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VIDEO: 'Bullets still heard' at Garissa  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:32:07 GMT
The BBC's Bashkash Jugsooda'ay, who is in Garissa, says the compound was attacked in the early hours of the morning, 
VIDEO: What is it like to be a Muslim in Cuba?  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:46:06 GMT
There are around 4,000 Muslims in Cuba - but how easy is it to follow the Islamic way of life in a country with no halal butchers - and crucially - no Mosque? 
VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop on show  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:04:12 GMT
The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 
VIDEO: Peter Blake 'dazzle' ferry opens to public  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:25:13 GMT
A Mersey ferry has been treated to a dazzle ship makeover as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of World War One. 
VIDEO: Yemen crisis: General speaks to BBC  Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:08:09 GMT
Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces loyal to the president. 
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. 
Yemen crisis: Where does Saudi offensive go next?  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 
VIDEO: What the British can learn from US debates  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:57:27 GMT
America has a long history of televised debates. Ahead of Thursday's seven-strong debate in the UK election campaign, here's what the Brits could learn. 
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. 
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? 
'War camel' found in Austrian cellar  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:40:03 GMT
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683. 
VIDEO: Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:54:14 GMT
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton. 
Greece made 'unrealistic promises'  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:00:40 GMT
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.