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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Large crowd attends Erdogan campaign rally in Istanbul

Large crowd attends Erdogan campaign rally in Istanbul

Large crowds attend a campaign rally held by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. The vote in Istanbul, with a population of 15 million out of Turkey's 80 million, will be a major test for Erdogan's party to consolidate its power.
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New Zealand's Linwood mosque reopens after massacre

New Zealand's Linwood mosque reopens after massacre

New Zealand's Linwood mosque in Christchurch reopens, after seven people were gunned down on 15 March as part of an attack by a white supremacist that left a total of fifty people dead.
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Polls close in Thailand's first election since 2014 coup

Polls close in Thailand's first election since 2014 coup

Polling stations across Thailand closed on Sunday afternoon after the country's first general election since a junta seized power in 2014.
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Comoros leader Azali casts his vote in presidential poll

Comoros leader Azali casts his vote in presidential poll

The president of the Comoros, Azali Assoumani, casts his vote in Mitsoudje as he seeks to win a new term in the small archipelago's presidential election.
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Polls open in Comoros as leader Azali seeks new term

Polls open in Comoros as leader Azali seeks new term

Polls open in the small archipelago of Comoros as President Azali Assoumani looks set to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked.
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Image of New Zealand's Ardern projected onto Dubai skyscraper

Image of New Zealand's Ardern projected onto Dubai skyscraper

Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower was lit up with an image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday night, in tribute to her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 50 worshippers.
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Thai junta leader votes in general election

Thai junta leader votes in general election

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha votes in the country's first election since the 2014 military coup.
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In Texas, America's oil faucet gets an upgrade

In Texas, America's oil faucet gets an upgrade

As US oil exports hit record levels, the port of Corpus Christi is gearing up to process the growing output from Texas' shale fields, with expansion projects to accommodate bigger vessels carrying America's black gold to the rest of the world.
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Sharks and surfers vie for control of the waters of Reunion

Sharks and surfers vie for control of the waters of Reunion

In Reunion Island, where the number of shark attacks has skyrocketed in recent years, lovers of surfing and other water-sports have to be on their guard at all times. But recent initiatives taken by the local surfing federation are seeking to ensu...
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Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires, two days before the International Day of the Unborn Child established by Pope John Paul II, as the country remains deeply divided over its stance on abortion.
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French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

Thousands of police fan out across Paris and other French cities for the 19th consecutive week of "yellow vest" protests, as the government faced intense pressure to avoid a repeat of the rioting and looting that marred last week's rally in the ca...
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Security reinforced during Miami Beach’s spring break

Security reinforced during Miami Beach’s spring break

Spring Break is a US holiday known for excessive partying, but in Miami Beach, one of the centers of the festivities, it's becoming so big and chaotic that Miami Beach Police are using riot police for back up.
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Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain march through London calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit.
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People gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

People gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

Dozens of people gather in Caracas for a rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro, on the same day as opposition leader Juan Guaido marked two months since declaring himself interim president of the country.
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The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern city.
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Tensions errupt briefly at start of Paris 'yellow vest' march

Tensions errupt briefly at start of Paris 'yellow vest' march

Protesters are on the streets of the French capital for the 19th consecutive Saturday as police step up security following last weekend's riots.
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Anti-Brexit protesters gather in Parliament Sq ahead of rally

Anti-Brexit protesters gather in Parliament Sq ahead of rally

Hundreds of people gather in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain marching through London calling for another referendum on EU membership. The protesters are expec...
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Aerial images after huge blast at China chemical plant

Aerial images after huge blast at China chemical plant

Drone images show damage to China's eastern city of Yancheng after a chemical plant exploded, killing at least 64, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.
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Senegalese fishermen hope for bumper catch in Mauritanian waters

Senegalese fishermen hope for bumper catch in Mauritanian waters

After years of tension with Mauritanian coastguards, a new government-negotiated deal means that Senegalese fishermen can once again cast their nets in their northern neighbour's fish-rich waters.
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Images of Department of Justice after Mueller submits report

Images of Department of Justice after Mueller submits report

Images of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, moments after confirmation that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has submitted his report on the Russia investigation.
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The Serbian who downed a US stealth jet and befriended the pilot

The Serbian who downed a US stealth jet and befriended the pilot

Twenty years ago, as a Yugoslav army commander, Zoltan Dani achieved a miraculous military feat: wielding outdated missile equipment, his army unit shot down an American F117 "stealth fighter", deemed almost invisible to radar, flying over Serbia ...
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French coal power plant looks to switch to biomass

