French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visits the Eurotunnel site as he visits the northern port of Calais, a day after activating plans for a no-deal Brexit.
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Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Sweden ends a four-month political vacuum by electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.
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Border wall construction threatens butterfly sanctuary in the US

Border wall construction threatens butterfly sanctuary in the US

At the US-Mexico border near the Rio Grande, a national butterfly sanctuary is being threatened by Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
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Teens jockey in Indonesia's traditional horse racing

Teens jockey in Indonesia's traditional horse racing

Over 300 jockeys, mostly teenagers, take part in a traditional horse race in Indonesia's westernmost province Aceh.
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Tesla recalls thousands of cars in China

Tesla recalls thousands of cars in China

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall more than 14 thousand cars in China over airbags that contained a part made by the now-defunct Japanese manufacturer Takata.
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Zimbabwe activist in court for 'subversion' after protests

Zimbabwe activist in court for 'subversion' after protests

Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has appeared in court in Harare to face subversion charges as authorities crack down on anti-government protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds.
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After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive.
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Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ignited a national debate with a controversial vow to grant citizenship to Afghan refugees born in Pakistan -- potentially creating more than a million new citizens.
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International ice sculpture contest held in the French Alps

International ice sculpture contest held in the French Alps

Twenty sculptors from all over the world compete for three days and three nights to bring gigantic blocks of ice to life during the 28th edition of Valloire's ice sculpture competition, in France's Savoy region.
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Duque: Those responsible for 'terrorist act' will be punished

Duque: Those responsible for 'terrorist act' will be punished

During a press conference from the site of an apparent car bomb, Colombian President Ivan Duque classifies it as a "terrorist act" and says that those responsible "will not go unpunished."
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Hundreds of migrants exit Guatemalan capital towards Mexico

Hundreds of migrants exit Guatemalan capital towards Mexico

Hundreds of Honduran migrants, including several children, start their trek early morning to leave Guatemala City and head towards the Mexican border, in the hopes of reaching the US.
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Suspect identified in Bogota car bomb attack: prosecutor

Suspect identified in Bogota car bomb attack: prosecutor

Colombia's attorney general announces that authorities have fully identified the man who detonated a car with 80 kilos of explosive at a police academy in Bogota, causing nine deaths and 54 injuries.
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Lingerie: Selling seduction in the age of #MeToo

Lingerie: Selling seduction in the age of #MeToo

With G-strings and push-up bras losing their allure as ultra sexiness gives ways to comfort, and the whole idea of seduction being questioned, designers are grappling with how to be interesting without objectifying women.
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Colombian president arrives at scene of apparent car bomb

Colombian president arrives at scene of apparent car bomb

Colombian President Ivan Duque arrives at the scene of an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
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Relatives gather at the scene of apparent car bomb in Bogota

Relatives gather at the scene of apparent car bomb in Bogota

Relatives gather at the scene an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
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Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

The secretary general of Tunisia's powerful UGTT trade union, Noureddine Taboubi, gives a speech in front of a crowd gathered in front of the union's headquarters in Tunis, as a major strike takes effect in the country. The Tunisian General Labour...
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Police and rescue services at scene of car bomb in Bogota

Police and rescue services at scene of car bomb in Bogota

Police and rescue services are at the scene an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
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Football: Chelsea close in on Gonzalo Higuain loan

Football: Chelsea close in on Gonzalo Higuain loan

Chelsea are set to add some much-needed firepower by reuniting manager Maurizio Sarri with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to widespread reports.
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Armoured trucks: Mexico toughens up its giants on the road

Armoured trucks: Mexico toughens up its giants on the road

Mounting dangers on Mexican roads have fuelled a booming new business as the trucking industry seeks to fight back: welcome to the world of armoured and bullet-proof trailer trucks.
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Colombia 'will not bow to violence' after car bomb: Duque

Colombia 'will not bow to violence' after car bomb: Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque vows that his country "will not bow to violence" after an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in capital Bogota left at least five people dead and 10 injured, according to the city's mayor.
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Bogota mayor confirms five dead in apparent car bomb attack

Bogota mayor confirms five dead in apparent car bomb attack

Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa confirms there have been at least five dead in an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital and at least 10 injured.
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Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcoming ceremony in front of the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade as he kicks of his state visit to the country.
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Putin holds talks with Serbia President Vucic in Belgrade

Putin holds talks with Serbia President Vucic in Belgrade

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade during a state visit to Serbia.
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Spanish village purifies horses with fire in age-old ritual

Spanish village purifies horses with fire in age-old ritual

The Spanish village of San Bartolome de Pinares holds its Luminarias festival, in which riders and horses burst through flames in an annual celebration thought to protect the animals from diseases and give their riders fertility. However, there ar...
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Rescue mission for missing Spanish toddler continues

Rescue mission for missing Spanish toddler continues

The rescue mission to save a two-year-old boy who fell down a well in southern Spain continues. Authorities say they have found several strands of his hair raising hopes of finding the toddler whose fate has gripped the nation for days.
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Thousands rally in Prague to commemorate Jan Palach

Thousands rally in Prague to commemorate Jan Palach

Thousands of people marched through central Prague Wednesday to commemorate Czech student Jan Palach who set himself alight exactly 50 years ago in protest against a Soviet-led occupation of former Czechoslovakia. Palach, a Prague philosophy stude...
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African Union meeting in Ethiopia to discuss DRC situation

