US: Kurt Volker and Timothy Morrison sworn in before public hearing in impeachment probe

US: Kurt Volker and Timothy Morrison sworn in before public hearing in impeachment probe

Kurt Volker, the former special US envoy to Ukraine, and National Security Council official Timothy Morrison are sworn in ahead of a public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
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Pandemic baby boom fears spark Indonesia birth-control blitz

Pandemic baby boom fears spark Indonesia birth-control blitz

Indonesia is launching an unprecedented birth control drive with plans to put contraceptives in the hands of a million citizens to head off a virus-sparked baby boom.
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US Congress passes Hong Kong sanctions targeting banks

US Congress passes Hong Kong sanctions targeting banks

The US Congress passes tough new sanctions that target banks over infringements on Hong Kong's autonomy, dialing up pressure two days after China imposed a harsh security law on the financial hub.
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US prosecutors would 'welcome' Prince Andrew testimony after Maxwell arrest

US prosecutors would 'welcome' Prince Andrew testimony after Maxwell arrest

The US prosecutor investigating Jeffrey Epstein's sex crimes says she would welcome the testimony of Britain's Prince Andrew following the arrest of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in the case. "We would like to have the benefit of his statement," say...
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French Assembly presidents meet Macron at Elysee

French Assembly presidents meet Macron at Elysee

The presidents of France's three Assemblies arrive at the Elysée Palace for a meeting with Emmanuel Macron on Covid, with a government reshuffle announced imminent. Patrick Bernasconi, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (C...
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Rio de Janeiro pays tribute to Brazil's workers, victims of coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro pays tribute to Brazil's workers, victims of coronavirus

Brazil honours essential workers and victims of the coronavirus with a tribute projected onto the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, where a message from Pope Francis was scheduled to be broadcast but was cancelled due to strong winds.
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Ugandan activist delivers medication to HIV patients during coronavirus lockdown

Ugandan activist delivers medication to HIV patients during coronavirus lockdown

24-year-old Ugandan Hillary Nuwamanya rides his bike around the wider Kampala area, saving lives by delivering antiretroviral drugs to HIV positive Ugandans during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Hong Kongers comment on UK's offer of citizenship rights

Hong Kongers comment on UK's offer of citizenship rights

As China and the UK clash over the fate of millions of Hong Kongers under the new security law after London announced plans to extend citizenship rights to British National Overseas holders, Hong Kongers reflect on the opportunities brought by the...
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Right-wing candidate steps down from Marseille mayoral race

Right-wing candidate steps down from Marseille mayoral race

Martine Vassal, the right-wing president of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, announces she is withdrawing from the race to replace Jean-Claude Gaudin as Marseille mayor, with the Les Républicains party choosing Guy Teissier to stand in her stead.
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Two Eurasian lynx cubs take first steps in Sofia Zoo

Two Eurasian lynx cubs take first steps in Sofia Zoo

Two Eurasian lynx babies -- a critically endangered species in Bulgaria -- make their first steps out with their mother after they were born on May 3 in the Sofia Zoo. This is the first Eurasian lynx birth in the zoo since 2011. The cubs, which wi...
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Formula One Pit Stops

Formula One Pit Stops

Videographic on how pit stops can make or break a race. The Austrian Grand Prix is on Sunday.
Formula 1 driver protection

Formula 1 driver protection

Videographic showing safety measures in place to protect Formula 1 racing drivers. The Austrian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.
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More than 120 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

More than 120 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

The bodies of at least 120 miners have been pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar, in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous jade mining industry.
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Green party's Bruno Bernard elected head of Lyon metropolis

Green party's Bruno Bernard elected head of Lyon metropolis

Green party candidate Bruno Bernard is elected president of the metropolis of Lyon by an absolute majority, announces centrist senator and assembly dean Michèle Vullien.
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EU calls on Moscow to investigate reported vote irregularities

EU calls on Moscow to investigate reported vote irregularities

The EU calls on Russia to investigate reports of irregularities during a nationwide vote to approve constitutional changes allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036.
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Landslides

Landslides

Videographic on landslides. The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry.
Vietnam opens world's first 'gold-plated hotel'

Vietnam opens world's first 'gold-plated hotel'

There's five-star bling on offer at Vietnam's Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, which claims to be the world's first gold-plated hotel. Everything from the bathtub to the coffee cups is plated in 24-carat gold at the new establishment, which also fea...
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Women cyclists challenge gender norms in Tunisia

Women cyclists challenge gender norms in Tunisia

Bicycling has made recent inroads in the Tunisian capital, with women leading the peloton to achieve greater mobility and break gender norms as the coronavirus pandemic boosts the two-wheeled trend.
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Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead

Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead

Ethiopians march in the streets of Addis Ababa following the death of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group. The protests have left at least 81 people dead in the country. Hachalu Hundessa, whose political songs gave voice to th...
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Many dead after Mexican drug rehab centre shooting

Many dead after Mexican drug rehab centre shooting

Gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people and leaving seven wounded. . SEE ALSO VIDEO 1UG6BX.N°1UG7K6
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Hundreds in Panama protest against president over economic and virus woes

Hundreds in Panama protest against president over economic and virus woes

Hundreds of people protest outside Panama's national assembly against President Laurentino Cortizo, as he celebrates his first year in office, with the pandemic continuing to devastate the Central American country.
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'It feels great': New York City beaches reopen for swimming

'It feels great': New York City beaches reopen for swimming

New Yorkers enjoy a dip in the sea at Coney Island as the city reopens its beaches to swimmers. Once at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City is gradually reopening, despite a surge of new virus cases in other US states.
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Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead

Protesters march in Addis Ababa after Ethiopian singer shot dead

Ethiopians march in the streets of Addis Ababa following the death of a popular singer from the country's largest ethnic group. Two days of protests have so far left at least 81 people dead, stoking tensions that threaten to derail the country's d...
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Brothels reopen in Amsterdam's red light district

Brothels reopen in Amsterdam's red light district

Amsterdam's red light district is cautiously reopening for business following three months of coronavirus lockdown.
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