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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:10:42 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Women's talk on the Delhi metro  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:51:57 GMT
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. 
VIDEO: Lithuania reintroduces conscription  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:08:45 GMT
Lithuania is going to reintroduce conscription over concerns about "the current geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states. 
VIDEO: Game of Thrones-inspired fashion  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:25 GMT
Manish Arora created a fantasy land of warrior princesses and tribal chiefs in his Paris fashion show 
VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:15:07 GMT
A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media. 
Why migration is changing almost everything  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:24 GMT
What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England? 
'Emailgate' shows Hillary what's ahead  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:42:21 GMT
Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of her personal email to conduct business as US secretary of state could spell dangers ahead. 
Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:05:31 GMT
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions. 
Flying in to see the home of Mexico's fallen drug lord  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:35:37 GMT
Mexico's authorities have been quick to hail the capture of senior drug cartel figures, but Katy Watson asks, just how significant are the arrests? 
LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:15:22 GMT
The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core. 
VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:55 GMT
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous? 
VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:39:38 GMT
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders. 
Woman taken to museum for dying wish  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:00:37 GMT
A woman with terminal cancer is given the chance to visit a museum in Amsterdam as one of her final wishes. 
VIDEO: An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair contest  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:47 GMT
The winners of this year's International Hair Freezing competition in Yukon in Canada have been announced. 
US banks pass first 'stress test'  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:15:17 GMT
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis. 
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