Polish president ahead by tiny margin in run-off: exit poll

Polish president ahead by tiny margin in run-off: exit poll

Poland's right-wing head of state Andrzej Duda arrives at his headquarters to the applause of his supporters as he is ahead by a tiny margin in the presidential run-off against Warsaw's liberal mayor, according to an exit poll.
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Poland: Trzaskowski addresses supporters as Duda leads by small margin

Poland: Trzaskowski addresses supporters as Duda leads by small margin

Polish presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski of the opposition Civic Platform addresses supporters in Warsaw on election night as President Andrzej Duda leads by a small margin, according to an exit poll.
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Polish democracy has 'matured' says president on election day

Polish democracy has 'matured' says president on election day

Polish president Andrzej Duda says Poland's democracy is becoming 'increasingly mature' and that in terms of governing the country, during his tenure the country has begun taking matters into its 'own hands' .
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Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims

Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims

Influential Malian imam and protest leader Mahmoud Dicko leads prayers at his mosque for the civilian victims killed in clashes amid escalating demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's resignation.
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PM Castex visits medicalised aircraft in French Guiana amid health crisis

PM Castex visits medicalised aircraft in French Guiana amid health crisis

On his arrival in French Guiana, at the Matoury air base, French Prime Minister Jean Castex visits a medicalised A400M aircraft that is helping to fight the coronavirus epidemic, which is still very active in the French Overseas Territory.
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Up for grabs: Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

Up for grabs: Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren't just there to soak in some culture -- they were casing the joint for a midnight raid. Hours after the gallery closed for the night, a crowd had gathered r...
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Mali clash victims' bodies brought to opposition leader's mosque

Mali clash victims' bodies brought to opposition leader's mosque

The bodies of the civilians killed in clashes in Mali's capital Bamako are brought to the mosque of influential imam and opposition coalition leader Mahmoud Dicko for funeral prayers. Mali is experiencing the worst civil unrest in years as demonst...
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British minister Patel meets with French counterpart Darmanin in Calais

British minister Patel meets with French counterpart Darmanin in Calais

British Home Secretary Priti Patel travels to Calais to meet her French counterpart Gérald Darmanin for talks.
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Poland: Opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski votes in Rybnik

Poland: Opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski votes in Rybnik

Warsaw mayor and opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski votes in Rybnik. The liberal faces incumbent Andrzej Duda in a knife-edge presidential election.
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French ministers Darmanin and Schiappa in Calais for meeting with UK minister Patel

French ministers Darmanin and Schiappa in Calais for meeting with UK minister Patel

France's Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and the Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa, arrive in Calais for a trip on the issue of migrants, during which the Minister is to meet his British counterpart, Priti Patel.
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'Decolonised' library showcases Black and African literature in Ghana

'Decolonised' library showcases Black and African literature in Ghana

Sylvia Arthur, a Ghanaian of British origin, gives a tour of her "decolonised library" that she founded in Accra to honour African and Black literature. With this initiative, she hopes that Ghanaians and Africans will find pride in their literary ...
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Residents of Polish capital vote in presidential election

Residents of Polish capital vote in presidential election

Residents in the Polish capital Krakow vote in the final round of the presidential election as incumbent Andrzej Duda faces off against Rafal Trzaskowski.
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Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poland votes in tight presidential election

Poles begin voting in a knife-edge presidential election between a populist incumbent closely allied with US President Donald Trump and a europhile liberal who wants to restore ties with Brussels.
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UN restarts cross-border aid to Syria in reduced form: diplomats

UN restarts cross-border aid to Syria in reduced form: diplomats

The UN Security Council announces it voted to restart cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, but with only a single access point into the war-torn country.
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Indonesia 'dog doctor' rescues canines from butcher peril

Indonesia 'dog doctor' rescues canines from butcher peril

An Indonesian doctor runs a facility that shelters about 1400 dogs, many which were rescued from slaughterhouses with their mouths and legs tied, abandoned or sold during the coronavirus pandemic. Susana Somali, the shelter owner, has launched a h...
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French ecology minister on awareness visit to Fontainebleau forest

French ecology minister on awareness visit to Fontainebleau forest

France's new Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, makes her first trip to the Fontainebleau Forest, to launch the awareness campaign of the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) for the protection of nature and biodiversity during the su...
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Tensions, road blocks in Mali capital following deadly protest

