Taiwanese 'yellow vests' demand tax reforms

Taiwanese 'yellow vests' demand tax reforms

More than 200 protesters clad in yellow vests protest outside Taiwan's Finance Ministry, demanding tax reform.
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Comoros leader Azali casts his vote in presidential poll

Comoros leader Azali casts his vote in presidential poll

The president of the Comoros, Azali Assoumani, casts his vote in Mitsoudje as he seeks to win a new term in the small archipelago's presidential election.
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Polls open in Comoros as leader Azali seeks new term

Polls open in Comoros as leader Azali seeks new term

Polls open in the small archipelago of Comoros as President Azali Assoumani looks set to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked.
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Image of New Zealand's Ardern projected onto Dubai skyscraper

Image of New Zealand's Ardern projected onto Dubai skyscraper

Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower was lit up with an image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday night, in tribute to her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 50 worshippers.
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Thai junta leader votes in general election

Thai junta leader votes in general election

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha votes in the country's first election since the 2014 military coup.
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In Texas, America's oil faucet gets an upgrade

In Texas, America's oil faucet gets an upgrade

As US oil exports hit record levels, the port of Corpus Christi is gearing up to process the growing output from Texas' shale fields, with expansion projects to accommodate bigger vessels carrying America's black gold to the rest of the world.
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Sharks and surfers vie for control of the waters of Reunion

Sharks and surfers vie for control of the waters of Reunion

In Reunion Island, where the number of shark attacks has skyrocketed in recent years, lovers of surfing and other water-sports have to be on their guard at all times. But recent initiatives taken by the local surfing federation are seeking to ensu...
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Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters march in Buenos Aires, two days before the International Day of the Unborn Child established by Pope John Paul II, as the country remains deeply divided over its stance on abortion.
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French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

Thousands of police fan out across Paris and other French cities for the 19th consecutive week of "yellow vest" protests, as the government faced intense pressure to avoid a repeat of the rioting and looting that marred last week's rally in the ca...
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Security reinforced during Miami Beach’s spring break

Security reinforced during Miami Beach’s spring break

Spring Break is a US holiday known for excessive partying, but in Miami Beach, one of the centers of the festivities, it's becoming so big and chaotic that Miami Beach Police are using riot police for back up.
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Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain march through London calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit.
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People gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

People gather in Caracas for pro-Maduro rally

Dozens of people gather in Caracas for a rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro, on the same day as opposition leader Juan Guaido marked two months since declaring himself interim president of the country.
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The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern city.
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Tensions errupt briefly at start of Paris 'yellow vest' march

Tensions errupt briefly at start of Paris 'yellow vest' march

Protesters are on the streets of the French capital for the 19th consecutive Saturday as police step up security following last weekend's riots.
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Anti-Brexit protesters gather in Parliament Sq ahead of rally

Anti-Brexit protesters gather in Parliament Sq ahead of rally

Hundreds of people gather in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain marching through London calling for another referendum on EU membership. The protesters are expec...
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Aerial images after huge blast at China chemical plant

Aerial images after huge blast at China chemical plant

Drone images show damage to China's eastern city of Yancheng after a chemical plant exploded, killing at least 64, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.
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Senegalese fishermen hope for bumper catch in Mauritanian waters

Senegalese fishermen hope for bumper catch in Mauritanian waters

After years of tension with Mauritanian coastguards, a new government-negotiated deal means that Senegalese fishermen can once again cast their nets in their northern neighbour's fish-rich waters.
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Images of Department of Justice after Mueller submits report

Images of Department of Justice after Mueller submits report

Images of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, moments after confirmation that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has submitted his report on the Russia investigation.
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The Serbian who downed a US stealth jet and befriended the pilot

The Serbian who downed a US stealth jet and befriended the pilot

Twenty years ago, as a Yugoslav army commander, Zoltan Dani achieved a miraculous military feat: wielding outdated missile equipment, his army unit shot down an American F117 "stealth fighter", deemed almost invisible to radar, flying over Serbia ...
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French coal power plant looks to switch to biomass

French coal power plant looks to switch to biomass

EDF electricity group unveils its project to convert its coal-fired power plant in Cordemais, western France, to biomass, to enable it to operate beyond 2022.
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Water Day: In the Antofagasta desert, Chileans drink seawater

Water Day: In the Antofagasta desert, Chileans drink seawater

In northern Chile, many residents of the region of Antofagasta don’t have access to running water or suffer from cuts, depending on tankers to distribute the vital liquid to particular houses and farming plots. The water was formerly supplied from...
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Health risks heighten in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Health risks heighten in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Healthcare workers are concerned about increased health risks in cyclone-hit Zimbabwe after some HIV and AIDS patients living in the affected areas lost their medication and health cards in the floods.
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Mauritania where Senegalese fisherman can once again cast their nets in the fish-rich waters of their northern neighbour, and we take you to Reunion Island, where the local surfing federation has been on a ...
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Ex-Panama president Martinelli arrives at court for trial

Ex-Panama president Martinelli arrives at court for trial

Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli arrives at court under heavy police surveillance as his trial over wiretapping accusations resumes.
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Water

Graphic on drinking water and its geo-political importance.