Zoo keepers keep animals cool with ice treats

Zoo keepers keep animals cool with ice treats

As severe weather continues to hit European countries with chocking heat, staff at Mulhouse Zoo in France are trying lots of different options to encourage the animals to cool down.
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Red-light district in Osaka volunteers to close for G20 summit

Red-light district in Osaka volunteers to close for G20 summit

The traditional red-light district of Tobita-Shinchi in Osaka volunteers to stay low-key for the G20 forum, lowering the patterned white drapes to avoid any visitors taking offence at what lies within and closing entirely during the summit on Frid...
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Loire chateaux draw on history to seduce tourists this summer

Loire chateaux draw on history to seduce tourists this summer

France's Loire Valley is famed for its wine and castles. This year several chateaux have come with innovative initiatives based on the region's unique history to attract tourists to the region this summer.
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Europe heatwave

Europe heatwave

As Europe sizzled Tuesday at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records, drivers on Germany's famously speedy motorways were ordered to slow down and fans at the women's World Cup were showered in health warnings.
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Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Hong Kong protesters march to major consulates as they call on G20 nations to confront fellow member China at an upcoming summit in Japan over sliding freedoms in the financial hub.
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

World Mobile Congress opens in Shanghai. Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology.
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Japan's Abe welcomes France's Macron in Tokyo ahead of G20

Japan's Abe welcomes France's Macron in Tokyo ahead of G20

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.
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'Turtle shell' scrums: barefoot rugby in Vietnam

'Turtle shell' scrums: barefoot rugby in Vietnam

A group of youngsters get to grips with rugby in rural Vietnam - a country where few people have ever heard of the sport. They belong to Vietnam's only rugby program for locals, rolled out for kids in a remote commune where some players have to tr...
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French restaurant crowned world's best

French restaurant crowned world's best

France's Mirazur restaurant, whose Argentine chef boasts three Michelin stars, was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.​
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WC-2019: Italy fans react after Italy beat China 2-0

WC-2019: Italy fans react after Italy beat China 2-0

Italian fans react after Italy beat China 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.
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Watchmaker finds model to replace Notre-Dame's destroyed clock

Watchmaker finds model to replace Notre-Dame's destroyed clock

A clock almost identical to the one destroyed during the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral fire has been found in a miraculous discovery just a few kilometres away. Restorers hope it will enable them to rebuild the masterpiece carried away by the flames.
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Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech Zoo

Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech Zoo

Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos were on Monday successfully relocated to Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a long journey from the Czech Republic.
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Europe heatwave

Europe heatwave

Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from the heat as temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.
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Harnessing the power of the wind

Harnessing the power of the wind

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi til June 26, we give a videographic showing how electricity is created by offshore and onshore wind turbines. VIDEOGRAPHICS
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Solar panels

Solar panels

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi we give a graphic explaining how solar panels work.
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Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

Made homeless by war, Syrians sell furniture to survive

Dozens of Syrian families who have sought refuge in olive groves along the Turkish border after fleeing from violence in Idlib province are now forced to sell their possessions for survival.
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Renewable energy

Renewable energy

As International Renewable Energy Agency meets in Abu Dhabi til June 26, we move a videographic on renewable energy.
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Survivor of Cambodia building collapse recounts the disaster

Survivor of Cambodia building collapse recounts the disaster

Ros Sitha, one of two men pulled alive from a collapsed Cambodian building more than two days after the accident left at least 28 people dead, recounts his ordeal.
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Honduran military police and protesters clash during demonstrations

Honduran military police and protesters clash during demonstrations

Honduran military police and protesters clash in Tegucigalpa, during demonstrations by university students in which they demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retires from duty in a ceremony at the canine unit of the Mexican marines.
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People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win

People in Milan react to Winter Games bid win

Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is named host of the 2026 Winter Olympics, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden, giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
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Russian farm community fights mental health stigma

Russian farm community fights mental health stigma

At a farm outside Saint Petersburg, a group of people with mental disabilities are working in a bakery, a barn and a dairy -- a rare case of integration in Russia, where mental health issues face a strong stigma.
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Bangladesh "Tree Man" wants hands amputated to relieve pain

Bangladesh "Tree Man" wants hands amputated to relieve pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of the bark-like growths on his body says he wants his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.
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Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedis...
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Parisians and visitors cool down in French capital fountains

Parisians and visitors cool down in French capital fountains

Parisians and visitors attempt to cool down by dousing themselves in water in the French capital's fountains near Trocadéro, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. A dog is seen frolicking in the water as well. Temperatures are expected to reach ...
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Europe heatwave

Europe heatwave

Temperatures were climbing on Monday as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius.
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Macron holds Mediterranean summit in Marseille

