24h of Violence in Mexico: mass grave in Tijuana

24h of Violence in Mexico: mass grave in Tijuana

Mexico is an enormous mass grave. It is estimated that there are 50,000 disappeared in the country and since the war on drugs began in 2006, more than 3,000 clandestine graves have been found. Some, like this one in Tijuana, have become places of ...
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French police detain man after protests over pension overhaul

French police detain man after protests over pension overhaul

French police detain a man in Paris at nightfall after a day of protests against the government's plan to overhaul the pension system. Strikes across the country brought much of France to a halt.
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Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows

Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows

The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term.
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Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf

Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf

Iraqi volunteers clean up the streets of the central city of Najaf following anti-government protests. The protest movement is Iraq's biggest since the US-led invasion of 2003 toppled Saddam Hussein and installed a democratic system in the oil-ric...
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SpaceX: launch of Falcon 9 to ISS for resupply mission

SpaceX: launch of Falcon 9 to ISS for resupply mission

SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station, as part of its nineteenth commercial resupply services mission (CRS-19), at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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Singapore unveils new mosquito facility in fight against dengue

Singapore unveils new mosquito facility in fight against dengue

Singapore unveils a new mosquito breeding facility that will help the city-state step up its fight against dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases. The facility’s automated devices will allow researchers to boost breeding of mosquitoes carr...
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French pension reform protests: tensions between police and protesters in Paris

French pension reform protests: tensions between police and protesters in Paris

Police use tear gas to disperse rioters during a demonstration against pension reform in Paris. The clashes broke out near Place de la Republique in the city centre. Although the Paris march began peacefully, black-clad protesters later set fire t...
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New York's 'island of the dead' to welcome more of the living

New York's 'island of the dead' to welcome more of the living

A once off-limits, eroding island in New York where more than a million people are buried in unmarked mass graves dug by prisoners is about to become more accessible. Plans to open up Hart Island have been signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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After 50 years of operation, Europe's oldest nuclear power plant not ready to retire

After 50 years of operation, Europe's oldest nuclear power plant not ready to retire

Europe's oldest functioning nuclear reactor, at Switzerland's Beznau plant, will turn 50 next week -- a lifespan deemed dangerously long by environmentalists who are demanding that it be shut down immediately. IMAGES of Beznau nuclear power plant ...
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Red carpet but no cinema as Gaza film festival forced outdoors

Red carpet but no cinema as Gaza film festival forced outdoors

In the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, without a cinema for 30 years, a few hundred walk the red carpet to a rare film screening -- held on the street. The opening of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival on Wednesday evening had been expected to...
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Police and rioters clash in Paris during demonstration against pension reform

Police and rioters clash in Paris during demonstration against pension reform

Police use tear gas to disperse rioters during a demonstration against pension reform in Paris. The clashes broke out near Place de la Republique in the city centre. Although the Paris march began peacefully, black-clad protesters later set fire t...
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South American leaders meet for Mercosur Summit

South American leaders meet for Mercosur Summit

South American leaders meet for the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, a meeting marked by a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina.
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France strikes: protesters gather in Paris ahead of march against pension reform

France strikes: protesters gather in Paris ahead of march against pension reform

Several thousand people wait outside the "Gare de l'Est" train station in Paris before a march through the French capital to protest against a pension overhaul by President Emmanuel Macron. Unions say the planned reforms will force millions of peo...
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Tourists empathise as strike forces closure of Eiffel Tower

Tourists empathise as strike forces closure of Eiffel Tower

At the Eiffel Tower, closed exceptionally due to a nationwide strike over pension reforms, tourists are disappointed but many empathise with the trade unions' decision to strike. COMPLETES VIDI1MT7L1_EN
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Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit

Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil.
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France strikes: brief clashes break out during demonstration against pension reform in Nantes

France strikes: brief clashes break out during demonstration against pension reform in Nantes

Brief clashes between demonstrators and police broke out on the fringes of a demonstration in Nantes, part of a massive protest against a pension overhaul by President Emmanuel Macron, which they say will force millions of people to work longer o...
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In Mexico, 'Santa Muerte' shows worshippers another side to death

