Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to hit Southeast Asian games

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to hit Southeast Asian games

Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar until recently, but now one beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm to the Southeast Asia Games for the first time ever.
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Critically endangered baby gorilla born in Brazil zoo

Critically endangered baby gorilla born in Brazil zoo

Lou Lou, a western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a daughter at the Belo Horizonte Zoo in Brazil. The baby is the fourth of this species - considered critically endangered - to be born in the zoo, and has yet to be named.
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Go with the flow: 'Peeing boy' statue in Brussels turns 400

Go with the flow: 'Peeing boy' statue in Brussels turns 400

Brussels' famous landmark, the Manneken-Pis, celebrates its 400th anniversary. of the Manneken-Pis statue
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Nigerian police rescue hundreds from another 'torture house' Koranic school

Nigerian police rescue hundreds from another 'torture house' Koranic school

Police in northern Nigeria rescue over 300 young men from an Islamic boarding school where they were chained and sexually abused, the second such operation in a month. The raid comes after some students escaped the school on Sunday and revealed th...
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Diamonds are forever... in synthetic start-up's Paris lab

Diamonds are forever... in synthetic start-up's Paris lab

In a matter of weeks, Alix Gicquel can "grow" diamonds identical to those extracted from a mine, and they're cheaper and more ethical: the story of a start-up in the north of Paris that's about to intensify production having taken advantage of the...
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Images of collapsed building in northeastern Brazil

Images of collapsed building in northeastern Brazil

At least one person dead and 10 others remain missing after a seven-story residential building collapses in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.
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Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.
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"Spies" interactive exhibition opens at Paris museum

"Spies" interactive exhibition opens at Paris museum

A low intensity nuclear blast has been detected in a fictitious country, and it's on you to track down who did it... The immersive "Spies" exhibition opens in Paris, giving visitors an insight into the opaque world of secret warfare.
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Vote counting process begins following Mozambique election

Vote counting process begins following Mozambique election

Electoral officials begin the vote counting process in a Maputo polling station after citizens of Mozambique voted in general elections. President Filipe Nyusi is forecast to win a second five-year term despite his popularity taking a hit from chr...
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Femicides: French MPs vote in favour of electronic bracelet

Femicides: French MPs vote in favour of electronic bracelet

French lawmakers approve a law proposal against domestic violence, which will see France roll out electronic bracelets to protect abused women from further violence.
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Turkish tank convoy heads to Syria border

Turkish tank convoy heads to Syria border

A convoy of Turkish tanks moves along the border in the town of Akcakale to enter the border town of Tal Abyad, recently conquered by Turkish forces and their Syrian auxiliaries.
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Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos of themselves on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore.
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Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police face off with Catalan separatists in Barcelona during a demonstration against Spain's jailing of nine of their leaders, a day after activists stormed Barcelona airport in an angry response to the verdict.
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In the dark: Electricity a 'luxury' in poor Madagascar

In the dark: Electricity a 'luxury' in poor Madagascar

According to the World Bank, Madagascar ranks 184th out of 190 countries in terms of access to electricity. Electrical installations are beyond dilapidated and theft of electricity is rife. Electricity has become a luxury for the few.
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Extinction Rebellion climate activists defy London protest ban

Extinction Rebellion climate activists defy London protest ban

Extinction Rebellion protesters are carried away by police for protesting and blocking a road, defying a ban by the Metropolitan Police. The protest occurred a few hundred yards away from the headquarters of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency ...
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Mozambicans in Maputo share their thoughts on election day

Mozambicans in Maputo share their thoughts on election day

Residents of Maputo share their hopes as Mozambique votes in an election that could force the ruling party to cede some of its power in this nation weakened by economic crisis and armed conflict. IMAGES of activities in a polling station AND SOUND...
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A copy of Banksy's stolen rat produced for Paris street art exhibition

A copy of Banksy's stolen rat produced for Paris street art exhibition

Banksy's "rat" stencil, stolen from near the Centre Pompidou in September, is back on display in Paris - albeit in a reproduced form. "In street art, there are only reproductions because often the originals are made at night, vandalized the next d...
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Notre-Dame: damage caused by the fire

Notre-Dame: damage caused by the fire

Short videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Videographic showing the principal areas inside the cathedral affected by falling rubble and burning timber.
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Notre-Dame fire catastrophe

Notre-Dame fire catastrophe

Short videographic on the Notre-Dame fire disaster. Six months after a blaze caused devastating damage to Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly one billion euros have been paid or pledged to rebuild the edifice, France's culture minister said Tuesday.
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Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.
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Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

The coffin of legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov is brought out during his funeral in Moscow. Leonov was the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965. He died in Moscow aged 85 after a long illness.
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Extinction Rebellion vow to fight on despite protest ban

Extinction Rebellion vow to fight on despite protest ban

Activists from the environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion defiantly vows to continue their planned two-week campaign of demonstrations in central London, despite a police ban.
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Colombian indigenous communities meet over rising murders

Colombian indigenous communities meet over rising murders

Indigenous communities in Colombia lead members on a long walk to meet with other communities after two of their leaders were murdered in the southwest of the country, which is plagued by armed conflict and drug trafficking.
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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey's operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria would not stop until "our objectives have been achieved".
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Britain - EU relations

Britain - EU relations

Videographic examining Britain's troubled relationship with the European Union. A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Tuesday, but member states warned they will not allow Britain to open a back door to their s...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Abu Dhabi

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Abu Dhabi

Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by UAE's Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, following his arrival in Abu Dhabi.
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Smoke billows over the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, located just across the border with Turkey

