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VIDEO: Blackphone 2 aims to protect privacy September 28, 2015
The maker of a second-generation Android smartphone that promises to protect its users' privacy explain how it works.
VIDEO: 'Supermoon' around the world September 28, 2015
People around the world have been watching a rare lunar eclipse that coincided with a so-called "supermoon".
VIDEO: Catalonia nationalists win elections September 28, 2015
Pro-independence parties in Spain's Catalonia region have won an absolute majority in regional elections, near complete results show.
VIDEO: Hungary 'may close border with Croatia' September 28, 2015
The BBC's Nick Thorpe reports from Hungary's border with Croatia, as people prepare to enter Hungary in search of asylum despite reports the border may close soon.
VIDEO: Xi's UN 'gender equality' pledge criticised September 28, 2015
Lu Jun, an NGO director in New York, describes the arrest and jailing of his some of his colleagues who were working in the field of women's rights in China.
VIDEO: The magical science behind the 'supermoon' eclipse September 28, 2015
Keith Cowing, editor of nasawatch.com in Washington, explains the reasons for the unusual phenomenon of a ''supermoon'' eclipse.
VIDEO: Modi tears up at Facebook Q&A session September 28, 2015
On a visit to Facebook headquarters in California, Indian PM Narendra Modi appeared to cry as he talked about the sacrifices made by his mother during his childhood.
VIDEO: Hong Kong's protest art goes on display September 28, 2015
Democracy activists in Hong Kong are preparing to mark the first anniversary of the ''umbrella movement''- when tens of thousands of people paralysed key parts of the city, calling for greater democracy.
VIDEO: Arctic trip to probe warming waves September 27, 2015
Oceanographers have been gathering evidence of a 'vicious circle' of wind-driven turbulence in the Arctic Ocean, stirring up heat from the depths.
– ABOUT 25 KILLED IN SYRIAN PRISON
On Saturday 07/03/2008 morning, the Syrian military police raided and fired live bullets at Islamist inmates at Saydnaya Prison near Damascus, which runs by the Syrian army and houses chiefly Islamist and political prisoners. According to Human-rights groups in Syria and abroad over 25 prison inmates were killed during the violent raid.
The early-morning raid was in response to a protest by detainees several weeks ago about conditions at Saydnaya Prison. A Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted a political prisoner reached by mobile phone inside the jail as saying that the riot had been started by Islamist inmates. According to some sources about 400 detained soldiers were being held hostage in the prison as bargaining chips to apply pressure on Syrian authorities. – (The numbers seems to be largely exaggerated) –
According to eye witnesses smoke could be seen billowing from the building and prisoners standing on the roof.
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