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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Dozens of bodies are buried in a mass grave after Myanmar's worst landslide in living memory killed at least 174 jade miners in northern Kachin state.
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Iraqi factory boosts production of oxygen tanks to cope with virus demand

Iraqi factory boosts production of oxygen tanks to cope with virus demand

A factory in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has increased production of oxygen tanks to cope with high demand from hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In Lebanon, concert replaces Baalbek festival

In Lebanon, concert replaces Baalbek festival

The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra rehearses in Baalbek after the famous summer festival was downsized to a single concert because of the coronavirus pandemic. The concert included classical music and rock and folk tunes by composers ranging from...
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Explosion of joy aboard Ocean Viking as Italy allows migrants to land

Explosion of joy aboard Ocean Viking as Italy allows migrants to land

Migrants on board the Ocean Viking explode with joy after Italy said they would be authorised to land in Sicily. The rescue ship, operated by French NGO SOS Mediterranee, is now heading for the port of Porto Empedocle where it expects to arrive by...
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British prime minister and Clap for Carers founder clap for the NHS

British prime minister and Clap for Carers founder clap for the NHS

British Prime minister Boris Johnson and Clap for Carers founder Annemarie Plas clap for the NHS outside 10 Downing street.
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Spanish city organises seabed clean-up to end "plastic tide"

Spanish city organises seabed clean-up to end "plastic tide"

The southern Spanish city of Adra organises a seabed clean-up to collect vast amounts of plastic, including masks and gloves.
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Italian glacier turns pink due to global warming-linked algae

Italian glacier turns pink due to global warming-linked algae

In a first for Italy, pink snow is observed on parts of the Presena glacier, in the north of the country. The phenomenon is caused by algae that develops when snow melts, simultaneously colouring the ice a darker colour. In a vicious circle, the a...
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Polls open in Dominican Republic presidential election

Polls open in Dominican Republic presidential election

Polls open in the Dominican Republic in elections for president and the legislature that are being held despite spiking coronavirus cases in the Caribbean country.
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Ex-French PM Philippe poses for photo with Le Havre officials

Ex-French PM Philippe poses for photo with Le Havre officials

After being re-elected Mayor of Le Havre, former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe poses for a photo with his new team.
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Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic votes in parliamentary election

Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic votes in parliamentary election

Incumbent Croatian conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic votes in Zagreb. He is seeking re-election in parliamentary elections that promise to be tight.
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Body of COVID-19 victim left on the street for a week in Bolivia

Body of COVID-19 victim left on the street for a week in Bolivia

A coffin containing the body of a 62-year-old COVID-19 victim in Cochabamba, Bolivia, who died in his home a week ago is left on the street by his relatives, some of whom also have coronavirus symptoms and have not been able to bury him as cremato...
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Ex-French PM Edouard Philippe reelected mayor of Le Havre

Ex-French PM Edouard Philippe reelected mayor of Le Havre

Former French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe receives his tricolor scarf, after being re-electedmayor of Le Havre by 47 votes out of 59 at the first meeting of the new municipal council.
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London landmarks go blue for the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

London landmarks go blue for the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

10 Downing Street and the London Eye are among several landmarks around the UK that are bathed in blue light to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service. This year's celebration is particularly poignant given the challenging c...
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Croatians go to the polls at parliamentary elections amid virus

Croatians go to the polls at parliamentary elections amid virus

The first voters cast their ballots at the opening of polling stations in Croatia where parliamentary elections are taking place. The new government will have to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus at a time when a resurgence of co...
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Closed beach and empty streets in Santa Monica on July 4th

Closed beach and empty streets in Santa Monica on July 4th

While some people are seen walking around 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica State Beach and the Pier lie empty on the July 4th holiday amid growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in California.
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9/11 Memorial reopens on 4th of July in New York City after months-long closure

9/11 Memorial reopens on 4th of July in New York City after months-long closure

People gather around one of the pools at the 9/11 Memorial as it reopens on Independence Day after months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 9/11 Museum, which closed at the same time as the Memorial, in March, remains closed to the...
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Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Sao Paulo

Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Sao Paulo

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrate in Sao Paulo's Cidade Tiradentes neighbourhood to denounce the killing of Black people and police violence in Brazil's most populous city.
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Pub overflows in London upon reopening as lockdown is eased

Pub overflows in London upon reopening as lockdown is eased

People spill out onto the pavement at a pub in London as pubs across England reopen to the public after a lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus is eased.
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US Independence Day fireworks explode over Mount Rushmore National Memorial

US Independence Day fireworks explode over Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Fireworks explode above Mount Rushmore National Monument on Friday during an Independence Day event attended by the US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump in Keystone, South Dakota. The mood of this normally joyous day has been darke...
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Britain's pubs and hairdressers reopen after months of lockdown

Britain's pubs and hairdressers reopen after months of lockdown

Pubs and hairdressers in England reopen for the first time since late March. The move is part of a wider government plan to relaunch the hospitality, tourism and culture sectors and help the UK economy recover from more than three tough months of ...
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Londoners take to Soho's streets as pubs and bars reopen

Londoners take to Soho's streets as pubs and bars reopen

Some of Soho's streets are pedestrianised to ease social distancing and support the hospitality industry as bars, pubs and restaurants reopen in London and across England.
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Green party mayor receives tricolor scarf after victory in Lyon

Green party mayor receives tricolor scarf after victory in Lyon

The new mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, receives his tricolor scarf after winning 51 votes in the municipal council. The Green Party candidate won last Sunday thanks to a Green Party and left-wing coalition.
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Barcelona's Sagrada Familia reopens for health workers

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia reopens for health workers

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church reopens with the visit of around two thousand medical staff and their families as a way to thank them for their work throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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New French PM Jean Castex makes first public outing

New French PM Jean Castex makes first public outing

France's new Prime Minister Jean Castex makes his first outing as head of government to X-FAB France's semiconductor research and production site in Corbeil-Essonnes.
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