoil, after rebel Shia Houthis overran the capital.

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    VIDEO: A female taxi driver... in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman and despite some improvements in recent years, many still struggle to find work.

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    VIDEO: Pakistan Bieber fan duo find fame

    When two sisters in a poor neighbourhood in Pakistan learned a Justin Bieber song they had no idea what doors it would open, the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports.

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    VIDEO: South Africa's first dance film

    South Africa has produced its first dance movie called Hear Me Move and it's making audiences re-think the South Africa they know.

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    VIDEO: Sport and style at Sydney Mardi Gras

    Thousands of people have turned out in Sydney for the city's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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    VIDEO: History and hope on women's day

    Events have taken place across the UK to mark International Women's Day.

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    VIDEO: Hot water from a 'satellite dish'?

    Why the Sun Tracer could be the greenest way to heat water in your home.

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    VIDEO: UK Eurovision entry revealed

    Musical duo Electro Velvet are to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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    VIDEO: Skiers rescued after cable car accident

    Two hundred tourists have had a dramatic rescue from stranded cable cars at a ski resort in northern Italy.

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    VIDEO: The 'Google' of real things?

    Camfind is an app which lets users take snaps of physical objects and find out more about them.

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    VIDEO: Clash of new and old in Moroccan music

    For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Morocco to check out the music scene.

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    VIDEO: International Women's Day worldwide

    Events to mark International Women's Day are taking place across the world.

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    VIDEO: More women in German boardrooms

    A law passed in Germany will see 100 of the country's largest businesses appointing more women on their supervisory boards to meet the newly set quota of 30%.

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    VIDEO: Women's talk on the Delhi metro

    On the Delhi metro women talk freely on the coach reserved for women - here are some snapshots of overheard conversations, illustrated by cartoonist Priya Kuriyan.

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    VIDEO: Lithuania reintroduces conscription

    Lithuania is going to reintroduce conscription over concerns about "the current geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states.

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    VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

    A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.

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    VIDEO: US circus group to stop using elephants

    One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.

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    VIDEO: Game of Thrones-inspired fashion

    Manish Arora created a fantasy land of warrior princesses and tribal chiefs in his Paris fashion show

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    VIDEO: Inside Mexican drug lord's cave hideout

    The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.

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    VIDEO: McDonald's in chicken change over antibiotics

    The world's largest restaurant chain McDonald's has said it is going to stop buying chickens from suppliers who rear their birds with antibiotics that are also used to fight human infections.

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    VIDEO: 50 Shades mother: 'No regrets'

    Nicola Scholes, the mother of a boy excluded from school for dressing as character from Fifty Shades of Grey for World Book Day, says she and her son have no regrets.

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    VIDEO: Software designs robotic solutions

    The latest in robotics including software which can design electronics to solve problems

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    VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?

    Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.

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    VIDEO: The greatest threat to China's elephants

    The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction.

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    VIDEO: The 'Alcatraz of Indonesia'

    The BBC looks at the prison, which has been called "the Alcatraz of Indonesia" - where two Australians, expected to face execution this week, have been transferred.

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    VIDEO: Cape Town wildfires from above

    More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.

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    VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?

    Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.

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    VIDEO: Rio at 450: The city in photographs

    As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development.

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    VIDEO: Prince's call to end ivory trade

    Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.

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    VIDEO: Talking Movies: How Greenpeace began

    Talking Movies' Tom Brook meets the director of the documentary How to Change the World - a film which focuses on the early days of Greenpeace.

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    VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike

    The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project.

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    VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway

    A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.

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    VIDEO: Jawbone 'clue to first humans'

    A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.

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    VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

    There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

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    VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism

    Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

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    VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'

    As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.

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    VIDEO: Boston bombing trial begins

    The trial of the man Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of planting bombs at the finishing line of the Boston marathon, begins in the Massachusetts state capital.

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    VIDEO: Pakistan's elite female fighting force

    Women from the most conservative region of Pakistan are training to fight the Taliban on the frontline.

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    VIDEO: Chinese 'maternity tourism' to US

    Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.

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    VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva

    An "environmentally friendly" supercar has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show.

