Michael Douglas gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Michael Douglas gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Surrounded by his father Kirk Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas receives the 2,648th star of the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Leonardo Da Vinci's works do not just hang on the walls of the world's most famous museums. In fact, Da Vinci's genius also extended to engineering. Today, five hundred years after his death, one of his machines resides in one of Europe's oldest s...
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El Salvador frees woman charged with murder over premature birth

El Salvador frees woman charged with murder over premature birth

A judge in El Salvador acquits a rape victim who was originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet, in what is seen as a landmark case by women's rights groups.
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Salvadoran woman charged with murder over premature death freed

Salvadoran woman charged with murder over premature death freed

Imelda Cortez, a 20-year-old Salvadoran rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet, leaves court after being acquitted.
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Imelda Cortez goes on trial in southeastern El Salvador on charges of attempted murder after having a baby in a toilet in 2017. Cortez became pregnant after she was raped repeatedly by her stepfather. After the delivery, doctors believed she had h...
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Israeli spacecraft gets special passenger before moon journey

Israeli spacecraft gets special passenger before moon journey

Israeli scientists make the final preparations to launch the country's first spacecraft to the moon. Organisers ceremoniously placed within the space pod a time capsule of three digital discs containing thousands of files: children's drawings, pic...
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As Hodeida ceasefire nears, residents say they are "optimistic"

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Yemen's Hodeida residents say they are "optimistic" on the eve of the implementation of a ceasefire in the port city and its surroundings, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden.
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"Driverless" shuttle launched in northern France

"Driverless" shuttle launched in northern France

A driverless, electric and street-based shuttle has been launched on the campus of the University of Lille. For one year, the Transpole public transport authority will experiment with the driverless vehicle, although an "operator" will always be p...
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Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro work to put out a short-lived fire at the Manguinhos refinery.
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Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqis lay the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the h...
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China demands release of detained Huawei executive

China demands release of detained Huawei executive

The Chinese foreign ministry demands the US revoke the arrest warrant for a detained Huawei top executive. Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on a US request. Washington wants the chief financial officer extradited for allegedly violating US s...
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In Kosovo running Santas raise money for needy in mini-marathon

In Kosovo running Santas raise money for needy in mini-marathon

Hundreds of runners dressed in Santa Claus costumes race through Pristina's streets in a mini-marathon raising money for families in need during the holiday season.
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Wife of detained China lawyer goes bald for justice

Wife of detained China lawyer goes bald for justice

The wife of a detained Chinese lawyer and three supporters shave their heads and attempt to submit to a Beijing court a petition protesting her husband's indefinite detention.
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Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled.
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega

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Nicaraguans in exile in Costa Rica march against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in the border town La Cruz.
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Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Newly crowned Miss Universe, Catriona Gray of The Philippines, says she would like to expand her work in the slums of her country's capital Manila with an organisation that promotes education on HIV and AIDS.
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Egyptian president starts official visit in Austria

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Vienna at the start of an official visit.
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Washington: capital of power

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Videographic tour of Washington DC, the heart of US politics and policy. US lawmakers have until Friday to agree a new spending agreement or face a shutdown of the government after a row over the border migrant wall.
Who controls what in Yemen

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Indians bring their dogs and other pets to a two-day pet festival in New Delhi.
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Thousands protest labour law in Budapest

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Protesters throw smoke grenades at police who respond with tear gas in Budapest as thousands of people rally against a new "slave law" passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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North Koreans mark anniversary of death of Kim Jong Il

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People in Pyongyang mark the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il by laying floral tributes at the statues of North Korea's first two leaders.
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Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

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North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey's mighty Erdogan

North Cyprus journalist takes on Turkey's mighty Erdogan

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