Italy's Matera in cultural limelight after slum 'shame'

Italy's Matera in cultural limelight after slum 'shame'

European Capital of Culture status has shone a spotlight on Italy's oldest city, whose previous claims to fame were as a cinematic "New Jerusalem" but also its "shameful" slums. Matera, around 9,000 years old and one of the world's longest continu...
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In Athens, protests against Macedonia name change turn violent

In Athens, protests against Macedonia name change turn violent

Protests in Athens against a deal brokered with neighbouring Macedonia to end a 27-year name dispute turn violent as protesters clash with police.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu arrives in Djamena

Israeli PM Netanyahu arrives in Djamena

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Chad for what he called a "historic" trip, during which diplomatic ties with the African state were expected to be renewed.
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Protesters rally against Greece name change deal with Macedonia

Protesters rally against Greece name change deal with Macedonia

Protesters are out in force on the streets of Athens to demonstrate against the country's name change deal with Macedonia. Macedonian lawmakers last week approved a constitutional revision to rename their country the Republic of North Macedonia, b...
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DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi winner

DR Congo court declares Tshisekedi winner

DR Congo's top court declares Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up.
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Fight against Trump's border wall hits home along the Rio Grande

Fight against Trump's border wall hits home along the Rio Grande

Last year, Congress approved $ 1.6 billion in funding for a portion of the border wall promised by President Trump. For some residents of Mission, a Texas town along the banks of the Rio Grande, the arrival of bulldozers could mean the loss of the...
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Abracadabra! German executives turn to magic to up their game

Abracadabra! German executives turn to magic to up their game

Harold Voit takes out his wallet, extracts a wad of 50-euro bills and gazes at it calmly as the cash goes up in flames. Slamming the billfold shut, Voit puts out the fire and opens it again to reveal the money intact and ready for spending. This b...
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Women's March Alliance holds protest in New York

Women's March Alliance holds protest in New York

Protesters of the Women's March Alliance take to the streets of New York, as Trump marks the start of his third year as president.
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Forensic scientists in Mexico work scene of fuel pipeline fire

Forensic scientists in Mexico work scene of fuel pipeline fire

Forensic specialists in white suits and other agents work among the charred, blackened corpses at the scene of an explosion and fire in central Mexico that killed at least 66 people after hundreds converged on the site of an illegal fuel-line tap ...
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Women march in New York as Trump enters third year

Women march in New York as Trump enters third year

Women in New York take to the streets for the third annual Women's March, as Trump marks the start of his third year as president. FIRST
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Women's march begins in Washington

Women's march begins in Washington

In the US, thousands of women gather in Washington for the third annual Women’s March.
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In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

Residents of the Baltic port city of Gdansk bid an emotional farewell to murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country.
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Journalists protest against violence during yellow vest coverage

Journalists protest against violence during yellow vest coverage

Journalists gather at Place de la Republique in Paris to protest against the violence and threats they have encountered while covering the "yellow vest" demonstrations. A group of "yellow vests" joined them to discuss the issue.
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Zimbabwean opposition attends funeral of protest victim

Zimbabwean opposition attends funeral of protest victim

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa attends the funeral of one of the victims of deadly protests over fuel price hikes.
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In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

In tears and shock, Poland bids farewell to murdered mayor

Locals of the Baltic port city of Gdansk bid an emotional farewell to murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country.
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Argentinian town fights against hantavirus

Argentinian town fights against hantavirus

The streets of Epuyen look empty, dozens of its inhabitants are isolated due to an Hantavirus disease outbreak that has left ten people dead. The few residents who are seen out of their homes use protective masks faced with the threat of human-to-...
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Deadly fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21

Deadly fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 21

A massive fire breaks out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the government wages a major crack-down on fuel theft.
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'Yellow Vest' protesters in Paris march to Invalides

'Yellow Vest' protesters in Paris march to Invalides

'Yellow Vest' protesters take to the streets in Paris and gather near Invalides for the 10th consecutive weekend of anti-government demonstrations.
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'Yellow Vest' protesters gather on the Champs Elysées

'Yellow Vest' protesters gather on the Champs Elysées

'Yellow Vest' protesters gather on the Champs Elysées in Paris for the 10th weekend of demonstrations. 1ST
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Aftermath of Mexico fuel pipeline blaze that kills at least 21

Aftermath of Mexico fuel pipeline blaze that kills at least 21

Aftermath of a massive fire which broke out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the government wages a major crack-down on fuel theft.
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Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 20

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 20

A leaking fuel pipeline triggers a massive blaze in central Mexico, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials say.
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Bauhaus design turns 100

Bauhaus design turns 100

Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally chased ou...
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Brexit bullion: fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

Brexit bullion: fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

In a windowless vault under the streets of Dublin there’s a pot of gold owned by anxious investors worried by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. In 2018, Irish gold broker and safe-deposit business Merrion Vaults saw a 70 per cent rise in clients f...
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Shutdown and border wall hit close to home for indigenous people

