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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Colombia plane crash kills seven

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Displacement of graves before flooding of Turkish town

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In the 12 000-year-old Turkish town of Hasankeyf, families watch as their relatives' graves are displaced before the controversial Ilisu dam project engulfs the ancient area. More than 400 graves have been displaced so far. While some residents we...
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Tunisia heads to polls for uncertain presidential contest

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Backbone of Gabon economy awaits reconstruction

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Blame game as wheels come off India's auto sector

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When India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday claimed millennials' preference for ride-hailing apps was contributing to a painful slump in car sales, it sparked an online backlash from furious youngsters.
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'It is our freedom': HK protesters again defy police ban with large rally

'It is our freedom': HK protesters again defy police ban with large rally

A large pro-democracy rally makes its way through Hong Kong's streets in defiance of a ban by police, who warned the gathering was illegal. The pro-democracy movement has vowed to continue until key demands are met, including an inquiry into the p...
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Italian far-right League holds rally in Pontida at annual meeting

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city.
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Tunisian presidential candidate Abdelfattah Mourou casts his vote

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Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

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Large rally in Hong Kong as protesters again defy police ban

Large rally in Hong Kong as protesters again defy police ban

A large pro-democreacy rally makes its way through Hong Kong's streets in defiance of a ban by police, who warned the gathering was illegal. After a smaller group rallied outside Britain's consulate in the city earlier to demand London protection ...
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Hong Kong: pro-democracy protesters gather outside British consulate

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German "flying taxi" VoloCity takes off in Stuttgart

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Hong Kong's 'Lion Rock' roars with protest lights and slogans

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