French PM Castex meets Senate president Larcher

French PM Castex meets Senate president Larcher

France's new prime minister, Jean Castex, arrives in the courtyard of the Senate to meet its President Gérard Larcher. Castex was appointed last week by president Emmanuel Macron, following the resignation of Edouard Philippe amid a cabinet reshuf...
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Aerial images of protesters on Beirut's Martyrs' Square after blast

Aerial images of protesters on Beirut's Martyrs' Square after blast

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Virus hotspot in Brussels fears impact of possible COVID-19 crackdown

COVID-19 infections in Brussels are skyrocketing and in Saint-Gilles, one of its worst-hit districts there are fears authorities could reimpose tough restrictions. The densely populated, vibrant area is packed with bars, cafés and a local weekly m...
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Belarus opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya votes

Belarus opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya votes

Main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya casts her vote for the Belarusian presidential election. Tikhanovskaya decided to run for election after authorities barred her husband, popular blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, from running and then jai...
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"Death" stalks the streets as Brazil passes 100,000 virus deaths

"Death" stalks the streets as Brazil passes 100,000 virus deaths

An actor disguised as 'Ghostface', the killer from the 'Scream' film franchise, walks the streets of Brazil's Formiga municipality to keep people alert to the threat of the coronavirus. Brazil has passed a total of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, cros...
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Belarus strongman Lukashenko casts his vote

Belarus strongman Lukashenko casts his vote

President Alexander Lukashenko casts his vote for the Belarusian presidential election. The strongman is running for a sixth term against a rising star of the opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
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Furious Lebanese take to the streets after deadly blast

Furious Lebanese take to the streets after deadly blast

Lebanese protesters take to Beirut's streets, enraged by official negligence blamed for the city's enormous and deadly explosion. In a new tactic, demonstrators temporarily occupy the foreign ministry building before being forced out by the army t...
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Trump official lands in Taiwan for highest-level US visit since 1979

Trump official lands in Taiwan for highest-level US visit since 1979

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan on Sunday, the highest-level US visit to the island since Washington switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979.
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Polls open in Belarus presidential vote

Polls open in Belarus presidential vote

Polling stations open in Belarus as voters cast ballots in presidential elections with President Alexander Lukashenko running for a sixth term against a strong opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
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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

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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