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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Democratic voters take part in Nevada caucus at Bellagio resort

Democratic voters take part in Nevada caucus at Bellagio resort

Democrats in the US state of Nevada begin a high-stakes selection process to help decide who should challenge President Donald Trump in November's election, with leftist firebrand Bernie Sanders atop the polls. The western state, home to three mil...
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Togo military surround opposition leader's house

Togo military surround opposition leader's house

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate is surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.
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Israeli forces gather where a suspect armed with knife was killed

Israeli forces gather where a suspect armed with knife was killed

Israeli security forces gather at the scene where Israeli forces shot and killed a suspect in Jerusalem's annexed Old City after he approached officers posted near one of the gates armed with a knife, police said.
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Migrants describe their struggle in overcrowded Samos camp

Migrants describe their struggle in overcrowded Samos camp

Conditions remain difficult in the overcrowded camp of Samos. Built to handle 650 people, the camp and surrounding are now hosting some 6800 people, with the UNHCR describing the situation as shocking and shameful.
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Voting underway in Lomé as Togolese president seeks likely fourth term

Voting underway in Lomé as Togolese president seeks likely fourth term

Voting is underway in Lomé as its incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a fourth term in power to extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in Lome

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in Lome

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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Rio de Janeiro carnival kicks off in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro carnival kicks off in Brazil

The streets of Rio de Janeiro are crowded for the launch of the city's carnival, which runs until 29 February.
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Indian city builds wall to hide slum for Trump visit

Indian city builds wall to hide slum for Trump visit

A 700-metre-long wall has been built in Ahmedabad, allegedly to hide a slum, ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the western Indian city on Monday. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITEN°1P74W1
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Partial truce begins in Afghanistan, boosting peace hopes

Partial truce begins in Afghanistan, boosting peace hopes

Afghans wake up to a week-long partial truce after the Taliban, the US and local forces all agreed to a lull that could be a major turning point in the long conflict.
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Relatives of crew on virus-stricken Japan ship appeal for repatriation

Relatives of crew on virus-stricken Japan ship appeal for repatriation

Relatives of the more than 500 Filipino workers aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan are appealing for their loved ones to be repatriated immediately on Saturday. They met with the employer, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, in...
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Key member of yellow vest movement removed from Paris Agricultural Show

Key member of yellow vest movement removed from Paris Agricultural Show

One of the leading figures of the yellow vests movement, Eric Drouet, is kicked out from the Paris International Agriculture Show without having managed to approach Emmanuel Macron.
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Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show (2)

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show (2)

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show which pays tribute to Jacques Chirac. Macron speaks with Jean-Marie Goujat, the owner of Idéale, the cow who is muse of the show. Goujat defends the reputation of Charolais...
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Italy: deserted streets in Codogno over coronavirus fears

Italy: deserted streets in Codogno over coronavirus fears

Streets are deserted and residents warned to keep out of an emergency room in Codogno, Lombardy. Three people in the town have tested positive for coronavirus. Two people have died from the virus in the Lombardy region.
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Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Paris International Agricultural Show for its inauguration. The 57th edition is shaken by environmental controversies and the failure of crucial European negotiations for farmers.
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Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely fourth term

Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely fourth term

Togo goes to the polls in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's armies of racing, swerving motorcycle deliverymen have been hailed as saviours during the coronavirus crisis, keeping shut-in citizens fed and stocked up. But it's come with major adjustments for couriers like Gao Yuchao.
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On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

With the construction almost complete of a new migrant centre in the area of Zervos on the Greek island of Samos, residents of nearby Mytilini town are both fearful and angry. Five years after the great migration crisis of 2015, Greece is again th...
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Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Students paint canvasses of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania to welcome the couple ahead of the American leader's upcoming first official visit to India.
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Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court responding "yes" to a reporter when asked if he still remains confident despite the jury hinting it is struggling to reach an agreement on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault.
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DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

Faced with shortages amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some Hong Kongers are making their own face masks, from starting their own factory production line to churning out coverings on street-side sewing machines.
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EU budget summit ends with no agreements

EU budget summit ends with no agreements

A marathon EU summit called to set the bloc's next seven-year budget ends in impasse after the 27 member countries failed to find common ground.
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Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, a Charolais cow and star of this year's Paris Agriculture Show, makes her grand entrance at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. She was greeted by applause and the flashing of cameras before making her way through the unfamiliar env...
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European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

EU leaders meet for roundtable talks on the second day of a special summit on the longterm budget proposal for the bloc.
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A round up of news and features

A round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we begin in northwestern Nigeria, where gold mining continues despite an attempted ban by the government, risk of lead poisoning and the constant threat of armed groups. Then we head to South Africa's Kalahari region whe...
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