Violent protests continue in Chile

Violent protests continue in Chile

Protests, sparked by anger over social and economic conditions, continue in Santiago, despite Chile declaring a state of emergency and deploying soldiers into the streets.
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Looting continues in Chile's Santiago after deadly protests

Looting continues in Chile's Santiago after deadly protests

Looters are seen running from a shopping centre with what appears to be stolen merchandise in their arms, as fresh clashes broke out in Chile's capital.
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US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdraw from their largest base in northern Syria, as people in the town of Tall Tamr welcome ambulances carrying Kurdish wounded from the besieged Syrian town of Ras al-Ain.
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Ciudadanos hold rally outside Catalonia's regional government

Ciudadanos hold rally outside Catalonia's regional government

The centre-right pro-union Ciudadanos party, which was born out of opposition to Catalan separatism, holds a rally in front of Catalonia's regional government headquarters in Barcelona run under the slogan: "That's enough! Justice and coexistence".
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Bolivian opposition candidate Carlos Mesa votes

Bolivian opposition candidate Carlos Mesa votes

Former president and opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa casts his ballot in La Paz.
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Bolivia's Evo Morales casts his ballot

Bolivia's Evo Morales casts his ballot

Bolivia President Evo Morales, who seeks a controversial fourth term, casts his ballot in Villa 14 de Septiembre.
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Bolivia's Evo Morales casts ballot in presidential vote

Bolivia's Evo Morales casts ballot in presidential vote

Bolivia President Evo Morales casts his vote as the country's first indigenous leader seeks a controversial fourth term.
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Tens of thousands demonstrate again as Lebanon's government frays

Tens of thousands demonstrate again as Lebanon's government frays

Tens of thousands of Lebanese take to the streets for a fourth day to protest political stasis and corruption, as the government was rocked by the resignation of a coalition partner.
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Supporters greet Bolivia's Evo Morales before vote

Supporters greet Bolivia's Evo Morales before vote

Supporters greet Bolivia President Evo Morales as he arrives to Villa 14 de Septiembre, where the country's first indigenous leader votes.
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World's longest non-stop flight arrives from New York

World's longest non-stop flight arrives from New York

A plane and its passengers were put through mental and physical testing during the world's longest ever flight from New York to Sydney this weekend.
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Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump

Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump

Hotels in Thailand's most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and stronger baht.
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Lebanese continue protests as Lebanon's government frays

Lebanese continue protests as Lebanon's government frays

Lebanese take to the streets for a fourth day to protest against political situation and corruption.
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Canada election brings call to arms against gun violence

Canada election brings call to arms against gun violence

Long associated with gang violence, the Regent Park neighborhood of Canada's largest city Toronto has changed. But firearms continue to claim lives, prompting calls ahead of national elections for tougher gun controls.
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Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs

Hong Kong police and protesters exchange tear gas and petrol bombs

Hong Kong police fire multiple rounds of tear gas outside a police station and demonstrators respond by throwing Molotov cocktails, as large crowds of Hong Kongers defy a police ban and take part in an illegal march.
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Myriads of flags and masks as Hong Kong democracy crowds defy police

Myriads of flags and masks as Hong Kong democracy crowds defy police

Large crowds of Hong Kongers defy a police ban and began an illegal march on Sunday, their numbers swollen by anger over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters.
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Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

Large crowds of Hong Kongers defy a police ban and begin an illegal march, their numbers swollen by anger over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters.
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Protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Demonstrators in Chile clash with police despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst violence years. Protesters bang pots and pans in the latest expression of anger over social and economic woes.
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Relief and frustration after vote on Brexit deal is postponed

Relief and frustration after vote on Brexit deal is postponed

People in London react after the British Parliament voted an amendment forcing the Prime minister Boris Johnson to delay Brexit while they further consider his EU divorce deal.
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Protesters rally in Lebanese capital for third night

Protesters rally in Lebanese capital for third night

Lebanese protesters rally in downtown Beirut as hundreds continue to gather for a third night of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption.
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'Just a very class act': Fans react after All Blacks rout Ireland

'Just a very class act': Fans react after All Blacks rout Ireland

Fans react after the New Zealand All Blacks thrash Ireland 46-14 in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in Tokyo. "The All Blacks were just a very class act," says All Blacks fan Scot Tasker.
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London reacts as Brexit delay announced

London reacts as Brexit delay announced

People standing on Parliament Square in London react as John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, reads out the vote result of the Letwin amendment (322-306) which has the effect of forcing Johnson to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit beyond Octo...
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Protesters light up central Hong Kong in peaceful vigil

Protesters light up central Hong Kong in peaceful vigil

Over a thousand gather in Hong Kong's Central business district for a prayer meeting ahead of a planned mass rally on Sunday that is banned by the police. The vigil calls for international aid for the city's pro-democracy movement and mourn for th...
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Clean up begins in Barcelona after violent protests

