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In Video: President Putin put through a judo workout

February 15, 2019

Vladimir Putin has warmed up and trained with some of Russia’s best judo fighters during a trip to Sochi. The president was filmed performing a series of takedowns on male fighters, and was only toppled to the ground by a female fighter. Mr Putin said he enjoyed the training and that judo “cheers him up”.

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In Video: Everything you need to know about Burns Night

January 21, 2019

The whisky’s on the sideboard and the haggis, neeps and tattie have been bought – people across Scotland are gearing up for the annual celebration which marks the birth of national poet Robert Burns in 1759. Here’s a rundown on what to expect on Burns Night on January 25: