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VIDEO: England's blind cricket World Cup bid  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:55:30 GMT
England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:25:39 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych. 
VIDEO: Understanding autism: Living in a box  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:40:28 GMT
Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket 
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time. 
Military force: Not the way to win?  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:18:04 GMT
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success. 
Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:36 GMT
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most. 
Who will be Tunisia's next president?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:29:23 GMT
Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election. 
Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:34:05 GMT
The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011. 
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:50:01 GMT
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time. 
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000). 
New web data powers plan for police  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:14:26 GMT
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary. 
US stocks boosted by China rate cut  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:32:52 GMT
US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action. 
Police make computer hijack arrests  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMT
Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. 
Google tries ad-free net experiment  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:09 GMT
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. 
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