Shutdown and border wall hit close to home for indigenous people

At the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC, participants from communities across the US say the shutdown, and the proposed border wall that caused it, "effectively cripples" their livelihood.
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Syria farmer turns ferryman as river engulfs hometown

Syria farmer turns ferryman as river engulfs hometown

The alleyways of the Syrian town of Darkush are normally thronged with pedestrians but since the swollen Orontes River burst its banks, Abu Ihab's boat provides the main way of getting around.
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Egypt's largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Egypt's largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Nearly 130 book sellers at "Soor Al-Azbakeya" in Egypt's capital Cairo hold their own book fair on a sidewalk, offering secondhand books at low prices. The Azbakeya book market is known as the oldest market for secondhand books in Egypt, but its f...
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'March for Life' protesters reach US Supreme Court

'March for Life' protesters reach US Supreme Court

Hundreds of 'March for Life' participants reach the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, after walking from the Mall to protest the practice and legality of abortion.
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French actress Deneuve to auction personal YSL collection

French actress Deneuve to auction personal YSL collection

French screen legend Catherine Deneuve's personal clothing collection designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent will go under the hammer in Paris and online on January 24.
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'Serbian Knights' plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

'Serbian Knights' plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

Men from a Serbian knights organisation dive into Belgrade's chilly Sava river to retrieve a wooden cross in a religious rite held on the eve of Epiphany, a Christian holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. The icy epiphany swim is a tradition held ...
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Lebanon's winter storm floods Beirut houses

Lebanon's winter storm floods Beirut houses

Several houses in the southern suburbs of Beirut have been ravaged by a winter storm battering Lebanon in recent days, washing away dozens of fishing boats.
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Young Nicaraguans risk everything to go see the Pope in Panama

Young Nicaraguans risk everything to go see the Pope in Panama

Young Nicaraguans who participated in anti-government protests against President Daniel Ortega have to give up on their dream to go to Panama for World Youth Day and see Pope Francis, and the ones who will make the journey might risk being detaine...
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First group of migrants start trek across Mexico

First group of migrants start trek across Mexico

The first members of a new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States start walking across southern Mexico after earlier crossing the Guatemala-Mexico border.
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Hundreds gather for concert ahead of annual march for life

Hundreds gather for concert ahead of annual march for life

Hundreds gather for a concert in Washington ahead of the annual 'March for Life'. It's the 46th year of the event which sees Pro-life campaigners walk from the Mall to the Supreme Court.
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Mauritania nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott

Mauritania nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott

The 10th edition of the Mauritanian Nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott with a horse race, camel parade and a concert featuring Canadian and Mauritanian artists.
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Syrian refguees in Lebanon hit by freezing temperatures

Syrian refguees in Lebanon hit by freezing temperatures

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon have been hit by harsh winter weather, including torrential rains and freezing temperatures.
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Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Defense Minister Guillermo Botero, speaking from the presidential palace, describes the car bombing that killed 21 people at a Bogota police cadet training academy as a "terrorist attack committed by the ELN."
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Central American migrants cross Suchiate river into Mexico

Central American migrants cross Suchiate river into Mexico

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate river into southern Mexican territory as a new caravan of migrants tries to reach the United States.
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Russian FM Lavrov meets with German counterpart Maas

Russian FM Lavrov meets with German counterpart Maas

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Heiko Maas hold a bilateral meeting in Moscow.
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Chilean capital adopts electric buses for public transportation

Chilean capital adopts electric buses for public transportation

Santiago is upgrading its public transport and has rolled out the first 100 electric buses in its new green fleet. In the next few decades, Chile wants to combat the pollution problem in its capital by making the entire transportation system compl...
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Zimbabwe activist Mawarire back in court

Zimbabwe activist Mawarire back in court

Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire is back in court for a second day where to face charges of subverting the Zimbabwe government. Mawarire is accused of subverting a constitutional government and incitement to commit violence by posting videos on s...
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Sudan: mourners demonstrate after funeral of killed protester

Sudan: mourners demonstrate after funeral of killed protester

Sudanese mourners demonstrate in Khartoum's district of Buri after attending the funeral of a protester killed during anti-government rallies a day earlier. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a governme...
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Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse

Videographic showing a total lunar eclipse. Short version. A total eclipse will take place on January 21
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Outgoing Madagascar president hands over power to Rajoelina

Outgoing Madagascar president hands over power to Rajoelina

The transfer of power between outgoing President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and President-elect Andry Rajoelina takes place at the presidential palace of Madagascar.
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Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

Videographic on a lunar eclipse. A total eclipse will take place on January 21.
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The United Kingdom and its flag

The United Kingdom and its flag

Videographic on the Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom. The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned departure from the European Union after 46 years just 10 we...
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Brexit - how Britain voted

Brexit - how Britain voted

Videographic showing how the four nations of the United Kingdom voted in the EU referendum in 2016. Britons who have changed their minds since voting to leave the European Union are among those uniting to call for another chance to reverse the dec...
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French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visits the Eurotunnel site as he visits the northern port of Calais, a day after activating plans for a no-deal Brexit.
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Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Sweden ends a four-month political vacuum by electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.
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