African Union meeting in Ethiopia to discuss DRC situation

Continental leaders gather at a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed election in the DR Congo. The DR Congo election commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner last Thursday. But a different o...
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Putin lands in Belgrade with a rockstar reception

Putin lands in Belgrade with a rockstar reception

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Belgrade for a State visit. Putin's visit has generated a lot of support in Belgrade which has prepared a parade in his honour that will weave through Belgrade and culminate at the massive Saint Sava chu...
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UK PM must 'ditch red lines' on Brexit: opposition leader

UK PM must 'ditch red lines' on Brexit: opposition leader

Prime Minister Theresa May must "ditch the red lines" on Brexit after the defeat of the plan she had agreed with the EU, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.
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Sudanese protesters march in downtown Khartoum

Sudanese protesters march in downtown Khartoum

Sudanese protesters march in downtown Khartoum, chanting "freedom". Sudanese police on Thursday fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration to demand the resignation of President Om...
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Global warming

Global warming

Videographic about global warming. As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought and heatwave-battered eastern Australia.
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Climate change scenarios

Climate change scenarios

Videographic about climate change. As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought and heatwave-battered eastern Australia.
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Zimbabweans arrested for fuel protests appear in court

Zimbabweans arrested for fuel protests appear in court

About 70 people arrested for protesting fuel price increases in Zimbabwe three days ago arrive at Harare Magistrate’s Court. The nationwide protests were triggered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement that fuel prices were doubling - res...
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Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

The secretary general of Tunisia's powerful UGTT trade union, Noureddine Taboubi, gives a speech in front of a crowd gathered in front of the union's headquarters in Tunis, as a major strike took effect in the country Thursday. The Tunisian Genera...
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Indian bullfighters participate in Jallikattu festival

Indian bullfighters participate in Jallikattu festival

Dozens of young men were injured on the first day of a traditional bull-wrestling festival in southern India that has drawn criticism from animal rights activists. During the Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu, bulls festooned with marigolds are re...
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Rock and roll nuns hope to make the pope dance in Panama

Rock and roll nuns hope to make the pope dance in Panama

With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, perhaps including the pope himself, will lap it up.
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Vietnam fabric cooperative helps trafficking victims

Vietnam fabric cooperative helps trafficking victims

A textile cooperative in northern Vietnam's Quan Ba district provides hope, income, and purpose to women of the Vietnamese Hmong hill tribes, many of whose lives have been blighted by people trafficking.
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India's transgenders take first Kumbh Mela splash

India's transgenders take first Kumbh Mela splash

Dozens of transgenders in India splash in the sacred waters of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers alongside top Hindu ascetics at the world’s biggest religious gathering, the Kumbh Mela. It was the first time that members of India's estimated two-millio...
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Belgrade protesters march in honour of murdered politician

Belgrade protesters march in honour of murdered politician

Thousands of anti-government protesters march in silence in Belgrade to pay homage to Oliver Ivanovic, a Kosovan Serb politician who was murdered one year ago in Kosovo.
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Two cities, a border, and the Rio Grande running through it

Two cities, a border, and the Rio Grande running through it

On the border by the Rio Grande, the Texan city of Laredo relies on its proximity to Mexico. With exchanges between the two sides a part of daily life, many residents fear the arrival of Donald Trump’s border wall.
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The 'Bad' tatoo artist inking up in an Albanian bunker

The 'Bad' tatoo artist inking up in an Albanian bunker

In the middle of a grassy steppe in northern Albania, a small concrete dome rises above the horizon. This is the lair of "Keqi," a crafty artist and ex-con who has turned the security bunker into a unlikely tattoo parlour.
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May makes statement outside No.10 after no-confidence vote fails

May makes statement outside No.10 after no-confidence vote fails

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside Downing Street, saying it is her "duty" to deliver on Brexit, after her government survives a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal, just weeks before the ...
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Families of Nairobi terror victims bury their loved ones

Families of Nairobi terror victims bury their loved ones

Families of two Kenyans killed in a Nairobi hotel attack that killed 21 people bury their loved ones. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that all five gunmen behind the attack are now dead. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-li...
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Jellyfish exhibit in Paris puts spotlight on climate change

Jellyfish exhibit in Paris puts spotlight on climate change

Jellyfish - beautiful to look at, often harmful to the touch and rising in numbers. A new exhibit at the Paris Aquarium spotlights how warming seas affect the global jellyfish population as climate change threatens marine life.
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Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities seize a 4.4-metre (14-foot) pet crocodile to prevent it from harming other people after it mauled to death a 44-year-old woman on the island of Sulawesi.
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Kenya terror attack: death toll rises to 21

Kenya terror attack: death toll rises to 21

The Kenyan Chief of Police reveals that the death toll from the Nairobi hotel complex terrorist attack has risen to 21. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army int...
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China:'Three Billboards' campaign targets gay conversion therapy

China:'Three Billboards' campaign targets gay conversion therapy

A Chinese artist and a gay policeman launch an unusually bold public protest campaign in which bright-red trucks bearing slogans denouncing homosexual "conversion therapy" are being paraded through several major cities.
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Meghan Markle visits Mayhew animal charity in London

Meghan Markle visits Mayhew animal charity in London

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle visits the Mayhew animal charity in northwest London. Prince Harry's wife told well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant and was expecting her baby at the end of April or beginning of May.
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