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VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:06:52 GMT
France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia. 
VIDEO: 'Constant fighting every single day'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:17:49 GMT
A resident of an apartment block on the edge of Donetsk, which has been heavily shelled, says there is "constant fighting, every single day". 
VIDEO: North America by rail and sea  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:05:14 GMT
Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe looks to the railways and the coastline to understand America and Canada. 
VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:11:33 GMT
Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark. 
VIDEO: Thousands march in Burundi protests  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:25:38 GMT
People in Burundi are continuing to protest over the president's plan to run for a third term. 
Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:29:31 GMT
As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda. 
Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:49:37 GMT
A historic Iran nuclear deal is now within reach - but it's still uncertain whether a rare chance to resolve a major security challenge of our time through diplomacy will be grasped, says the BBC's Lyse Doucet. 
Could Australia's migrant policy work in Europe?  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:54:09 GMT
As thousands of migrants drown trying to make their way to Europe, Owen Bennett-Jones asks if Australia's tough approach to unauthorised migrants could work in the EU. 
Hong Kong electoral change explained  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:23:38 GMT
Why are people in Hong Kong protesting against proposed electoral changes? 
Does digital mean the end of history?  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:41:51 GMT
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"? 
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. 
VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:22:46 GMT
A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area. 
Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:35 GMT
A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error. 
Apple returns more cash to investors  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:11:10 GMT
Technology giant Apple reports profits of $13.6bn for the first three months of 2015, and details plans to return more money to investors. 
The end of the 'bank' holiday?  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:21:43 GMT
They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out.