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BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes

January 29, 2015 - 4:05pm
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
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VIDEO: Aerial video after Mexico gas blast

January 29, 2015 - 2:59pm
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City causing dozens of casualties.
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Man missed lottery jackpot by seven seconds

January 29, 2015 - 2:32pm
Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.
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VIDEO: Sanaa: 'We live in constant fear'

January 29, 2015 - 2:14pm
Political instability, security fears and the fragile economy are adding to the misery of ordinary people in Yemen's capital.
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Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

January 29, 2015 - 2:06pm
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.
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VIDEO: IS hostage families make appeals

January 29, 2015 - 1:48pm
The families of a Japanese and a Jordanian hostage being held by Islamic State have made personal appeals for their safe return.
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'Lost' Constable work fetches £3.4m

January 29, 2015 - 1:43pm
A painting bought for £3,500 just 18 months ago sells at auction in New York for £3.4m after John Constable was confirmed as its creator.
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Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive

January 29, 2015 - 1:37pm
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.
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Greece to seek 'common ground'

January 29, 2015 - 1:22pm
European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.
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Fugitive treasure hunter in court

January 29, 2015 - 1:14pm
Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.
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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
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Snow brings disruption to travellers

January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
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Costa to contest 'stamp' charge

January 29, 2015 - 12:09pm
Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
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Morgan targets tri-series final spot

January 29, 2015 - 12:09pm
One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
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Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

January 29, 2015 - 12:07pm
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
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Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman

January 29, 2015 - 12:06pm
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
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Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.
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Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai

January 29, 2015 - 11:59am
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
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VIDEO: Hezbollah 'attack site' identified

January 29, 2015 - 11:58am
Orla Guerin reports from a vantage point overlooking the disputed territory of the Shebaa farms, where three people were killed on Wednesday.
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Italian PM wants judge for president

January 29, 2015 - 11:49am
As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").