Astonishment as hologram, live orchestra put Callas back onstage

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Audience members at Paris's Salle Pleyel respond with astonishment, delight, and -- in some cases -- disappointment at seeing a hologram of Maria Callas perform some of her most beloved arias. For 90 minutes, a live orchestra accompanies a laser p...
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In the mountainous villages of northern Vietnam, most people have a story about bride trafficking. Countless young women have disappeared from the region into neighbouring China, where a massive gender imbalance has fuelled the trade in brides-for...
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Albanian students protest over tuition costs

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May meets with Juncker in bid to save Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a meeting with EU President Donald Tusk. The embattled May has embarked on a tour of European capitals in a desperate bid to salvage her Brexit deal, a day after delaying a parliamentary vote on the t...
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France hands over 1400 assault rifles to C.Africa

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