Back stage, Paris Opera keeps venerable crafts alive

Back stage, Paris Opera keeps venerable crafts alive

At the Paris Opera it's said that for the curtain to rise on its stars, the talents of 100 different trades are needed behind the scenes. Thanks to an academy to preserve those specialist crafts, today's masters are passing those skills on persona...
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Morning shots of Kabul skyline before expected US-Taliban deal

Morning shots of Kabul skyline before expected US-Taliban deal

Kabul skyline on Saturday morning the day that Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees.
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Actress Adèle Haenel arrives at the 45th Cesar Awards ceremony

Actress Adèle Haenel arrives at the 45th Cesar Awards ceremony

Actors and actresses arrive at the 45th Cesar Awards ceremony, including Adèle Haenel, nominated in the best actress category for her role in "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" and the film crew of "Les Misérables", with actor Vincent Cassel or actresse...
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S. Korea: Neighbourhoods quiet in virus epicentre Daegu

S. Korea: Neighbourhoods quiet in virus epicentre Daegu

The streets of Daegu are near empty as South Korea reports 256 new coronavirus cases, taking its total -- the highest in the world outside China -- to 2,022. More than 90 percent of the new cases are in Daegu -- the city at the epicentre of the co...
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Dow ends down 1.3% to finish worst week since October 2008

Dow ends down 1.3% to finish worst week since October 2008

Wall Street stocks suffered another weak session Friday to conclude the worst week since the 2008 Financial Crisis on worries the coronavirus will derail global economic growth. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 25,423...
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Mexico City residents react to country's first confirmed coronavirus case

Mexico City residents react to country's first confirmed coronavirus case

Residents of Mexico's capital, where health officials confirmed the country's first coronavirus case and the second in Latin America after Brazil, express worry and insecurity over the virus, which has infected 83,670 people and killed 2,865 aroun...
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Greece acknowledges "unhappy people" at border, but says only migrants with "legal papers" can enter

Greece acknowledges "unhappy people" at border, but says only migrants with "legal papers" can enter

Only migrants who hold "legal travel documents" will be able to enter Greece, a minister says, acknowledging the "unhappy people accumulating" at the border, after Turkey said it would no longer prevent them from travelling to Europe. Greece has b...
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Keep the faith: Singapore churches go online amid coronavirus

Keep the faith: Singapore churches go online amid coronavirus

The faithful in Singapore are turning towards pre-recorded services and going online with some churches closed and Catholic masses suspended indefinitely over coronavirus fears.
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Black smoke engulfs Paris's Gare de Lyon after arson on fringes of protest

Black smoke engulfs Paris's Gare de Lyon after arson on fringes of protest

Rubbish bins and scooters burn close to the Gare de Lyon in Paris, sending thick plumes of smoke in the air. The incident occurred on the fringes of a banned demonstration by opponents of Congolese star Fally Ipupa, who is holding a concert at nea...
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'I don't think I feel safe here': Deadly riots break inter-religious harmony in New Delhi neighbourh

'I don't think I feel safe here': Deadly riots break inter-religious harmony in New Delhi neighbourh

Residents of a neighbourhood in northeast Delhi where deadly riots broke out on Sunday say years of inter-religious harmony has been hurt by the violence. One Muslim resident describes how the rioters had burnt his house after having lived in the ...
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A round up of news and features - web

A round up of news and features - web

This week on Africa Weekly we make a splash in South Africa where surfers are increasingly opting for wooden boards over the more common polyurethane foam option, for a smoother, more environmentally-friendly ride. Then we head to the Seychelles, ...
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Migrants rush to get buses in Istanbul heading for Greek border (2)

Migrants rush to get buses in Istanbul heading for Greek border (2)

Dozens of migrants flock to buses in Istanbul to reach the Greek border after Turkish officials announced that Ankara would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe.
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Tourists in Milan 'not afraid' amid novel coronavirus outbreak

Tourists in Milan 'not afraid' amid novel coronavirus outbreak

Despite declining tourist numbers in Milan, the few tourists in the Piazza del Duomo say they are "not afraid" of the threat of the new coronavirus that has been developing in Italy over the past few days.
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Beijing limits crowds after surge of people in supermarkets

Beijing limits crowds after surge of people in supermarkets

Fearing a resurgence of crowds as Covid-19 cases drop, Beijing is not taking any chances, keeping shoppers apart in supermarkets, limiting numbers in parks, and one hair salon is even avoiding doing time consuming hairstyles. In China -- where the...
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WHO upgrades global risk of virus spread to 'very high'

WHO upgrades global risk of virus spread to 'very high'

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus says the UN health agency upgrades the global risk from the new coronavirus to "very high".
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Clean-up operation underway in New Delhi after deadly riots

Clean-up operation underway in New Delhi after deadly riots

Government officials clear debris from the streets in New Delhi following deadly sectarian riots that broke out on Monday. Meanwhile, Muslims in the affected neighbourhoods take shelter after fleeing their homes and attend Friday prayers.
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Images of hospital where Nigeria coronavirus case is being treated

Images of hospital where Nigeria coronavirus case is being treated

Images of the Infectious Diseases Control Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, where the confirmed case of the new coronavirus, an Italian citizen, is being treated.
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Mike Pompeo on Iran: 'They know if we fight, they'll lose'

Mike Pompeo on Iran: 'They know if we fight, they'll lose'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington's deterrence policy toward Iran is working as he appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. "They know if we fight, they'll lose," Pompeo says in his opening ...
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Migrants rush to get buses in Istanbul heading for Greek border

Migrants rush to get buses in Istanbul heading for Greek border

Dozens of migrants flock to buses in Istanbul to reach the Greek border after a senior Turkish official Turkish officials announced that Ankara would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe.
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Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa

Nigerian Health Minister Osagie Ehanire says the first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos, during a press conference in Abuja.
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Migrants arrive on Lesbos Island from Turkey

Migrants arrive on Lesbos Island from Turkey

Migrants arrive on Lesbos Island from Turkey, after Turkish officials said Ankara would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe.
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Prince Harry arrives at Abbey Road studios to record with Bon Jovi

Prince Harry arrives at Abbey Road studios to record with Bon Jovi

Prince Harry meets with US rock singer Jon Bon Jovi to record a special song at Abbey Road studios for the prince's Invictus Game Foundation for military veterans.
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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years for doping offence

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years for doping offence

The Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Matthieu Reeb, in Lausanne announces that Chinese swimmer Sun Yang "is sanctioned with an eight years suspension".
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Cocaine shipment worth '230 millions euros' seized in Italy: French prosecutor

Cocaine shipment worth '230 millions euros' seized in Italy: French prosecutor

Cocaine from South America worth "230 million euros", bound for Marseille in the South of France, has been seized as part of an international police operation, announces Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens. Italian police replaced some 90 bags ...
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Doping techniques

Doping techniques

Videographic looking at doping techniques in sport. China's triple Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang was found guilty of refusing to give a doping sample and banned for eight years in an eagerly-awaited judgement from the Court of Arbitrati...