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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border on Monday to contain Ankara's deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal.
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Fighting forest fires

Fighting forest fires

Videographic on wildfires. Wildfires raging across southern California showed signs of slowing Sunday, as firefighters contained nearly half of the biggest blaze.
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people.
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The High-Diving Horses That Risked Death Every Day to Entertain People

The High-Diving Horses That Risked Death Every Day to Entertain People

Making a horse jump 60 feet into a pool of water used to be considered fun. For the people watching, not necessarily the horse.
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Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable exoplanet

Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable exoplanet

Scientists have found water for the first time on a potentially habitable exoplanet.According to the Washington Post, exoplanet K2-18b is twice as big as Earth, with eight times its mass.
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A Micro Harvest Moon is coming this Friday 13th

A Micro Harvest Moon is coming this Friday 13th

A micro harvest moon will be visible on Friday, September 13, when the moon reaches its apogee. The moon's orbit is an elliptical one, which, from the eyes of an observer on earth, causes variations to the moon's size.
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Explosions on an Iranian tanker

Explosions on an Iranian tanker

Videographic locating the Red Sea. Suspected missile strikes hit an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi coast on Friday, its owner said, the first Iranian vessel targeted since a spate of attacks in the Gulf Washington blamed on Tehran.
AFP
NATO

NATO

Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed "serious concerns" on Friday about Turkey's ongoing operation against Kurdish forces in Syria and called for "restraint".
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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. Syria's Kurds battled to hold off a Turkish invasion on Thursday after air strikes and shelling launched a long-threatened operation that could reshape the country and trigger a humanitarian crisis.
AFP
Doping techniques

Doping techniques

Videographic looking at doping techniques in sport. Nike said on Friday it plans to shut down its Oregon Project training group after top athletics coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years for doping.
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Oil production in the Gulf

Oil production in the Gulf

Videographic locating the Gulf region and showing oil production. Oil prices surged more than two percent on Friday after an Iranian tanker was hit by two explosions in Saudi Arabia, sparking fresh supply concerns in the already-tense Gulf region.
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Google faces antitrust probe from 50 U.S. attorneys general

Google faces antitrust probe from 50 U.S. attorneys general

Nearly every U.S. state is participating in a new antitrust probe targeting search giant Google.
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Google files patent for smart baby monitor

Google files patent for smart baby monitor

Google has filed a patent to use artificial intelligence to monitor babies, CNBC reports, citing the newly published patent application.The company could use an HD video monitor and its A.I. engines to detect if a baby is feeling uncomfortable.The A.
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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. Syria's Kurds battled to hold off a Turkish invasion on Thursday after air strikes and shelling launched a long-threatened operation that could reshape the country and trigger a humanitarian crisis.
AFP
Formula One Pit Stops

Formula One Pit Stops

Videographic on how pit stops can make or break a race. Japanese Grand Prix organisers will not make any decision to postpone Saturday qualifying for another 24 hours but pledged that the safety of fans and drivers was their top priority as a mass...
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Formula 1 driver protection

Formula 1 driver protection

Videographic showing safety measures in place to protect Formula 1 racing drivers. Japanese Grand Prix organisers will not make any decision to postpone Saturday qualifying for another 24 hours but pledged that the safety of fans and drivers was t...
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Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

Apple issued a strongly worded statement on September 6 calling into question Google's recently published research about a widespread hacking operation targeting iPhones.
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Trapped crew members rescued from capsized Golden Ray cargo ship

Trapped crew members rescued from capsized Golden Ray cargo ship

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued all crew members of a cargo ship that overturned off the Georgia coast.
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China begins release of emergency pork reserves due to African swine fever epidemic

China begins release of emergency pork reserves due to African swine fever epidemic

As the African swine fever epidemic has already wiped out one third of the pig population in China, the Chinese government is releasing frozen pork from its emergency pork reserves to keep prices down.
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Chinese-style social credit system being implemented in Silicon Valley

Chinese-style social credit system being implemented in Silicon Valley

Private tech companies in Silicon Valley punishing and rewarding the behavior of their clients in a manner similar to China's social credit system, as detailed in a report by business magazine Fast Company.
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Our World With No Bees: Robots to the Rescue?

Our World With No Bees: Robots to the Rescue?

