Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Hong Kong riot cops fire tear gas and baton-charge protesters who retaliate with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descends into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several...
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Japan Prime minister lands in Biarritz ahead of G7 summit

Japan Prime minister lands in Biarritz ahead of G7 summit

Japan Prime minister lands in Biarritz airport where he'll take part of the G7 summit.
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Beauty shots of Biarritz, where the G7 summit is held

Beauty shots of Biarritz, where the G7 summit is held

Beauty shots of Biarritz, on the French Atlantic coast, where an important security system has been deployed in preparation for the G7 summit opening on Saturday.
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Hong Kong protesters hit streets for 12th weekend

Hong Kong protesters hit streets for 12th weekend

Demonstrators take to the streets in Hong Kong's eastern Kowloon peninsula as the financial hub enters the 12th weekend of anti-government protests.
AFP
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Kosovo, an unexpected world judo stronghold

Kosovo, an unexpected world judo stronghold

The young and tiny nation of Kosovo has emerged as a world judo power, its unexpected success spearheaded by the diminutive Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi.
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Scientist wants to make ice cream with an African twist

Scientist wants to make ice cream with an African twist

Zimbabwean born scientist reimagines traditional ice-cream by using uniquely southern African flavours that celebrate local cuisine and produce.
AFP
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No-deal Brexit prospect brings enthusiasm and concern

No-deal Brexit prospect brings enthusiasm and concern

Marking one month in office as UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has so far stuck to his position that Britain will leave the EU on October 31st, ‘do or die’. Fishermen in the coastal town of Hastings are supportive of this policy, but many busines...
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Hundreds demonstrate against Brazil's government

Hundreds demonstrate against Brazil's government

Hundreds protest in Rio de Janeiro against Brazil's government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, as the fires in the world's largest rainforest have sparked street protests around the planet.
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Protesters in Sao Paulo chant against Brazil's government

Protesters in Sao Paulo chant against Brazil's government

People protest in Sao Paulo against Brazil's government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, as the fires in the world's largest rainforest have sparked street protests around the planet.
AFP
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Explosion of joy aboard the Ocean Viking

Explosion of joy aboard the Ocean Viking

Applause, explosion of joy, songs and hugs break out on the deck of the Ocean Viking ship as six EU countries agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded on the rescue ship in the Mediterranean after 14 days at sea.
AFP
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Protest in Montevideo, Uruguay, to demand protection of the Amazon

Protest in Montevideo, Uruguay, to demand protection of the Amazon

Protesters gather in front of the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, to demand protection of the Amazon rainforest.
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Protest in Buenos Aires to demand protection of the Amazon

Protest in Buenos Aires to demand protection of the Amazon

Protesters gather outside Brazil's embassy in Buenos Aires to demand protection of the Amazon rainforest.
AFP
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Johannesburg where orphanages are overwhelmed by the number of babies abandoned each year. Many are simply left in the streets, but a few arrive on the doorstep of the Door of Hope. Then we meet Joy - one of o...
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Firefighters in Bolivia's Pantanal monitor the area

Firefighters in Bolivia's Pantanal monitor the area

Firefighters in Bolivia's Pantanal monitor the area and get supplies as the country battles wildfires.
AFP
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Protest in Bogota against damage to the Amazon rainforest

Protest in Bogota against damage to the Amazon rainforest

Hundreds of people gather outside Brazil's embassy in Bogota to demand protection of the Amazon rainforest.
AFP
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PHOTOS: Fire hits Brazil's Rondonia state Amazon rainforest

PHOTOS: Fire hits Brazil's Rondonia state Amazon rainforest

Aerial pictures show a fire raging in the Amazon rainforest about 65 kilometres from Rondonia state capital Porto Velho.
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Aerial images of Brazil wildfires in Mato Grosso do Sul

Aerial images of Brazil wildfires in Mato Grosso do Sul

Wildfires hit Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state. The aerial images show wildfires in two biomes of the midwestern state: the tropical savanna (Cerrado) and its wetlands (Pantanal).
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'Supertanker' plane lands in Bolivia to battle wildfires

'Supertanker' plane lands in Bolivia to battle wildfires

A "supertanker" aircraft lands in Santa Cruz and firefighters loads it up with water to help fight wildfires that have devastated vast swathes of forest and agricultural land.
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Firefighters combat wildfires in Brazil's Mato Grosso

Firefighters combat wildfires in Brazil's Mato Grosso

Firefighters combat wildfires in Brazil's Mato Grosso, an transition region between the Cerrado - tropical savanna - biome and the Amazon rainforest.
AFP
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters form human chain

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters form human chain

Thousands of people hold hands across Hong Kong in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy "Baltic Way" protest against Soviet rule three decades ago.
AFP
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Macron nuclear crisis suggestions go 'in right direction"(Zarif)

Macron nuclear crisis suggestions go 'in right direction"(Zarif)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said suggestions by French President Emmanuel Macron about defusing the crisis over Iran's nuclear drive went in the right direction but more work needed to be done.
AFP
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Explosion of joy aboard the Ocean Viking