Smoke billows over the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, located just across the border with Turkey

Smoke billows over the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, located just across the border with Turkey, after it was taken by Ankara-backed fighters. Turkey continues its assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria.
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Hong Kong leader slams US senator for 'police state' remark

Hong Kong leader slams US senator for 'police state' remark

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish Beijing over sliding freedoms in the international hub.
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Brexit deal 'possible this week': EU's Barnier

Brexit deal 'possible this week': EU's Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that a deal with Britain could be reached this week. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit of EU leaders starting on Thursday, as Prime Minister Boris J...
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Prince William and Kate visit Margalla Hills in Islamabad

Prince William and Kate visit Margalla Hills in Islamabad

Prince William and his wife Kate visit Margalla Hills in Islamabad, as they start their tour of Pakistan, during which they are expected to learn about programmes empowering young people and how the country is faring against climate change.
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FIFA President Infantino arrives in Pyongyang for North-South Korea match

FIFA President Infantino arrives in Pyongyang for North-South Korea match

FIFA President Gianni Infantino touches down in Pyongyang for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea - two countries technically still at war.
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Mozambique's Filipe Nyusi votes as polls open in tense election

Mozambique's Filipe Nyusi votes as polls open in tense election

President Filipe Nyusi casts his vote in Maputo as polls open in tense Mozambique elections that are feared could test the country's fragile peace, after a heated campaign marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud.
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Rugby World Cup: England gear up for Aussie clash

Rugby World Cup: England gear up for Aussie clash

England players train on Tuesday morning in Beppu, Japan, four days ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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US senator's warning on Hong Kong 'unfounded': HK leader

US senator's warning on Hong Kong 'unfounded': HK leader

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says comments by a US senator that the city is becoming a police state are 'irresponsible and unfounded.' US senator Josh Hawley made the warning on Monday, as tens of thousands filled the city's streets calling on Wash...
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Massive crowd gathers in Hong Kong seeking US support

Massive crowd gathers in Hong Kong seeking US support

Tens of thousands fill downtown Hong Kong waving American flags and calling on Washington to punish China over sliding freedoms. Protests pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability have raged in the territory for the last 19...
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Gunmen kill police and torch cars in western Mexico

Gunmen kill police and torch cars in western Mexico

At least 14 police officers have been killed in an armed attack in the municipality of Aguililla, in the western Mexican state of Michoacán.
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Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests at Barcelona airport

Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests at Barcelona airport

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters who are blocking access to Barcelona airport after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine of their leaders to heavy jail terms over the failed 2017 independence bid.
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Police and protesters clash at Barcelona airport

Police and protesters clash at Barcelona airport

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters who are blocking access to Barcelona airport after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine of their leaders to heavy jail terms over the failed 2017 independence bid.
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Economists Duflo and Banerjee react after Nobel Prize win

Economists Duflo and Banerjee react after Nobel Prize win

Nobel Economics Prize recipient Esther Duflo says she feels "incredibly humbled" while her husband Abhijit Banerjee, who also received the award with fellow researcher Michael Kremer, hopes that "there will be new exciting opportunities that will ...
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Twinning celebrated in Igbo Ora, Nigeria's 'twins capital'

Twinning celebrated in Igbo Ora, Nigeria's 'twins capital'

With the highest concentration of twins in Nigeria, Igbo Ora is the nation's self-proclaimed twin capital. According to popular belief, this is due to the diet of the women of the region, and in particular "ilasa", a dish made from yam and gombola...
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Police officers protest in Pretoria against gender-based violence

Police officers protest in Pretoria against gender-based violence

More than a thousand police officers march against gender-based violence in South Africa's capital Pretoria, after a surge in murders and sexual crimes against women. There has been a rising outcry against sexist violence in the country over the l...
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Restrictions on dairy products lifted after France factory fire

Restrictions on dairy products lifted after France factory fire

The Prefect of Normandy announces the removal of restrictions on milk collection, dairy products and animal access to pastures, put in place after the fire at the Lubrizol chemical plant in Rouen. "This is great news for our farmers," says Normand...
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Spanish olive industry concerned over impending US tariffs

Spanish olive industry concerned over impending US tariffs

The US plans to impose a 25 percent tax on some EU agricultural and industrial products, including Spanish olives and olive oil. This puts a strain on businesses like Dcoop, a co-operative headquartered in Antequera, which exports nearly 15 percen...
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Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan

Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says his team have "erased" their shocking loss to Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup's 'miracle of Brighton' as they prepare to face the hosts in the quarter-finals.
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Workers clean Quito's streets after govt and protesters reach deal

Workers clean Quito's streets after govt and protesters reach deal

Workers clean the streets of Quito, Ecuador, after President Lenin Moreno and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.
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Supporters of Turkey's Erdogan celebrate assault on Kurdish-controlled areas

Supporters of Turkey's Erdogan celebrate assault on Kurdish-controlled areas

Supporters of Turkey's president deploy a giant portrait of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Akçakale, a day after the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, located just across the border, was taken by Ankara-backed fighters. Turkey continues its assault on Kurdish-c...
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Clashes in Guinea between critics of President Condé and security forces

Clashes in Guinea between critics of President Condé and security forces

Clashes break out in the Guinean capital of Conakry between security forces and people who are opposed to a third term in office for President Alpha Condé. Condé is a former opposition figure who in 2010 became the West African state's first democ...
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Pro-independence protesters block roads to Barcelona airport

Pro-independence protesters block roads to Barcelona airport

Pro-independence protesters block the roads to Barcelona airport, forcing passengers to finish the trip on foot. The protest comes as Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition...
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