Surfers hit Ipanema beach as Rio eases virus restrictions

Surfers hit Ipanema beach as Rio eases virus restrictions

Surfers, sportsmen and beach-goers enjoy the reopening of Ipanema as Rio de Janeiro eases coronavirus stay-at-home order restrictions, despite Brazil surpassing the 30,000 COVID-19 deaths.
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Kelly Preston dies aged 57 from breast cancer

Kelly Preston dies aged 57 from breast cancer

American actress Kelly Preston, who starred in blockbuster films such as "Jerry Maguire" and "Twins", died of breast cancer at the age of 57, her husband John Travolta announced Sunday.
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French PM Castex hails 'Ségur agreements' for health workers

French PM Castex hails 'Ségur agreements' for health workers

"We're catching up after years of lagging behind," says Jean Castex at the end of the signing ceremony for the "Ségur agreements" in Paris. For the Prime Minister, the agreements which provide more funding for health workers are a reminder that "i...
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French government signs 'Ségur agreements' with hospital unions

French government signs 'Ségur agreements' with hospital unions

In Paris, French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Véran sign the "Ségur agreements" with hospital union representatives. The French government has released an additional 8.1 billion euros to improve the remuneration of those ...
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New protests in Russia's Khabarovsk over governor's arrest

New protests in Russia's Khabarovsk over governor's arrest

Rallies resume in Khabarovsk, some 6,100 kilometres (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, to protest the arrest of regional governor Sergei Furgal in a murder probe, though on a smaller scale. Furgal was detained last week, flown to Moscow and is to be he...
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Football: 5,000 spectators for Le Havre-PSG as stadiums reopen in France

Football: 5,000 spectators for Le Havre-PSG as stadiums reopen in France

French football fans descend upon the Stade Oceane to watch PSG face Le Havre in one of the first matches open to the public in months. The French government has set a limit of 5,000 people in stadiums due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. PSG ...
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Mission to Mars launch window

Mission to Mars launch window

This summer, three exploration missions will fly to Mars, taking advantage of a launch window. The celestial mechanics cycle offers only one launch window every 26 months, the distance between Mars and Earth being at that time shorter than usual, ...
Poland's populist president narrowly wins re-election

Poland's populist president narrowly wins re-election

Polish President Andrzej Duda has squeezed past his europhile rival to win re-election, but the narrow victory puts his allies in the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party government on the back foot.
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities warning the worst was yet to come.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says "nobody can rewrite their history"

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says "nobody can rewrite their history"

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci arrives for an interview at the Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Court, saying that "nobody can rewrite their history", after being indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country's confli...
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Methods of execution around the world

Methods of execution around the world

Videographic illustrating existing forms of execution around the world. US federal executions on brink of resuming after 17 years
Camper van cinema brings big screen to remote villages in Italy's Cuneo

Camper van cinema brings big screen to remote villages in Italy's Cuneo

In the mountain villages of the province of Cuneo, a camper van which has been transformed into a travelling cinema brings locals the magic of the big screen. The idea was conceived around 5 years ago by Fabio Gianotti and his wife who decided to ...
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South Africa re-instates booze ban as coronavirus cases spike

South Africa re-instates booze ban as coronavirus cases spike

Liquor stores remain shut in Johannesburg as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suspends alcohol sales again as coronavirus infections spike and the health system risks being overwhelmed.
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Catalonia: Lerida medical centre sets up emergency unit for COVID patients

Catalonia: Lerida medical centre sets up emergency unit for COVID patients

A Lerida medical centresets up an emergency unit for COVID patients after an upsurge in virus cases. Catalonia officials had imposed a home confinement order on the city of Lerida and its surrounding areas a week after the zone had been placed und...
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"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars

"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars

"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars designed to inspire youth.
Turtles entangled in plastic on Bangladesh beach

Turtles entangled in plastic on Bangladesh beach

At least 20 turtles are dead and dozens more have had to be rescued after being entangled in plastic waste washed ashore on one of the world's longest beaches in Bangladesh.
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Half a million vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Half a million vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters queued outside makeshift polling stations over the weekend -- including a lingerie boutique and a vintage bus -- to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections, despite a government warning that the unof...
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Brazilian couple wear space suits as virus protection

Brazilian couple wear space suits as virus protection

Tercio and Alicea Galdino, a Brazilian couple from Rio de Janeiro, have become minor celebrities on the beaches of Copacabana, as they stroll the pier in their astronaut-like suits as protection against the coronavirus.
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Mongolia holds traditional sports festival behind closed doors

Mongolia holds traditional sports festival behind closed doors

Mongolia's annual Naadam sporting festival kicked off Saturday without a live audience for the first time in its 800-year history as COVID-19 fears gripped the Central Asian country.
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Kenya's Maasai hit hard by loss of tourism amid pandemic

Kenya's Maasai hit hard by loss of tourism amid pandemic

In the heart of the majestic plains of Kenya's Masai Mara, the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking economic havoc. The Maasai community, highly dependent on tourism, has seen its livelihood reduced to almost nothing.
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Polish president ahead by tiny margin in run-off: exit poll

Polish president ahead by tiny margin in run-off: exit poll

Poland's right-wing head of state Andrzej Duda arrives at his headquarters to the applause of his supporters as he is ahead by a tiny margin in the presidential run-off against Warsaw's liberal mayor, according to an exit poll.
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Poland: Trzaskowski addresses supporters as Duda leads by small margin

Poland: Trzaskowski addresses supporters as Duda leads by small margin

Polish presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski of the opposition Civic Platform addresses supporters in Warsaw on election night as President Andrzej Duda leads by a small margin, according to an exit poll.
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Polish democracy has 'matured' says president on election day

Polish democracy has 'matured' says president on election day

Polish president Andrzej Duda says Poland's democracy is becoming 'increasingly mature' and that in terms of governing the country, during his tenure the country has begun taking matters into its 'own hands' .
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Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims

Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims

Influential Malian imam and protest leader Mahmoud Dicko leads prayers at his mosque for the civilian victims killed in clashes amid escalating demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's resignation.
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PM Castex visits medicalised aircraft in French Guiana amid health crisis

PM Castex visits medicalised aircraft in French Guiana amid health crisis

On his arrival in French Guiana, at the Matoury air base, French Prime Minister Jean Castex visits a medicalised A400M aircraft that is helping to fight the coronavirus epidemic, which is still very active in the French Overseas Territory.
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