UK Ambassador to the EU arrives at EU Council

UK Ambassador to the EU arrives at EU Council

The UK Ambassador to the EU Council Tim Barrow arrives to the EU Council builiding to deposit the instrument of ratification document, notifying the Council that the UK has fully ratified the Withdrawal Agreement.
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South Korea: Face masks selling fast amid China virus fears

South Korea: Face masks selling fast amid China virus fears

People are buying up face masks in South Korea where there have been confirmed cases of a SARS-like virus from China.
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Brazilian town devastated by floods faces muddy desolation

Brazilian town devastated by floods faces muddy desolation

Debris litters the streets of the Brazilian town of Raposos after a storm that left dozens dead after torrential rains -- the worst since records were first kept 110 years ago.
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Hotel staff in Wuhan exercise daily to keep virus at bay

Hotel staff in Wuhan exercise daily to keep virus at bay

The luxury Marco Polo is one of the few hotels to have remained open in Wuhan, the epicentre of a SARS-like virus outbreak. The usually bustling, modern hotel is more or less empty, and the staff struggles to combat sheer boredom -- when they're n...
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Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Japanese citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, described an atmosphere of confusion and fear in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday. Takeo Aoyama, an employee at Nippon Ste...
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China virus: a light show in Wuhan

China virus: a light show in Wuhan

A light show takes place across Wuhan with words of encouragement as Chinese authorities scramble to battle a deadly SARS-like virus. The number of confirmed cases in the outbreak in China reached 5,974 on Wednesday, overtaking the number of peopl...
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Minnesota family bears burden of pricey US health insurance system

Minnesota family bears burden of pricey US health insurance system

Based on their joyful and calm demeanor, you would never know the Maccoux family faces hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical debt. Cathy and Dan Maccoux have always had health insurance and yet to care for one daughter suffering from a brain...
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Plane carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan lands in Tokyo

Plane carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan lands in Tokyo

The first Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday aboard a plane. of planeN°1OH7YW
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Budapest's 'Banksy' triggers nostalgia and debate

Budapest's 'Banksy' triggers nostalgia and debate

Drawing inspiration from enigmatic British artist Banksy, a sculptor of tiny bronze statues has gained a cult following in the Hungarian capital Budapest by placing his quirky works randomly around the city for the public to discover.
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Images of passengers speaking to media after Japan evacuation plane from Wuhan lands in Tokyo

Images of passengers speaking to media after Japan evacuation plane from Wuhan lands in Tokyo

Images of two passengers speaking to media after Japan evacuation plane from Wuhan lands in Tokyo. The plane landed at Haneda airport around 8:45am (1145 GMT), with officials saying 206 people were on board.
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China virus: Images of sunrise in Wuhan

China virus: Images of sunrise in Wuhan

Images of sunrise on Wednesday across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak. The number of people confirmed to be infected in China's viral outbreak soared to 5,974 on Wednesday, with the death toll...
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Images outside LA morgue where Bryant helicopter crash bodies believed to be transferred

Images outside LA morgue where Bryant helicopter crash bodies believed to be transferred

Images show the outside of the morgue in Los Angeles where bodies of the nine victims of a helicopter crash, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, are believed to have been transferred.
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Residents of northern Syria flee bombardment by regime forces

Residents of northern Syria flee bombardment by regime forces

Displaced Syrians drive through Hazano in the northern countryside of Idlib after fleeing its southern countryside towards areas further north near the border with Turkey, as a result of an ongoing offensive by regime forces on Syria's rebel-held ...
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Pasteur Institute in Paris, on the frontline of the fight against the spread of coronavirus

Pasteur Institute in Paris, on the frontline of the fight against the spread of coronavirus

"We know how to detect the virus. Now we're trying to isolate it by culturing it," says Vincent Enouf, deputy director of the Pasteur Institute's National Reference Centre for Respiratory Infection Viruses. This is where the first three cases in E...
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'Reject these articles': Trump lawyers end impeachment defense

