'Stronger, faster' Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

'Stronger, faster' Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says he is "stronger and faster" than ever ahead of his world title defence as he throws a lavish 40th birthday party with thousands of guests, including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers

Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers

Leonardo Da Vinci's works do not just hang on the walls of the world's most famous museums. In fact, Da Vinci's genius also extended to engineering. Today, five hundred years after his death, one of his machines resides in one of Europe's oldest s...
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El Salvador frees woman charged with murder over premature birth

El Salvador frees woman charged with murder over premature birth

A judge in El Salvador acquits a rape victim who was originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet, in what is seen as a landmark case by women's rights groups.
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Salvadoran woman charged with murder over premature death freed

Salvadoran woman charged with murder over premature death freed

Imelda Cortez, a 20-year-old Salvadoran rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet, leaves court after being acquitted.
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Salvadoran on trial for attempted murder after giving birth

Salvadoran on trial for attempted murder after giving birth

Imelda Cortez goes on trial in southeastern El Salvador on charges of attempted murder after having a baby in a toilet in 2017. Cortez became pregnant after she was raped repeatedly by her stepfather. After the delivery, doctors believed she had h...
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Israeli spacecraft gets special passenger before moon journey

Israeli spacecraft gets special passenger before moon journey

Israeli scientists make the final preparations to launch the country's first spacecraft to the moon. Organisers ceremoniously placed within the space pod a time capsule of three digital discs containing thousands of files: children's drawings, pic...
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As Hodeida ceasefire nears, residents say they are "optimistic"

As Hodeida ceasefire nears, residents say they are "optimistic"

Yemen's Hodeida residents say they are "optimistic" on the eve of the implementation of a ceasefire in the port city and its surroundings, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.
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"Driverless" shuttle launched in northern France

"Driverless" shuttle launched in northern France

A driverless, electric and street-based shuttle has been launched on the campus of the University of Lille. For one year, the Transpole public transport authority will experiment with the driverless vehicle, although an "operator" will always be p...
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Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro work to put out a short-lived fire at the Manguinhos refinery.
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Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis lay the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the h...
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China demands release of detained Huawei executive

China demands release of detained Huawei executive

The Chinese foreign ministry demands the US revoke the arrest warrant for a detained Huawei top executive. Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on a US request. Washington wants the chief financial officer extradited for allegedly violating US s...
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In Kosovo running Santas raise money for needy in mini-marathon

In Kosovo running Santas raise money for needy in mini-marathon

Hundreds of runners dressed in Santa Claus costumes race through Pristina's streets in a mini-marathon raising money for families in need during the holiday season.
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Wife of detained China lawyer goes bald for justice

Wife of detained China lawyer goes bald for justice

The wife of a detained Chinese lawyer and three supporters shave their heads and attempt to submit to a Beijing court a petition protesting her husband's indefinite detention.
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Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled.
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega

Nicaraguans in exile in Costa Rica march against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in the border town La Cruz.
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Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Newly crowned Miss Universe, Catriona Gray of The Philippines, says she would like to expand her work in the slums of her country's capital Manila with an organisation that promotes education on HIV and AIDS.
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Egyptian president starts official visit in Austria

Egyptian president starts official visit in Austria

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Vienna at the start of an official visit.
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Washington: capital of power

Washington: capital of power

Videographic tour of Washington DC, the heart of US politics and policy. US lawmakers have until Friday to agree a new spending agreement or face a shutdown of the government after a row over the border migrant wall.
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Who controls what in Yemen

Who controls what in Yemen

Updated videographic locating Yemen showing areas of the country controlled by rival forces. A ceasefire in Yemen's battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings will start on Tuesday, according to the UN.
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Who let the dogs out? India celebrates pets at festival

Who let the dogs out? India celebrates pets at festival

Indians bring their dogs and other pets to a two-day pet festival in New Delhi.
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Thousands protest labour law in Budapest

Thousands protest labour law in Budapest

Protesters throw smoke grenades at police who respond with tear gas in Budapest as thousands of people rally against a new "slave law" passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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North Koreans mark anniversary of death of Kim Jong Il

North Koreans mark anniversary of death of Kim Jong Il

People in Pyongyang mark the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il by laying floral tributes at the statues of North Korea's first two leaders.
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Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are worried knockoff versions are threatening their business.
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North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey's mighty Erdogan

North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey's mighty Erdogan

Jail time, angry mobs and assassination attempts - editor Sener Levent has paid a price for challenging Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and authorities in breakaway northern Cyprus through his tiny newspaper.
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Champs-Elysées returns to normal after 'yellow vest' protest

Champs-Elysées returns to normal after 'yellow vest' protest

Businesses reopen and tourists are back on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The famous avenue was relatively spared by the "yellow vests" on Saturday, despite small clashes between them and the police, but nothing comparable to the outbreak of violenc...
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Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis lay the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the h...
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Several arrests at demonstration against Ponomarev's detention