Macron holds Mediterranean summit in Marseille

Governement ministers and civil society representatives from ten Mediterranean countries gather in Marseille for a regional summit. They pose for a family photo with Emmanuel Macron at the Pharo Palace, near the Old Port.
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French PM and Russian counterpart meet to kick start dialogue

French PM and Russian counterpart meet to kick start dialogue

French prime minister Edouard Philippe welcomes Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Le Havre in France, to "renew" relations with Russia, both on economic and international issues, after several years of disagreements and mutual sanctions.
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10 years after death, MJ fans loyal amid sexual assualt claims

10 years after death, MJ fans loyal amid sexual assualt claims

Ten years after the death of Michael Jackson, his Hollywood star is still one of the top tourist attractions in Los Angeles. On Hollywood Boulevard, onlookers and fans take pictures, admire street dancers and pay tribute to the King of Pop, despit...
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Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Czechs demand PM quit in largest protest since communism

Huge crowds flooded central Prague on Sunday demanding Prime Minister Andrej Babis step down over corruption allegations in a protest that organisers and local media claim drew around 250,000 people, making it the largest since the fall of communi...
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Heatwave kicks off in Paris

Heatwave kicks off in Paris

Paris prepares Monday for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of a wave of hot air from North Africa.
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Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Temperatures are climbing as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of a wave of hot air from North Africa. Videographic on weather forecasting.
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NATO

NATO

Meeting of Atlantic Alliance Defence Ministers on Tuesday in Brussels. Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
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'No more survivors' likely in Cambodia building collapse

'No more survivors' likely in Cambodia building collapse

The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continues, as the death toll rose to 24 on Monday with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction.
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Hong Kong protests continue against Carrie Lam's administration

Hong Kong protests continue against Carrie Lam's administration

Anti-government demonstrators gather outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam and the complete withdrawal of the Beijing-backed extradition law.
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Former DR Congo VP Bemba returns to Kinshasa

Former DR Congo VP Bemba returns to Kinshasa

Former Congolese vice-president and opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba makes his second comeback to Kinshasa since his conviction was overturned in June 2018 by the International Criminal Court, after spending over 10 years in prison. He will add...
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Rescuers at work as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 17

Rescuers at work as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 17

Rescue workers pick through the rubble of a collapsed Chinese-owned building in a Cambodian beach town in a desperate search for survivors, after the construction site accident killed at least 17 people.
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Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election

Istanbul votes in re-run of mayoral election

Istanbul goes back to the polls on in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's continued popularity at a time of economic trouble.
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Southeast Asian leaders attend ASEAN summit

Southeast Asian leaders attend ASEAN summit

Southeast Asian leaders gather in Bangkok to attend the opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN summit to drive forward the world's largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies.
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Three dead in central Paris fire (rescue services)

Three dead in central Paris fire (rescue services)

Three people died and another was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in a building in central Paris, fire services said.
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Deadly Cambodia building collapse

Deadly Cambodia building collapse

An under-construction building collapses at a Cambodian beach resort resulting in fatalities and fears that dozens could be buried.
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US Iran drone crisis

US Iran drone crisis

Videographic locating Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf. Iran said Friday it had "indisputable" evidence a US drone it downed had violated its airspace, as reports emerged in the US that President Donald Trump had approved then scrapped reta...
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Deadly fire at Indonesian matchstick factory

Deadly fire at Indonesian matchstick factory

A deadly fire rips through a home that doubled as a matchstick factory in Indonesia.
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Hong Kong protesters give way to ambulance

Hong Kong protesters give way to ambulance

Protesters give way to an ambulance in Hong Kong as thousands surround the police headquarters in Wanchai, demanding for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and for arrested demonstrators to be released.
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Sweating

Sweating

Videographic explaining sweating -- the body’s natural way of regulating temperature. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday in Egypt. Players will also have to contend with average temperatures of between 35 and 38 Celsius (95-100.4 F...
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Indian Armed Forces mark World Yoga Day on aircraft carrier

Indian Armed Forces mark World Yoga Day on aircraft carrier

Members of India's Armed Forces take part in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on an aircraft carrier anchored in Mumbai.
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Hong Kong protesters gather at tax office

Hong Kong protesters gather at tax office

Anti-government demonstrators gather at Hong Kong's tax office, demanding the resignation of the city's pro-Beijing leader and the release of anti-government demonstrators arrested during the territory's worst political crisis in decades.
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Chasing away the dead: Cambodia's urban poor revive cemetery

Chasing away the dead: Cambodia's urban poor revive cemetery

Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but in Cambodia they are increasingly becoming a place to stay for the living as land disputes plague the nation's poor.
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