Sexual predator Epstein associate Maxwell charged with sex abuse

Sexual predator Epstein associate Maxwell charged with sex abuse

Acting US attorney Audrey Strauss confirms that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in the United States and has been charged with sex trafficking minors for her former boyfriend, the disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein ...
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Aerial images of blown-out buildings in the Beirut port area

Aerial images of blown-out buildings in the Beirut port area

Aerial shots of blown-out buildings in the vicinity of the Beirut port as the estimated number of people wounded in the monster explosion has shot up to 6,000, the health ministry has said in a statement.
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A thousand red balloons are released as a tribute to the 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandem

A thousand red balloons are released as a tribute to the 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandem

Activists release a thousand red balloons on Rio's iconic Copacabana beach as a tribute to the almost 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandemic, with Brazil being the second-most affected country in the world.
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New Zealand's Ardern kicks off election campaign after taming virus

New Zealand's Ardern kicks off election campaign after taming virus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicks off her Labour Party's election campaign riding high in the opinion polls after a successful response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Hundreds protest in Bangkok after activist arrests

Hundreds protest in Bangkok after activist arrests

A flashmob of hundreds take to Bangkok's streets Saturday to protest against the arrest of two pro-democracy activists -- the latest outburst of anger in a movement increasingly vocal in its demand for reforms in Thailand. The kingdom has seen ne...
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Elderly woman finds solace in music amidst destruction

Elderly woman finds solace in music amidst destruction

A day after a deadly blast ripped through Beirut, a video of 78-years-old May Melki went viral, showing her playing the piano after returning to her damaged home. AFP met her and asked what inspired her to play music amidst destruction.
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Montreal's Samuel-De Champlain Bridge lights up with Lebanese flag colours

Montreal's Samuel-De Champlain Bridge lights up with Lebanese flag colours

Montreal's Samuel-De Champlain Bridge lights up in the colours of the Lebanese national flag in solidarity, after a devastating blast at the port in Beirut, Lebanon's capital. AERIALSN°1WD3IS
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Russian protesters demonstrate in support of ousted governor

Russian protesters demonstrate in support of ousted governor

Thousands of protesters march in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, demonstrating against the arrest of the regional governor, Sergei Furgal on July 9 who has been imprisoned in Moscow. This is the fifth consecutive weekend where protesters have take...
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The coronavirus pandemic exposes Brazil's water crisis

The coronavirus pandemic exposes Brazil's water crisis

Frequent hand washing is one of the main recommendations for preventing the novel coronavirus, but in Brazil, where 35 million people lack clean running water, that gesture is not so easily accomplished.
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Crowds flock to Brighton Beach as temperatures rise up

Crowds flock to Brighton Beach as temperatures rise up

Brighton residents and tourists cool off at sea and enjoy the beach, as temperatures rise up to 30 degrees in this southern English city.
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International Cat Day: the art of photographing Larry, the beloved Downing Street cat

International Cat Day: the art of photographing Larry, the beloved Downing Street cat

Ahead of International Cat Day, photographer Justin Ng explains his obsession with Larry, the beloved Downing Street cat. Justin, an Australian native, is popular on social media for sharing his pictures of the thirteen-year-old brown and white ta...
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Thousands protest in Belarus in intense days before vote

Thousands protest in Belarus in intense days before vote

Thousands turn out to rally for an opposition candidate in the Belarusian capital, despite efforts by officials to close all squares, as the movement against incumbent Alexander Lukashenko retains its momentum before the vote.
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Trade unions in Brazil protest Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

Trade unions in Brazil protest Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

Dozens of members of Brazilian trade unions gather in front of the Sao Paulo See Metropolitan Cathedral to protest the way Jair Bolsonaro's government has been handling the coronavirus pandemic, as Brazil's COVID-19 death toll nears 100,000.
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Côte d'Ivoire: Independence commemoration in sobriety

Côte d'Ivoire: Independence commemoration in sobriety

Côte d'Ivoire celebrated the 60th anniversary of its independence in sobriety on Friday
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Five artists go into self-quarantine as part of theatre festival in Austria

Five artists go into self-quarantine as part of theatre festival in Austria

Five artists voluntarily isolate themselves for 14 days as part of a theatre festival in Litschau in the norhwest of Austria. Anna Marboe, Alina Schaller, Anton Widauer, Felix Kammerer and Tilman Tuppy, the young actors, part of the theatre group ...
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Africa Weekly: Africa’s one million coronavirus cases

Africa Weekly: Africa’s one million coronavirus cases

Over one million cases of the new coronavirus have been recorded in Africa, with officials saying the real figures are much higher. Nevertheless, countries are continuing the slow return to normality, doing their best to resume flights and lessons...
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India’s smaller cities, rural areas see virus spike as tally passes 2 million

India’s smaller cities, rural areas see virus spike as tally passes 2 million

After hitting India’s megacities, coronavirus infections - now totalling over 2 million - are rising in smaller cities and poor rural states with limited healthcare infrastructure.
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Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone in search of survivors

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone in search of survivors

Ankle-deep in corn spilling out of a huge gutted silo, rescuers guide an excavator to clear access to a room where they believe Beirut port employees could still be alive. Three days after the monster explosion that disfigured the city in a few se...
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Italian resort evacuated over possibility of falling Mont Blanc ice

Italian resort evacuated over possibility of falling Mont Blanc ice

The Val Ferret in Italy remains on high alert and dozens of people have been evacuated over fears a huge chunk of a mountain glacier could break away because of sudden high temperatures.
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Health workers perform COVID-19 tests in Mexico as deaths top 50,000

Health workers perform COVID-19 tests in Mexico as deaths top 50,000

Health workers in Mexico City perform COVID-19 tests at a mobile testing site as the virus deaths count surpasses 50,000, the world's third-highest fatality toll from the disease, behind only the United States and Brazil.
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Oxygen-starved fish relocated amid drought conditions in France

Oxygen-starved fish relocated amid drought conditions in France

The brown trout needs fast-flowing, oxygen-rich cool water to thrive - elements which are scarce in the drought-hit region of Belfort. To save the fish from certain death where the river is drying up, "fish rescues" are taking place.
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China accuses US of 'political suppression' over TikTok, WeChat ban

China accuses US of 'political suppression' over TikTok, WeChat ban

Beijing accuses the United States of "suppression" after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat. It also says Canada should correct its mistakes and bring bilateral relations back...
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Cats in the limelight for International Cat Day

Cats in the limelight for International Cat Day

Felines around the world are centre stage on International Cat Day - celebrated every year on August 8th.
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Britain reimposes quarantine for travellers from Belgium

Britain reimposes quarantine for travellers from Belgium

Britain has reimposed quarantine for travellers from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas following a spike in coronavirus cases in these countries.
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Paws for thought on International Cat Day

Paws for thought on International Cat Day

Videos of frolicking felines and gifs of purring pussies will be how most animal enthusiasts mark International Cat Day on Saturday. But for owners who believe their pets are scratchy, aggressive and mean, the problem is probably you, according t...
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