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VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT
Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal". 
VIDEO: Latest pictures of Alps crash site  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:15:02 GMT
French authorities have released further footage of the Germanwings plane crash site, as recovery work continues. 
VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:39:15 GMT
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home. 
VIDEO: Buhari promises to tackle Boko Haram  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:02:39 GMT
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, General Muhammadu Buhari, has singled out the threat of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram as the biggest problem facing the country. 
VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:47:09 GMT
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired. 
VIDEO: 'Fire seemed to be from manhole'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:58:55 GMT
Eyewitness Martin Dyan describes how he and his colleagues were evacuated from their office following a fire under a pavement in Holborn, central London. 
VIDEO: New photos of Scott's expedition  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:22:13 GMT
New photos have emerged of Captain Scott and his expedition to the South Pole, in the course of which he died. 
VIDEO: Living in the ruins of war  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:04:00 GMT
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk. 
VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:15:33 GMT
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. 
No let-up in Saudi air strikes against Yemen  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:01:37 GMT
Saudi Arabia's air operation against Yemen's Houthi rebels is ending its first week with no let-up - but what are the Saudis hoping to achieve, asks Frank Gardner 
Crimean Tatar media 'silenced by Russia'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:27:41 GMT
Most Crimean Tatar media in the Russian-occupied region of Ukraine have shut down, after failing to register with the new authorities. 
US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:37:46 GMT
Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, asks Nick Bryant. 
VIDEO: Why does Buhari victory matter?  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:53:08 GMT
BBC Africa explains why Muhammadu Buhari's election victory is so momentous for Nigeria and the continent. 
VIDEO: Amazon's 'Dash' buttons explained  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:25:47 GMT
Amazon has unveiled a button that can be placed around the home - and will replenish items when pressed. 
Are we tired of climate change talk?  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:47:51 GMT
A story that once dominated the news seems to have dropped down the media agenda, so what lies behind the decline in coverage?