Swedish teen climate activist leads rally in Germany

Swedish teen climate activist leads rally in Germany

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who has sparked school strikes worldwide against global warming joins thousands of students in Hamburg, urging them to stay angry and fight for change.
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Images of site near where Brazil bus hijacker shot by police

Images of site near where Brazil bus hijacker shot by police

Brazil police block a Rio de Janeiro highway near the site of where a gunman was shot by authorities after holding at least 16 bus passengers hostage. +DOPESHEET TO FOLLOW+
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Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria Kurd children

Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Syria Kurd children

In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin's pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside.
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Johnson Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU

Johnson Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU

The EU gives a chilly response to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's letter demanding the scrapping of the Irish border backstop plan to achieve a Brexit deal, saying he had offered no workable alternative.
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Mexico's 'professional protester' has outfit for every cause

Mexico's 'professional protester' has outfit for every cause

Whether dressed up as a pig, a priest, a president or the pope, Mexican activist and veteran protester Julia Klug has been a staple of Mexico City demonstrations for more than two decades, bringing a splash of color to her chosen causes with her c...
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Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price with deteriorating eyesight, digestive problems and wrist and hand damage.
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Castaner commemorates the Liberation of Paris

Castaner commemorates the Liberation of Paris

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, during a commemorative ceremony at the Paris Police Headquarters.
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English city celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran

English city celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran

Friends from Ed Sheeran's childhood and people who knew him at the start of his career describe the 'big presence' and 'incredible work ethic' he showed as a young performer on the rise, as his birth town exhibits memorabilia and personal items be...
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Adapting city life to climate change

Adapting city life to climate change

Videographic showing how cities can respond to heat waves. Northern hemisphere summers will deliver dangerously longer heatwaves, droughts and bouts of rain even if humanity manages to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, according to a new ...
Chandrayaan 2: India aims for the moon

Chandrayaan 2: India aims for the moon

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. Videographic on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the people of Bangun trash equals cash. Around two-thirds of the town's residents eke out a living sorting and selling discarded plastic bottl...
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Pilgrims perform cosmic-like meditative dance in Bulgaria's Rila mountains

Pilgrims perform cosmic-like meditative dance in Bulgaria's Rila mountains

Thousands of pilgrims gather in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to welcome their "spiritual" new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.
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Turkish police disperse protestors in Kurdish majority city Diyarbakir

Turkish police disperse protestors in Kurdish majority city Diyarbakir

Turkish police fire water cannons at several hundreds of demonstrators who attempted to gather in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors.
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Tourists film Putin helicopter landing on Mediterranean coast

Tourists film Putin helicopter landing on Mediterranean coast

With their feet in the water, tourists on the French Mediterranean coast film the landing of Putin's helicopter at Emmanuel Macron's summer retreat ahead of their talks and just days before Emmanuel Macron hosts world leaders for the August 24-26 ...
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Corruption trial of Sudan's deposed Omar al-Bashir begins

Corruption trial of Sudan's deposed Omar al-Bashir begins

Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir in court in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. Bashir admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court.
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Vladimir Putin's helicopter arrival for Macron bilateral

Vladimir Putin's helicopter arrival for Macron bilateral

Vladimir Putin's helicopter lands at the foot of the Fort of Brégançon in the South of France. After two years spent renewing Franco-Russian relations, Emmanuel Macron welcomes the Russian President as an "important neighbour", essential in the on...
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Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march

Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march

Troops and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.
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Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march

Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march

Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.
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Vigil in Italy for French hiker found dead

Vigil in Italy for French hiker found dead

Hundreds of people gather for a mass and candlelight procession for French hiker Simon Gautier, whose body was found Sunday after he disappeared nine days ago while hiking near Naples.
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Notre-Dame renovation work restarts after lead pollution fears

Notre-Dame renovation work restarts after lead pollution fears

Renovation works begin anew at Notre-Dame cathedral, weeks after they were stopped on July 25 over lead pollution fears.
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Fighting forest fires

Fighting forest fires

Videographic on wildfires. A wildfire raged out of control on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable to operate, authorities said.
The carbon cycle

The carbon cycle

Videographic on the carbon cycle. Australia is the world's third-largest emissions exporter, with more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide shipped abroad each year in the form of coal and liquefied natural gas, a think tank study showed Monday.
Electric doors highlight of North Korean expo

Electric doors highlight of North Korean expo

Electric doors and bunkbed desk combo furniture are a couple of the highlights of a North Korean design exhibition in Pyongyang.
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Colombians celebrate 'World Laziness Day'

Colombians celebrate 'World Laziness Day'

Stressed out? Take a break and head to Colombia, where the city of Itagui marks "World Laziness Day," a quirky effort to urge overstressed workers to slow down.
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Finnish President greets Iranian foreign minister in Helsinki

Finnish President greets Iranian foreign minister in Helsinki

The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto greets Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif at the President's official residence Mäntyniemi in Helsinki. Zarif is to visit three Nordic countries to discuss regional affairs and huma...
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