HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

HK lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day

Pro-democracy lawmakers are dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city.
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Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Eastern Greenland, with its glaciers, wilderness and wildlife is increasingly drawing adventure-seeking visitors, but as demand grows, questions are being raised as to the best way to develop the country's lacking infrastructure without damaging i...
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Brexit concerns blow a gale over nervy Falklands

Brexit concerns blow a gale over nervy Falklands

Falklanders share concerns over a no deal Brexit or even a bad deal as they face a potential lack of EU funding for their biodiversity and consequences for its major exports.
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Food waste: hunting through the garbage in Paris

Food waste: hunting through the garbage in Paris

On the eve of the National Day for the Prevention of Food Waste, Arash Derambarsh, one of the initiators of the law forcing major retailers to give unsold items to charity, checks that it is being properly applied. He inspects the bins around supe...
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Marie-Antoinette, a popular icon explored through contemporary culture.

Marie-Antoinette, a popular icon explored through contemporary culture.

Marie-Antoinette may have lived centuries ago but she remains a fascinating figure in popular culture. Through cinema, contemporary art and the world of fashion, a new exhibition at the Conciergerie in Paris explores the many-layered representatio...
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Von Der Leyen joins Macron and Merkel in Toulouse

Von Der Leyen joins Macron and Merkel in Toulouse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, meeting in Toulouse for a Franco-German ministers' council, are joined by the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, on the eve of a European summit fu...
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Trump denies giving Turkey's Erdogan 'green light' for Syria invasion

Trump denies giving Turkey's Erdogan 'green light' for Syria invasion

US President Donald Trump denies giving a "green light" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria. Trump dismisses a question on the topic from a reporter at the White House as "deceptive" sa...
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Protesters fill the streets of Barcelona

Protesters fill the streets of Barcelona

Protesters fill the streets of Barcelona to rally against the jailing of nine separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid. Scores of people have been hurt and dozens arrested in two nights of clashes between protesters and ...
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First official South Sudanese women's football tournament kicks off in Juba

First official South Sudanese women's football tournament kicks off in Juba

For the first time, the city of Juba hosts the first women's football tournament since the country gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Seven teams representing different states in South Sudan are participating in this tournament.
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Performers gather for K-pop festival in South Korea

Performers gather for K-pop festival in South Korea

At an annual competition in South Korea, overseas K-pop fans get to imitate their idols and show off their dance moves. At the government-funded Changwon K-pop World Festival, contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cove...
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Macron, Merkel kick off Franco-German council on eve of European summit

Macron, Merkel kick off Franco-German council on eve of European summit

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chair a Franco-German Council of Ministers at the Haute-Garonne prefecture on the eve of a crucial European summit.
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'Blob' makes first appearance at Paris zoo

'Blob' makes first appearance at Paris zoo

From Saturday, the Paris Zoological Park will welcome a new occupant, the "blob". Bright yellow in colour, this unicellular, brainless organism, exists all over the world and can move, eat, and even solve problems. This is the first time in the wo...
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How dogs smell

How dogs smell

How dogs smell. Dogs are an important part of security and rescue operations. Fire fighters were searching for at least nine people missing after a seven-story residential building collapsed in northeast Brazil on Tuesday.
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British ministers arrive for cabinet meeting on eve of key summit

British ministers arrive for cabinet meeting on eve of key summit

Ministers arrive at Downing Street for a cabinet meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the deadline for a Brexit deal looms.
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Macron, Merkel in Toulouse for Franco-German council

Macron, Merkel in Toulouse for Franco-German council

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive at the Haute-Garonne prefecture in Toulouse to chair a Franco-German Council of Ministers on the eve of a crucial European summit.
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The EU says 'significant issues' remain in Brexit talks

The EU says 'significant issues' remain in Brexit talks

EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos says that the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned senior officials that "significant issues" remain in the way of efforts to agree a deal with London on the eve of a key summit.
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Barcelona divided on separatists' protests

Barcelona divided on separatists' protests

The people of Barcelona are divided as to the mobilization of the independence fighters to denounce the sentencing of their leaders to heavy prison sentences, some residents who do not participate in the demonstrations feel that they are "paying t...
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Food waste

Food waste

Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted. That’s enough to feed Africa, Europe and the Americas for an entire year.
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International Space Station

International Space Station

Videographic illustrating the International Space Station. After an infamous spacesuit flub earlier this year that resulted in accusations of sexism, NASA now plans to carry out the first all-female spacewalk this week, it said Tuesday.
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Hong Kong leader: Policy address cannot resolve unrest

Hong Kong leader: Policy address cannot resolve unrest

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says her policy address cannot resolve social problems reflected four months of unrest in the city, after abandoning a State of the Union-style speech during which she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmake...
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Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech

Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech

Hong Kong's embattled leader abandons a State of the Union-style speech after she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature. The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to ...
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Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckling from lawmakers

Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckling from lawmakers

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam abandons a State of the Union-style speech after she was heckled by opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature.
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Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to hit Southeast Asian games

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to hit Southeast Asian games

Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar until recently, but now one beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the Southeast Asia Games for the first time ever.
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Critically endangered baby gorilla born in Brazil zoo

