Chinese fans gather to watch Game of Thrones finale

Chinese fans gather to watch Game of Thrones finale

Chinese fans faced their own battles to watch the "Game of Thrones" finale, scrambling for ways to see it after a delayed stream by rights-holder Tencent and staying off social media for hours to avoid spoilers. In Beijing's trendy "798" art distr...
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Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

In Guayaquil, Ecuador, residents can exchange recyclable plastic bottles for money that can be used to pay for public transportation tickets, in the country's effort to fight pollution and protect the environment.
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Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

It's an international fad, but in Cuba it bears its own special flavour: more and more youngsters sport a trimmed beard, but without the political significance given by Fidel Castro and his "bearded" rebels during the 1959 revolution.
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UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

British Prime minister Boris Johnson says the UK cannot accept the current withdrawal agreement with the EU while speaking during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The British PM visits Berlin to kick off a maratho...
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Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

"I thought that the PM's statement ... was nasty" says US President Donald Trump as he hits back at Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, in a row over his desire to buy Greenland.
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Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

In a country where the consumption of beef is around 60 kilograms a year per person, members of Animal Save Movement Uruguay hold a vigil for the cows arriving at the slaughterhouse of Carrasco, to comfort them in their final moments.
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Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Dozens of protesters boo Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles during a climate conference in the northern city of Salvador
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Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people continue to flee Idlib, as members of the Syrian Civil Defence search in the rubble following a reported air strike on "Al Rahma" hospital in the village of Talmenes.
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Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

China confirms that a missing employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong has been detained by Chinese authorities. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in ...
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Endangered species

Endangered species

Videographic on endangered species. More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats. The report was re...
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on artificial intelligence. The World Robot Conference begins in Beijing on Wednesday.
Robots rule at Beijing expo

Robots rule at Beijing expo

Tech fanatics flock to Beijing's Robot conference.
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Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Videographic on deforestation. The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon.
Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming. Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.
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Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell is sent back to jail after an Australian court rejected his landmark appeal against convictions for child sex abuse.
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Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

A happy couple exchange a kiss for the camera, the bride in a white off-the-shoulder dress holding a delicate bouquet, the groom in matching white suit, standing together on a green lawn lined with pink blossom. It looks like the perfect wedding m...
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Timelapse: Hong Kong

Timelapse: Hong Kong

A timelapse video filmed in Hong Kong, a key Asian financial hub which has been rocked by political crisis and anti-government protests.
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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Convicted paedophile cardinal George Pell has an appeal against his child sex abuse charges rejected by an Australian court. Once the Vatican's third-ranking official, 78-year-old Pell was sentenced this year to six years in jail for sexually assa...
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Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude". Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste.
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Brazil: Police kill man who hijacked Rio de Janeiro-bound bus

Brazil: Police kill man who hijacked Rio de Janeiro-bound bus

The Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel says during a press conference that a man who hijacked a bus showed a "mental disorder" during negotiations and claimed he "wanted to stop the state."
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Turkish police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Diyarbakir

Turkish police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Diyarbakir

Turkish police fire water cannons and tear gas at protesters attempting to gather in front of Diyarbakir's municipality to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors. The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) chairman Sezai Temelli joined protester...
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No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

In a tiny building in a cramped narrow lane in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Mohammad Saleem and his family feel cut off from the world and trapped in their home as an Indian military lockdown enters its third week.
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Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Families sit on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, waiting to see their loved ones who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in the regio...
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Displaced Syrian teacher gives free classes at an IPD camp in Idlib

Displaced Syrian teacher gives free classes at an IPD camp in Idlib

Mohammed, a displaced teacher from Karnaz, on the northern outskirts of Hama, has been teaching children for the past three months under an olive tree at a camp for Internally displaced people (IDP) where he is taking shelter in Atme near the Syri...
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Madrid activists demand 'safe port now' for migrants in Mediterranean

Madrid activists demand 'safe port now' for migrants in Mediterranean

Madrid's central Retiro park lake is taken over by 32 boats packed with Amnesty International activists demanding a "safe port now" for the migrant rescue boats Open Arms and Ocean Viking.
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