International hot air balloon festival takes off in Malaysia

International hot air balloon festival takes off in Malaysia

Some 20 hot air balloons fill the sky over the Malaysian city of Putrajaya as a four-day international balloon festival kicks off.
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Hong Kong protesters arrive at Victoria Park for planned huge rally

Hong Kong protesters arrive at Victoria Park for planned huge rally

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
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Macron attends commemoration ceremony in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Macron attends commemoration ceremony in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Emmanuel Macron arrives in Bormes-les-Mimosas ahead of commemoration ceremony marking the city's 75th anniversary of the liberation.
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Sudanese celebrate as they eagerly anticipate civilian rule transition

Sudanese celebrate as they eagerly anticipate civilian rule transition

Sudanese chant slogans and celebrate the historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule after eight months of upheaval that saw the president ousted after 30 years in power.
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Hundreds participate in the 100-mile Berlin Wall Race

Hundreds participate in the 100-mile Berlin Wall Race

Participants of the 8th edition of the 100-mile Berlin Wall Race run where guard towers and barbed wire once stood. At 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 individual runners from 32 countries, plus double that in relay teams, start the 8th edition of t...
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Gotta catch 'em all: Washington hosts Pokémon World Championships

Gotta catch 'em all: Washington hosts Pokémon World Championships

Pokémon -- the small, adorable creatures with special fighting abilities -- have been around for more than two decades, and they’re as popular as ever, mainly due to families sharing the legacy with each other. More than 7,500 people are expected ...
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Sudanese sign historic deal for a transition to civilian rule

Sudanese sign historic deal for a transition to civilian rule

Sudan's generals and protest leaders sign the historic deal for a transition to civilian rule that will govern the 39-month transition during a ceremony held at a hall by the Nile in the capital Khartoum.
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Veterans mark 50th anniversary of British army's N. Ireland mission

Veterans mark 50th anniversary of British army's N. Ireland mission

Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the British army's deployment to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Veterans Association is holding an anniversary memorial event in the city of Lisburn, southwest of Belfast, with hundreds of ex-service p...
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Adventurers start journey in reed boat to test ancient trade routes

Adventurers start journey in reed boat to test ancient trade routes

A group of experimental archeologists and volunteers embark in Bulgaria on a 700-nautical-mile journey with a reed boat to test a hypothesis that ancient Egyptians were able to trade over the high seas.
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Protesters and police stand off in Hong Kong's Mongkok district

Protesters and police stand off in Hong Kong's Mongkok district

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters gather outside a police station at Hong Kong's Mongkok district while police in riot gear stand guard, after the activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.
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At least eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

At least eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

At least eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine's port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said. The fire broke out at 1.34 am (2234 GMT) in the southern city's Tokyo Star hotel. Some 65 firefighter...
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Peter Fonda fans pay tribute to the late actor in Hollywood

Peter Fonda fans pay tribute to the late actor in Hollywood

A few hours after the announcement of the death of actor Peter Fonda, his fans pay tribute to him and talk about "Easy Rider", the film that made him famous.
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Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit opens in Dar es Salaam

Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit opens in Dar es Salaam

The 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary summit of Heads of State and Government opens in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.
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Hong Kong protesters kick off new weekend of rallies

Hong Kong protesters kick off new weekend of rallies

Umbrellas pack the roads of Hong Kong's Hung Hom district as protesters kick off a weekend of fresh demonstrations in rain for a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount ove...
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protest in Mexico against alleged rape of two girls by police

protest in Mexico against alleged rape of two girls by police

Dozens of women gather in Mexico City to protest again the alleged raped of two girls by police officers.
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Reactions after Trump interest in buying Greenland

Reactions after Trump interest in buying Greenland

The owner of a hotel in eastern Greenland gives his reaction to reports that US President Donald Trump has suggested buying the island of Greenland, with Denmark saying it is 'not for sale.' Trump has expressed interest in the self-governing part ...
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Artificial 'tongue' can distinguish between whiskies

Artificial 'tongue' can distinguish between whiskies

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have come up with an artificial "tongue" which can distinguish subtle differences between whiskies.
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Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners will this weekend pound the 100-mile (160 kilometre) path along the former Berlin Wall in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart. On the eve of the race a group of athletes vis...
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on South Africa, where experts are working together to create vivid depictions of two recently discovered dinosaurs. And we go to Portugal, which is bucking the trend by trying to attract African refugees to bo...
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Trans-Brazil hiking trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

Trans-Brazil hiking trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

Beneath the Atlantic Forest's thick canopy in Brazil, an 8,000-kilometre (5,000-mile) trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up, which will connect paths from the southern Brazil town of Chui to Oiapoque on its northern fr...
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Greenpeace launches anti-nuclear protest at delayed future plant

Greenpeace launches anti-nuclear protest at delayed future plant

Environment activists Greenpeace demonstrate their opposition to the future Nuclear Power Plant (EPR) at Flamanville, off the coast of northern France, by tagging a banner saying: "EPR, le fiasco" (EPR, the fiasco) on the Rainbow Warrior III ahead...
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Chilean ski resorts use artificial snow to combat the dry winter

Chilean ski resorts use artificial snow to combat the dry winter

Chile's ski resorts are using artificial snow to get through a difficult season with low snowfall in the Andean mountain range, resulting in the driest winter in Chile in six decades.
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Tite summons Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia, Peru

Tite summons Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia, Peru

Neymar is on the list of 23 players that will be called by coach Tite for friendlies Brazil will play against Colombia and Peru in September in the United States.
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'Stand with HK' rally appeals for international support in democracy fight

'Stand with HK' rally appeals for international support in democracy fight

Student leaders and advocacy groups hold a rally in Hong Kong's Central district as the city braces itself for an expected 11th straight weekend of demonstrations. The 'Stand with HK Power to the People' rally calls for international support in th...
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Dead pets get earthly feast at Vietnam animal cemetery

Dead pets get earthly feast at Vietnam animal cemetery

Sausages, grapes, milk and mooncakes are laid at the gravestones of beloved cats and dogs at Hanoi's pet cemetery -- an earthly feast for the souls of dead animals believed to return from the afterlife for a meal to mark ghost month.
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