US: Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations continue

US: Harvey Weinstein arrives at court as jury deliberations continue

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in New York as jury deliberations continue in his sex assault trial. Gloria Allred, an attorney representing two women involved in the trial, said last week that the jury is hung on two cou...
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French court delays fraud trial for ex-premier Fillon

French court delays fraud trial for ex-premier Fillon

French former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope made a brief appearance in court today over claims they embezzled over one million euros in an alleged fake-jobs fraud. The couple made no statement as they entered the Paris court...
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Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Two Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing. Three reporters were ordered out of the country last week over what Beijing deemed a racist headline that the journa...
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Former French PM arrives in court with wife Penelope at start of fraud trial

Former French PM arrives in court with wife Penelope at start of fraud trial

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon arrives at court in Paris ahead of his trial over claims he embezzled more than a million euros in public funds by creating a fake job for his wife. The 'Penelopegate' scandal cost him his shot at the F...
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Milan tourist sites close in fear of coronavirus spread

Milan tourist sites close in fear of coronavirus spread

Some tourist hotspots in the Italian city of Milan are protectively closing their doors to the public as the number of people contracting the new coronavirus continues to mount in Italy, where a fourth death from the virus has been reported.
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Disinfection in Seoul's local market amid virus fears

Disinfection in Seoul's local market amid virus fears

Disinfection takes place in a local market in Seoul in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as South Korea reports 161 more cases, taking the nationwide total to 763 and making it the world's largest total outside China.
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French PM meets farmers at the Paris International Agricultural Show

French PM meets farmers at the Paris International Agricultural Show

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and French Minister of Agriculture and Food Didier Guillaume meet farmers at the Paris International Agricultural Show.
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Protest in London against Julian Assange's extradition to the US

Protest in London against Julian Assange's extradition to the US

People protest outside the London court where the hearing to extradite whistleblower Julian Assange to the US is taking place.
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Harnessing the power of the wind

Harnessing the power of the wind

Videographic showing how wind turbines work. Opening of the first wind farm on an industrial scale in Senegal.
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Arrival of French PM Edouard Philippe at the Paris International Agricultural Show

Arrival of French PM Edouard Philippe at the Paris International Agricultural Show

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe arrives at the Paris International Agricultural Show, hosted by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Didier Guillaume.
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Human rights 'under assault': UN chief

Human rights 'under assault': UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres says that "Human rights are under assault," as he opens the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session in Geneva.
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Is this buffalo racer India's Usain Bolt?

Is this buffalo racer India's Usain Bolt?

An Indian buffalo racer has become a sensation, following a blistering race late January. People praised him on social media and compared him to retired Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt. But running on paddy fields is very different from racin...
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Sing it out loud! Spain's carnival in Cadiz amps up

Sing it out loud! Spain's carnival in Cadiz amps up

The traditional Cadiz Carnival in Spain kicks off with revellers and choirs groups dressing up and hitting the streets.
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Protests in Chile hit Latin America's biggest music festival

Protests in Chile hit Latin America's biggest music festival

Thousands of protesters armed with stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails clashed with police Sunday as Latin America's biggest music festival opened, in the latest spurt of a four-month old wave of grassroots anger over economic inequality and othe...
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Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain's Canary Islands

Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain's Canary Islands

Airports on Spain's Canary Islands were closed again Sunday after a sandstorm hit the archipelago, airport authorities said.
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Croatian city hosts colourful parade

Croatian city hosts colourful parade

Thousands take part in a parade in Croatia's port city of Rijeka. Rijeka is the first Croatian city to be named European Capital of Culture, this year it is sharing the title with Ireland's Galway.
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Protesters clash with police in Chile as Latin America's biggest music festival opens

Protesters clash with police in Chile as Latin America's biggest music festival opens

Protesters armed with Molotov cocktails clash with police near the venue for Latin America's biggest music festival. It is the latest spurt of a four-month old wave of grassroots anger over economic inequality and other woes.
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Sandstorm causes disruption at Tenerife airport

Sandstorm causes disruption at Tenerife airport

Tourists look desperately for information regarding their flights as the airport on the popular tourist island of Tenerife is brought to a standstill due to a sandstorm.
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Milan reacts as Armani holds closed-runway show amid Italy virus spike

Milan reacts as Armani holds closed-runway show amid Italy virus spike

Fashion critics approve of Giorgio Armani's decision to hold its Milan Fashion Week show behind closed doors after Italy announced a spike in coronavirus cases and imposed lockdown measures in some areas. Italy has confirmed 132 cases of the virus...
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Fury: "Not bad for an old fat guy who can't punch?"

Fury: "Not bad for an old fat guy who can't punch?"

"Not bad for an old fat guy who can't punch?" says new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury after his demonstration of strength against Deontay Wilder, who had compared his fists to pillows before their fight.
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Police checkpoint introduced outside Italian town due to virus fears

Police checkpoint introduced outside Italian town due to virus fears

Police cars patroll the area and install a checkpoint at the entrance of Casalpusterlengo, Lombardy, northern Italy. Tens of thousands of Italians are preparing for a week-long quarantine in the country's north as nerves begin to fray among the lo...
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Barrier-breaking pianist Alexis Ffrench hopes to offer an "oasis of calm" with new album

Barrier-breaking pianist Alexis Ffrench hopes to offer an "oasis of calm" with new album

In an interview at Steinway & Sons in London, British classical pianist and composer Alexis Ffrench talks about his new album to be released in March, Dreamland, and about his composition process and the place of classical music in the modern world.
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Italy: residents queue for supplies at supermarket after coronavirus outbreak

