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VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:33:08 GMT
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle. 
VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:39 GMT
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years 
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VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event. 
VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections. 
VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:44 GMT
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 
VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. 
Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:16 GMT
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years. 
Adorkable new words make dictionary  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:27:31 GMT
The latest print edition of the Collins English dictionary contains 50,000 newly-added words, including selfie, onesie and adorkable. 
US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'. 
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands. 
Audi claims self-drive speed record  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version. 
VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:58 GMT
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan. 
Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:28 GMT
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012. 
Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.