Protesters gather outside Paris theater where Macron attended play

Protesters gather outside Paris theater where Macron attended play

Dozens of protesters gather outside the Bouffes du Nord theater in Paris where French President Emmanuel Macron attended a play. Demonstrations against a government plan to overhaul the pension system have roiled France for several weeks.
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Thousands gather in main protest square in Chile capital

Thousands gather in main protest square in Chile capital

Thousands of people gather in Plaza Italia square and surrounding streets, the historical epicenter of Chilean demonstrations in the capital, as the protest movement now in its thirteenth week, continues to put pressure on the government of Presid...
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Paris Fashion Week: Beckhams and Kate Moss attend star-studded Dior men's show

Paris Fashion Week: Beckhams and Kate Moss attend star-studded Dior men's show

Designer Kim Jones presents his latest collection for Dior at Men's Fashion Week in Paris. Among the many celebrities in the audience: David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and her daughter, the singer Courtney Love and actor Robert Pattinson.
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Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

It's a world record almost nobody knows about, but South African Vernon Kruger is set to break it : the longest duration pole sitting in a barrel.
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Brexiteers battle for Big Ben to bong on January 31th

Brexiteers battle for Big Ben to bong on January 31th

People in London's Parliament Square share their thoughts after Brexit supporters began a crowfunding campaign to pay for London's Big Ben to bong at 23:00 on January 31 when Brexit formally enters into force, a cost estimated at £500,000 because ...
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Africa Weekly 17/1/2020

Africa Weekly 17/1/2020

This week on Africa Weekly, we head to Kenya, one of the world's leading producers of black tea. But this prized export is not fetching the prices it once did, forcing suppliers to innovate with new products and strategies. And then we head to Sen...
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Greta Thunberg attends climate demo in Lausanne

Greta Thunberg attends climate demo in Lausanne

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate rally in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Antonia Jiménez, a star in the men's world of flamenco guitar

Antonia Jiménez, a star in the men's world of flamenco guitar

Andalusian guitarist Antonia Jiménez has used her guitar-playing talents as an instrument for liberty. Despite facing obstacles in the mainly masculin world of flamenco guitar playing, her talents allowed her to travel the world and create a reput...
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Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire stresses the importance of an alliance to defend Amazon tribes

Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire stresses the importance of an alliance to defend Amazon tribes

Brazil's leading indigenous chief, Raoni Metuktire, meets with other indigenous leaders to form an alliance against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
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Frustration mounts as toxic smog shrouds the Balkans

Frustration mounts as toxic smog shrouds the Balkans

Winter brings its annual toxic smog to the Balkans, where the pollution is fuelled in large part by the coal and wood fires that many poorer residents rely on for heating. In recent weeks, Balkan capitals including Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje and P...
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Paul Bocuse restaurant loses its third Michelin star

Paul Bocuse restaurant loses its third Michelin star

Almost two years to the day after the death of famed French chef Paul Bocuse, his iconic restaurant has lost the coveted Michelin three-star rating it had held continuously since 1965, according to the restaurant guide.
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US Secretary of State Pompeo welcomes Pakistan Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State Pompeo welcomes Pakistan Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomes Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, to the State Department. The two men are set to speak about the growing momentum toward a deal between the United States and the Taliban, as Qureshi warn...
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Ex-president of Ecuador's National Assembly denounces a 'dictatorship'

Ex-president of Ecuador's National Assembly denounces a 'dictatorship'

Former president of Ecuador’s National Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira denounces a "new kind of dictatorship" in Ecuador. Rivadeneira and three other members of Ecuador’s opposition were granted political asylum in Mexico on January 9 following week...
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France's Louvre Museum closed to public due to staff strike against pension reform

France's Louvre Museum closed to public due to staff strike against pension reform

The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France's pension system. Hundreds of disappointed visitors massed in front of the entrance t...
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Chilean guides explain protests to tourists through street art tour