In Mexico, 'Santa Muerte' shows worshippers another side to death

Death is venerated in Mexico on altars like this one in the Tepito neighbourhood in the country's capital, where the skeletal "Death Saint", or "Santa Muerte" -- a female deity famous for being worshipped by drug cartels but also followed by a wid...
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Hundreds of Chilean women perform viral song against gender violence

Hundreds of Chilean women perform viral song against gender violence

Women in Chile's capital gather to sing a song against gender violence. The song, which has gone viral, originated in the country in the midst of the ongoing social crisis.
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Images of union members and protesters gathering in Lyon

Images of union members and protesters gathering in Lyon

Protesters in Lyon took to the streets as unions kicked off a nationwide open-ended strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans for a "universal" pension system they say will force millions of people to work longer.
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Festival of lights begins in Lyon

Festival of lights begins in Lyon

Some 65 light installations are projected onto around thirty famous sites in the southern French city of Lyon for the 'Fête des lumières' (Festival of Lights).
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Parker Solar Probe Mission

Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere. Videographic on the Parker Solar Probe mission to the Sun.
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Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

Protesters gather ahead of OPEC meet in Vienna

Climate activists gather outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna ahead of a meeting of the group. Faced with slowing global economic growth and abundant reserves putting pressure on oil prices, the OPEC group and its partners could seek to deepen ...
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Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

Heavy traffic on Paris ring road on first strike day

Traffic is heavy on the Paris ring road in the early hours of the first day of strike by transport workers, teachers and other professionals in a showdown between unions and President Emmanuel Macron over his planned pension reforms.
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Few commuters seen at central Paris station as strike begins

Few commuters seen at central Paris station as strike begins

As nationwide pension reform strikes begin in France, few commuters use the central Paris train and metro station of Saint-Lazare. Some 90 percent of high-speed trains have been axed, most of the Paris metro will be shut, hundreds of flights cance...
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Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban

Huawei moves to overturn 'unlawful' US subsidy ban

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it has petitioned a US court to overturn a ban that prevents carriers in rural America from tapping an $8.5-billion federal fund to purchase the company's equipment. Chief Legal Officer Song Liuping says the comp...
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Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

As droughts occur more frequently in Niger, and access to water has become sparse - the centuries-old nomadic life of Fulani Wodabé herders is now threatened by climate change.
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Chilean women sing viral song against spiral of gender violence

Chilean women sing viral song against spiral of gender violence

Women in Chile's capital gather to sing a song against gender violence. The song, which has gone viral, originated in this country in the midst of the ongoing social crisis.
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With "métiers d'art" collection, Chanel celebrates French savoir-faire

With "métiers d'art" collection, Chanel celebrates French savoir-faire

Chanel's "métiers d'arts" show comes home to Paris after several international editions. The collection is meant to showcase French savoir-faire in disciplines such as feather work, emroidery and designers of custom fasteners and trim.
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Tourism becomes weapon of choice for Colombia's Comuna 13 to shed stigma of violence

Tourism becomes weapon of choice for Colombia's Comuna 13 to shed stigma of violence

Stricken relentlessly by violence, Comuna 13, a neighbourhood high up in the Colombian city of Medellín whose streets and terraces once ran bright with rivers of blood, resists remaining synonymous with danger thanks to the initiative of its resid...
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Searching for migrants on the French-Italian border

Searching for migrants on the French-Italian border

Increased border patrols in the Hautes-Alpes, have significantly reduced illegal attempts to enter France. As a result, migrants are turning to increasingly improbable and dangerous routes across the border. Several associations are working in the...
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Ahead of the big strike, the French take to their bikes

Ahead of the big strike, the French take to their bikes

When public transport grinds to a standstill on 5 December, many people in the Ile-de-France region will head to work by bicycle, as hundreds already do every day. The transport strike, if it continues, could even encourage more people to get on t...
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Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow

South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur begins a summit meeting in Brazil reeling from US steel and aluminum tariffs and a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina.
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Crowd-funded Zimbabwean clinic provides free medical services

Crowd-funded Zimbabwean clinic provides free medical services

Underprivileged Zimbabweans are receiving free medical services under a crowd-funding initiative started by a Zimbabwean living in the United States. The Citizwean Clinic, which opened its doors last month in Bulawayo, has attended to hundreds of ...
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Protests continue in Colombia against Duque's government

