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VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT 
    Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.


VIDEO: £3bn to fix crumbling Westminster 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:17:00 GMT 
    Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.


VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT 
    The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.


VIDEO: Dizzy world of aerobatic flying 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:09:15 GMT 
    Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics


Military force: Not the way to win? 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:18:04 GMT 
    The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.


Did Obama deliver for Hispanics? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:36 GMT 
    President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.


Who will be Tunisia's next president? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:29:23 GMT 
    Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election.


Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest? 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:34:05 GMT 
    The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.


VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:24:02 GMT 
    Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances


Albania opens huge Cold War bunker 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:50:01 GMT 
    A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.


'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT 
    A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).


US stocks boosted by China rate cut 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:32:52 GMT 
    US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.


Aereo files for bankruptcy protection 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:56:07 GMT 
    Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.


Police make computer hijack arrests 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:21:26 GMT 
    Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.


Google tries ad-free net experiment 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:09 GMT 
    Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.
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