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VIDEO: Snapshot of gay rights around the globe 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:03:09 GMT 
    As Ireland awaits the results of its referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction.


VIDEO: Eurovision: 'Australia will be watching' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 11:32:53 GMT 
    BBC News caught up with Australia's TV commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, about their country's chances in the competition.


VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 22:14:07 GMT 
    Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.


VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 22:43:35 GMT 
    The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.


VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:20:28 GMT 
    The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.


Palmyra and the logic of loss 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 12:58:03 GMT 
    The outcry over the threat to the ruins at Palmyra does not trivialise human suffering in Syria - it points to the importance of sites as symbols of a united past, writes Dr David Roberts.


Spain's political masters face bloody nose 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 00:03:50 GMT 
    Spaniards are poised to give their political masters a bloody nose in a bumper election year, reports James Badcock.


Jeb Bush: 'I'm proud of my family' 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 19:03:36 GMT 
    Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham try personal touch on conservative activists in Oklahoma City.


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?


Assessing Syria's chemical weapons 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 00:10:31 GMT 
    For the past year, there have been reports that chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia continue to be used for attacks in Syria. So why is it so difficult to monitor what weapons Syria has?


Spiders strum on leaves for love 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 02:07:53 GMT 
    Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.


Breast-feeding protest at McDonald's 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:26 GMT 
    Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.


Yellen: US rates may rise this year 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:12 GMT 
    The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".


EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to Ukraine 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:53:16 GMT 
    The European Union agrees a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine - described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member.
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