Protests continue in Colombia against Duque's government

Colombians continue to protest in Bogota against the government of President Ivan Duque, with a third national strike marking fourteen days since the beginning of demonstrations.
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Indigenous women in MAS stronghold express resistance to Evo Morales

Indigenous women in MAS stronghold express resistance to Evo Morales

In the Bolivian town of Achacachi, an unusual bastion of resistance to Evo Morales and his former MAS government, women working at a market explain why they would never support Morales's return.
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Slogans, pancartes et banderoles : les militants s'activent à la veille de la grève

Slogans, pancartes et banderoles : les militants s'activent à la veille de la grève

“Métro, boulot, caveau”, “En grève jusqu’à la retraite” : les militants de l’union syndicale Solidaires fignolent slogans, pancartes et banderoles, à la veille de la manifestation contre les retraites.
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Lebanese protesters scuffle with security forces during night demo (2)

Lebanese protesters scuffle with security forces during night demo (2)

Protesters in Lebanon scuffle with security forces after blocking the Ring bridge, a key road in the capital Beirut, during an anti-government night protest.
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Trudeau responds to Trump's anger after on-camera mockery

Trudeau responds to Trump's anger after on-camera mockery

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau says that he and US president Donald Trump have a "very good and constructive relationship" after him and the leaders of Britain, France and the Netherlands were caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace recept...
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Still in the streets, Iraqis say problem is poverty

Still in the streets, Iraqis say problem is poverty

Chants demanding complete regime change have echoed across Iraq for weeks, but what first brought demonstrators onto the street was the profound poverty of one of the world's most oil-rich countries.
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British PM Johnson denies claims he mocked Trump at NATO summit

British PM Johnson denies claims he mocked Trump at NATO summit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson labels as 'complete nonsense' accusations that he, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron mocked US President Donald Trump during a private conversation which was caught on ...
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Radio show helps ordinary Nigerians take on officials

Radio show helps ordinary Nigerians take on officials

Ahmad Isah's Brekete Family Show offers an opportunity for Nigerian citizens to settle disputes and hold officials to account. Crowds gather every morning in front the radio show's studio in Abuja hoping to share their problems, in a country where...
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Stoltenberg says 'important decisions' made at NATO Summit

Stoltenberg says 'important decisions' made at NATO Summit

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says that 'a wide range of important decisions' have been made at the NATO summit after leaders of the alliance issued a joint statement reaffirming their bond despite fierce disputes over spending and strategy in the r...
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Thin skin: Japan firm develops ultra-fine spray-on facemask

Thin skin: Japan firm develops ultra-fine spray-on facemask

A Japanese cosmetics company unveils what it says is the world's first spray-on skin, a moisturising facemask made of fibres one-100th the thickness of a human hair.
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France creates national office to fight hate crimes

France creates national office to fight hate crimes

France is setting up a national office to fight anti-religious hate crimes. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announces the creation of the gendarmerie entity at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern France, where more than 100 graves h...
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Migrants face freezing conditions at Bosnia camp

Migrants face freezing conditions at Bosnia camp

Several hundred migrants from Asia and Africa continue to live without heating and in freezing conditions at a makeshift camp in north-western Bosnia, close to the European Union border, despite calls for it to be closed. Dunja Mijatovic, the Coun...
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Residents of the 'Chilean Chernobyl' warn of pollution, poisoning

Residents of the 'Chilean Chernobyl' warn of pollution, poisoning

Five decades after Chile allowed the installation of an industrial zone on its central coast, about an hour north of port city Valparaiso, residents of the area -- which Greenpeace has nicknamed the "Chilean Chernobyl" -- complain of intoxication,...
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Jewish graves vandalised in France: "an act of hatred" (minister)

Jewish graves vandalised in France: "an act of hatred" (minister)

French Interior minister Christophe Castaner condemns an "act of hatred" that "desecrates all the Republic" after more than 100 graves were found covered with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern Fran...
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Jewish graves vandalised: French Interior Minister arrives

Jewish graves vandalised: French Interior Minister arrives

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner arrives at the Jewish cemetery in Westhoffen where dozens of Jewish graves were vandalised. He was accompanied by the former President of the Constitutional Council, Jean-Louis Debré and the Chief Rabb...
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