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VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS

5 hours 24 min ago
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
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VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:27
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
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VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:53
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.
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VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:37
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
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VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:18
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong urged to end protest

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:38
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are being urged at stop their campaign "immediately" and go home.
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VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:23
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
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VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:53
A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Da Vinci: Ermine's secrets revealed

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:03
A French scientist uses reflective light technology to reveal the secrets of the 500-year-old Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
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VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:50
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Turkey stops Kurds from Syria fight

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:21
The refugee crisis from Kobane in Syria has revived tensions between the Turkish government and Turkish Kurds, as Turkey prevents Kurds from leaving the country to fight against Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: HK protesters defy calls to leave

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:19
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals from officials to leave.
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VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:11
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
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VIDEO: Ghani inaugurated as Afghan president

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:01
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is sworn in at a ceremony in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Passenger captures Channel ferry fire

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:37
A fire has broken out on a cross-Channel ferry, operator P&O has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Fatal accident at 'monster truck' show

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:16
Three people including a child are killed by a "monster truck" at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
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VIDEO: Air France pilots end long strike

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 03:42
Air France pilots have called off a strike that has lasted for two weeks and cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.
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VIDEO: Tired but defiant HK protesters stay put

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 23:36
There has been continuing unrest in Hong Kong as thousands of pro-democracy campaigners continue their stand off with riot police in the central and financial districts of the city.
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VIDEO: New Afghan president to take office

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:17
Afghanistan's new government takes office on Monday, almost six months after the country's election process began.
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VIDEO: Serbia's Gay Pride march returns

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:54
A Gay Pride march has taken place in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the first time in four years, as Guy Delauney reports.
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