Fowl play: Russia's traditional geese fights

Fowl play: Russia's traditional geese fights

Every year people gather to watch traditional geese fights in the village of Kalikino some 450 km outside Moscow. About 50 birds take part in the tournament and up to 20 fights take place. The geese owners claim that this tradition has been here f...
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People protest against Trump decision on Golan in regime-held Aleppo

People protest against Trump decision on Golan in regime-held Aleppo

People in regime-held Aleppo protest to denounce Washington's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
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Venezuelans react to a new near-nationwide blackout

Venezuelans react to a new near-nationwide blackout

Caracas residents talk about the new near-nationwide blackout that knocked out public transport, water supplies and left buildings without generators plunged into gloom, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralysed the country.
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France's final transporter bridge restored in Rochefort

France's final transporter bridge restored in Rochefort

The renovation of France's last transporter bridge, one of the last surviving bridges of its kind in the world, nears completion as the final elements of the deck are installed, with the same techniques which were used in 1900 during its construct...
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In the Belarusian countryside, a farmer rides a ‘horse-mobile’

In the Belarusian countryside, a farmer rides a ‘horse-mobile’

Since he was a child, Alexei Usikov liked to make things. His latest invention is what he calls a "horse-mobile" -- a dilapidated car pulled by a horse that he rides through Belarus' poor countryside.
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Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him dropped

Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him dropped

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, leaves court, surrounded by cameras after charges against him were dropped. The TV star was accused of staging a false hate-motivated attack.
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Zuma's son appears in court over S.Africa car crash

Zuma's son appears in court over S.Africa car crash

Duduzane Zuma, son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, pleads not guilty to manslaughter in a fatal late-night car crash in 2014.
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Israel and Gaza residents react to recent unrest

Israel and Gaza residents react to recent unrest

Residents of Sderot in Israel and the Gaza Strip react to the latest unrest after seven Israelis and seven Palestinians were injured during the flare-up in violence.
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International aid reaches cyclone-stricken Mozambique

International aid reaches cyclone-stricken Mozambique

South African aid flies into the storm-stricken area of Beira in Mozambique, as more international aid groups are able to reach communities previously cut off by Cyclone Idai. Thousands have been displaced by the storm, with hundreds killed and th...
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Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer

Georgia court rules to extradite British speedboat killer

A Georgian court rules to extradite a British man who killed his date in a speedboat crash in London. He gave himself up in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, where he had fled to from the UK. Jack Shepherd, 31, "consented to the prosecutor's demand fo...
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology.
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High seas

High seas

Videographic on the high seas. United Nations member states on Tuesday resume talks on a 2020 treaty that would regulate the high seas, which cover half the planet.
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Harnessing the power of the wind

Harnessing the power of the wind

Videographic showing how electricity is created by offshore and onshore wind turbines. A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the Internat...
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Solar panels

Solar panels

Graphic explaining how solar panels work. A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.
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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

Green technologies such as offshore wind and solar power are changing the way we produce energy. A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, th...
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The carbon cycle

The carbon cycle

Videographic about the carbon cycle, which began with volcanic eruptions which propelled carbon dioxide to the surface of the Earth several billion years ago. A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewa...
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Macron, Merkel and Juncker greet Xi Jinping at Élysée Palace

Macron, Merkel and Juncker greet Xi Jinping at Élysée Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris for trade and climate talks.
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New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

A new blackout hit many regions in Venezuela including much of Caracas on Monday, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralyzed the country.
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Californian desert blooms with wild flowers

Californian desert blooms with wild flowers

Walkers have been flooding to the Californian desert to admire the "Superbloom" of wild flowers, a rare phenomenon due to heavy rains that hit the region in winter.
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Chess, the war game building bridges in South Sudan

Chess, the war game building bridges in South Sudan

The scorching sun is finally beginning to dip on a late Saturday afternoon in Juba, where a small group gathers to watch a tense battle between two of their best men. Nevertheless, after more than five years of war, pitting different ethnic groups...
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Kenya school celebrates after teacher wins world's best title

Kenya school celebrates after teacher wins world's best title

Students from a remote village of Kenya celebrate after their math and physics teacher won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
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World's largest tequila tasting enters Guinness book of records

World's largest tequila tasting enters Guinness book of records

The Mexican state of Jalisco, birthplace of tequila, earns a place in the Guinness book of records for the largest tasting of this drink in the world, with the participation of 1,486 people who gathered in the main square of Guadalajara.
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Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Spain

Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Spain

A former gym teacher at a Catholic school accused of sexually assaulting students goes on trial in Barcelona, as a growing trickle of abuse allegations shakes the Church in Spain.
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French 'Spiderman' climbs Paris tower to "save Notre Dame"

French 'Spiderman' climbs Paris tower to "save Notre Dame"

French "spiderman" Alain Robert, 56, climbs to the top of the 185-metre, 37-storey Engie Tower in the Paris business district of La Defense, "to save Notre-Dame-de-Paris". The veteran freeclimbing specialist's endeavour is to help raise awareness ...
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Slovakian presidential candidate Caputova on campaign trail

Slovakian presidential candidate Caputova on campaign trail

Slovakian presidential candidate Zuzana Caputova met with supporters on her campaign trail in central Slovakia with the liberal anti-corruption activist expected to see a major victory in the European country's presidential runoff on March 30.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives at Elysee for talks

Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives at Elysee for talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Elysee where he is welcomed by Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders will discuss several international and bilateral issues, including the signing of cooperation agreements and commercial contracts worth "bi...
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Ahead of talks, Macron and Xi pay tribute at Arc de Triomphe

Ahead of talks, Macron and Xi pay tribute at Arc de Triomphe

Chinese President Xi Jinping was welcomed Monday under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris by French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who hopes to convince him to join a "new international order" in a coordinated manner with fellow European member states.
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China International Fashion Week kicks off in Beijing

China International Fashion Week kicks off in Beijing

The China International Fashion Week kicks off with an autumn-winter 2019-2020 International Young Fashion Designers Contest runway in Beijing Hotel.
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Yemen

Yemen

Videographic explaining the background to the acute crisis in Yemen. The war in Yemen has left thousands dead and triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations. The conflict, between Huthi rebels and pro-governme...
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Israel candidate Gantz says willing to use force on Iran

Israel candidate Gantz says willing to use force on Iran

Benny Gantz, who is posing a stiff challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections, says he would not hesitate to use force on Iran to contain the regional rival.
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Shots of the US Congress after Mueller report finds no collusion

Shots of the US Congress after Mueller report finds no collusion

Images of the US Congress after the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller cleared the campaign of US President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election.
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Risk of famine in Yemen

Risk of famine in Yemen

Videographic showing areas of Yemen threatened with famine. A conflict in Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and troops loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi escalated in March 2015 has since then left about 10,000 dead, mainly civilians.
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Chinese president Xi Jinping lands in Paris for Macron talks

Chinese president Xi Jinping lands in Paris for Macron talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Paris for the official part of his visit to France, where French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will aim to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing's advances. Xi's official visit to Paris marks 5...
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EU "prepared" for a no-deal Brexit

EU "prepared" for a no-deal Brexit

The European Commission says it is "prepared" in the event of Britain crashing out of the bloc without a divorce accord, as fears of a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit grow.
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Rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”

Rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”

Videographic on the rise and fall of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate”. Dozens of Islamic State group jihadists emerged from tunnels to surrender to US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Sunday, a day after their "caliphate" was declared defeated.
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Who controls what in Yemen

Who controls what in Yemen

Updated videographic locating Yemen showing areas of the country controlled by rival forces. The war between Huthi rebels and pro-government troops escalated in March 2015, when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened against the rebels.
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Thai Junta leader keeps low profile day after general election

Thai Junta leader keeps low profile day after general election

Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha stays silent after his party took a surprise lead in the country's first election since the 2014 coup.
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Appeals trial begins for brother of Toulouse attacker Merah

Appeals trial begins for brother of Toulouse attacker Merah

The appeals trial of Abdelkader Merah, the brother of Mohamed Merah, begins in Paris over his role in the attacks carried out by his brother. Mohamed Merah shot three soldiers dead in March 2012, before killing four more, including three children,...
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UK ministers arrive for cabinet meeting on big week for Brexit

UK ministers arrive for cabinet meeting on big week for Brexit

Theresa May is convening her government at the start of a strategic week for Brexit, which could see the British Parliament dictate its wishes on the EU's exit process in the face of a desperate Prime Minister.
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Comoros police carry unconscious man during Moroni protests

Comoros police carry unconscious man during Moroni protests

Police in Moroni, Comoros carry an unconscious man as protests erupt in the city after an election this past weekend caused escalating tensions.
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Searching for 'white gold' in Libya

Searching for 'white gold' in Libya

Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" -- white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad.
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Baghouz in ruins after Syrian forces' victory against IS

Baghouz in ruins after Syrian forces' victory against IS

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the ground in Baghouz amidst the debris from the battle against the Islamic State group, the day after they announced the end of the jihadists' nearly five-year-old "caliphate".
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No quiet rules at Indonesia's flyover library

No quiet rules at Indonesia's flyover library

Singing and laughter briefly drown out the roar of cars under a Jakarta flyover, where an unlikely library for kids is thriving despite choking fumes - and opposition from menacing gangsters.
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Argentinians remember military coup on its 43rd anniversary

Argentinians remember military coup on its 43rd anniversary

Thousands of Argentinians march in Buenos Aires to mark the 43rd anniversary of the military 1976 coup d'etat that overthrew President Isabel Peron and installed the military dictactorship.
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Rocket from Gaza hits house north of Tel Aviv, Israelis wounded

Rocket from Gaza hits house north of Tel Aviv, Israelis wounded

A rocket hits a house in a community north of Tel Aviv, causing it to catch fire and wound five Israelis.
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Macron receives Chinese president at Villa Kerylos

Macron receives Chinese president at Villa Kerylos

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Chinese President Xi Jinping, on a European mini-tour, at Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer near Nice, for a private dinner with their wives.
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Pigcasso creates Swatch Watch's best selling design

Pigcasso creates Swatch Watch's best selling design

She's already made waves in the art world and now the pig who loves to paint - also known as Pigcasso - is starting to hog the limelight in the fashion world too. Having had her artistic talents nourished by South Africa's Farm Sanctuary where she...
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Thai junta party lead in first general election since 2014

Thai junta party lead in first general election since 2014

Thailand's ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, putting it on course to return to power at the expense of the kingdom's pro-democracy camp.
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