'Reject these articles': Trump lawyers end impeachment defense

"We urge the Senate to reject these articles of impeachment," says Donald Trump's lead defense lawyer Pat Cipollone as he and the US president's lawyers close their impeachment defense, accusing the Democrats of placing him on trial for political ...
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Peru expels 131 Venezuelans with criminal records

Peru expels 131 Venezuelans with criminal records

Peru expels 131 Venezuelans with criminal records, dozens of them arrested in a raid on a hostel on a beach near Lima, where police seized weapons and drugs, officials said.
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White House releases map of proposed Israeli, Palestinian state borders

White House releases map of proposed Israeli, Palestinian state borders

The White House releases its proposal for the future borders of Israeli and Palestinian states as part of US President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan. The map provided by the White House shows the West Bank area containing some 15 Israeli...
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China virus: Berliners and tourists not worried

China virus: Berliners and tourists not worried

Passers-by on the streets of Berlin do not seem particularly worried about the novel strain of coronavirus despite a German man being infected by a colleague visiting from China.
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Netanyahu says US to recognize settlements as part of Israel

Netanyahu says US to recognize settlements as part of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the US is to recognize settlements as part of Israel. "Today Mr. President," he says, "you are recognizing Israel's sovereignty over all the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, large and small al...
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Trump: Palestinians to have capital in east Jerusalem, double territory

Trump: Palestinians to have capital in east Jerusalem, double territory

"This map will more than double the Palestinian territory and provide a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem," says US President Donald Trump as he unveils a plan aimed at solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Trump proposes 4-year development freeze in area for Palestinian state

Trump proposes 4-year development freeze in area for Palestinian state

US President Donald Trump proposes that Israeli development in an area that would become the Palestinian state under his Middle East peace plan be frozen for four years. "During this time, Palestinians can use all appropriate deliberation to study...
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"Idéale", Charolais cow, muse of Paris Agriculture Show

"Idéale", Charolais cow, muse of Paris Agriculture Show

She is 6 years old, from Charolais and has already calved four times: "Idéale", bred by the Goujat family, is the muse of Paris 2020 Agriculture Show.
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Trump says Mideast plan proposes 'realistic two-state solution'

Trump says Mideast plan proposes 'realistic two-state solution'

US President Donald Trump says his Middle East peace plan offers "a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel's security."
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Trump says his plan 'could be last opportunity' for Palestinians

Trump says his plan 'could be last opportunity' for Palestinians

US President Donald Trump says his Midesast peace plan "could be the last opportunity" for Palestinians "to finally achieve an independent state of their very own".
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Donald Trump says Palestinians deserve 'far better life'

Donald Trump says Palestinians deserve 'far better life'

US President Donald Trump says Palestinians "deserve a far better life" as he presents a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Trump, launching Mideast plan, says Israel taking 'big step towards peace'

Trump, launching Mideast plan, says Israel taking 'big step towards peace'

"Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace," says Donald Trump as he launches his Mideast peace plan.
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Mural dedicated to Bryant and daughter in LA

Mural dedicated to Bryant and daughter in LA

A Los Angeles mural pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
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Gaza: Palestinian demonstrators protest against US peace plan

Gaza: Palestinian demonstrators protest against US peace plan

Palestinian demonstrators protest against the U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, which will finally be aired jointly by Trump and visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
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First German novel coronavirus patient receives treatment in Munich

First German novel coronavirus patient receives treatment in Munich

The first German patient with the new coronavirus is 33 years old and is under observation at the Munich-Schwabing Clinic in the city centre of the Bavarian capital. The man was infected by a colleague visiting from China, officials say, in what a...
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. The EU will not ban Chinese telecom giant Huawei or any other company in Europe, a top official said on Tuesday, despite intense pressure from Washington to shun the firm ...
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French firemen march in Paris against pension reform

French firemen march in Paris against pension reform

Striking firefighters demonstrate on the Place de la République in Paris to denounce a lack of manpower, increased recognition of their profession and guarantees for their pensions. This is the second national demonstration by firefighters in less...
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Interest rates

Interest rates

Graphic explaining how interest rates work. after cutting rates three times in 2019, Fed policymakers in the US have made it clear they will not move again unless things get significantly and unexpectedly worse.
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Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses

Videographic on coronaviruses. President Xi Jinping said Tuesday China was in a struggle against a "demon" epidemic, as the death toll from the new SARS-like virus soared to 106 and the first cases of human-to-human contagion were detected abroad.
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French firemen protest in Paris against pension reform

French firemen protest in Paris against pension reform

Striking firefighters demonstrate on the Place de la République in Paris to denounce a lack of manpower, increased recognition of their profession and guarantees for their pensions. This is the second national demonstration by firefighters in less...
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Brazilians clean up debris after floods and record rains

Brazilians clean up debris after floods and record rains

Workers and residents in Raposos, a town in a southeastern region of Brazil where at least 45 people have died in floods that followed record rainfall, clean up debris.
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Misery and destruction after deadly torrential Brazil storms

Misery and destruction after deadly torrential Brazil storms

Residents in landslide risk areas in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, say that they did not knew about the danger of building in those zones. In the Jardim Alvorada neighborhood some insist on staying in their homes and others, like Liliane Rodrigues, who ...
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Turkish President Erdogan meets Senegalese counterpart in Dakar

Turkish President Erdogan meets Senegalese counterpart in Dakar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall in Dakar as part of an Africa tour.
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'Everyone worried about infection': Wuhan resident on city under lockdown

'Everyone worried about infection': Wuhan resident on city under lockdown

"Everyone goes out wearing masks and they are worried about the infection," says one resident in Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus epidemic.
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Indonesia province unveils new female flogging squad

Indonesia province unveils new female flogging squad

In Aceh, the only region in Indonesia that imposes Islamic law, flogging remains a common punishment for a range of offences, including gambling, adultery, drinking alcohol, and having gay or pre-marital sex. Local government says it's trying to h...
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Ghost town: Drone images of Wuhan, epicentre of virus outbreak

Ghost town: Drone images of Wuhan, epicentre of virus outbreak

Aerial images show how deserted the central Chinese city of Wuhan has become under lockdown, as authorities scramble to stop a deadly coronavirus epidemic from spreading further.
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Evacuation of large migrant camp in northeast Paris

Evacuation of large migrant camp in northeast Paris

A major operation to evacuate the Porte d'Aubervilliers migrant camp in Paris, where several hundred people are living, began Tuesday morning.
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De Niro, DiCaprio, Pitt and other Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon

De Niro, DiCaprio, Pitt and other Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon

Renée Zellweger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Bong Joon Ho, and other Academy Award hopefuls hit the red carpet at the Oscars nominees luncheon in Los Angeles.
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Colourful performances and a 'drag Olympics' at Yangon Pride party

Colourful performances and a 'drag Olympics' at Yangon Pride party

People gather to take part in at a Pride event in Myanmar's commcercial capital Yangon, with performances and a 'drag Olympics' competition. Space is gradually opening up for the LGBT community in the majority-Buddhist country.
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The 'House of Kobe': Basketball-mad Philippines mourns NBA legend

The 'House of Kobe': Basketball-mad Philippines mourns NBA legend

A city in the Philippines on Sunday inaugurated a new community centre and court named in honour of Kobe Bryant - just hours before news broke of the NBA legend's death. Locals in the basketball-mad country had hoped that Bryant would one day set ...
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China virus death toll soars above 100

China virus death toll soars above 100

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said Tuesday morning.
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China virus: Light show and words of encouragement in Wuhan

China virus: Light show and words of encouragement in Wuhan

A light show takes place with words of encouragement in Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus, as Chinese authorities battle to contain a virus outbreak causing global concern.
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Endangered African penguins under threat from tourism

Endangered African penguins under threat from tourism

Endangered African penguins go through a molting phase during late December and early January, which sees them losing their old feathers and getting new ones. During this process, the penguins also lose an oily residue which places them at risk if...
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Nigerians turn to traditional brew as economy staggers

Nigerians turn to traditional brew as economy staggers

High intake of local brewed beer 'Burukutu' in North Central Nigeria is increasingly on the rise and this is a source of worry to the big producers of the conventional beers in Nigeria. In Benue, the looming economic crisis due to delayed payment ...
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