Tensions, road blocks in Mali capital following deadly protest

Burning barricades litter the streets of Mali's capital Bamako a day after violent protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta left two dead and 70 injured, and an opposition movement vows to keep up the pressure. COMPLETES VID1V04RM_EN
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Procession held for French gendarme killed by hit-and-run driver

Procession held for French gendarme killed by hit-and-run driver

Several hundred people are taking part in a white march in Aiguillon in Lot-et-Garonne to pay tribute to the 25-year-old gendarme who was mowed down last weekend by a hit-and-run driver trying to evade a road check.
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Mali: Opposition vows to keep up heat until president falls

Mali: Opposition vows to keep up heat until president falls

The opposition movement that has organised protests against Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will keep up demonstrations 'until the end of the regime', a spokesman tells AFP, after at least two people were killed and 70 injured in violence ...
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New French PM Castex wants ministers to "get out" and "meet French people"

New French PM Castex wants ministers to "get out" and "meet French people"

France's new PM Jean Castex urged his ministers to get "out in the field" to "measure the concrete effects of the decisions we will have to take", said governement spokesman Gabriel Attal, at the end of a government seminar that the Prime Minister...
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French PM Castex holds meeting with ministers in Paris

French PM Castex holds meeting with ministers in Paris

Ministers from Jean Castex's government meet in the French Prime Minister's office, rue de Ségur in Paris, for a work meeting.
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Public memorial to late mayor of Seoul opens

Public memorial to late mayor of Seoul opens

The public pays tribute to Park Won-soon, late mayor of Seoul, a contender to be South Korea's next president and a former human rights lawyer, who took his own life a day after he was accused of sexual harassment.
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Cameroon painter uses brush against COVID-19

Cameroon painter uses brush against COVID-19

Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa paints to fight against the new coronavirus in his own way. Moussa raises public awareness of the virus through a series of paintings entitled "Corona".
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Japan baseball fans flood back to stadiums despite virus spike

Japan baseball fans flood back to stadiums despite virus spike

Japanese baseball fans shrugged off a record spike in coronavirus cases in Tokyo as they flocked back to stadiums for the first time in months Friday.
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Africa records more than half a million coronavirus cases

Africa records more than half a million coronavirus cases

This week in Africa Weekly: More than 500,000 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed on the continent, with numbers climbing fast. Elsewhere, Ivory Coast reels following the death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, and Madagascar's lemurs f...
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Protesters throw firecrackers at police in Belgrade protest

Protesters throw firecrackers at police in Belgrade protest

Protesters hurl firecrackers and flares at police in a fourth night of demonstrations against President Aleksandar Vucic and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000 (2)

Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000 (2)

France's coronavirus death toll has exceeded 30,000 after the country logged 25 fatalities since Thursday, health authorities said Friday.
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Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000

Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000

France's coronavirus death toll has exceeded 30,000 after the country logged 25 fatalities since Thursday, health authorities said Friday.
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Celebrations in Istanbul as court opens way for Hagia Sophia to be turned back into a mosque

Celebrations in Istanbul as court opens way for Hagia Sophia to be turned back into a mosque

In Istanbul, people celebrate the decision of a top Turkish court to revoke the sixth-century Hagia Sophia's status as a museum, clearing the way for the Istanbul landmark to be turned back into a mosque in a move backed by President Recep Tayyip ...
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Serbians protest against the government's handling of the pandemic

Serbians protest against the government's handling of the pandemic

Serbians gather in Belgrade for a fourth night of demonstrations over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Protesters block bridges in Mali anti-president protest

Protesters block bridges in Mali anti-president protest

Protesters in Mali's capital Bamako block two of the city's main bridges during a protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
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Russia, China veto extension of cross-border aid to Syria: diplomats

Russia, China veto extension of cross-border aid to Syria: diplomats

Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN Christoph Heusgen announces that a UN Security Council resolution to prolong cross-border humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria has not been adopted after two permanent members, Russia and China, voted to...
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Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski arrives at a rally in Raciborz on the last day of the campaign before the second round of the presidential election. The liberal contender could narrowly defeat Poland's right-wing incumbent president ...
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US: Scene outside Miami hospital as COVID-19 cases soar in Florida