Sure, bees may sting us on occasion but it's a small price to pay for all the great stuff we get to eat because of them. It's not just about the honey-if bees were to disappear our diets would never be the same.
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Turkish operation in northern Syria

Turkish operation in northern Syria

Videographic locating northern Syria. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday with air strikes and explosions reported near the border.
AFP
Ransomware

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, used by cybercriminals to extort money from internet users. Global ransomware attacks are on the decline, but such cyber strikes are getting bolder and homing in on more profitable companies, with data e...
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The spark behind the electric car

The spark behind the electric car

Videographic showing how electric cars work. John Goodenough of the US, Britain's Stanley Whittingham and Japan's Akira Yoshino Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Videographic on hurricanes. A powerful typhoon is bearing down on Japan and could severely disrupt the last round of pool games at the Rugby World Cup this weekend -- not to mention Formula One's Japanese Grand Prix.
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Marine oil pollution

Marine oil pollution

Videographic on marine pollution. The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery Tuesday despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly ...
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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Videographic showing the circuit ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Rugby's high-tackle law explained

Rugby's high-tackle law explained

In May 2019, World Rugby issued new guidelines on high tackles in an attempt to reduce concussion in the game. Teams have initially struggled to adapt to the new laws, resulting in an increased number of players being sent off.
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Exoplanets

Exoplanets

Videographic on exoplanets. Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on Tuesday won a share of the Nobel Physics Prizefor the first discovery, in October 1995, of a planet outside our solar system -- an exoplanet -- orbiting a solar-type ...
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The United Nations

The United Nations

Videographic on the United Nations. The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October.
AFP
Malaria

Malaria

Videographic on malaria. The Global Fund will meet in France on 9-10 October hoping to raise $14 billion for the worldwide fight against TB, malaria and AIDS.
AFP
AIDS

AIDS

Videographic on the AIDS virus. A major killer in the West until the mid-twentieth century, tuberculosis remains a menace in developing countries and killed 421,000 in India in 2017 according to the World Health Organization -- more than AIDS and ...
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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Videographic on tuberculosis. A major killer in the West until the mid-twentieth century, tuberculosis remains a menace in developing countries and killed 421,000 in India in 2017 according to the World Health Organization -- more than AIDS and ma...
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The Stress of Social Media Is Causing Your Addiction to Social Media

The Stress of Social Media Is Causing Your Addiction to Social Media

Scrolling on social media can easily end up causing stress.
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Notre-Dame: events that shaped France's history

Notre-Dame: events that shaped France's history

Videographic illustrating some of the most important events that have taken place in Notre-Dame cathedral over the centuries.
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How Viollet-le-Duc left his mark on Natre-Dame cathedral

How Viollet-le-Duc left his mark on Natre-Dame cathedral

Videographic highlighting each of many additions to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris by architect Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.
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Global warming

Global warming

Videographic about global warming. Dozens of protesters were arrested across Australia and New Zealand on Monday as Extinction Rebellion activists kicked off a fortnight of global civil disobedience demanding governments take urgent action on clim...
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Climate change scenarios

Climate change scenarios

Videographic on climate change. Dozens of protesters were arrested across Australia and New Zealand on Monday as Extinction Rebellion activists kicked off a fortnight of global civil disobedience demanding governments take urgent action on climate...
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Flying taxi performs first test flight at an international airport

Flying taxi performs first test flight at an international airport

German aviation startup company Volocopter successfully performed a test flight at Helsinki Airport on August 29.
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China's Uyghur Muslims targeted in phone hacking operation: Report

China's Uyghur Muslims targeted in phone hacking operation: Report

A new report has uncovered mass digital surveillance of Uyghurs, a Muslim minority ethnic group in China.
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Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh

Danger: The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh

What would you do for $3 a day? Sneeze? In Bangladesh that's the pay in an industry where it's a good shift if you aren't maimed, or die.
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U.S. manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

U.S. manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said U.S. manufacturing activity declined for the first time in three years, amid trade tensions with China.The Institute for Supply Management's U.S.
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Iran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Iran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Tehran is taking another step away from a 2015 nuclear accord by planning new nuclear centrifuges for enriching uranium.
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Brain scans reveal how humans have shaped dogs' brains

Brain scans reveal how humans have shaped dogs' brains

A new study has found that the role for which a dog is bred is also reflected in their brain structure.The Washington Post reports that selective breeding by humans has led to diverse physical and behavioral variations in dogs.
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