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VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 13:11:11 GMT 
    A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 11:57:42 GMT 
    In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.

VIDEO: Leeds loco survives in Sierra Leone 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:40:57 GMT 
    A Leeds museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the Yorkshire city that founded a railway in Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 23:06:32 GMT 
    Street artist Cacao Rocks explains what the increasing graffiti in the Greek capital tells us about the political climate in the country.

VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero beatified 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 02:31:32 GMT 
    The Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero has been beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by huge crowds.

The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 11:22:50 GMT 
    In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 02:43:32 GMT 
    Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.

Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 23:07:14 GMT 
    Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.

Can California learn to live with drought? 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 23:49:27 GMT 
    Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?

VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 04:41:10 GMT 
    How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.

Does a death sentence always mean death? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:57:14 GMT 
    Does a death sentence always mean death?

Email error reveals bank's EU project 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:00:10 GMT 
    The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.

China's Amazon railway plan advances 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 15:32:56 GMT 
    A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 12:37:09 GMT 
    A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:18 GMT 
    A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
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