Scores rescued from blaze in Myanmar's Yangon

Scores rescued from blaze in Myanmar's Yangon

Scores of people were rescued from a blazing building in Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon early Thursday, many brought to safety with a cherry-picker crane from the highest floors.
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Deadly shisha bar shootings rock Germany

Deadly shisha bar shootings rock Germany

Police are on the scene after deadly shootings in the German city of Frankfurt, with an unknown number of attackers still at large.
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Addicts in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

Addicts in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

The Seychelles, a tropical eden in the Indian Ocean with idyllic beaches and luxury hotels, is not pure paradise. The country is fighting a major scourge: heroin, to which about 5% of the population is addicted.
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In London, a "death cafe" gives people safe space to discuss the finality of death

In London, a "death cafe" gives people safe space to discuss the finality of death

Sitting at the head of the table, "death cafe" facilitator Mireille Hayden listens carefully as a young woman who recently lost her father shares her experience dealing with grief. At this unusual cafe in London, people from all ages and all walks...
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Police on site after at least eight killed in shootings in Germany

Police on site after at least eight killed in shootings in Germany

Police are on the scene after at least eight people were killed in two shootings near the German city of Frankfurt, with an unknown number of attackers still at large.
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Thousands of women rally for abortion law in Argentina

Thousands of women rally for abortion law in Argentina

Thousands of women wave and hold up the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina's abortion rights movement, during a protest in Buenos Aires to campaign for a new bill to legalise abortion.
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Thousands of women protest for abortion rights in Argentina's capital

Thousands of women protest for abortion rights in Argentina's capital

Thousands of women brandish green scarves and gather in front of Argentina's Congress to demand that the country legalise abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalisation, leaving the country bitterly divided over the is...
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Brazilian office worker becomes an LGBT+ icon

Brazilian office worker becomes an LGBT+ icon

Fernando Magrin is the sales manager for American Airlines in Brazil. He is also a drag-queen in his free time. A few years ago, he created one of Sao Paulo Carnival's biggest street parties: The "Bloco MinhoQueens", which attracted 200,000 people...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury ends day two deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury ends day two deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jurors in his high-profile sex crimes trial end a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him of a...
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China craving for Senegal peanuts rattles local business

China craving for Senegal peanuts rattles local business

Large peanut orders from Chinese traders have cut Senegal's traditional selling season short this year, rewarding farmers with fat profits but leaving local buyers with slim pickings.
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Tough weather kills 48,000ha crops in central Colombia

Tough weather kills 48,000ha crops in central Colombia

A layer of frost covers dry crops in central Colombia, where worried farmers are lamenting this year's particularly strong damage - one which experts say isn't due to climate change.
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Rat race: rodents become talking point of Paris polls

Rat race: rodents become talking point of Paris polls

Above the sewers in which they dwell, rats have become the focal point of Paris's municipal campaigns, with incumbent mayor Anne Hidalgo putting forward new generation bins supposed to deprive them of food, while the opposition boasts of having se...
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US: Asian Americans warn of 'xenophobia' over coronavirus outbreak

US: Asian Americans warn of 'xenophobia' over coronavirus outbreak

As the usually bustling streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles are mostly deserted amid fears about the coronavirus outbreak, Asian Americans say they are being unfairly associated with the disease. "The thing that I am actually most concerned about ...
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Syrian father and three-year-old daughter laugh off the shelling

Syrian father and three-year-old daughter laugh off the shelling

In Syria's Idlib, there's no escaping the war, so Abdullah al-Mohammed says the only way he found to reassure his daughter Salwa was to turn the shelling into a game. A video in which the three-year-old laughs every time an explosion goes off went...
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Weinstein arrives at court as jury returns for second day of deliberations

Weinstein arrives at court as jury returns for second day of deliberations

Ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York, as jurors return for the second day of deliberations in his high-profile sex crimes trial.
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Singapore wildlife reserve showcases baby animals

Singapore wildlife reserve showcases baby animals

A White rhino calf runs and rolls in the mud while a pair of red-shanked douc langur babies enjoy their new-found pastime of swinging between trees. Over 660 babies were born and hatched at Wildlife Reserves Singapore last year.
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The abandoned and destroyed Syrian city of Atarib

The abandoned and destroyed Syrian city of Atarib

Aerial shots of the abandoned Syrian city of Atarib, located in the western countryside of Aleppo, show the destruction of the city amid military operations and bombardment of the Syrian regime and its Russian ally. Nearly 900,000 people have been...
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Thousands attend funeral of murdered seven-year-old girl in Mexico

Thousands attend funeral of murdered seven-year-old girl in Mexico

Thousands of residents from Tulyehualco, southeast of Mexico City, attend the funeral of a seven-year-old girl who was found dead on 11 February, a crime that sparked an uproar in the violence-wracked country.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Short videographic on the SpaceX project. SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million.
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Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze. SpaceX has announced a new partnership to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily...
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Taiwan military shows off furry new members of narcotics squad

Taiwan military shows off furry new members of narcotics squad

Taiwan's military police shows off the latest recruits to its narcotics squad -- three dogs named Zander, Enoch and Hardy -- at a drug-finding demonstration in Taipei on Wednesday. The dogs are the military's first canine narcotics squad, and 15 m...
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Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied the odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people. Today, the 19-year-old's works sell and exhibit internationally, and she is so ...
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Milan fashion week kicks off with a solidarity campaign for China

Milan fashion week kicks off with a solidarity campaign for China

Milan's Fashion week kicked off with a solidarity campaign for China called “China, we are with you”. The week began with a dance performance and the fashion show of New York based Chinese designer Han Wen.
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Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor

