From campsite to red carpet: roughing it for the love of Cannes

From campsite to red carpet: roughing it for the love of Cannes

It may be one of the most glamorous events in the world, but for some the Cannes film festival starts at the campsite. While Christopher and Noé suit up to take the 7am bus to hunt for screening tickets, Cannes veterans Roger and Yvette change int...
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Protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Demonstrators in Chile clash with police despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst violence years. Protesters bang pots and pans in the latest expression of anger over social and economic woes.
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Relief and frustration after vote on Brexit deal is postponed

Relief and frustration after vote on Brexit deal is postponed

People in London react after the British Parliament voted an amendment forcing the Prime minister Boris Johnson to delay Brexit while they further consider his EU divorce deal.
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Protesters rally in Lebanese capital for third night

Protesters rally in Lebanese capital for third night

Lebanese protesters rally in downtown Beirut as hundreds continue to gather for a third night of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption.
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'Just a very class act': Fans react after All Blacks rout Ireland

'Just a very class act': Fans react after All Blacks rout Ireland

Fans react after the New Zealand All Blacks thrash Ireland 46-14 in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in Tokyo. "The All Blacks were just a very class act," says All Blacks fan Scot Tasker.
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London reacts as Brexit delay announced

London reacts as Brexit delay announced

People standing on Parliament Square in London react as John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, reads out the vote result of the Letwin amendment (322-306) which has the effect of forcing Johnson to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit beyond Octo...
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Protesters light up central Hong Kong in peaceful vigil

Protesters light up central Hong Kong in peaceful vigil

Over a thousand gather in Hong Kong's Central business district for a prayer meeting ahead of a planned mass rally on Sunday that is banned by the police. The vigil calls for international aid for the city's pro-democracy movement and mourn for th...
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Clean up begins in Barcelona after violent protests

Clean up begins in Barcelona after violent protests

Clean up begins on the streets of Barcelona after a night of clashes which saw radical separatists hurling rocks and fireworks at police who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. Separatists are calling for renewed protests this evening.
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Rugby/WC 2019: Fans react after England's big win over Australia

Rugby/WC 2019: Fans react after England's big win over Australia

England fans aim at Rugby World Cup final against host Japan after they thumped their old enemy Australia 40-16 to become the first team to reach the semi-finals.
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British Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street

British Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street

Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing street as British MPs gather Saturday for a historic vote on Prime Minister's Brexit deal -- a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty.
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Hong Kong's domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes

Hong Kong's domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes

Indonesian migrant worker Jochel usually spends her sole day off in Hong Kong's parks, chatting with friends and video-calling loved ones back home. But this summer, her downtime keeps getting disrupted -- by protests and tear gas. She is one of m...
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Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

Ballet Philippines battles Disney, typhoons and poverty to endure

From fierce typhoons and tight budgets to losing its dancers to cruise ships and theme parks, Ballet Philippines has weathered almost every type of storm, but as it celebrates its 50th anniversary the renowned arts organisation is determined the s...
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Sound and light artists on show at Paris digital arts festival

Sound and light artists on show at Paris digital arts festival

The names 'Ouchhh', 'Superbien', 'les Vandales', 'Algorithm' or 'Spectrelab' might mean nothing to the general public, but they are among the digital artists looking to get the jury's nod at this Paris festival which has attracted contributors fro...
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Lebanon: protest against dire economic conditions

Lebanon: protest against dire economic conditions

Hundreds of demonstrators block the motorway leading to the airport in Beirut with burning tyres to protest against dire economic situations and plans to tax calls on messaging applications, forcing the government to axe the unpopular measure.
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More than half million people rally in Barcelona

More than half million people rally in Barcelona

More than half a million people rally in Barcelona in protests sparked by Spain's sentencing of nine Catalan separatist leaders to long prison terms over an abortive independence bid.
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Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the 'sleeping sickness'

Ivory Coast lab aims to rid Africa of the 'sleeping sickness'

African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a deadly parasitic disease spread by the Tsetse fly. Researchers at the Pierre Richet Institute in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, are working to eliminate the disease.
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Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of "international concern" : WHO

Ebola outbreak in DRC remains emergency of "international concern" : WHO

The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo remains a "public health emergency of international concern" for three more months, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says at a press conference in Geneva.
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Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a roundup of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we take you to Kenya where volunteer medics in sea-faring mobile clinics provide basic health services to underserved populations. And we travel to Lagos where a new chess club is giving hope to young people living in t...
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Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed. In an instant, 19 people were killed, including six children. Yamin, just three at the time, and h...
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Security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, after all-out gun battle

Security forces in Culiacan, Mexico, after all-out gun battle

Images of security forces in the streets of Culiacan after the arrest of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, triggered an all-out gun battle.
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Staël's "Parc des Princes" sold for 20 million euros

Staël's "Parc des Princes" sold for 20 million euros

Nicolas de Staël's painting "Parc des Princes", from 1952, is sold at auction for 20 million euros (17,5 million euros excluding expenses) by Christie's in Paris, setting a record for a work by the artist.
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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir become the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.
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EU's Tusk says US-Turkey deal not real 'ceasefire'

EU's Tusk says US-Turkey deal not real 'ceasefire'

European Council president Donald Tusk says after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey's US-brokered truce is not serious and demands Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces.
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EU's Tusk says 'mistake' to block Albania, N.Macedonia EU membership talks

EU's Tusk says 'mistake' to block Albania, N.Macedonia EU membership talks

EU Council President Donald Tusk says that the bloc's leaders made a mistake in failing to approve membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
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Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter NE Syria truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter NE Syria truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes shatter an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.
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