Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson on Wednesday introduced the custom suits that will be worn by the first private astronauts. Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze.
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US: Students evacuate campus following school shooting in California

US: Students evacuate campus following school shooting in California

Students evacuate the Saugus High School campus in Santa Clarita, California, after at least four people are injured in a shooting. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter that the "suspect is in custody and being treated at a ...
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China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

China completes a test for its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet, which is slated for 2020, said the country's space administration.
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Demonstrators in Bolivia's La Paz protest against political crisis

Demonstrators in Bolivia's La Paz protest against political crisis

Demonstrators in La Paz protest against the political crisis in Bolivia as country's interim president Jeanine Anez moved to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales.
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Children race in Delhi despite polluted air

Children race in Delhi despite polluted air

Children as young as nine years old run in smoggy Delhi, as part of an event organised by a non-profit, ignoring health warnings issued after pollution reached dangerous levels forcing the governmernt to shut schools for two days.
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Gazans react to ceasefire after spike in Israel-Gaza violence

Gazans react to ceasefire after spike in Israel-Gaza violence

Residents of Gaza City react after a ceasefire came into effect after spike in Israel-Gaza violence.
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Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport.
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'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

Thousands of French hospital workers take to the streets in Paris to urge the government to take an emergency plan after years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.
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Myanmar's Rohingya

Myanmar's Rohingya

Videographic on the Rohingya. The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a long-awaited full investigation into Myanmar's alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims, including crimes against humanity and persecution.
South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

South African Airways is to cancel all its flights, as thousands of workers press ahead with an indefinite strike after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.
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McDonald's to speed shift away from plastic in Europe

McDonald's to speed shift away from plastic in Europe

A McFlurry without its plastic lid, a wooden spoon: American fast food giant McDonald's is accelerating its strategy to minimize the use of plastic in its packaging in Europe, where legislation is becoming more and more restrictive. McDonald's est...
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Storm surge

Storm surge

Videographic on the phenomenon of storm surge.
The Ebola virus

The Ebola virus

Short videographic on Ebola. The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight a 15-month-old epidemic of Ebola in the east of the country, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati arrives for extradition hearing in Scotland

Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati arrives for extradition hearing in Scotland

Catalan separatist politician Clara Ponsati, wanted by Spain for alleged sedition, arrives at an Edinburgh police station to be detained for a bail hearing as part of extradition proceedings that could see her deported to Spain to face trial.
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Hong Kong protesters fire catapults and choke city

Hong Kong protesters fire catapults and choke city

Pro-democracy protesters challenging China's rule of Hong Kong choke the city for a fourth straight working day, firing catapults at police, barricading roads and disrupting transport links, as schools and businesses closed.
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From bow and arrows to mini Stonehenge-like structures: Hong Kong students gear up for battle with p

From bow and arrows to mini Stonehenge-like structures: Hong Kong students gear up for battle with p

Student protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University build barricades and mini Stonehenge-like structures using bricks on roads as they aim to hamper any potential battles with police on Thursday. Some bring bows and arrows, while others are bu...
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How Ebola attacks the body

How Ebola attacks the body

Videographic on Ebola. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
Ebola virus

Ebola virus

Videographic on Ebola. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
Tear gas

Tear gas

Videographic on tear gas. Four protesters were killed by tear gas canisters in Baghdad on Thursday, medics told AFP, the latest deaths from what rights groups have slammed as a "gruesome" misuse of the weapon.
Floodwaters continue to cover Venice's San Marco Square

Floodwaters continue to cover Venice's San Marco Square

People wade through the floodwaters that have covered and remain on Venice's San Marco Square. The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high water, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) late Tuesday, forcing stranded tourists to wade through rapidly ...
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Hong Kong student protesters test DIY catapult

Hong Kong student protesters test DIY catapult

Hong Kong students are using a novel arsenal of weapons to defend themselves and attack police, from bow and arrows looted from sports departments to giant makeshift catapults.
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Pro-Beijing supporters gather in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing supporters gather in Hong Kong

A group of pro-Beijing supporters gather in Yuen Long near the Chinese border to showcase their solidarity amid rising tensions between the establishment and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
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Israeli tanks on Israel-Gaza border after ceasefire takes effect

Israeli tanks on Israel-Gaza border after ceasefire takes effect

Israeli tanks are stationed on the Israel-Gaza border after a Gaza Strip ceasefire came into effect following a spike in violence and bloodshed in the Palestinian enclave.
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Riot police arrive in Hong Kong's business district

Riot police arrive in Hong Kong's business district

Hong Kong riot police arrive in the city's Central district where thousands of office workers have taken time out during their lunch break to support the pro-democracy protest movement.
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Hong Kongers march during lunch time in business district

Hong Kongers march during lunch time in business district

Hong Kongers spend their lunch break outside their skyscrapers and on the streets to show solidarity with students and pro-democracy protesters as tensions mount to unprecedented levels in the financial hub.
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