Barnier arrives in Dublin for talks with Varadkar

Barnier arrives in Dublin for talks with Varadkar

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is welcomed by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as the two hold talks in the week that Britain is set to exit the European Union.
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Iraqi protesters clash with riot police in Baghdad's Al-Khilani Square

Iraqi protesters clash with riot police following an anti-government demonstration in the capital Baghdad's Al-Khilani Square.
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Turkish mother fights to free cadet son from life sentence

Turkish mother fights to free cadet son from life sentence

Wearing a multi-coloured headscarf and a long coat to guard against the bitter Ankara frost, Turkish mother Melek Cetinkaya would not usually catch the police's attention. But when she dons her vest calling for justice for her imprisoned son and d...
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Body work: Russia's 'biohackers' push boundaries

Body work: Russia's 'biohackers' push boundaries

Gripping a scalpel, Vladislav Zaitsev makes an incision in the fold of skin between his client's thumb and index finger and pushes in a small glass cylinder. Alexei Rautkin, a 24-year-old programmer in a hoodie, is having a chip inserted in his ha...
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Somali refugees rediscover lost arts and crafts skills in an East London workshop

Somali refugees rediscover lost arts and crafts skills in an East London workshop

Textile designer and founder of Hazfa Studio Hafza Yusuf runs a weekly textile and art workshop with a number of elderly women in East London. Originally from Somalia, Hafza wants to bring her country's culture back to the women from the community...
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Luxury wooden eyeglasses, flagship of craftsmanship in Luxembourg

Luxury wooden eyeglasses, flagship of craftsmanship in Luxembourg

A far cry from big multinationals, banks and international institutions, craftsmanship is also carving out a name for itself in Luxembourg. One name stands out: small company Gold & Wood, which specializes in luxury, manufactures and sells wooden ...
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At least 8 killed in suicide attack in southwest Pakistan

At least 8 killed in suicide attack in southwest Pakistan

Images show the aftermath following a blast that left at least eight people, including two police officers, dead and several others wounded in a suicide blast in southwestern Pakistan. The suicide attack took place in the southwestern city of Quet...
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Albania quake recovery conference raises 1.15 bn euros: EU chief

Albania quake recovery conference raises 1.15 bn euros: EU chief

European commission president Ursula von der Leyen says international donors pledged 1.15 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.
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Syria: Aftermath of a reported airstrike that hit a hospital in Aleppo

Syria: Aftermath of a reported airstrike that hit a hospital in Aleppo

Scenes from a destroyed hospital in the town of Darret Ezza, about 30 kilometres northwest of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after a reported air strike hit the building.
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Metro workers largely ignore union call for strike action

Metro workers largely ignore union call for strike action

Commuters at Les Halles in central Paris say they didn't even notice there was a partial transport strike today. Several unions called for industrial action as the French parliament prepares to examine the pension reform bill today, but few employ...
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Facial recognition

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Videographic on facial recognition. Amid fears of a Big Brother-style society ruled by machines, the EU will urge authorities and companies to think hard before rolling out facial recognition technology. But the bloc, which will make a much-antici...
Syrians flee a displaced camp in the north of Idlib province

Syrians flee a displaced camp in the north of Idlib province

Displaced families prepare to flee a camp for internally displaced people, east of Sarmada in the north of the northwestern Idlib province, amid an ongoing pro-regime offensive.
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EU Council President welcomes US Speaker of the House in Brussels

EU Council President welcomes US Speaker of the House in Brussels

The President of the European Union Council, Charles Michel, welcomes the Speaker of The United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, at the European Council in Brussels.
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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on artificial intelligence. Amid fears of a Big Brother-style society ruled by machines, the EU will urge authorities and companies to think hard before rolling out facial recognition technology. But the bloc, which will make a much-a...
Kodokan: near-religious experience for foreign judo pilgrims

Kodokan: near-religious experience for foreign judo pilgrims

For judo lovers all over the world who make the pilgrimage to Tokyo's Kodokan, it's an emotional experience to tread the hallowed mats -- a unique chance to train at the sport's Mecca.
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government's weather agency to issue a rare "danger to life" warning amid widespread flooding and high wi...
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meets EU's Ursula von der Leyen

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meets EU's Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomes Speaker of The United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi before their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels.
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First plane carrying Americans from Japan virus ship lands in US

First plane carrying Americans from Japan virus ship lands in US

The first plane carrying US citizens evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan land at Travis Air Force Base in California. The charter flight touched down around 11:29 pm (0729 GMT Monday) at the base 40 miles (70 kilometers) northeast o...
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Asia feels the burn as virus keeps Chinese tourists at home

Asia feels the burn as virus keeps Chinese tourists at home

Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus. Tour guides, mall workers and restaurant staff are all feeling the burn as Chinese -- the world's biggest travellers --...
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Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves

For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions as musicians in Pakistan's northwest were targeted by militants. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a...
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Vietnam holds first national cat show

Vietnam holds first national cat show

Different breeds of cats — ranging from Persians to British Shorthairs to massive Maine Coons — are featured in an inaugural show in Vietnam organised by the World Cat Federation.
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Burnt to the bone: Uganda's acid attack survivors seek justice

Burnt to the bone: Uganda's acid attack survivors seek justice

According to the NGO ‘End Acid Violence’, 42 acid attacks took place in Uganda in 2018. But the country’s police have only 4 such cases on record for the same year, indicating that the majority of these incidents go unrecorded.
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'Parasite' director Bong Joon-ho returns to South Korea

'Parasite' director Bong Joon-ho returns to South Korea

Film director Bong Joon-ho returns from the US to South Korea after the unprecedented Oscar haul for his black comedy 'Parasite' which shattered a 92-year-old glass ceiling and opened a new era for Korean and other foreign films on the global stage.
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Iraq protesters rally in Karbala for one of their own to become PM

Iraq protesters rally in Karbala for one of their own to become PM

Hundreds of Iraqis rally in Karbala to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, whom they see as too close to the ruling class. Students hit the streets carrying photos of Alaa al-...
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Americans evacuated from Diamond Princess Cruise ship in Japan as virus cases hit 355

Americans evacuated from Diamond Princess Cruise ship in Japan as virus cases hit 355

Images show American tourists on buses leaving the port where their quarantined cruise ship is docked in Japan, to board chartered flights home as the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355. The Diamond Princess was ...
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