China virus toll jumps

China virus toll jumps

The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to at least 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to some 830, on Friday. The National Health Commission said authorities were also examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus that ...
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A round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we begin in northwestern Nigeria, where gold mining continues despite an attempted ban by the government, risk of lead poisoning and the constant threat of armed groups. Then we head to South Africa's Kalahari region whe...
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Spanish police uncover underground counterfeit cigarette factory

Spanish police uncover underground counterfeit cigarette factory

Spanish police uncover a counterfeit cigarette factory in a bunker four metres (13 feet) underground. They also rescued six Ukrainian workers who were trapped inside gasping for air. Both Europol and Spanish police said it was the first undergroun...
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EU Council chief meets with Macron for budget talks in Brussels

EU Council chief meets with Macron for budget talks in Brussels

European Council chief Charles Michel and Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen meet with France's Emmanuel Macron in Brussels during a special summit to decide on the bloc's longterm budget.
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Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Algerians flood the capital's streets to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that has forced the president to quit but still clamours for the complete overhaul of the political system.
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Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

Iranians head to the polls for a general election that conservatives are expected to dominate amid voter apathy after an economic slump, multiple crises and the disqualification of thousands of candidates.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations enter fourth day

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations enter fourth day

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in New York, as jury deliberations in his high-profile sex crimes trial continue for a fourth day.
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EU Council chief Charles Michel continues budget negotiations in Brussels

EU Council chief Charles Michel continues budget negotiations in Brussels

President of the European Council Charles Michel continues talks with EU leaders regarding the proposed longterm budget for the bloc. After a night of tough talks, leaders and diplomats poured doubt on the chances of reaching an agreement at this ...
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Images of France's oldest nuclear power plant before shutdown

Images of France's oldest nuclear power plant before shutdown

RAW-FRANCE-EXCLUSIVE-LABOUR-EMPLOYMENT Exclusif: Aerial images of Fessenheim nuclear plant before shutdown VIDI1P64F3_EN France will start closing its oldest atomic power plant on Saturday after 43 years in operation, the first in a series of reac...
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The physics behind a moving rugby ball

The physics behind a moving rugby ball

Videographic examining the unique movement of a rugby ball through the air. Teams are preparing for the prestigious rugby union Six Nations tournament resuming on Saturday.
Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Officials prepare for the meeting between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in the no man's land at the Gatuna border post between their countries, amid ongoing diplomatic tensions.
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Brain trauma in sport

Brain trauma in sport

Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. The 2020 Six Nations Championship resumes on Saturday.
The European Union

The European Union

Videographic illustrating and explaining how the European Union works. EU leaders clashed through the night early Friday as a stormy summit to decide the bloc's seven-year, trillion euro budget entered a second day.
Vaccination and the immune system

Vaccination and the immune system

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. China could start clinical trials for a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus around late April, an official said Friday.
Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Charles Michel arrive for second day of budget summit

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Charles Michel arrive for second day of budget summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council chief Charles Michel arrive for the second day of a special summit on the bloc's longterm budget.
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UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition

UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition

Falcons perch majestically in the waiting room of Abu Dhabi's falcon hospital, awaiting a routine check-up. After waiting in the pristine white-marbled reception area of the animal hospital, the falcons will undergo blood tests in order to complet...
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Tourists brave sub-zero temperatures for a night at Sweden's ice hotel

Tourists brave sub-zero temperatures for a night at Sweden's ice hotel

Nearly 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, dozens of tourists come to visit an ice hotel, posing for photos next to frozen pillars and beds made from ice from a nearby river.
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Washroom-on-wheels: India firm turns buses into women's toilets

Washroom-on-wheels: India firm turns buses into women's toilets

Pink women-only washroom-on-wheels transformed from old buses have been popping up at various parts of India's western city of Pune. In a country with a lack of hygienic public toilets especially for women, the initiative is warmly welcomed and re...
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Exterior images of South Korean church affected by coronavirus

Exterior images of South Korean church affected by coronavirus

Images outside the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, South Korea. More than 80 members of Shincheonji have now been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four church services bef...
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A meal a day: struggling to survive climate change in Zambia

A meal a day: struggling to survive climate change in Zambia

Millions are facing starvation in Zambia, one of the countries hit hard by a severe drought in southern Africa, with average temperatures in the region rising twice as fast as the global mean.
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Berliners form human chain at the Brandenburg Gate after Hanau shooting

Berliners form human chain at the Brandenburg Gate after Hanau shooting

Several hundred people take part in a human chain around the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to protest against the terrorist attack that killed nine people in bars in Hanau near Frankfurt. from the gatheringN┬░1P5969
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Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury ends day three deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jury ends day three deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court as jurors in his high-profile sex crimes trial end a third 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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Hundreds of Bavarians dress up as "Chinese" to celebrate Carnival in Germany

Hundreds of Bavarians dress up as "Chinese" to celebrate Carnival in Germany

Inhabitants of the small city of Dietfurt an der Altm├╝hl parade in "Chinese" costumes to celebrate Carnival, a tradition that's taken place in the small German town since the 1950s and is based on a loosely historical anecdote. Despite recent deba...
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Paris is experiencing a boom in urban agriculture

Paris is experiencing a boom in urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is one of the latest crazes to grip the French capital. Old shipping containers have been commandeered to grow strawberries in Seine-Saint-Denis, while aromatic herbs grow on rooftops in the heart of Paris.
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Farmer keeps up daily routine in quarantined Vietnamese district

Farmer keeps up daily routine in quarantined Vietnamese district

Farmer Nguyen Van Toan is still going to work in the rice fields each day in Son Loi commune, Vietnam, a week since the 10,000-population area was placed under quarantine after cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were discovered.
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