US: Scene outside Miami hospital as COVID-19 cases soar in Florida

Health workers and an ambulance are seen outside Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as Florida reports its highest daily death count from COVID-19 so far.
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President Trump arrives in Miami as Saturday's rally in New Hampshire is delayed

President Trump arrives in Miami as Saturday's rally in New Hampshire is delayed

US President Trump arrives in Miami to participate in a briefing on drug trafficking, as the White House confirms his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday will be cancelled because of a "big storm".
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Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO

Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO

Intense outbreaks of the new coronavirus can still be brought under control, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
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Birth of two Asian lion females at the Rome Zoo

Birth of two Asian lion females at the Rome Zoo

Two Asian lion cubs, born on April 29th at the Rome Zoological Park, can now be seen in the enclosure with their mother and father. Zookeepers say the birth of these Asian lion cubs is excellent news as it is one of the most endangered animals on ...
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Celebrations as Turkey announces iconic Hagia Sophia will be reopened as mosque

Celebrations as Turkey announces iconic Hagia Sophia will be reopened as mosque

People celebrate outside Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that it would be reopened for Muslim worship, sparking fury in the Christian community and neighbouring Greece.
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Poland: Duda holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Poland: Duda holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish President Andrzej Duda holds a rally in Rzeszow on the last day of the campaign ahead of the presidential run-off, with counter-demonstrators also attending. Originally scheduled for May 10, the election was postponed by over a month due to...
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Chilean violin-playing nurse brings joy to COVID-19 patients

Chilean violin-playing nurse brings joy to COVID-19 patients

Nurse Damaris Silva plays her violin down the corridors of El Pino public hospital in Santiagio, Chile, bringing melodies and comfort to patients, some of which are trying to beat COVID-19.
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Anti-government protest in Malian capital

Anti-government protest in Malian capital

Protesters gather in Bamako urging President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign over his perceived inability to resolve Mali's economic woes and bloody jihadist conflict.
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Agriculture activist offers 2 tons of organic green beans to city hall employees in Lyon

Agriculture activist offers 2 tons of organic green beans to city hall employees in Lyon

An entrepreneur from Pusignan has offered a ton and a half of organic green beans from his production to Lyon to celebrate the French city's new 'Green' mayor. The entrepreneur is asking the city, now under the control of Europe Ecology - Green Pa...
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Covid a 'tragedy' for artists says France's new culture minister

Covid a 'tragedy' for artists says France's new culture minister

During a trip to Strasbourg, France's new Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot talks about the impact of Covid-19 on the art and entertainment industry.
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Urban gardens flourish in Cuba to survive the pandemic's economic crisis

Urban gardens flourish in Cuba to survive the pandemic's economic crisis

As Cuba suffers from the economic crisis brought by the coronavirus pandemic, residents are turning to urban gardens to grow their own food and survive these trying times.
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Low-cost coffins provided to poor families in New Delhi as virus toll mounts

Low-cost coffins provided to poor families in New Delhi as virus toll mounts

A carpenter, commissioned by the New Delhi based NGO World Peace Organisation, makes low-cost coffins with plyboard for coronavirus victims and given for free to poor families that cannot afford them. India’s Covid-19 death toll is the eighth high...
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Summer without Americans on the Amalfi coast

Summer without Americans on the Amalfi coast

The beauty of the villages of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi is world famous, but today the normally bustling streets are practically empty. With fewer boats bobbing around the harbour and no traffic jams on the coast road leading to the villages, ...
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China to hit US with 'reciprocal measures' over Xinjiang sanctions

China to hit US with 'reciprocal measures' over Xinjiang sanctions

China says it will impose tit-for-tat measures on US institutions and individuals who "behave badly" on Xinjiang-related issues after Washington slapped sanctions on Chinese officials over a crackdown on Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in the reg...
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Murder trial of Russian regional governor Furgal begins in Moscow

Murder trial of Russian regional governor Furgal begins in Moscow

The trial of a popular governor of a region in Russia's Far East, Khabarovsk, begins in a Moscow district court. Sergei Furgal, 50, was arrested on suspicion of ordering the murder of several businessmen 15 years ago. Authorities are probing two m...
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