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VIDEO: Rio at 450: The city in photographs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:53 GMT
As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development. 
VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:34:45 GMT
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery. 
VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:27 GMT
As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:42:01 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:51:55 GMT
An "environmentally friendly" supercar with has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show. 
VIDEO: 3800 couples in mass wedding  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:08 GMT
Around 3,800 couples from the Unification Church have taken part in a mass wedding in Gapyeong, South Korea. 
VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:38:13 GMT
More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila. 
VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:01 GMT
More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III. 
The lessons from Russia's latest killing  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:28:08 GMT
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall. 
Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:14 GMT
Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability? 
Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:37 GMT
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group. 
Signs of strain for European Union  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:38:48 GMT
Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU 
VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:30 GMT
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease. 
What next for Russia's opposition?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:07 GMT
It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert. 
VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army?  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:23:17 GMT
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force? 
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