French island aims to run exclusively on renewable energy

French island aims to run exclusively on renewable energy

The French island of Saint-Nicolas des Glénan, off the coast of Brittany, already has a wind turbine, two solar power plants and photovoltaic panels, but now the island is hoping to become the first French island to run exclusively on renewable en...
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Vaccination and the immune system

Vaccination and the immune system

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations last year, the UN said Monday, as surging measles cases highlighted "dangerous" gaps in efforts to shield kids from preven...
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MH17 plane crash

MH17 plane crash

Videographic on the MH17 air disaster. Five years ago on Wednesday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blasted out of the sky over war-torn eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board.
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Golf equipment

Golf equipment

Videographic on the equipment used to play the sport of golf. The Open begins at Portrush in Northern Ireland on Thursday.
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The rules of golf

The rules of golf

Videographic on the rules of golf. The Open golf championship begins on Thursday at Portrush in Northern Ireland.
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Europe's multinational parliament

Europe's multinational parliament

Videographic illustrating and explaining the various key institutions of the European Union. Ursula von der Leyen learns on Tuesday whether the European Parliament is ready to approve her bid to become the first female president of the European Co...
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. At least 12 people were killed when a house collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rain which has left more than 100 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.
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Ebola virus

Ebola virus

Videographic on Ebola. The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the main eastern city of Goma. VIDEOGRAPHIC
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How Ebola attacks the body

How Ebola attacks the body

Videographic on the deadly disease Ebola. The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the main eastern city of Goma.
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AFCON: Algerian fans clash with police in Marseille

AFCON: Algerian fans clash with police in Marseille

Algerian football fans and police clash in Marseille after their team win the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final showdown against Nigeria.
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England fans celebrate World Cup in Trafalgar Square

England fans celebrate World Cup in Trafalgar Square

England fans explode with joy after a narrow World Cup final win over New Zealand on Sunday. Fans endured a tense finale as they watched on a large screen in Trafalgar Square before England clinched victory following a 'Super Over' after the match...
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Football: Antoine Griezmann photo session at the Camp Nou

Football: Antoine Griezmann photo session at the Camp Nou

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann poses for the cameras during his official presentation at the Camp Nou.
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Tensions on the Champs-Elysées, occupied by "yellow vests"

Tensions on the Champs-Elysées, occupied by "yellow vests"

Dozens of people, among them "yellow vest" protesters, demonstrate on the Champs-Elysées in a tense face-off with the police at the end of the 14th July military parade.
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A "flying man" over the Champs-Elysees at Paris parade

A "flying man" over the Champs-Elysees at Paris parade

A French inventor and entrepreneur flies above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.
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Macron arrives for Bastille Day parade

Macron arrives for Bastille Day parade

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lead the Bastille Day parade in an open-top command car alongside the country's chief of staff.
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Images before the beginning of Bastille Day military parade

Images before the beginning of Bastille Day military parade

French President Emmanuel Macron put European military cooperation at the heart of the Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions with the United States. Key EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mar...
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Salt harvest gets underway in France's Guerande region

Salt harvest gets underway in France's Guerande region

Blue skies, bright sunshine, a light breeze... The conditions are ideal for the beginning of the salt harvest in the western French town of Guerande. Work started at the beginning of June and it's been a great season thus far. But the race is on t...
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Britanny man leads fight against green algae

Britanny man leads fight against green algae

Environmental campaigner André Ollivro overlooks the picturesque bay of Saint-Brieuc in northwest France. But the golden sand is covered by a carpet of toxic algae. For nearly 20 years, André has been fighting this scourge, to the point of becomin...
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Nigeria, where people are disagreeing over the legacy of a 19th century Fulani Muslim ruler and then we head to Madagascar, which has begun producing African Caviar. Africa Weekly - a round up of news and feat...
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Macron arrives to unveil new Suffren nuclear submarine

Macron arrives to unveil new Suffren nuclear submarine

President Emmanuel Macron arrives in the northern city of Cherbourg for the launch ceremony of the new French nuclear submarine, named Suffren. Six of them have been made as part of the first submarine launch in more than 10 years.
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Chandrayaan2: India aims for the moon

Chandrayaan2: India aims for the moon

Videographic on the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission. India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon.
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Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale

Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale

Videographic on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Tropical Storm Barry gathered strength Friday as it chugged toward water-logged New Orleans, which girded for heavy rains, storm surge and flooding that pose a threat reminiscent of 2005's deadly Hurr...
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Videographic on hurricanes. Tropical Storm Barry gathered strength Friday as it chugged toward water-logged New Orleans, which girded for heavy rains, storm surge and flooding that pose a threat reminiscent of 2005's deadly Hurricane Katrina.
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Storm surge

