Hundreds demonstrate for Papuan independence in Indonesia

Hundreds demonstrate for Papuan independence in Indonesia

Hundreds rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to call for Papuan independence after violence this week rocked the impoverished region.
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Wildfires burn areas of Bolivia rainforest

Wildfires burn areas of Bolivia rainforest

Bolivia is battling wildfires that have devastated large areas of its rainforest.
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Images of wildfires in Bolivia

Images of wildfires in Bolivia

Images of wildfires and smoke in Bolivia's rainforest.
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Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Abandoned by his mother, Jo was taken into South Korea's orphanage system but never chosen by a new family. He spent the rest of his childhood in what he describes as brutal and rigidly hierarchical institutions. Now he and other South Korean orph...
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WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

In a quiet inlet halfway down the Potomac Rover in Maryland rest the skeletal remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, hastily built for World War I and then abandoned. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated the ...
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Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers gather in Guethary to raise awareness for the planet and its oceans ahead of the G7 Summit in neighbouring Biarritz. Hundreds of surfers joined the "Paddle for your Planet" demonstration, lining up to form a chain stretching across the hor...
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US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

Angela, one of the first known African slaves brought to British North America, appears in records in 1619, arriving after a long and arduous journey that saw her ripped from her homeland in present-day Angola, forced to endure a sea voyage across...
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Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chantilly near Paris. The two leaders are set to discuss tensions in the divided region of Kashmir, among other topics.
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US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

Giant panda Bei Bei eats his frozen 4th birthday cake at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. This marks Bei Bei’s last birthday celebration in the US capital as he is set to move to China before the end of the year.
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As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

Sudanese Tahadi women football team train in Khartoum in anticipation of Sudan's first ever women's club football league which will start next month. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlik...
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London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds its annual weigh-in of its many animals. While zoo-keepers posed for the cameras to demonstrate the measurements, the task does have a serious scientific basis, with weight a key indicator for health.
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Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hundreds of Hong Kong secondary students rally at a downtown plaza in support of the protest movement calling for democracy in the former British colony, pledging their support for a planned mass student strike when school reopens in September.
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Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette en...
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Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

French leader Emmanuel Macron backs the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as he met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for talks on Thursday.
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DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

The fight against Ebola in Goma, a commercial hub facing severe water shortages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, depends on the generosity of Lake Kivu, which supplies water to health teams.
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Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

"I think we can get a deal and a good deal": in Paris, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells French leader Emmanuel Macron that he thinks he can get a deal on Brexit, saying he had been "powerfully encouraged" by talks with German Chancellor ...
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Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

African-American visitors flock to Ghana as it marks the "Year of Return" to remember the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing in Virginia. The West African nation is banking on the commemorations to give a major boost to the number o...
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The neighbourhood fighting back after Modi's Kashmir move

The neighbourhood fighting back after Modi's Kashmir move

In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy, the Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kashmir's main city of Srinagar has sealed itself off from security forces.
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Killer robots

Killer robots

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Videographi...
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International Space Station

International Space Station

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Videographic illustrating the International Space Station.
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Methods of execution around the world

Methods of execution around the world

A Texas man convicted of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student was executed by lethal injection Wednesday, the fourth in the state so far this year. Videographic illustrating existing forms of execution around the world.
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Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

In Guayaquil, Ecuador, residents can exchange recyclable plastic bottles for money that can be used to pay for public transportation tickets, in the country's effort to fight pollution and protect the environment.
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Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

It's an international fad, but in Cuba it bears its own special flavour: more and more youngsters sport a trimmed beard, but without the political significance given by Fidel Castro and his "bearded" rebels during the 1959 revolution.
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UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

British Prime minister Boris Johnson says the UK cannot accept the current withdrawal agreement with the EU while speaking during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The British PM visits Berlin to kick off a maratho...
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Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

"I thought that the PM's statement ... was nasty" says US President Donald Trump as he hits back at Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, in a row over his desire to buy Greenland.
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Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

In a country where the consumption of beef is around 60 kilograms a year per person, members of Animal Save Movement Uruguay hold a vigil for the cows arriving at the slaughterhouse of Carrasco, to comfort them in their final moments.
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Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Dozens of protesters boo Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles during a climate conference in the northern city of Salvador
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Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people continue to flee Idlib, as members of the Syrian Civil Defence search in the rubble following a reported air strike on "Al Rahma" hospital in the village of Talmenes.
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Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

China confirms that a missing employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong has been detained by Chinese authorities. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in ...
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Endangered species

Endangered species

Videographic on endangered species. More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats. The report was re...
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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on artificial intelligence. The World Robot Conference begins in Beijing on Wednesday.
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Robots rule at Beijing expo

Robots rule at Beijing expo

Tech fanatics flock to Beijing's Robot conference.
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Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Videographic on deforestation. The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon.
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Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming. Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.
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Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell is sent back to jail after an Australian court rejected his landmark appeal against convictions for child sex abuse.
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Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China

A happy couple exchange a kiss for the camera, the bride in a white off-the-shoulder dress holding a delicate bouquet, the groom in matching white suit, standing together on a green lawn lined with pink blossom. It looks like the perfect wedding m...
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Timelapse: Hong Kong

Timelapse: Hong Kong

A timelapse video filmed in Hong Kong, a key Asian financial hub which has been rocked by political crisis and anti-government protests.
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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal on child sex abuse charges

Convicted paedophile cardinal George Pell has an appeal against his child sex abuse charges rejected by an Australian court. Once the Vatican's third-ranking official, 78-year-old Pell was sentenced this year to six years in jail for sexually assa...
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Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude". Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste.
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Brazil: Police kill man who hijacked Rio de Janeiro-bound bus

Brazil: Police kill man who hijacked Rio de Janeiro-bound bus

The Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel says during a press conference that a man who hijacked a bus showed a "mental disorder" during negotiations and claimed he "wanted to stop the state."
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Turkish police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Diyarbakir

Turkish police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Diyarbakir

Turkish police fire water cannons and tear gas at protesters attempting to gather in front of Diyarbakir's municipality to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors. The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) chairman Sezai Temelli joined protester...
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No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

No phones, no friends: Cut-off Kashmir children despair in lockdown

In a tiny building in a cramped narrow lane in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Mohammad Saleem and his family feel cut off from the world and trapped in their home as an Indian military lockdown enters its third week.
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Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

Families sit on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, waiting to see their loved ones who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in the regio...
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Displaced Syrian teacher gives free classes at an IPD camp in Idlib

Displaced Syrian teacher gives free classes at an IPD camp in Idlib

Mohammed, a displaced teacher from Karnaz, on the northern outskirts of Hama, has been teaching children for the past three months under an olive tree at a camp for Internally displaced people (IDP) where he is taking shelter in Atme near the Syri...
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Madrid activists demand 'safe port now' for migrants in Mediterranean

Madrid activists demand 'safe port now' for migrants in Mediterranean

Madrid's central Retiro park lake is taken over by 32 boats packed with Amnesty International activists demanding a "safe port now" for the migrant rescue boats Open Arms and Ocean Viking.
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Police on the scene of Brazil bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro

Police on the scene of Brazil bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian authorities are on the scene near where a gunman held a busload of passengers hostage in Rio de Janeiro and was later shot dead by police, officials said, ending the hours-long hijacking.
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Singapore to trial driverless buses

Singapore to trial driverless buses

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state.
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Images of site near where Brazil bus hijacker shot by police

Images of site near where Brazil bus hijacker shot by police

Brazil police block a Rio de Janeiro highway near the site of where a gunman was shot by authorities after holding at least 16 bus passengers hostage. +DOPESHEET TO FOLLOW+
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