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VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time. 
VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world. 
VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:44 GMT
Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels. 
VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:24 GMT
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons. 
How much can UK campaign hurt IS?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus. 
Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit? 
The price of peace in Colombia  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like. 
VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates. 
Brazil football club to open cemetery  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:26 GMT
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players. 
Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics. 
Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:10 GMT
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy. 
Citigroup legal costs up by $600m  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries". 
Pirate Bay founder faces jail term  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. 
Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats. 
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