Clean up begins in Barcelona after violent protests

Clean up begins on the streets of Barcelona after a night of clashes which saw radical separatists hurling rocks and fireworks at police who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. Separatists are calling for renewed protests this evening.
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Rugby/WC 2019: Fans react after England's big win over Australia

Rugby/WC 2019: Fans react after England's big win over Australia

England fans aim at Rugby World Cup final against host Japan after they thumped their old enemy Australia 40-16 to become the first team to reach the semi-finals.
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British Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street

British Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street

Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing street as British MPs gather Saturday for a historic vote on Prime Minister's Brexit deal -- a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty.
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Hong Kong's domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes

Hong Kong's domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes

Indonesian migrant worker Jochel usually spends her sole day off in Hong Kong's parks, chatting with friends and video-calling loved ones back home. But this summer, her downtime keeps getting disrupted -- by protests and tear gas. She is one of m...
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Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary the renowned arts organisation is determined the s...
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Sound and light artists on show at Paris digital arts festival

Sound and light artists on show at Paris digital arts festival

The names 'Ouchhh', 'Superbien', 'les Vandales', 'Algorithm' or 'Spectrelab' might mean nothing to the general public, but they are among the digital artists looking to get the jury's nod at this Paris festival which has attracted contributors fro...
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Lebanon: protest against dire economic conditions

Lebanon: protest against dire economic conditions

Hundreds of demonstrators block the motorway leading to the airport in Beirut with burning tyres to protest against dire economic situations and plans to tax calls on messaging applications, forcing the government to axe the unpopular measure.
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More than half million people rally in Barcelona

More than half million people rally in Barcelona

More than half a million people rally in Barcelona in protests sparked by Spain's sentencing of nine Catalan separatist leaders to long prison terms over an abortive independence bid.
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Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the 'sleeping sickness'

Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the 'sleeping sickness'

African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. Researchers at the Pierre Richet Institute in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, are working to eliminate the disease.
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Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of "international concern" : WHO

Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of "international concern" : WHO

The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo remains a "public health emergency of international concern" for three more months, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says at a press conference in Geneva.
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Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where volunteer medics in sea-faring mobile clinics provide basic health services to underserved populations. And we travel to Lagos where a new chess club is giving hope to young people living in t...
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Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed. In an instant, 19 people were killed, including six children. Yamin, just three at the time, and h...
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Security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, after all-out gun battle

Security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, after all-out gun battle

Images of security forces in the streets of Culiacan after the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, triggered an all-out gun battle.
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Staël's "Parc des Princes" sold for 20 million euros

Staël's "Parc des Princes" sold for 20 million euros

Nicolas de Staël's painting "Parc des Princes", from 1952, is sold at auction for 20 million euros (17,5 million euros excluding expenses) by Christie's in Paris, setting a record for a work by the artist.
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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir become the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.
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EU's Tusk says US-Turkey deal not real 'ceasefire'

EU's Tusk says US-Turkey deal not real 'ceasefire'

European Council president Donald Tusk says after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey's US-brokered truce is not serious and demands Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces.
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EU's Tusk says 'mistake' to block Albania, N.Macedonia EU membership talks

EU's Tusk says 'mistake' to block Albania, N.Macedonia EU membership talks

EU Council President Donald Tusk says that the bloc's leaders made a mistake in failing to approve membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
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Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter NE Syria truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter NE Syria truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.
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General strike in Catalonia as 'freedom marchers' walk in Barcelona

General strike in Catalonia as 'freedom marchers' walk in Barcelona

Spain's protest-hit northeast is gripped by a general strike as thousands of "freedom marchers" converge on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders.
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Catalan separatists, police clash in fresh violence

Catalan separatists, police clash in fresh violence

Catalan separatists burn barricades and clash with police in Barcelona on Thursday in a fourth night of violence triggered by Spain's jailing of nine of their leaders over a failed independence bid.
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Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast

Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast

Heavy rains have been falling since last week in Ivory Coast, leading to floods in several cities across the country, extensive material damage and the deaths of five people in Abidjan.
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Rugby injuries

Rugby injuries

Three Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are held on Sunday. Videographic illustrating common rugby injuries.
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The physics behind a moving rugby ball

The physics behind a moving rugby ball

Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are held on Sunday. Videographic examining the unique movement of a rugby ball through the air.
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How Ebola attacks the body

How Ebola attacks the body

WHO Emergency Committee meets over Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Videographic on Ebola.
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Ebola virus

Ebola virus

WHO Emergency Committee meets over Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Videographic on Ebola.
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Fierce gun battles as Mexico moves to arrest El Chapo's son

Fierce gun battles as Mexico moves to arrest El Chapo's son

Heavily armed gunmen waged an all-out battle against Mexican security forces Thursday after they moved to arrest a son of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his home state, Sinaloa.
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