South Korea's first ever female primetime main news anchor Lee So-joeong signals a change in conservative news broadcasting.
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Isolated Myanmar tribe prays for harvest

Isolated Myanmar tribe prays for harvest

A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.
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Indian superfan pays tribute to Donald Trump

Indian superfan pays tribute to Donald Trump

A Donald Trump superfan honours the American President with prayers ahead of his trip to India.
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Future Fabrics expo aims to revolutionise fashion with materials

Future Fabrics expo aims to revolutionise fashion with materials

At the ninth edition of the Future Fabrics Expo in London, the textile industry showcases new and cleaner materials. 'The Sustainable Angle', a non-profit organisation, founded the expo to help revolutionise the fashion industry. At a time when fa...
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Passengers leave Japan virus ship after 14-day quarantine

Passengers leave Japan virus ship after 14-day quarantine

Buses start transporting passengers who have tested negative for the new coronavirus as they begin leaving a cruise ship in Japan that has seen more than 500 cases of the potentially deadly disease.
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Ariane 5 lifts off with Japanese and South Korean satellites aboard

Ariane 5 lifts off with Japanese and South Korean satellites aboard

An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off to launch two Japanese and South Korean telecommunications satellites from the Guiana Space Center near Kourou, French Guiana.
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Afghans react to President Ashraf Ghani's reelection

Afghans react to President Ashraf Ghani's reelection

Afghans react after President Ashraf Ghani secures a second term, according to final results, lining him up to become the man negotiating with the Taliban over the war-torn country's future if the US agrees to withdraw its troops.
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US: Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury begins deliberating

US: Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury begins deliberating

Jurors begin considering the fate of ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein following his high-profile sex crimes trial that marked a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement. The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven me...
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Iraqis wanted to topple the system, but taboos fell instead

Iraqis wanted to topple the system, but taboos fell instead

Mocking clerics, falling in love at rallies and mending a broken society: even if Iraq's young protesters have failed to overthrow entrenched politicians, they have scored by shattering decades-old taboos.
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Japanese react to planned disembarkation of passengers from quarantined ship

Japanese react to planned disembarkation of passengers from quarantined ship

Local Japanese residents in Yokohama react to disembarkation of passengers from Diamond Princess scheduled for Wednesday, after all of its passengers and crew members have been tested for the new coronavirus.
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More than football: Kurdish women win big with Syria title

More than football: Kurdish women win big with Syria title

Samar Sheikh's neighbours used to tell her football was not for girls but the criticism stopped when her team won the very first women's championship in Syria.
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Niger celebrates Touareg culture at Air festival

Niger celebrates Touareg culture at Air festival

Niger's Touaregs celebrate the Air festival in the northern Agadez region, featuring traditional music, camel races and crafts.
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After Coronavirus and quarantine, AFP journalists tell their story

After Coronavirus and quarantine, AFP journalists tell their story

Leo Ramirez, Hector Retamal and Sebastien Ricci, reporters with Agence France Presse, are among the few journalists who covered the new Coronavirus outbreak from the epicentre of the disease in Wuhan, China, before being repatriated to France and ...
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Women sloganeer against femicides in front of Mexico's National Palace

Women sloganeer against femicides in front of Mexico's National Palace

A group of protesting Mexicans chant to denounce violence against women in front of their country's National Palace, after a seven-year-old girl was murdered in the Mexico City.
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Formula 1 The Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi)

Formula 1 The Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi)

Videographic showing the circuit for the Vietnam Grand Prix. Vietnam's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi in April as planned, organisers told AFP on Tuesday, avoiding the fate of the Chinese Grand Prix which was postponed o...
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Uganda military fights back against destructive locust swarms

Uganda military fights back against destructive locust swarms

Soldiers take on the locust infestation which recently reached Uganda. The locusts have devastated food supplies in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describing the situation as the worst in 25 years.
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Weinstein arrives at court as jury is set to begin deliberations

Weinstein arrives at court as jury is set to begin deliberations

Ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court as jurors are set to begin deliberating his fate in his high-profile sex crimes trial that marked a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement.
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Women sloganeer against femicides in front of Mexico's National Palace

Women sloganeer against femicides in front of Mexico's National Palace

A group of protesting Mexicans chants to denounce violence against women in front of their country's National Palace, after a seven year old girl was murdered in the Mexican capital.
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Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: final results

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: final results

Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results of the September 28, 2019 poll released by the country's election commission.
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Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans

Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
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Lesotho first lady in court for murder of PM's former wife

Lesotho first lady in court for murder of PM's former wife

Lesotho first lady Maesaiah Thabane appears in court for the allegedy murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's former wife.
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Griveaux sex video scandal: lawyer attempts to see Russian activist

Griveaux sex video scandal: lawyer attempts to see Russian activist

French lawyer Juan Branco arrives at a Paris courthouse to try to meet his client Piotr Pavlenski, the Russian activist who released the sex video of Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux, a prominent ally of French President Emmanuel Macron. ...
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Same-sex couple to waltz into Vienna's history books

Same-sex couple to waltz into Vienna's history books

When Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer take to the floor as two of the debutants at Vienna's prestigious Opera Ball on Thursday, they will be dancing their way into history. It will be the first time that a same-sex pair of dancers figures among those ...
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Smog veils Central Asian capitals as smoky stoves choke locals

Smog veils Central Asian capitals as smoky stoves choke locals

Dark smog covers Almaty and Bishkek in Central Asia, where air pollution regularly soars to levels comparable to New Delhi and Lahore, despite the cities' relative lack of industry and smallish populations.
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