Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump

Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump

A dearth of visitors means temples and hotels lie empty in the Myanmar city of Bagan, crushing the livelihoods of locals and opening doors to opportunistic burglars. A police squad has been deployed to bolster security in the area.
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China suspends Hong Kong's extradition treaty with Germany and France

China suspends Hong Kong's extradition treaty with Germany and France

China says it firmly opposes Germany and France suspending its extradition agreements with Hong Kong, and has decided that the Hong Kong government will suspend the same agreement with the two European powers as countermeasures.
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Belarus: EU ambassadors lay flowers at makeshift memorial after post-vote crackdown

Belarus: EU ambassadors lay flowers at makeshift memorial after post-vote crackdown

Head of the EU Delegation in Belarus, Dirk Schuebel, and foreign ambassadors lay flowers at the site where a protester died on August 10 in Minsk. Crowds of people in the Belarusian capital Minsk form human chains as protesters continue a peacefu...
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Formula 1 driver protection

Formula 1 driver protection

Videographic showing safety measures in place to protect Formula 1 racing drivers. The Spanish Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.
Formula One pit stops

Formula One pit stops

Videographic on pit stops. The Spanish Grand Prix is on Sunday.
Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts for the eighth time in less than a week

Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts for the eighth time in less than a week

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung has erupted with a string of blasts that send plumes of ash two kilometres (1.2 miles) into the sky, triggering a flight warning and fears of lava flows. This is at least the eighth time that the rumbling volcano on Suma...
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Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)

Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)

Videographic showing the circuit for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
Tiny Belgian enclave in Netherlands juggles different virus rules

Tiny Belgian enclave in Netherlands juggles different virus rules

Baarle-Hertog is a tiny, fragmented Belgian enclave in the Netherlands, sharing the same area with Dutch village Baarle-Nassau. Usually that just makes it a tourist oddity. These days, though, it means headaches for local residents and visitors al...
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A blind Chinese masseuse voicing out against sexual abuse

A blind Chinese masseuse voicing out against sexual abuse

When Xiao Jia lost her sight as a teenager she was told the "respectable" career choice was to become a massage therapist. Instead she found an industry rife with abuse and aggression, where women are afforded little protection. She now works in a...
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Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts again, triggers flight warning

Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts again, triggers flight warning

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again with a string of blasts that send plumes of ash two kilometres (1.2 miles) into the sky, triggering a flight warning and fears of lava flows. This is at least the eighth time that the rumbling volcano on Sum...
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. US President Donald Trump has said that the popular Chinese video app TikTok and social network WeChat "threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the ...
Infrared thermometers

Infrared thermometers

Videographic on how the infrared thermometer works. New Zealand rushed to track the source of a sudden return of the coronavirus Thursday as the number of new cases in its biggest city rose to 17 and officials warned more infections were inevitable.
Champions League: PSG fans celebrate victory in Lisbon

Champions League: PSG fans celebrate victory in Lisbon

Paris Saint-Germain fans celebrate the side's spectacular victory after two late goals in a sensational comeback against Atalanta to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.
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Thousands of fans dance to mark one year since DJ Arafat's death

Thousands of fans dance to mark one year since DJ Arafat's death

Thousands of fans dance together in Abidjan to pay tribute to their idol DJ Arafat, star of the "coupé-décalé" genre of Ivorian dance music, who died in a motorbike accident in August last year at the age of 33.
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Indians in Houston react to Kamala Harris as potential VP

Indians in Houston react to Kamala Harris as potential VP

In Houston's Little India, also called the Mahatma Gandhi District, Indians give their views on Joe Biden naming Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick. Harris is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants to the US.
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Pupils in Scotland return to school

Pupils in Scotland return to school

Pupils in Scotland's major cities return to school as the devolved United Kingdom nation starts to resume classes after nearly five months of coronavirus lockdown.
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Supporters brave the rain outside Biden/Harris event venue

Supporters brave the rain outside Biden/Harris event venue

Supporters wait in the rain outside the Alexis DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, where Democratic contenders Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are set to make their first appearance together.
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Brussels makes masks mandatory across the city

Brussels makes masks mandatory across the city

Authorities in Brussels make masks mandatory across the city, and not just in shopping streets and public transport as before. While some residents see it as reasonable given the capital's rise in COVID-19 infections, others call it "ridiculous".
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Football/Champions League: PSG, Atalanta team buses arrive at stadium

Football/Champions League: PSG, Atalanta team buses arrive at stadium

PSG and Atalanta team buses arrive at Estadio da Luz stadium, ahead of the Champions League quarter-final.
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Images of Argentina's cemeteries as the coronavirus death toll tops 5000

Images of Argentina's cemeteries as the coronavirus death toll tops 5000

Images of workers burying victims of COVID-19 at cemeteries in Buenos Aires as Argentina's death toll from the coronavirus tops 5,000.
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Emergency services at scene of Scottish train derailment

Emergency services at scene of Scottish train derailment

Emergency services vehicles gather near the scene of a train derailment in Scotland that has resulted in at least three deaths. The crash, close to the town of Stonehaven around 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of Aberdeen, followed severe flooding ...
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Bus stop newest front in South Korea's coronavirus battle

Bus stop newest front in South Korea's coronavirus battle

Seoul unveils virus blocking bus stops designed to prevent people with high-temperatures from entering and using ultraviolet light air sterilisers to prevent transmission of airborne viruses. The 'smart' shelters provide surveillance images throug...
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'It makes me proud': Indians happy Kamala Harris on VP ticket

'It makes me proud': Indians happy Kamala Harris on VP ticket

Indians in New Delhi react to US Senator Kamala Harris being chosen by Joe Biden as his Democratic vice-presidential candidate.
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Mali anti-government protesters return to the streets

Mali anti-government protesters return to the streets

Thousands of anti-government protesters return to the streets in Mali's capital, Bamako, resuming a months-long push to topple president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who they accuse of presiding over corruption. The gathering marks the first time the J...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro, Temer inspect plane headed to Lebanon

Brazil's Bolsonaro, Temer inspect plane headed to Lebanon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and former leader Michel Temer inspect a plane full of aid headed to Lebanon during a ceremony in Sao Paulo.
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