Critically endangered baby gorilla born in Brazil zoo

Lou Lou, a western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a daughter at the Belo Horizonte Zoo in Brazil. The baby is the fourth of this species - considered critically endangered - to be born in the zoo, and has yet to be named.
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Go with the flow: 'Peeing boy' statue in Brussels turns 400

Go with the flow: 'Peeing boy' statue in Brussels turns 400

Brussels' famous landmark, the Manneken-Pis, celebrates its 400th anniversary. of the Manneken-Pis statue
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Nigerian police rescue hundreds from another 'torture house' Koranic school

Nigerian police rescue hundreds from another 'torture house' Koranic school

Police in northern Nigeria rescue over 300 young men from an Islamic boarding school where they were chained and sexually abused, the second such operation in a month. The raid comes after some students escaped the school on Sunday and revealed th...
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Diamonds are forever... in synthetic start-up's Paris lab

Diamonds are forever... in synthetic start-up's Paris lab

In a matter of weeks, Alix Gicquel can "grow" diamonds identical to those extracted from a mine, and they're cheaper and more ethical: the story of a start-up in the north of Paris that's about to intensify production having taken advantage of the...
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Images of collapsed building in northeastern Brazil

Images of collapsed building in northeastern Brazil

At least one person dead and 10 others remain missing after a seven-story residential building collapses in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.
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Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.
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"Spies" interactive exhibition opens at Paris museum

"Spies" interactive exhibition opens at Paris museum

A low intensity nuclear blast has been detected in a fictitious country, and it's on you to track down who did it... The immersive "Spies" exhibition opens in Paris, giving visitors an insight into the opaque world of secret warfare.
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Vote counting process begins following Mozambique election

Vote counting process begins following Mozambique election

Electoral officials begin the vote counting process in a Maputo polling station after citizens of Mozambique voted in general elections. President Filipe Nyusi is forecast to win a second five-year term despite his popularity taking a hit from chr...
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Femicides: French MPs vote in favour of electronic bracelet

Femicides: French MPs vote in favour of electronic bracelet

French lawmakers approve a law proposal against domestic violence, which will see France roll out electronic bracelets to protect abused women from further violence.
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Turkish tank convoy heads to Syria border

Turkish tank convoy heads to Syria border

A convoy of Turkish tanks moves along the border in the town of Akcakale to enter the border town of Tal Abyad, recently conquered by Turkish forces and their Syrian auxiliaries.
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Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos of themselves on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore.
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Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona during a demonstration against Spain's jailing of nine of their leaders, a day after activists stormed Barcelona airport in an angry response to the verdict.
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In the dark: Electricity a 'luxury' in poor Madagascar

In the dark: Electricity a 'luxury' in poor Madagascar

According to the World Bank, Madagascar ranks 184th out of 190 countries in terms of access to electricity. Electrical installations are beyond dilapidated and theft of electricity is rife. Electricity has become a luxury for the few.
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Extinction Rebellion climate activists defy London protest ban

Extinction Rebellion climate activists defy London protest ban

Extinction Rebellion protesters are carried away by police for protesting and blocking a road, defying a ban by the Metropolitan Police. The protest occurred a few hundred yards away from the headquarters of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency ...
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Mozambicans in Maputo share their thoughts on election day

Mozambicans in Maputo share their thoughts on election day

Residents of Maputo share their hopes as Mozambique votes in an election that could force the ruling party to cede some of its power in this nation weakened by economic crisis and armed conflict. IMAGES of activities in a polling station AND SOUND...
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A copy of Banksy's stolen rat produced for Paris street art exhibition

A copy of Banksy's stolen rat produced for Paris street art exhibition

Banksy's "rat" stencil, stolen from near the Centre Pompidou in September, is back on display in Paris - albeit in a reproduced form. "In street art, there are only reproductions because often the originals are made at night, vandalized the next d...
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Notre-Dame: damage caused by the fire

Notre-Dame: damage caused by the fire

Short videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Videographic showing the principal areas inside the cathedral affected by falling rubble and burning timber.
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Notre-Dame fire catastrophe

Notre-Dame fire catastrophe

Short videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Six months after a blaze caused devastating damage to Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly one billion euros have been paid or pledged to rebuild the edifice, France's culture minister said Tuesday.
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Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.
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Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

The coffin of legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov is brought out during his funeral in Moscow. Leonov was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965. He died in Moscow aged 85 after a long illness.
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Extinction Rebellion vow to fight on despite protest ban

Extinction Rebellion vow to fight on despite protest ban

Activists from the environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion defiantly vows to continue their planned two-week campaign of demonstrations in central London, despite a police ban.
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Colombian indigenous communities meet over rising murders

Colombian indigenous communities meet over rising murders

Indigenous communities in Colombia lead members on a long walk to meet with other communities after two of their leaders were murdered in the southwest of the country, which is plagued by armed conflict and drug trafficking.
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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey's operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria would not stop until "our objectives have been achieved".
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Britain - EU relations

Britain - EU relations

Videographic examining Britain's troubled relationship with the European Union. A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Tuesday, but member states warned they will not allow Britain to open a back door to their s...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Abu Dhabi

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Abu Dhabi

Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by UAE's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, following his arrival in Abu Dhabi.
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