Facing climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Facing climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, Napal's breathtaking Imja glacial lake is a portent of catastrophic floods, putting the impoverished nation at the mercy of a warming planet.
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Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt

Rare small protests break out in Cairo and other Egyptian cities, like in those images from the city of Al Mahallah Al Kubra, calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Colombian capital

Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Colombian capital

Demonstrators gather in Bogota to protest government and business inaction on climate change, as part of a massive coordinated strike lead by young people around the world.
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Fridays for Future: Brazilian climate marchers want Bolsonaro out

Fridays for Future: Brazilian climate marchers want Bolsonaro out

Thousands of people march for the climate in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo, denouncing the anti-climate policies of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon

Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon

The fires in the Amazon have raised global concern, but above all they have drawn attention to deforestation in the world's largest tropical forest, where indigenous reserves, large landowners, illegal farmers and mining coexist under permanent te...
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Greta Thunberg to AFP: political leaders 'need to take their responsibility'

Greta Thunberg to AFP: political leaders 'need to take their responsibility'

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg tells AFP that political leaders "need to take their responsibility" in addressing the climate crisis, and says meeting Trump is not what she "would prioritize the highest right now".
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Togo, where each year the sea erodes as much as 10 metres of coastline, distorting Togo's landscape and driving out fishing communities. Then we head to the Lamu Archipelago in northeastern Kenya, where resid...
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New York students skip school to participate in vast global climate strike

New York students skip school to participate in vast global climate strike

Thousands of students prepare to march in downtown New York city after they skipped school to join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults act to stop environmental disa...
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Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Mexican capital

Fridays for Future: Climate strike in the Mexican capital

Young people in Mexico City join the world in a massive coordinated strike from school to protest government and business inaction on climate change.
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Bolivia's Cholas are now integrated into society

Bolivia's Cholas are now integrated into society

In Bolivia, part of society still despises indigenous women known as "cholas," despite the fact that indigenous people make up about half of the population in the Andean country. AFP has spoken to various indigenous women who suffer discrimination
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Small group of climate defenders join Fridays For Future in Bogota

Small group of climate defenders join Fridays For Future in Bogota

A small group of environmental activists and indigenous defenders protest on Bolivar Square in Bogota in a symbolic Pre-Columbian event called “El Correr de La Tierra” and in support of the global initiative Fridays For Future.
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Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold dies aged 106

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold dies aged 106

Holocaust survivor and leader of Salzburg's Jewish community Marko Feingold dies at the age of 106 according to Austria's APA news agency. Born in 1913, in what is today Slovakia, Feingold grew up in Vienna and fled the Nazi annexation of 1938 bef...
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Spain marks 500th anniversary of first round-the-world sea voyage

Spain marks 500th anniversary of first round-the-world sea voyage

People in Sanlucar de Barrameda mark the 500th anniversary of the first sea voyage around the world by explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano.
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Students hit Paris streets in vast global climate strike

Students hit Paris streets in vast global climate strike

Thousands of teenagers in Paris join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults act to stop environmental disaster. It is expected to be the biggest protest ever against the th...
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Saudi: repair work underway in Abqaiq site of Aramco

Saudi: repair work underway in Abqaiq site of Aramco

Images taken during a press tour show repair work underway at the site of one of Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations in Abqaiq following an attack that Saudi Arabia said was "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran.
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Protesters gather in Stockholm to demand action on climate change

Protesters gather in Stockholm to demand action on climate change

A protest takes place in central Stockholm for the Fridays for Future event started by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. Around the world, young people are heeding her rallying cry and joining protests to raise awareness of climate issues.
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US President Trump greets Australian PM at the White House

US President Trump greets Australian PM at the White House

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania greet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Warren at the White House as they arrive for an official visit, which will include a state dinner with the US President.
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Tim Cook attends launch of Apple's iPhone 11 in New York

Tim Cook attends launch of Apple's iPhone 11 in New York

Apple's CEO Tim Cook attends the launch of the brand's new smartphone, the iPhone 11, at an Apple Store in New York.
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People join global climate strike in Brussels

People join global climate strike in Brussels

People in Brussels, mainly students, join a 'millions-strong' global climate strike - heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stop environmental disaster.
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In Syria's Idlib, education a casualty of war

In Syria's Idlib, education a casualty of war

Near the village of Hazano in northwestern Syria, children come running through the olive groves every morning to meet the bus that brings school to their improvised tented camp. Years of fighting and displacement in Idlib province have wreaked ch...
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Amnesty says Hong Kong police using excessive force

Amnesty says Hong Kong police using excessive force

Amnesty International on Friday accused Hong Kong police of using excessive force against pro-democracy protesters, in some cases amounting to torture, criticising a "disturbing pattern of reckless and unlawful tactics".
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Magellan round-the-world tour

Magellan round-the-world tour

Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.
Fridays for Future and other organisations protest at Brandenburg Gate

Fridays for Future and other organisations protest at Brandenburg Gate

Fridays for Future and other organisations gather at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, calling for action on climate change. Around the world, young people are heeding the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg in protests for more awarenes...
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The treasure of Tutankhamun

The treasure of Tutankhamun

Videographic presenting the life of ancient Egypt's boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. A major show of artefacts found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in Paris that smashed visitor records finally ends on Sunday.
ICEsat-2: measuring changes to Earth's ice

ICEsat-2: measuring changes to Earth's ice

Videographic illustrating NASA's ICEsat2 mission under way to measure changes in ice elevation on Earth. Humanity should brace for blowback from oceans and frozen zones increasingly addled by climate change, a major UN report will warn. Loading th...