Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps suffer heavy snowfall

Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps suffer heavy snowfall

Syrian refugees living in camps in Lebanon's Beqaa valley call for help as they face a lack of supplies and assistance following heavy snowfall.
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From campsite to red carpet: roughing it for the love of Cannes

From campsite to red carpet: roughing it for the love of Cannes

It may be one of the most glamorous events in the world, but for some the Cannes film festival starts at the campsite. While Christopher and Noé suit up to take the 7am bus to hunt for screening tickets, Cannes veterans Roger and Yvette change int...
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Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused M...
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The European Union

The European Union

Videographic illustrating and explaining how the European Union works. EU elections begin in 28 countries on Thursday.
Pakistan's Hazaras fear for their lives in besieged 'ghettos'

Pakistan's Hazaras fear for their lives in besieged 'ghettos'

Crowded into "ghettos" surrounded by armed checkpoints, Pakistan's Shiite Hazara minority faces the threat of attacks by sectarian militants in the southwestern city of Quetta, with authorities seemingly unable to halt the killings.
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Armenian protesters blockade court buildings after PM's call

Armenian protesters blockade court buildings after PM's call

Protesters blockade entrances to court buildings in the Armenian capital after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for a demonstration against judges he accuses of political bias. Pashinyan on Sunday called on Armenians to "blockade court buildi...
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Traditional 'coming of age' ceremony takes place in Seoul

Traditional 'coming of age' ceremony takes place in Seoul

South Koreans and foreigners who are or will turn 19 this year participate in a traditional 'coming of age' ceremony in Seoul.
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Doctors begin switching off life support for French quadriplegic

Doctors begin switching off life support for French quadriplegic

Hospital doctors in Reims University Hospital begin Monday morning to switch off the life support machines for Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic who has been in a vegetative state for more than 10 years, AFP learned from the patient's lawyer and fam...
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That's a wrap: Game of Thrones comes to an end

That's a wrap: Game of Thrones comes to an end

After eight epic years, 47 Emmys, plenty of on-screen sex and two dead dragons, "Game of Thrones" said an emotional goodbye Sunday to devotees worldwide of one of the most popular shows in television history.
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Ukraine's Zelensky arrives at parliament for inauguration

Ukraine's Zelensky arrives at parliament for inauguration

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky steps into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration, launching a new era for the country wrecked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poros...
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Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

An Indonesian court sentences Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling, in a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.
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European expatriates in Britain fight Brexit at EU polls

European expatriates in Britain fight Brexit at EU polls

A number of European expatriates are making the leap into politics in Britain, spurred on by their opposition to Brexit. And although EU citizens living in the UK did not get a say in the 2016 referendum in Brexit they will be able to make their v...
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Young dancers help revive Poland’s mazurka

Young dancers help revive Poland’s mazurka

Taken across Europe and beyond by Polish soldiers and migrants some 200 years ago, the traditional mazurka became a craze before later almost vanishing. But now it is making a comeback - putting a spring in the step of urban youngsters and getting...
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Thousands rally in Germany against nationalism

Thousands rally in Germany against nationalism

Thousands of people march in cities across Germany to protest against nationalist and far-right parties looking to secure more seats in this week’s European elections.
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Bombing hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

Bombing hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids, wounding some, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country’s tourism industry.
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Armour-clad warriors clash in 'medieval' battles in Ukraine

Armour-clad warriors clash in 'medieval' battles in Ukraine

On the picturesque battlefield, surrounded by a medieval fortress, in central Ukraine, hundreds of men in heavy knight's armour fight each other with swords, axes and shields in their hands.
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Thousands march in Chile for legal cannabis cultivation

Thousands march in Chile for legal cannabis cultivation

Thousands of people march in Chile's capital in a peaceful protest in favour of the legalisation and regulation of medicinal and recreational cannabis.
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Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

Over one million people attend Bolivian President Evo Morales' reelection bid launch. He is hoping to rule for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government.
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Cannes: Red carpet for "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"

Cannes: Red carpet for "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"

French director Celine Sciamma walks the red carpet at Cannes with the cast and crew of her latest film, "Portrait d'une Jeune Fille en Feu" (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), which is in the running for the Palme d'or.
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Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

In Belgium hundreds of nostalgics and merry-makers gather to celebrate the mullet, the iconic 1980s hairdo, in what organisers believe to be Europe's first mullet festival.
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Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

Hundreds of Belgians gather to celebrate the mullet

In Belgium hundreds of nostalgics and merry-makers gather to celebrate the mullet, the iconic 1980s hairdo, in what organisers believe to be Europe's first mullet festival.
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Kinshasa residents fed up of 'rivers' of plastic waste

Kinshasa residents fed up of 'rivers' of plastic waste

In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, casuing deadly floods when it rains.
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Hundreds gather at giant Buddha statue in Vietnam for Vesak day

Hundreds gather at giant Buddha statue in Vietnam for Vesak day

Hundreds of Buddhist worshippers flock to a giant Buddha statue in Vietnam this weekend for Vesak Day to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. When it is completed in three to four years time, the monument will be the largest eff...
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Pro-Europe protest in Berlin one week ahead of EU elections

Pro-Europe protest in Berlin one week ahead of EU elections

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Polls open for last phase of India's election

Polls open for last phase of India's election

Polls open for the last phase of India's massive election. The enormity of 1.3-billion-strong India and its electorate, and the security and logistical challenges, meant there had to be seven different voting days across 1.1 million polling statio...
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