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VIDEO: Iranian musician on blending East and West

July 19, 2014 - 8:19pm
Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri follows his dream

Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

July 19, 2014 - 8:01pm
What went viral this week in 60 seconds

Nigel Havers recaptures his youth

July 19, 2014 - 7:58pm
Recapturing youth in The Importance of Being Earnest

VIDEO: Cyprus: Bridging the mistrust

July 19, 2014 - 7:51pm
Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.

VIDEO: Can a robot write sacred scriptures?

July 19, 2014 - 7:45pm
An exhibition at the Jewish museum in Berlin is showcasing a robot which has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures, known as the Torah.

The swimming pool with a seven-hour queue

July 19, 2014 - 7:38pm
The swimming pool where people wait for seven hours to get in

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

July 19, 2014 - 7:37pm
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

VIDEO: LatAm Beats: Sicotropico

July 19, 2014 - 7:36pm
The rock duo with the powerful sound

VIDEO: Hamas 'defiant' as Gaza toll rises

July 19, 2014 - 7:03pm
The Israeli military has stepped up its ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian officials say the death toll in Gaza is now past 300.

Casualties mount in Gaza conflict

July 19, 2014 - 6:02pm
A Palestinian family and an Israeli Bedouin man are among those killed as the toll from Israel's ground campaign and rocket attacks from Gaza rises.

Prince George picture released

July 19, 2014 - 5:32pm
An official photograph of Prince George is released to mark his first birthday, ahead of a party at Kensington Palace on Tuesday.

UK demands access to MH17 crash site

July 19, 2014 - 4:38pm
The UK is demanding "swift and unhindered" access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine amid claims pro-Russian rebels are obstructing investigations.

Egyptian troops killed at checkpoint

July 19, 2014 - 4:06pm
Gunmen have killed at least 20 soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in western Egypt, Egyptian security officials say.

UK storms cause further disruption

July 19, 2014 - 3:39pm
Storms cause further disruption in parts of the UK, including flight cancellations and delays, after recent high temperatures and lightning strikes.

Spain arrests 'drug lord The Mouse'

July 19, 2014 - 3:30pm
Spanish police arrest a man they say is one of the most wanted criminals in Colombia, Hernan Alonso Villa, known as "el Raton" or "The Mouse".

Brazil to name new coach on Tuesday

July 19, 2014 - 2:57pm
The next Brazil coach will be announced on Tuesday following Luiz Felipe Scolari resignation after the World Cup.

No chance of German GP win - Hamilton

July 19, 2014 - 2:33pm
Lewis Hamilton says he would have to be "smoking something" to believe he can win the German Grand Prix from 15th.

Clashes erupt at Paris Gaza protest

July 19, 2014 - 2:15pm
Large crowds of protesters in Paris clash with police at a banned pro-Palestinian rally against Israeli military action in Gaza.

Plunkett strikes leave Test in balance

July 19, 2014 - 1:56pm
England took three wickets in the evening session to leave the second Test against India at Lord's in the balance.

McIlroy taking nothing for granted

July 19, 2014 - 1:39pm
Rory McIlroy is taking nothing for granted despite carrying a six-shot lead into the final round of the Open at Royal Liverpool.