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    VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

    More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.

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    VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns

    More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.

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    VIDEO: 3800 couples in mass wedding

    Around 3,800 couples from the Unification Church have taken part in a mass wedding in Gapyeong, South Korea.

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    VIDEO: BBC retraces Selma rights march

    America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery.

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    VIDEO: Japan seeks to reboot innovation

    Mariko Oi reports from Japan on the country's quest to rediscover its innovative spirit with "game-changing" products.

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    VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade

    The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

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    VIDEO: Rivals size up at mobile phone show

    Mobile phone industry leaders and innovators are at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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    VIDEO: Argentina's art-loving property magnate

    Eduardo Costantini has built large swathes of Buenos Aires, but it is his art collection that is his passion.

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    VIDEO: National pride in Ukraine school

    The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism.

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    VIDEO: Ishiguro's wife 'demanded rewrite'

    Kazuo Ishiguro describes how his wife told him to "totally rewrite" his latest novel, The Buried Giant.

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    VIDEO: 3D mapping Christ the Redeemer

    Drones and mapping software have been used to create an exact digital version of the famous Brazilian landmark.

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    VIDEO: Ebola fight 'not over 'til it's over'

    The head of Liberia's Ebola response team says that the country is working towards reducing the number of cases to zero.

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    VIDEO: Ebola detectives at work in Liberia

    BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been out with Liberia's ''Ebola detectives'', as they attempt to bring the caseload down to zero.

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    VIDEO: Astronauts brave week's third spacewalk

    Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.

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    VIDEO: Giant cake served for Rio's birthday

    The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been celebrating its 450th anniversary, with events including the baking of a 450-metre long birthday cake for the residents.

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    VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum

    Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.

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    VIDEO: S6 Edge: First look at Samsung phone

    Samsung shows off the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone's new features to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.

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    VIDEO: Fighting Patagonia's 'impossible' fire

    Hundreds of fire fighters in the southern Argentinean province of Chubut, continue to fight a huge forest fire that is threatening to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia.

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    VIDEO: Museum displays Iraq's rich history

    Iraq's national museum has reopened 12 years after it was closed following the American invasion of the country.

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    VIDEO: HTC virtual reality kit surprises

    HTC unveils a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with video games giant Valve, posing a threat to Facebook's Oculus.

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    VIDEO: Congressman pays 'Downton' decor costs

    An American congressman has to pay back $40,000 of public money after re-decorating his office in the style of the period television drama Downton Abbey

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    VIDEO: How do you bake a 450-metre cake?

    The city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary on Sunday with a series of events.

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    VIDEO: World record set at ploughing event

    A new world record is achieved at the 100th Mullahead ploughing match in County Armagh.

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    VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found'

    Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.

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    VIDEO: Photographing black Britain

    As a new exhibition about the experience of black British people opens in London, Jamaican-born Photographer Neil Kenlock speaks to the BBC about the show.

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    VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

    Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.

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    VIDEO: IS defector: 'Emwazi was a loner'

    The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.

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    VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent

    A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.

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    VIDEO: Modi's budget: Business reaction

    India Business Report's Shilpa Kannan gauges business reaction to Narendra Modi's first budget at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Delhi.

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    VIDEO: Why is IS destroying Iraq's history?

    The Islamic State (IS) group has ransacked the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, a week after destroying statues in Mosul. Why?

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    VIDEO: Israeli and Iranian musicians in harmony

    Iranian harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital talk about how a mutual love of Bach brought them together.

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    VIDEO: Kanye West in tears over mentor teacher

    Singer Kanye West got emotional talking about his former fashion design teacher, Louise Wilson, who died last year.

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    VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of 'eye-tracking'?

    The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.

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    VIDEO: Ukraine frontline troops 'optimistic'

    Anastasia Gribanova reports from Artemivsk in eastern Ukraine, as government troops with military equipment pull back from the ceasefire frontline.

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    VIDEO: Conjuring up some India budget magic

    As Narendra Modi's government presents its first full budget, the BBC's Sameer Hashmi dons his magician's outfit to explain why India's economy could use a little magic.

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