French coal power plant looks to switch to biomass

EDF electricity group unveils its project to convert its coal-fired power plant in Cordemais, western France, to biomass, to enable it to operate beyond 2022.
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Water Day: In the Antofagasta desert, Chileans drink seawater

Water Day: In the Antofagasta desert, Chileans drink seawater

In northern Chile, many residents of the region of Antofagasta don’t have access to running water or suffer from cuts, depending on tankers to distribute the vital liquid to particular houses and farming plots. The water was formerly supplied from...
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Health risks heighten in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Health risks heighten in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Healthcare workers are concerned about increased health risks in cyclone-hit Zimbabwe after some HIV and AIDS patients living in the affected areas lost their medication and health cards in the floods.
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Mauritania where Senegalese fisherman can once again cast their nets in the fish-rich waters of their northern neighbour, and we take you to Reunion Island, where the local surfing federation has been on a ...
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Ex-Panama president Martinelli arrives at court for trial

Ex-Panama president Martinelli arrives at court for trial

Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli arrives at court under heavy police surveillance as his trial over wiretapping accusations resumes.
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Water

Water

Graphic on drinking water and its geo-political importance.
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Dutch offshore wind farm possible model for French project

Dutch offshore wind farm possible model for French project

Although France has the second largest coastline in Europe, it does not yet have any offshore wind farms. Six projects are in progress, and a call for tenders is underway for a seventh, off Dunkirk (north), which is to become the largest of the se...
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Malala asks Abe to spearhead women's education agenda at G20

Malala asks Abe to spearhead women's education agenda at G20

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai asks the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, to lead the way by calling on G20 leaders to make girls' education a priority at their next summit, in Japan, in June.
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Huge inflatable dead mouse hits Hong Kong

Huge inflatable dead mouse hits Hong Kong

A massive inflatable reminiscent of a dead mouse is towed into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, attracting a crowd of locals and visitors.
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Water day: plastic threatens life in Galapagos

Water day: plastic threatens life in Galapagos

Park rangers and volunteers collect garbage on the coast of the unpopulated Isabela Island, as tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos Islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of endemic species found only in the Pa...
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EU's Tusk: Anything is possible before April 12 Brexit day

EU's Tusk: Anything is possible before April 12 Brexit day

EU Council President Donald Tusk says that until the new April 12 deadline, "anything is possible" on Brexit, including Britain cancelling its withdrawal.
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Ocean garbage

Ocean garbage

Videographic illustrating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of marine debris in the north-east of the Pacific Ocean. Tons of plastic waste wash up on the shores of the Galapagos islands where microparticles end up in the stomachs of species ...
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Tusk: 'Still a lot of space in hell' for Brexiteers without plan

Tusk: 'Still a lot of space in hell' for Brexiteers without plan

European Council President Donald Tusk reignites his attack on some Brexiteers, claiming there is ‘a lot of space’ in hell for those who pushed for Britain leaving the EU without a plan. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, adds: ‘Do...
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Security aftermath of huge blast at China chemical plant

Security aftermath of huge blast at China chemical plant

Police cordon off a chemical plant in eastern China where a huge explosion killed 44 people and seriously injured at least 90. The explosion was so powerful that shattered the windows of homes a few kilometres away.
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Indian cyclists cycle 1500 kms to promote gender equality

Indian cyclists cycle 1500 kms to promote gender equality

Indian cyclists, including two women, ride 1500 kms from to New Delhi, to promote gender equality. The women say that more women should come out and support each other.
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Xi Jinping arrives at Quirinal Palace in Rome

Xi Jinping arrives at Quirinal Palace in Rome

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Quirinal Palace in Rome meeting his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella. It kicks off a whistlestop European tour amid growing Western unease over Italy joining the ever-expanding Asian giant's new Sil...
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Roundtable of the EU Council summit in Brussels

Roundtable of the EU Council summit in Brussels

European leaders meet in Brussels after British Prime minister Theresa May secured an agreement with the EU to delay Brexit by a short period.
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Grenade thrown at Russian consulate explodes, no injuries

Grenade thrown at Russian consulate explodes, no injuries

Bomb specialists examine the scene after a grenade exploded early in the morning outside the Russian consulate in Athens without hurting anyone, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups. The area in the Athens suburb of Halandri ...
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European leaders arrive for EU Council summit

European leaders arrive for EU Council summit

European leaders meet in Brussels after British Prime minister Theresa May secured an agreement with the EU to delay Brexit by a short period.
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New Zealand PM at Friday Prayers to mark week after massacre

New Zealand PM at Friday Prayers to mark week after massacre

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins thousands of people for the Muslim call to prayer and two minutes of silence one week after a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch.
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