Chilean guides explain protests to tourists through street art tour

Young people in Santiago offer tourists a free tour of the city's street art as they explain the genesis and evolution of the social upheaval that began almost three months ago in their country.
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Japanese react to minister taking paternity leave

Japanese react to minister taking paternity leave

Japan's environment minister caused a stir earlier this week when he announced that he would take two weeks of paternity leave - the first time a cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country. His decision is met with appro...
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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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Firefighters demonstrate to protest violence and abuse

Firefighters demonstrate to protest violence and abuse

Around a thousand firefighters demonstrate in Strasbourg to protest against the violence they are subjected to on a regular basis. They denounce an increase in acts of incivility, accompanied by physical and verbal abuse. It follows a New Year per...
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Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Switzerland

Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Switzerland

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joins protesters at a march in Lausanne.
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Videographic presenting the British royal family.
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Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands

Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands

Tens of thousands of Malawians took part in protests on Thursday at alleged attempts to bribe judges overseeing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika last year.
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China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy. of Chinese babiesN°1NT69E
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Lebanese protesters vandalise banks in central Beirut

Lebanese protesters vandalise banks in central Beirut

Lebanese protesters vandalise several banks in Beirut's central Hamra at night, after two nights of violent demonstrations in the capital.
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Artist uses 'battered' faces of famous women to highlight gender violence

Artist uses 'battered' faces of famous women to highlight gender violence

The 'battered' faces of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel stare out from posters in Milan created by Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo to raise awareness of violence against women.
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Thousands in Gambia rally in support of ex-dictator Jammeh

Thousands in Gambia rally in support of ex-dictator Jammeh

Thousands of supporters of Gambia's former dictator Yahya Jammeh demonstrated Thursday on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from exile.
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Second person dies from mystery virus in China

Second person dies from mystery virus in China

A second person has died in China from a mystery virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials say. STOCKSHOTS of WuhanN°1NR5YB
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A long and arduous journey: Hondurans continue towards US

A long and arduous journey: Hondurans continue towards US

Honduran families, including young children, continue their journey on foot to the United States, walking and sleep rough, in the hope the country of US President Donald Trump can offer them work and a better life.
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Australian braved fire 'hell' to defend his home but lort

Australian braved fire 'hell' to defend his home but lort

One Australian who stayed to defend his home from the recent devastating fires sweeping the country lives to tell how he lost his fight against the blaze.
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Trump trial adjourned until 1pm (1800 GMT) Tuesday: Senate chief

Trump trial adjourned until 1pm (1800 GMT) Tuesday: Senate chief

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, adjourns proceedings after US senators are sworn in to serve as jurors at the impeachment trial of President Trump, and says the trial will resume at 1:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday Jan...
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US senators sworn in to serve as jurors at Trump trial

US senators sworn in to serve as jurors at Trump trial

Members of the US Senate are sworn in to serve as jurors at the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, administers the oath to the senators who will decid...
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Homes destroyed after Philippines volcano eruption

Homes destroyed after Philippines volcano eruption

Families living in areas affected by the Taal volcano eruption return home to find their houses destroyed by the thick ash and mud ejected by the rumbling volcano.
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US Supreme Court chief justice sworn in to preside over Trump

US Supreme Court chief justice sworn in to preside over Trump

US Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts is sworn in on the Senate floor to preside over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Paris commuters "on edge" and can't wait for strike "to stop"

Paris commuters "on edge" and can't wait for strike "to stop"

While conditions are improving on the Paris transport network amid an ongoing strike over pension reform, now in its 43rd day, commuters travelling to and from Gare de l'Est in the French capital are beginning to feel the pinch. Stressed and "on e...
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Trump impeachment articles are read out on US Senate floor

Trump impeachment articles are read out on US Senate floor

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the seven lawmakers prosecuting the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate's trial, begins to read out the impeachment articles on the floor of the US Senate.
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In New York, Bloomberg slams Trump's policies towards women at a campaign rally

