US paratroopers 'brought us freedom', recalls D-Day witness

US paratroopers 'brought us freedom', recalls D-Day witness

It is just after dawn on the morning of June 6, 1944 when 20-year-old Charles Levaillant and his brother see the first paratroopers from the 82nd US Airborne division drop into Normandy to spark the D-Day landings: "... they were bringing us somet...
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Paris names garden after Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Paris names garden after Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Paris holds a ceremony to inaugurate a public garden in tribute to Marielle Franco, a Brazilian leftist politician and human rights activist who was murdered in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018.
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Volunteers in Beijing join the World Cleanup Day

Volunteers in Beijing join the World Cleanup Day

A small group of about 30 gather around Xiaotaihou River, the earliest man-made river in Beijing, for a cleanup activity to mark World Cleanup Day. Volunteers picked up cigarette butts, wrappers, plastic bottles and bags left by visiters on the ri...
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Greta Thunberg arrives at UN Youth Climate Summit

Greta Thunberg arrives at UN Youth Climate Summit

"Young people are unstoppable," says teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg upon arriving at the UN Youth Climate Summit.
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Hundreds rally in Bordeaux to protest against climate change

Hundreds rally in Bordeaux to protest against climate change

Hundreds of people rally in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux to protest against climate change, the day after children skipped school in a global strike for the environment.
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Violence on sidelines of Paris climate, yellow vests protests

Violence on sidelines of Paris climate, yellow vests protests

Vehicles are set ablaze in Paris and riot police are deployed at yellow vest protests in the French capital.
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Yemen's Huthi rebels celebrate 'September 21 Revolution' in Sanaa

Yemen's Huthi rebels celebrate 'September 21 Revolution' in Sanaa

Yemen's Huthi rebels celebrate the "September 21 Revolution", referring to the September 21, 2014 when the rebel group took control of the capital Sanaa, on Tahrir square in the Yemeni capital.
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Comic Con Africa kicks off in Johannesburg

Comic Con Africa kicks off in Johannesburg

Comic Con Africa 2019 kicks off in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the second year on the continent. The convention is a multi-genre entertainment event for comic fanatics.
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Protests held across Spain against gender violence

Protests held across Spain against gender violence

Protesters took to the rain soaked streets of Madrid and dozens of other cities across Spain to raise the alarm against violence against women and demand tougher action.
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First arrests during 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

First arrests during 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

In Paris, police forces arrest 'yellow vest' protestors as they gather for the 45th week, accusing Emmanuel Macron of being out of touch with the needs of ordinary French people. An hour after the start of the rally, around 30 people had been arre...
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Iran warns any country that attacks will be 'main battlefield'

Iran warns any country that attacks will be 'main battlefield'

Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander on Saturday warned any country that attacks the Islamic republic will see its territory become the "main battlefield" as he opened an exhibition of captured drones.
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Thousands of Paris police deployed as 'yellow vests' gather

Thousands of Paris police deployed as 'yellow vests' gather

French 'yellow vest' protesters gather in Paris as more than 7,000 police officers are deployed over fears that "yellow vest" protesters and their radical, anarchist "black blocs" could try to infiltrate a march against climate change in the Frenc...
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Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt

Rare small protests break out in Cairo and other Egyptian cities, like in those images from the city of Al Mahallah Al Kubra, calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Colombian capital

Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Colombian capital

Demonstrators gather in Bogota to protest government and business inaction on climate change, as part of a massive coordinated strike lead by young people around the world.
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Fridays for Future: Brazilian climate marchers want Bolsonaro out

Fridays for Future: Brazilian climate marchers want Bolsonaro out

Thousands of people march for the climate in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo, denouncing the anti-climate policies of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon

Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon

The fires in the Amazon have raised global concern, but above all they have drawn attention to deforestation in the world's largest tropical forest, where indigenous reserves, large landowners, illegal farmers and mining coexist under permanent te...
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Greta Thunberg to AFP: political leaders 'need to take their responsibility'

Greta Thunberg to AFP: political leaders 'need to take their responsibility'

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg tells AFP that political leaders "need to take their responsibility" in addressing the climate crisis, and says meeting Trump is not what she "would prioritize the highest right now".
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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 Togo, where each year the sea erodes as much as 10 metres of coastline, distorting Togo's landscape and driving out fishing communities. Then we head to the Lamu Archipelago in northeastern Kenya, where resid...
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New York students skip school to participate in vast global climate strike

New York students skip school to participate in vast global climate strike

Thousands of students prepare to march in downtown New York city after they skipped school to join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults act to stop environmental disa...
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Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Mexican capital

Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Mexican capital

Young people in Mexico City join the world in a massive coordinated strike from school to protest government and business inaction on climate change.
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Bolivia's Cholas are now integrated into society

Bolivia's Cholas are now integrated into society

In Bolivia, part of society still despises indigenous women known as "cholas," despite the fact that indigenous people make up about half of the population in the Andean country. AFP has spoken to various indigenous women who suffer discrimination
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Small group of climate defenders join Fridays For Future in Bogota

Small group of climate defenders join Fridays For Future in Bogota

A small group of environmental activists and indigenous defenders protest on Bolivar Square in Bogota in a symbolic Pre-Columbian event called “El Correr de La Tierra” and in support of the global initiative Fridays For Future.
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Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold dies aged 106

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold dies aged 106

Holocaust survivor and leader of Salzburg's Jewish community Marko Feingold dies at the age of 106 according to Austria's APA news agency. Born in 1913, in what is today Slovakia, Feingold grew up in Vienna and fled the Nazi annexation of 1938 bef...
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Spain marks 500th anniversary of first round-the-world sea voyage

Spain marks 500th anniversary of first round-the-world sea voyage

People in Sanlucar de Barrameda mark the 500th anniversary of the first sea voyage around the world by explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano.
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Students hit Paris streets in vast global climate strike

Students hit Paris streets in vast global climate strike

Thousands of teenagers in Paris join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults act to stop environmental disaster. It is expected to be the biggest protest ever against the th...
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