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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:16:29 GMT 
    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.


No let-up in Saudi air strikes against Yemen 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:18:39 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: 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?


VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech 
  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:22:56 GMT 
    A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.


10 stories that look like April Fools but aren't 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:29:31 GMT 
    April Fool's Day is a time when mischievous fictional news stories suddenly pop up, but some turn out to be genuine.


Couple win £1m EuroMillions twice 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:54:28 GMT 
    A couple from Scunthorpe win £1m on the EuroMillions lottery for a second time, Camelot confirms.


Euro weakness helps manufacturers 
  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:38:08 GMT 
    Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a closely-watched survey.
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