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VIDEO: Thailand seizes four tonnes of ivory  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:11:19 GMT
Customs officials in Thailand say they have made the biggest seizure of smuggled ivory in the country's history, as Jonathan Head reports. 
VIDEO: Refusing racist tattoos in Hungary  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:15:26 GMT
Nationalism is on the rise in many countries across Europe. One tattoo artist in Hungary is fighting against it. 
VIDEO: The Sumatran rhino in need of a mate  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:01:23 GMT
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino. 
VIDEO: No drugs or power: In Yemen hospital  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:53 GMT
BBC News has had rare access to the Yemeni city of Aden which has been virtually cut off since the country's conflict escalated in March. 
VIDEO: Russian opposition activist faces charges  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:52:35 GMT
Opposition activist Natalia Pelevina is facing charges in connection with an anti-Putin protest which took place nearly three years ago in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square. 
Russia sets its sights on Middle East  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:30:55 GMT
The missile deal between Russia and Iran may mark a renewed effort by Moscow to bolster its profile in the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus. 
Will a 'feared' book damage Hillary's presidential hopes?  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:13:39 GMT
Clinton Cash alleges that Hillary Clinton granted favours to foreign interests. Is there substance behind what the New York Times calls the "most anticipated" book of the campaign so far? 
Single currency for Asean ruled out  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:21:47 GMT
The 10 nations of South East Asia will not share one currency like their targeted rivals in Europe, because of vastly different income levels. 
Why Libya is springboard for migrant exodus  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:13:44 GMT
How did Libya become a springboard for migrants making the increasingly deadly sea crossing to Europe? 
What in the world does China own?  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:04:53 GMT
China has been busy hoovering up more and more overseas assets, but where and what is it buying? 
Timeline: Australia's terror threat  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:52:52 GMT
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed. 
Delhi hires first woman bus driver  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:07:51 GMT
Delhi's first woman bus driver takes the wheel - with messages of support and malfunctioning doors. 
Cirque du Soleil sold to investors  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:08:52 GMT
Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn. 
Greece asks public agencies for cash  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:09:02 GMT
The Greek government asks public sector bodies to hand over any reserve cash to help it meet a payment due to the International Monetary Fund. 
UK orders Russian to sell oil assets  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:24:57 GMT
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman must sell his North Sea gas fields within six months, the UK orders.