In New York, Bloomberg slams Trump's policies towards women at a campaign rally

During a campaign event in New York City, Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg slams US President Donald Trump's policies towards women. "The president wields his bully pulpit and his Twitter account to demean women on a regular basis...
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Ski mountaineering, on its way to the Olympics

Ski mountaineering, on its way to the Olympics

Ski mountaineering is on the programme for the first time this year at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne. Formerly a means of getting around in the mountains in winter, the practice spread to the leisure sector with ski tours, and has move...
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International community 'want answers' on Iran crash

International community 'want answers' on Iran crash

Canada's Foreign Minister says the international community 'will not rest' until answers are forthcoming about Ukraine International Flight 752, which Iran says it shot down by mistake. François-Philippe Champagne made the comments at the end of a...
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Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-dictator's return

Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-dictator's return

Thousands of supporters of Gambia's former dictator Yahya Jammeh demonstrate on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from exile. The protest comes days after the former autocrat was heard in a leaked audio recording insisting ...
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Weinstein arrives at court for jury selection

Weinstein arrives at court for jury selection

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court for his sex assault trial, as potential jurors, including supermodel Gigi Hadid, are called back to court.
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Indigenous leaders gather to oppose development in Amazon

Indigenous leaders gather to oppose development in Amazon

Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire meets with other tribal leaders in the Amazon to plan opposition to proposals from President Jair Bolsonaro to open up protected native territory to oil and gas exploration and other economic activities.
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Gigi Hadid arrives at court for Weinstein trial

Gigi Hadid arrives at court for Weinstein trial

American model Gigi Hadid arrives at court as a potential juror in disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are trying to select 12 jurors and six alternates.
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Protesters again take to the streets of the French capital against pension reform

Protesters again take to the streets of the French capital against pension reform

Protesters begin marching from Montparnasse in Paris as pension reform opponents keep up the pressure on the French government. It's the sixth major demonstration against the project since the movement began on 5 December.
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In Seychelles, a tiny island coaxes bird back from brink

In Seychelles, a tiny island coaxes bird back from brink

Giant tortoises amble across Cousin Island as rare birds flit above. The scene attests to a stunning success for BirdLife International, a conservation group that bought the tiny Seychelles isle back in 1968 to save a songbird from extinction.
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Prince Harry hosts 2021 Rugby League World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry hosts 2021 Rugby League World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry hosts the 2021 Rugby League World Cup draw at Buckingham Palace as a first appearance since he and his wife Meghan's bombshell decision to quit as full-time royals.
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More than 500 dead in Syria's Al-Hol in 2019: medics

More than 500 dead in Syria's Al-Hol in 2019: medics

The Kurdish-run Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is home to around 68,000 people who are reliant on humanitarian assistance, especially during harsh winter month. In an exclusive interview with AFP, a Kurdish Red Crescent spokesperson said 371 ch...
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Moment of reflection before meeting of representatives of countries whose citizens died in Ukrainian

Moment of reflection before meeting of representatives of countries whose citizens died in Ukrainian

Foreign ministers of countries whose citizens died in the downed Ukrainian plane in Iran hold a moment of reflection.
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Pension reform protest brings 4,000 onto streets of Saint-Nazaire: CGT union

Pension reform protest brings 4,000 onto streets of Saint-Nazaire: CGT union

Trade union calls for a demonstration to protest the government's pension reform brings 4,000 people out on to the streets of Saint Nazaire, according to the CGT union. Police estimated only 1,500 people demonstrated. The strike is now in its 43rd...
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Former guerrillas protect forest that sheltered them in Salvadoran civil war

Former guerrillas protect forest that sheltered them in Salvadoran civil war

Once the setting of El Salvador's bloody civil war (1980-1992), a forest in the northeast of the country has become an exemplary ecotourism project under the guidance of former guerrillas who once sheltered there.
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