Gunmen kill police and torch cars in western Mexico

Gunmen kill police and torch cars in western Mexico

At least 14 police officers have been killed in an armed attack in the municipality of Aguililla, in the western Mexican state of Michoacán.
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Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests at Barcelona airport

Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests at Barcelona airport

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters who are blocking access to Barcelona airport after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine of their leaders to heavy jail terms over the failed 2017 independence bid.
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Police and protesters clash at Barcelona airport

Police and protesters clash at Barcelona airport

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters who are blocking access to Barcelona airport after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine of their leaders to heavy jail terms over the failed 2017 independence bid.
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Economists Duflo and Banerjee react after Nobel Prize win

Economists Duflo and Banerjee react after Nobel Prize win

Nobel Economics Prize recipient Esther Duflo says she feels "incredibly humbled" while her husband Abhijit Banerjee, who also received the award with fellow researcher Michael Kremer, hopes that "there will be new exciting opportunities that will ...
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Twinning celebrated in Igbo Ora, Nigeria's 'twins capital'

Twinning celebrated in Igbo Ora, Nigeria's 'twins capital'

With the highest concentration of twins in Nigeria, Igbo Ora is the nation's self-proclaimed twin capital. According to popular belief, this is due to the diet of the women of the region, and in particular "ilasa", a dish made from yam and gombola...
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Police officers protest in Pretoria against gender-based violence

Police officers protest in Pretoria against gender-based violence

More than a thousand police officers march against gender-based violence in South Africa's capital Pretoria, after a surge in murders and sexual crimes against women. There has been a rising outcry against sexist violence in the country over the l...
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Restrictions on dairy products lifted after France factory fire

Restrictions on dairy products lifted after France factory fire

The Prefect of Normandy announces the removal of restrictions on milk collection, dairy products and animal access to pastures, put in place after the fire at the Lubrizol chemical plant in Rouen. "This is great news for our farmers," says Normand...
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Spanish olive industry concerned over impending US tariffs

Spanish olive industry concerned over impending US tariffs

The US plans to impose a 25 percent tax on some EU agricultural and industrial products, including Spanish olives and olive oil. This puts a strain on businesses like Dcoop, a co-operative headquartered in Antequera, which exports nearly 15 percen...
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Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan

Boks block out Brighton as they prepare for Japan

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says his team have "erased" their shocking loss to Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup's 'miracle of Brighton' as they prepare to face the hosts in the quarter-finals.
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Workers clean Quito's streets after govt and protesters reach deal

Workers clean Quito's streets after govt and protesters reach deal

Workers clean the streets of Quito, Ecuador, after President Lenin Moreno and indigenous leaders reached an agreement to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.
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Supporters of Turkey's Erdogan celebrate assault on Kurdish-controlled areas

Supporters of Turkey's Erdogan celebrate assault on Kurdish-controlled areas

Supporters of Turkey's president deploy a giant portrait of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Akçakale, a day after the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, located just across the border, was taken by Ankara-backed fighters. Turkey continues its assault on Kurdish-c...
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Clashes in Guinea between critics of President Condé and security forces

Clashes in Guinea between critics of President Condé and security forces

Clashes break out in the Guinean capital of Conakry between security forces and people who are opposed to a third term in office for President Alpha Condé. Condé is a former opposition figure who in 2010 became the West African state's first democ...
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Pro-independence protesters block roads to Barcelona airport

Pro-independence protesters block roads to Barcelona airport

Pro-independence protesters block the roads to Barcelona airport, forcing passengers to finish the trip on foot. The protest comes as Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition...
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Spaniards in Madrid react to sentencing of Catalan separatists

Spaniards in Madrid react to sentencing of Catalan separatists

Spaniards in Madrid react to the sentencing of twelve Catalan separatist leaders, most of them members of the former regional government by Spain's Supreme Court for their role in a controversial independence bid in 2017. Nine of them were handed ...
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Demonstrators clash with police in Ecuador ahead of talks (2)

Demonstrators clash with police in Ecuador ahead of talks (2)

Protesters barricade roads and clash with riot police in Ecuador's capital, as indigenous leaders prepared to meet President Lenin Moreno for face-to-face talks after nearly two weeks of violent street protests over austerity measures.
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Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of key summit

Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of key summit

French President Emmanuel Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk for lunch at the Elysee Palace ahead of a key European summit on Thursday and Friday.
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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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Poles react to win for governing conservatives in election

Poles react to win for governing conservatives in election

Poles in Warsaw react to the results of the weekend's general election which handed victory to the governing right-wing populist party. With 82.79 percent of votes counted, the Law and Justice party (PiS) had 45.16 percent of the popular vote in S...
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EU will fight 'until last hour' to prevent US Airbus tariffs

EU will fight 'until last hour' to prevent US Airbus tariffs

The EU's top trade official says Europe will fight until the very last moment to dissuade the United States from imposing tariffs in retaliation for illegal EU subsidies to Airbus.
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The EU to launch trade dispute against Colombia over frozen fries

The EU to launch trade dispute against Colombia over frozen fries

The European Union is preparing to launch a case against Colombia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the country's anti-dumping measures on imports of frozen fries from three European countries.
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Russian President Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia

Russian President Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the airport in Riyadh for his visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
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The Queen arrives at Westminster for Opening of British Parliament

The Queen arrives at Westminster for Opening of British Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Westminster for the State Opening of the British Parliament.
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace by horse-drawn carriage

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace by horse-drawn carriage

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace by horse-drawn carriage to deliver her speech in Parliament.
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Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, French-American Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of the US win the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says.
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Indian farmers burn crop stubble despite Delhi ban