Italy: residents queue for supplies at supermarket after coronavirus outbreak

Residents queue for supplies at a supermarket in Casalpusterlengo, Lombardy. Towns in the region have gone into lockdown after a sharp outbreak in northern Italy. A 77-year-old woman died on Saturday in the neighbouring town of Codogno, a day afte...
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Chinese restaurants starve for cash as virus hits industry

Chinese restaurants starve for cash as virus hits industry

Restaurants across China are taking a huge hit as many people across the country of 1.4 billion have been either under some form of quarantine or reluctant to venture outside since late January over fears of contagion. Chinese restaurants have s...
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DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

Faced with shortages amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some Hong Kongers are making their own face masks, from starting their own factory production line to churning out coverings on street-side sewing machines.
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Democratic voters take part in Nevada caucus at Bellagio resort

Democratic voters take part in Nevada caucus at Bellagio resort

Democrats in the US state of Nevada begin a high-stakes selection process to help decide who should challenge President Donald Trump in November's election, with leftist firebrand Bernie Sanders atop the polls. The western state, home to three mil...
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Togo military surround opposition leader's house

Togo military surround opposition leader's house

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate is surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.
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Israeli forces gather where a suspect armed with knife was killed

Israeli forces gather where a suspect armed with knife was killed

Israeli security forces gather at the scene where Israeli forces shot and killed a suspect in Jerusalem's annexed Old City after he approached officers posted near one of the gates armed with a knife, police said.
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Migrants describe their struggle in overcrowded Samos camp

Migrants describe their struggle in overcrowded Samos camp

Conditions remain difficult in the overcrowded camp of Samos. Built to handle 650 people, the camp and surrounding are now hosting some 6800 people, with the UNHCR describing the situation as shocking and shameful.
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Voting underway in Lomé as Togolese president seeks likely fourth term

Voting underway in Lomé as Togolese president seeks likely fourth term

Voting is underway in Lomé as its incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a fourth term in power to extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in Lome

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in Lome

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe casts his vote in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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Rio de Janeiro carnival kicks off in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro carnival kicks off in Brazil

The streets of Rio de Janeiro are crowded for the launch of the city's carnival, which runs until 29 February.
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Indian city builds wall to hide slum for Trump visit

Indian city builds wall to hide slum for Trump visit

A 700-metre-long wall has been built in Ahmedabad, allegedly to hide a slum, ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the western Indian city on Monday. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITEN°1P74W1
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Partial truce begins in Afghanistan, boosting peace hopes

Partial truce begins in Afghanistan, boosting peace hopes

Afghans wake up to a week-long partial truce after the Taliban, the US and local forces all agreed to a lull that could be a major turning point in the long conflict.
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Relatives of crew on virus-stricken Japan ship appeal for repatriation

Relatives of crew on virus-stricken Japan ship appeal for repatriation

Relatives of the more than 500 Filipino workers aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan are appealing for their loved ones to be repatriated immediately on Saturday. They met with the employer, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, in...
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Key member of yellow vest movement removed from Paris Agricultural Show

Key member of yellow vest movement removed from Paris Agricultural Show

One of the leading figures of the yellow vests movement, Eric Drouet, is kicked out from the Paris International Agriculture Show without having managed to approach Emmanuel Macron.
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Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show (2)

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show (2)

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show which pays tribute to Jacques Chirac. Macron speaks with Jean-Marie Goujat, the owner of Idéale, the cow who is muse of the show. Goujat defends the reputation of Charolais...
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Italy: deserted streets in Codogno over coronavirus fears

Italy: deserted streets in Codogno over coronavirus fears

Streets are deserted and residents warned to keep out of an emergency room in Codogno, Lombardy. Three people in the town have tested positive for coronavirus. Two people have died from the virus in the Lombardy region.
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Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the 57th Paris International Agricultural Show

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Paris International Agricultural Show for its inauguration. The 57th edition is shaken by environmental controversies and the failure of crucial European negotiations for farmers.
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Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely fourth term

Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely fourth term

Togo goes to the polls in an election widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation.
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China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's couriers take hands-off approach amid virus

China's armies of racing, swerving motorcycle deliverymen have been hailed as saviours during the coronavirus crisis, keeping shut-in citizens fed and stocked up. But it's come with major adjustments for couriers like Gao Yuchao.
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On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

On Greek island, residents angry about new migrant camp

With the construction almost complete of a new migrant centre in the area of Zervos on the Greek island of Samos, residents of nearby Mytilini town are both fearful and angry. Five years after the great migration crisis of 2015, Greece is again th...
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Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Indian students paint Trump portraits ahead of US leader's first visit to the country

Students paint canvasses of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania to welcome the couple ahead of the American leader's upcoming first official visit to India.
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Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein still 'confident' as he leaves court on day four of jury deliberations

Harvey Weinstein leaves court responding "yes" to a reporter when asked if he still remains confident despite the jury hinting it is struggling to reach an agreement on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault.
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DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers make their own face masks

Faced with shortages amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some Hong Kongers are making their own face masks, from starting their own factory production line to churning out coverings on street-side sewing machines.
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EU budget summit ends with no agreements

EU budget summit ends with no agreements

A marathon EU summit called to set the bloc's next seven-year budget ends in impasse after the 27 member countries failed to find common ground.
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Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, mascot of Paris's Agriculture Show

Idéale, a Charolais cow and star of this year's Paris Agriculture Show, makes her grand entrance at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. She was greeted by applause and the flashing of cameras before making her way through the unfamiliar env...
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European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

European leaders hold roundtable talks on second day of budget summit

EU leaders meet for roundtable talks on the second day of a special summit on the longterm budget proposal for the bloc.
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