Storm surge

Graphic on storm surge. Tropical Storm Barry gathered strength Friday as it chugged toward water-logged New Orleans, which girded for heavy rains, storm surge and flooding that pose a threat reminiscent of 2005's deadly Hurricane Katrina.
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French auto-reconditioning plant making old cars go va va vroom

French auto-reconditioning plant making old cars go va va vroom

An auto-reconditioning plant in the south of France is taking old cars and making them go va va vroom again, all on an industrial scale. "A reconditioned used vehicle means you have a vehicle with all the guarantees, with a budget that is obviousl...
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Formula E: high voltage racing

Formula E: high voltage racing

Videographic on Formula E and E cars. The New York City E-Prix takes place at the weekend.
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Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Videographic showing the circuit ahead of this weekend's British Grand prix.
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Rain or shine: how weather works

Rain or shine: how weather works

How weather works. Fierce storms have killed six tourists and injured dozens of people in northern Greece, authorities said on Thursday.
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Interest rates

Interest rates

Graphic explaining how interest rates work. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday left the door open to an interest rate cut this month, pointing to uncertainty about trade frictions and global growth.
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Indian cricket fans “heart-broken” after shock World Cup exit

Indian cricket fans “heart-broken” after shock World Cup exit

Indian cricket fans who gathered at an open-air big screen to watch the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand were left “sad and disappointed” after their team lost. Virat Kohli's team crashed to an unexpected 18-run defeat at Old Trafford on W...
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Dancing in the park, Pyongyang style

Dancing in the park, Pyongyang style

No matter the rhythm or dancing steps, as the sun goes down In Pyongyang, locals gather every Sunday in Moran park, to dance to the sound of folk music.
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Wildlife hospital inundated with animals after June heatwave

Wildlife hospital inundated with animals after June heatwave

During a ferocious heatwave that hit Europe at the end of June, humans were not the only victims. The Laroque Wildlife Hospital in the south of France is inundated with several species of animals and birds requiring treatment after falling victim ...
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Macron hosts international climate summit at Elysée Palace

Macron hosts international climate summit at Elysée Palace

Representatives of sovereign wealth funds and asset managers arrive at the Elysée Palace for an international climate meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Unlocking an asteroid’s secrets

Unlocking an asteroid’s secrets

Videographic presenting the Hayabusa2 mission. Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.
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Single use plastics

Single use plastics

Videographic on single-use plastic pollution. Nine deer have died after swallowing plastic bags in Japan's Nara Park, a wildlife group said on Wednesday, warning that a surge in tourism may be to blame.
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Plastics: beauty and the beast

Plastics: beauty and the beast

Videographic illustrating plastics. Nine deer have died after swallowing plastic bags in Japan's Nara Park, a wildlife group said on Wednesday, warning that a surge in tourism may be to blame.
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Tension in the Gulf

Tension in the Gulf

Videographic locating recent incidents in the Gulf region. The US aims to form a coalition to guarantee freedom of navigation in strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between Washington and Tehran, a top general told media on Tuesday.
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Avalanches

Avalanches

Videographic illustrating how avalanches occur. Indian authorities on Monday showed heart-wrenching images of the final moments of an international team of climbers swept away in an avalanche as they attempted to scale an unconquered Himalayan peak.
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The treasure of Tutankhamun

The treasure of Tutankhamun

Videographic presenting the life of ancient Egypt's boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition ...
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Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will become the first publicly-traded space tourism project thanks to a New York-listed company's investment worth about $800 million, t...
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Global arms trade

Global arms trade

Videographic on the arms trade. China urged Washington Tuesday to "immediately cancel" the potential sale of $2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles.
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Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Videographic on deforestation. The rate of deforestation in the Amazon, which slowed dramatically from 2004 to 2012, surged again in January, according to conservation group Imazon.
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Nuclear facilities in Iran

Nuclear facilities in Iran

Videography of the nuclear sites in Iran. Iran warned European countries on Monday against any escalatory response to its move to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
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The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court

Videographic on the International Criminal Court. International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda of war crimes including directing massacres of civilians and rape, in a badly-needed victor...
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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. Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a devastating conflict since Iran-backed rebels seized the capital Sanaa five years ago.
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Risk of famine in Yemen

Risk of famine in Yemen

Videographic showing areas of Yemen threatened with famine. Impoverished Yemen has been mired in a devastating conflict since Iran-backed rebels seized the capital Sanaa five years ago.
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Key moments in the conquest of space

Key moments in the conquest of space

Videographic looking back on fifty years of space travel. Half a century has passed -- but the moment Moon pioneer Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the lunar surface is etched in the memories of those who tuned in.
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29 die as bus falls off India's 'highway to hell'

29 die as bus falls off India's 'highway to hell'

At least 29 people are killed after a bus careered off one of India's busiest roads which has become known as the "highway to hell" because of its poor safety record.
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