Indian farmers burn crop stubble despite Delhi ban

Indian farmers burn crop stubble despite a ban, causing a dip in air quality in many parts of Delhi and surrounding cities. Delhi is one of the world's most polluted cities and each winter, seasonal crop stubble burning, dense cloud cover and smok...
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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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EU foreign ministers arrive for talks in Luxembourg

EU foreign ministers arrive for talks in Luxembourg

European Foreign Affairs ministers arrive for the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, held under the pressure of the October 31 Brexit deadline just two weeks away.
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Syrian regime forces in Tall Tamr as they move towards Turkish border

Syrian regime forces in Tall Tamr as they move towards Turkish border

Syrian government forces are seen in the town of Tall Tamr in the countryside of Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province, as Syrian regime forces moved towards the Turkish border after Damascus reached a deal with beleaguered Kurdish forces followin...
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Tourists shun Hong Kong as protests roll on

Tourists shun Hong Kong as protests roll on

Hong Kong’s tourism industry is battling with a large drop in visitor numbers as a result of months of pro-democracy protests, with arrivals down 40 percent according to the city’s tourist board. Industry experts say safety fears and concerns over...
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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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Protesters celebrate after Ecuador withdraws controversial order

Protesters celebrate after Ecuador withdraws controversial order

Indigenous protesters burst with joy after Ecuador government announces it has withdrawn an order that removed fuel subsidies that sparked two weeks of violent protests.
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History-makers Japan floor Scots to reach World Cup quarters

History-makers Japan floor Scots to reach World Cup quarters

Japan enjoyed a historic sporting victory on Sunday as the hosts beat Scotland 28-21 in a barnstorming Rugby World Cup clash to reach the quarter-finals.
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Ecuadorians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuadorians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuadorians hit the streets to celebrate an agreement struck between President Lenin Moreno and indigenous leaders to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.
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Ecuador govt withdraws order on fuel subsidies after violent protests

Ecuador govt withdraws order on fuel subsidies after violent protests

The Ecuador government has withdrawn an order removing fuel subsidies after the decision triggered nearly two weeks of violent street protests.
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Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights

Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.
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David Beckham attends football clinic in the Philippines

David Beckham attends football clinic in the Philippines

Football star David Beckham is in Manila as global ambassador of the insurance company AIA Group. He attended a football clinic with 8-to-12-year-old children, alongside local celebrities and players from the Philippines national team.
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US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad

US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad

America's healthcare system is at the heart of debate ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. But for now, as current healthcare costs in the US continue to soar, some 20 million Americans opt to seek treatment abroad, mainly in Mexico, contribu...
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Ecuador president, protest leaders begin talks to end violence

Ecuador president, protest leaders begin talks to end violence

Indigenous leaders and Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno meet face-to-face for talks after nearly two weeks of violent street protests over austerity measures instituted to obtain a multibillion dollar loan from the IMF.
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Populists win Polish election, expand majority: exit poll

Populists win Polish election, expand majority: exit poll

Supporters of Jarosław Kaczyński celebrate the PiS victory at party headquarters as Poland's incumbent right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won a general election in Poland on Sunday, expanding its majority, according to an exit poll by the Ipso...
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Macron meets Merkel ahead of crucial EU week

Macron meets Merkel ahead of crucial EU week

Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel for a dinner at the Elysée palace Sunday evening ahead of a crucial week in Brexit negociations between the EU and the UK.
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Hong Kong police make arrests as 'flashmob' protests hit pro-Bejing targets

Hong Kong police make arrests as 'flashmob' protests hit pro-Bejing targets

Riot police clashed with anti-government protesters across Hong Kong as masked activists vandalised businesses deemed sympathetic to Beijing, pursued through the streets by riot police in another weekend of chaos for the financial hub.
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Desolation in Ecuador's capital after 11 days of deadly protests

Desolation in Ecuador's capital after 11 days of deadly protests

After 11 days of deadly protests over rising fuel prices, the streets of Quito in Ecuador are desolate, as police struggle to enforce a military curfew in some parts of the city.
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Faithful celebrate canonisation of first female Brazilian saint

Faithful celebrate canonisation of first female Brazilian saint

Hundreds of Brazilians in Salvador applaud and cheer as Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, dubbed the "mother of the poor", is made a saint by Pope Francis in the Vatican.
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Rescue at flooded elderly home after Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Rescue at flooded elderly home after Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan

Rescue workers carry out an hours-long boat operation to evacuate hundreds of people from a retirement home in Kawagoe, northwest of Tokyo, which was flooded up to its top floor. More than 100,000 rescuers, including 31,000 troops, work into the n...
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Tunisians say "economy", "debate" priorities as they vote in presidential runoff

Tunisians say "economy", "debate" priorities as they vote in presidential runoff

Tunisian voters say the "economy" and "intellectual debate" as they cast their ballots in the second round of presidential elections. The vote is Tunisia's second free presidential election since the 2011 revolt and follows the death of president ...
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Smoke rises above Syrian town reportedly seized by Turkey and proxies

Smoke rises above Syrian town reportedly seized by Turkey and proxies

Turkish forces and their proxies seize Tal Abyad, the largest town they have captured in their offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria, a war monitor said.
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Polish politician Robert Biedron votes in the parliamentary elections

Polish politician Robert Biedron votes in the parliamentary elections

Robert Biedron, the leader of the progressive Spring party, votes in Warsaw in the country's parliamentary elections.
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Cargo ship runs aground in Corsica

Cargo ship runs aground in Corsica

A 90-metre (295-foot) cargo ship ran aground Sunday in a pristine marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio off the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, but no oil appears to have been spilled, maritime police said.
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