Explosion of joy aboard the Ocean Viking

Applause, explosion of joy, songs and hugs break out on the deck of the Ocean Viking ship as six EU countries agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded on the rescue ship in the Mediterranean after 14 days at sea.
AFP
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Fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil

Fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires in the Amazon rainforest, amid growing international pressure over the wildfires. ORIGINAL videographics on fires in Brazil.
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Hong Kong protesters form human chain in creative show of dissent

Hong Kong protesters form human chain in creative show of dissent

Thousands of people hold hands across Hong Kong in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy "Baltic Way" protest against Soviet rule thirty years ago.
AFP
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Algerians protest for the 27th consecutive Friday

Algerians protest for the 27th consecutive Friday

Algerians protest against the regime in Algiers for the 27th consecutive week and the 7th month of demonstrations.
AFP
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London: Climate activists protest inaction on Amazon deforestation and fires

London: Climate activists protest inaction on Amazon deforestation and fires

Climate change activists with the Extinction Rebellion group protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London to denounce the inaction of Jair Bolsonaro's government on Amazon deforestation and on fighting the fires ravaging the rainforest for week...
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Macron holds gender equality talks ahead of G7

Macron holds gender equality talks ahead of G7

French President Emmanuel Macron meets the two co-Presidents of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, Nobel Prize Laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.
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G7: activits remove a portrait of Macron in a city hall

G7: activits remove a portrait of Macron in a city hall

On the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, activits remove a portrait of French President Macron from a wall in a city hall, near a police station. They protest against the lack "concrete actions" by Macron on the climate front.
AFP
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Myanmar's Rohingya

Myanmar's Rohingya

Two years after the start of the influx of Rohingya refugees from Burma to Bangladesh, hostility has increased. Videographic on the Rohingyas.
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Cashier free shop

Cashier free shop

The opening of a hypermarket without cashiers on Sundays in Angers France is controversial. Videographic on digital supermarkets.
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Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers gather in the French town of Guethary to raise awareness for the planet and its oceans ahead of the G7 Summit in neighbouring Biarritz.
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Alleged US spy Paul Whelan arrives at Moscow court

Alleged US spy Paul Whelan arrives at Moscow court

Paul Whelan, a former US marine detained in Russia on accusations of espionage, arrives in court in Moscow. Whelan, who was arrested in December after allegedly receiving state secrets, maintains that he has been framed and that he took a USB driv...
AFP
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Hundreds demonstrate for Papuan independence in Indonesia

Hundreds demonstrate for Papuan independence in Indonesia

Hundreds rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to call for Papuan independence after violence this week rocked the impoverished region.
AFP
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Wildfires burn areas of Bolivia rainforest

Wildfires burn areas of Bolivia rainforest

Bolivia is battling wildfires that have devastated large areas of its rainforest.
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Images of wildfires in Bolivia

Images of wildfires in Bolivia

Images of wildfires and smoke in Bolivia's rainforest.
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Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Abandoned by his mother, Jo was taken into South Korea's orphanage system but never chosen by a new family. He spent the rest of his childhood in what he describes as brutal and rigidly hierarchical institutions. Now he and other South Korean orph...
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WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

In a quiet inlet halfway down the Potomac Rover in Maryland rest the skeletal remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, hastily built for World War I and then abandoned. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated the ...
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Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers gather in Guethary to raise awareness for the planet and its oceans ahead of the G7 Summit in neighbouring Biarritz. Hundreds of surfers joined the "Paddle for your Planet" demonstration, lining up to form a chain stretching across the hor...
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US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

Angela, one of the first known African slaves brought to British North America, appears in records in 1619, arriving after a long and arduous journey that saw her ripped from her homeland in present-day Angola, forced to endure a sea voyage across...
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Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chantilly near Paris. The two leaders are set to discuss tensions in the divided region of Kashmir, among other topics.
AFP
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US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

Giant panda Bei Bei eats his frozen 4th birthday cake at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. This marks Bei Bei’s last birthday celebration in the US capital as he is set to move to China before the end of the year.
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As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

Sudanese Tahadi women football team train in Khartoum in anticipation of Sudan's first ever women's club football league which will start next month. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlik...
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London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds its annual weigh-in of its many animals. While zoo-keepers posed for the cameras to demonstrate the measurements, the task does have a serious scientific basis, with weight a key indicator for health.
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Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hundreds of Hong Kong secondary students rally at a downtown plaza in support of the protest movement calling for democracy in the former British colony, pledging their support for a planned mass student strike when school reopens in September.
AFP
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Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette en...
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Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

French leader Emmanuel Macron backs the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as he met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for talks on Thursday.
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DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

The fight against Ebola in Goma, a commercial hub facing severe water shortages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, depends on the generosity of Lake Kivu, which supplies water to health teams.
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Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

"I think we can get a deal and a good deal": in Paris, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells French leader Emmanuel Macron that he thinks he can get a deal on Brexit, saying he had been "powerfully encouraged" by talks with German Chancellor ...
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