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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Map: French forces kill Al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb in Mali

Map: French forces kill Al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb in Mali

A map shows the city of Tessalit in Mali. French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in Mali, French Defence Minister Florence Parly says. Droukdel was killed on Thursday in the no...
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Protesters mark Breonna Taylor's birthday at Black Lives Matter rally in New York

Protesters mark Breonna Taylor's birthday at Black Lives Matter rally in New York

Protesters celebrate Breonna Taylor's birthday during a Black Lives Matter rally in the New York neighbourhood of Brooklyn. In March, the 26-year-old medical worker was shot dead in her own apartment in Louisville, Kentucky by police who barged in...
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Protests flare in Africa as coronavirus lockdown patience wears thin

Protests flare in Africa as coronavirus lockdown patience wears thin

Demonstrators took to the street in several African countries this week, as residents grow angry over continued lockdown measures. Elsewhere on the continent schools began to reopen but in South Africa's Cape Town, some people were calling for the...
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Minneapolis church receives food donations for those affected by unrest or COVID-19

Minneapolis church receives food donations for those affected by unrest or COVID-19

Volunteers help with food donations at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where protests broke out after the death of George Floyd. Donations are to help those affected by recent violent unrest or hit by the COVID-19 pande...
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Thousands of protesters demand Mali leader step down

Thousands of protesters demand Mali leader step down

Thousands of people rally in Mali's capital Bamako demanding the departure of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as the war-torn West African state struggles to contain jihadist violence. The protest follows several demonstrations last month over t...
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Hundreds attend funeral of murdered AFP contributor in Aden

Hundreds attend funeral of murdered AFP contributor in Aden

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of Nabil Hasan al-Quaety, a Yemeni journalist who contributed to AFP, two days after he was killed in the southern city of Aden. Raising his portraits and describing him as a "martyr", angry crowds shouted s...
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Riots in Mexico over death of man in police custody

Riots in Mexico over death of man in police custody

Violence breaks out at a protest in the Mexican city of Guadalajara over the death of a young man in police custody who had allegedly been arrested for failing to comply with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Japanese students go back to school, with face shields

Japanese students go back to school, with face shields

Wearing plastic face shields, keeping social distances and taking hygiene precautions -- this is the new way of life for pupils at the Kinugawa primary school in the town of Nikko, about one hundred kilometres north of Tokyo. The school reopened o...
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Images of Portugal house where Madeleine McCann suspect lived

Images of Portugal house where Madeleine McCann suspect lived

Aerial and ground images show the Portugal house where the suspect in the Madeleine McCann case lived at the time of her disappearance.
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Russia says it has stopped spread of Arctic fuel spill

Russia says it has stopped spread of Arctic fuel spill

Images released by Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations show one of the ministry's camps set up on the banks of the Ambarnaya River following an accident in Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic. Russia has managed to contain a massive diesel spill ...
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Zimbabwe opposition party Vice President and members arrested

Zimbabwe opposition party Vice President and members arrested

Members of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance party are arrested, including Vice President Tendai Biti. The arrest took place outside the party's headquarters in Harare, after Biti had asked police to allow him access to the building to clear out ...
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Ireland to accelerate lockdown easing plan: PM

Ireland to accelerate lockdown easing plan: PM

Irish Prime minister Leo Varadkar says that Ireland will accelerate its plan to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the coming days.
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Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee on Trafalgar Square

Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee on Trafalgar Square

Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee on Trafalgar Square after the killing of George Floyd by US police. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill, died in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police offic...
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Coronavirus: what is the R0 reproduction rate?

Coronavirus: what is the R0 reproduction rate?

R0 measures how fast a virus is spreading. It indicates the average number of people who can be contaminated by an infected person. What is R0 in an original videograpic.
Marine oil pollution

Marine oil pollution

Russian emergency workers and marine clean-up specialists on Thursday intensified efforts to clean up a major fuel spill that environmentalists say is the first such accident in the Arctic polar region. Videographic on marine pollution.
Permafrost

Permafrost

Russia stepped up efforts Thursday to clean up the huge amount of oil that spilled into an Arctic river, the worst industrial incident of its kind in the region according to environmentalists, as the leaking plant is built on permafrost and threat...
Virus-inspired toilet paper cakes rolled out at Malaysian bakery

Virus-inspired toilet paper cakes rolled out at Malaysian bakery

A cafe in Kuala Lumpur is baking cakes made to recreate toilet paper rolls, a play on recent panic buying of the product triggered by coronavirus fears. Le Pont Boulangerie cafe is crafting the cakes, which have a chocolate sponge base and a crea...
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Anti-virus face masks litter Hong Kong's beaches

Anti-virus face masks litter Hong Kong's beaches

Surgical masks are washing up in growing quantities on the shores of Hong Kong, a city that has overwhelmingly embraced face coverings to fight the coronavirus. Conservationists say the masks are adding to already alarmingly high levels of plasti...
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Taiwan restaurant offers support to Hong Kong protesters

Taiwan restaurant offers support to Hong Kong protesters

A Taipei restaurant is offering work opportunities to Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum in Taiwan.
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Hundreds mourn the dead at Seville mass for virus victims

Hundreds mourn the dead at Seville mass for virus victims

Hundreds of people who lost loved ones to the coronavirus joined a huge funeral mass at Seville Cathedral on Thursday in one of the largest public gatherings in Spain since the lockdown.
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Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters lit candles and chanted democracy slogans as they defied a ban Thursday against gathering to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in the financial hub over a planned new security ...
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Gen Z takes on COVID: Palestinian refugee volunteers to battle virus in Lebanon camp

Gen Z takes on COVID: Palestinian refugee volunteers to battle virus in Lebanon camp

For Generation Z, young people currently in their teens and early 20s, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining experience. While it has forced many to delay life plans, such as work, education and travel, youngsters around the world are teeming...
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The archaeologist, the Sahara and the caravan

The archaeologist, the Sahara and the caravan

After half a century of roaming the Sahara desert, French archaeologist Thierry Tillet embarks on another expedition. An AFP team travels with his caravan and local guides in central Mauritania to trace ancient trade routes.
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French swimmers glad to return to pool in Britanny

French swimmers glad to return to pool in Britanny

The swimming pool in Chartres-de-Bretagne, near Rennes, is one of the first to reopen in France after more than two and a half months of confinement, to the delight of swimmers.
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