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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:36:35 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:33:05 GMT
BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc. 
VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:48:57 GMT
A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future. 
VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:15:14 GMT
A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries. 
VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia  Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:10:10 GMT
How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona 
France rings changes and turns right  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:13:54 GMT
Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, but voters keep out the far-right National Front. 
'Real estate stratosphere': Sydney property prices soar  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:18:32 GMT
A shortage of new houses, generous tax breaks, cheap credit and "hot" money from overseas have sent Sydney house prices sky high. 
Campaignspotting 2015: The British are coming  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:36:25 GMT
An American take on the UK general election 
Paris Muslims struggle to feel accepted  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:20:44 GMT
Two months on from the Paris attacks, Shaista Aziz found the Muslim community in Paris still struggling to come to terms with the fallout. 
VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:01 GMT
It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments. 
Germanwings crash: Counting the cost  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:24:24 GMT
Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss? 
Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds. 
Wrong anthem angers El Salvador fans  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:04:06 GMT
Organisers of a friendly match between El Salvador and Argentina apologise for playing the Isle of Man's anthem by mistake. 
Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game'  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:49 GMT
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany. 
Bank stress tests cover global slump  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:52:39 GMT
The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests. 
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