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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Protesters gather outside Paris theater where Macron attended play

Protesters gather outside Paris theater where Macron attended play

Dozens of protesters gather outside the Bouffes du Nord theater in Paris where French President Emmanuel Macron attended a play. Demonstrations against a government plan to overhaul the pension system have roiled France for several weeks.
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Thousands gather in main protest square in Chile capital

Thousands gather in main protest square in Chile capital

Thousands of people gather in Plaza Italia square and surrounding streets, the historical epicenter of Chilean demonstrations in the capital, as the protest movement now in its thirteenth week, continues to put pressure on the government of Presid...
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Paris Fashion Week: Beckhams and Kate Moss attend star-studded Dior men's show

Paris Fashion Week: Beckhams and Kate Moss attend star-studded Dior men's show

Designer Kim Jones presents his latest collection for Dior at Men's Fashion Week in Paris. Among the many celebrities in the audience: David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and her daughter, the singer Courtney Love and actor Robert Pattinson.
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Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

Life in a barrel: South African aims to break bizarre world record

It's a world record almost nobody knows about, but South African Vernon Kruger is set to break it : the longest duration pole sitting in a barrel.
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Brexiteers battle for Big Ben to bong on January 31th

Brexiteers battle for Big Ben to bong on January 31th

People in London's Parliament Square share their thoughts after Brexit supporters began a crowfunding campaign to pay for London's Big Ben to bong at 23:00 on January 31 when Brexit formally enters into force, a cost estimated at £500,000 because ...
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Africa Weekly 17/1/2020

Africa Weekly 17/1/2020

This week on Africa Weekly, we head to Kenya, one of the world's leading producers of black tea. But this prized export is not fetching the prices it once did, forcing suppliers to innovate with new products and strategies. And then we head to Sen...
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Greta Thunberg attends climate demo in Lausanne

Greta Thunberg attends climate demo in Lausanne

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate rally in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Antonia Jiménez, a star in the men's world of flamenco guitar

Antonia Jiménez, a star in the men's world of flamenco guitar

Andalusian guitarist Antonia Jiménez has used her guitar-playing talents as an instrument for liberty. Despite facing obstacles in the mainly masculin world of flamenco guitar playing, her talents allowed her to travel the world and create a reput...
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Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire stresses the importance of an alliance to defend Amazon tribes

Indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire stresses the importance of an alliance to defend Amazon tribes

Brazil's leading indigenous chief, Raoni Metuktire, meets with other indigenous leaders to form an alliance against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
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Frustration mounts as toxic smog shrouds the Balkans

Frustration mounts as toxic smog shrouds the Balkans

Winter brings its annual toxic smog to the Balkans, where the pollution is fuelled in large part by the coal and wood fires that many poorer residents rely on for heating. In recent weeks, Balkan capitals including Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje and P...
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Paul Bocuse restaurant loses its third Michelin star

Paul Bocuse restaurant loses its third Michelin star

Almost two years to the day after the death of famed French chef Paul Bocuse, his iconic restaurant has lost the coveted Michelin three-star rating it had held continuously since 1965, according to the restaurant guide.
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US Secretary of State Pompeo welcomes Pakistan Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State Pompeo welcomes Pakistan Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomes Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, to the State Department. The two men are set to speak about the growing momentum toward a deal between the United States and the Taliban, as Qureshi warn...
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Ex-president of Ecuador's National Assembly denounces a 'dictatorship'

Ex-president of Ecuador's National Assembly denounces a 'dictatorship'

Former president of Ecuador’s National Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira denounces a "new kind of dictatorship" in Ecuador. Rivadeneira and three other members of Ecuador’s opposition were granted political asylum in Mexico on January 9 following week...
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France's Louvre Museum closed to public due to staff strike against pension reform

France's Louvre Museum closed to public due to staff strike against pension reform

The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France's pension system. Hundreds of disappointed visitors massed in front of the entrance t...
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Chilean guides explain protests to tourists through street art tour

Chilean guides explain protests to tourists through street art tour

Young people in Santiago offer tourists a free tour of the city's street art as they explain the genesis and evolution of the social upheaval that began almost three months ago in their country.
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Japanese react to minister taking paternity leave

Japanese react to minister taking paternity leave

Japan's environment minister caused a stir earlier this week when he announced that he would take two weeks of paternity leave - the first time a cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country. His decision is met with appro...
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Spanish village purifies horses with fire in age-old ritual

Spanish village purifies horses with fire in age-old ritual

The Spanish village of San Bartolome de Pinares holds its Luminarias festival, in which riders and horses burst through flames in an annual celebration thought to protect the animals from diseases and give their riders fertility. However, there ar...
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Firefighters demonstrate to protest violence and abuse

Firefighters demonstrate to protest violence and abuse

Around a thousand firefighters demonstrate in Strasbourg to protest against the violence they are subjected to on a regular basis. They denounce an increase in acts of incivility, accompanied by physical and verbal abuse. It follows a New Year per...
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Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Switzerland

Greta Thunberg joins climate protest in Switzerland

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joins protesters at a march in Lausanne.
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

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Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands

Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands

Tens of thousands of Malawians took part in protests on Thursday at alleged attempts to bribe judges overseeing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika last year.
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China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy. of Chinese babiesN°1NT69E
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Lebanese protesters vandalise banks in central Beirut

Lebanese protesters vandalise banks in central Beirut

Lebanese protesters vandalise several banks in Beirut's central Hamra at night, after two nights of violent demonstrations in the capital.
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Artist uses 'battered' faces of famous women to highlight gender violence

Artist uses 'battered' faces of famous women to highlight gender violence

The 'battered' faces of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel stare out from posters in Milan created by Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo to raise awareness of violence against women.
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