Several arrests at demonstration against Ponomarev's detention

Russian police arrests demonstrators who gathered in front of the FSB building to protest against the detention of a prominent 77-year-old human rights activist, Lev Ponomarev, and the 'arbitrariness' of Russian security forces. The 'March for pea...
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Florida lights up for the state's largest boat parade

Florida lights up for the state's largest boat parade

Thousands gather in the tropical weather of Southern Florida to admire the state’s largest Christmas boat parade.
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Strasbourg pays tribute to victims of deadly attack

Strasbourg pays tribute to victims of deadly attack

Hundreds of people gather in the centre of Strasbourg to pay tribute to the victims of the Christmas market attack, which killed four people and injured twelve others.
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People protest in Brussels against adoption of UN Migration Pact

People protest in Brussels against adoption of UN Migration Pact

Demonstrators gather in front of the European Commission in Brussels to protest the adoption of the UN Global Migration Pact in Marrakech.
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Extravagant desserts on display at Indian cake show

Extravagant desserts on display at Indian cake show

Enormous and elaborate cakes are on display at India's 44th annual Bangalore cake show. The exhibition includes a sugar pastry in the shape of New Delhi's Red Fort, which measures 20 feet in length, 8 feet in width and 12 feet in height. The cake ...
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Pro-immigration protest over death of migrant girl in US custody

Pro-immigration protest over death of migrant girl in US custody

Pro immigration organizations from El Paso, Texas, hold a demonstration for the death of Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in hospital less than 24 hours after being detained by US border agents as part of a group of 163 illegal bor...
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Voters head back to the polls in Russia's Vladivostok

Voters head back to the polls in Russia's Vladivostok

Voters head to the polls in Vladivostok to elect the governor of the Primorsky region in a rerun two months after results were cancelled following vote-rigging claims.
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Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

In an attempt to boost biodiversity, the Dutch create a new artificial archipelago of five islands they hope will bring nature back to the area.
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Nations agree on rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations agree on rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations strike a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
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Madagascar's former president Rajoelina holds political rally

Madagascar's former president Rajoelina holds political rally

A few days before the second round of the Malagasy presidential election, former president and candidate Andry Rajoelina holds one of his last rallies outside Mahajanga City Hall.
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Champs-Elysees traffic resumes after 'yellow vest' protest

Champs-Elysees traffic resumes after 'yellow vest' protest

Traffic resumes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after the fifth round of the "yellow vest" protests, which saw a sharp decline in mobilisation. There were isolated incidents of tear gas and water cannons being used, but a fraction of the amount on ...
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"Yellow vests": Arrests, water cannons on the Champs-Elysees

"Yellow vests": Arrests, water cannons on the Champs-Elysees

Police arrest "yellow vest" protesters and use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd on the Champs-Elysees.
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Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptian authorities unveil a newly-discovered tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo.
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Demonstration in Vienna against the Austrian government

Demonstration in Vienna against the Austrian government

People protest in the streets of Vienna against the right-wing coalition.
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"Yellow vests" in Bordeaux clash with police

"Yellow vests" in Bordeaux clash with police

Clashes break out in Bordeaux between "yellow vest" protesters and police, who used water cannon to disperse the demonstrators. This is the fifth consecutive Saturday of nationwide protests, which have so far been largely peaceful.
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"Yellow vests" protest peacefully in Marseille

"Yellow vests" protest peacefully in Marseille

Hundreds of "yellow vests," joined by unions and the far-left's Fance Unbowed, protest peacefully in Marseille with calls for President Emmanuel Macron's resignation. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES
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Police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees' 'yellow vest' protests

Police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees' 'yellow vest' protests

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse "yellow vest" protesters on the Champs-Elysees in Paris during the fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations, which have so far been largely peaceful.
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"Yellow vests" protest in Nantes

"Yellow vests" protest in Nantes

Hundreds of "yellow vest" protesters face off with police in Nantes on a fifth and decisive weekend for the anti-government movement.
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Joy as US-seized bells return to Philippine church

Joy as US-seized bells return to Philippine church

A sleepy central Philippine town erupts in joy on as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful US troops were to be turned over to the community.
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Madagascar's presidential hopeful Ravalomanana holds a rally

Madagascar's presidential hopeful Ravalomanana holds a rally

Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana holds a rally in Antananarivo.
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Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives at Kiev's Saint Sophia Cathedral while several thousands of Ukrainians rally outside ahead of a historic synod expected to establish an Orthodox church independent from Russia.
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Protesters join anti-government march in Budapest

Protesters join anti-government march in Budapest

Protesters take part in anti-government demonstrations in Budapest, as people are angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban's controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial system.
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