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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China coronavirus: Empty streets of Wuhan

China coronavirus: Empty streets of Wuhan

The normally bustling streets of Wuhan are deserted on Sunday morning as new restrictions go into effect banning most cars from the streets of the metropolis of 11 million.
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Venezuela's Juan Guaido attends a demonstration in Madrid

Venezuela's Juan Guaido attends a demonstration in Madrid

Juan Guaido, leader of the Venezuelan opposition, arrives at a stage in Madrid's Puerta del Sol where people have gathered to express their support.
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Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with a colorful parade

Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with a colorful parade

Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with a colorful parade, as the viral illness outbreak has led to the cancelation of Lunar New Year festivities in Beijing, along with temporary closures of Beijing's Forbidden City, Shanghai's Disneyland and a sec...
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Lebanese security forces use water cannon to disperse protesters in Beirut

Lebanese security forces use water cannon to disperse protesters in Beirut

Lebanese security forces use a water cannon to try to disperse anti-government protesters gathered near government headquarters at the Grand Serail, in downtown Beirut, to mark 100 days of anti-government demonstrations and denounce a new cabinet ...
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Gambians rally seeking ex-dictator's trial for murder and rights abuses

Gambians rally seeking ex-dictator's trial for murder and rights abuses

Hundreds of Gambians march in the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding justice for sweeping rights abuses and murder they suffered under former dictator Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule.
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New York marks Chinese New Year with lion dance and firecrackers

New York marks Chinese New Year with lion dance and firecrackers

New York's Chinatown welcomes the Lunar New Year of the Rat on a rainy day with a lion dance, a traditional dance performance and firecrackers.
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Canada: Search for missing French snowmobilers continues (2)

Canada: Search for missing French snowmobilers continues (2)

The search continues for the bodies of four French snowmobilers whose machines fell through the ice of a frozen lake on Tuesday. [COMPLETES 1OC9GK]
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Coronavirus: quarantined residents of Wuhan fill the pharmacies

Coronavirus: quarantined residents of Wuhan fill the pharmacies

Residents of Wuhan, the epicentre of China's virus outbreak, flock to pharmacies as the city and surrounding ares are placed under quarantine.
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Turkish aid workers pull woman from collapsed building

Turkish aid workers pull woman from collapsed building

Aid workers pulled a woman called Azize from the rubble of a building the day after it collapsed following a 6.8 earthquake that left at least 22 dead and more than 1000 injured.
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White House lawyers begin Trump defense at Senate trial

White House lawyers begin Trump defense at Senate trial

White House lawyers begin presenting their defense of President Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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Erdogan visits aftermath of earthquake in Elazig

Erdogan visits aftermath of earthquake in Elazig

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to media and crowds who are waiting for updates on their loved ones still caught under the rubble of buildings that collapsed after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey.
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French lab creates 3D reproduction of 18th century flute

French lab creates 3D reproduction of 18th century flute

The Hotteterre flute was created around 1710, and now researchers at Paris's Cité de la Musique laboratory have created an accurate reproduction of the instrument, a chance for musicians to faithfully recreate the sounds and moods of the epoch.
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Eastern Turkey struck by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Eastern Turkey struck by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

A survivor from the Turkish village of Cevrimtas describes the deadly earthquake that has claimed at least 21 lives and left many homeless. The epicentre of the 6.8 magnitude quake was the small lakeside town of Sivrice in the province of Elazig, ...
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Turkey races against time to find quake survivors in Elazig

Turkey races against time to find quake survivors in Elazig

Rescue workers race against time in Elazig to pull people alive from under rubble after a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake claimed 22 lives in eastern Turkey and was felt by neighbouring countries.
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Spending Chinese new year under lockdown in Wuhan

Spending Chinese new year under lockdown in Wuhan

Wang Yanhong and her husband prepared a family feast for their New Year celebrations -- but only two were eating this year in their apartment in the virus-stricken city of Wuhan.
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China virus: police block access to Wuhan

China virus: police block access to Wuhan

Police block roads into the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been locked down in an unprecedented quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly respiratory virus which has left at least 41 people dead.
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House impeachment managers conclude presentation at Trump trial

House impeachment managers conclude presentation at Trump trial

"I implore you: Give America a fair trial," says US Representative Adam Schiff as he concludes the House impeachment managers' presentation in the trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate. Trump's legal team will have 24 hours to lay out its ...
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Turkey: Rescue teams look for survivors after deadly quake

Turkey: Rescue teams look for survivors after deadly quake

Search and rescue teams look through rubble of collapsed buildings in the Turkish city of Elazig after a 6.8 quake hit the region, killing at least 14.
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Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protesters in Santiago

Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protesters in Santiago

Police in Santiago fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters, who gathered in Italy Square for a demonstration against the government of Sebastian Pinera.
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Pro-life campaigners take to the streets in Washington DC

Pro-life campaigners take to the streets in Washington DC

Pro-life campaigners gather and prepare to take part in the "March for Life" in Washington, DC. The "March for Life," which President Trump addressed in person earlier, is organized annually on or near the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling...
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Mexican authorities detain 800 Central American migrants

Mexican authorities detain 800 Central American migrants

Mexican authorities detained 800 migrants from Honduras and Salvador Thursday in Ciudad Hidalgo. The migrants had earlier crossed the Suchiate border river, asking Mexican authorities for a transit visa to the US. They were resting in a makeshift ...
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Prosecution begins wrapping up case on day four of trial against Trump

Prosecution begins wrapping up case on day four of trial against Trump

House impeachment managers begin wrapping up the presentation of their case in US President Donald Trump's Senate trial. The Democratic prosecutors are hoping to persuade some Republicans to break ranks and turn against the US leader.
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Trump says Democrats hold 'radical' position on abortion

Trump says Democrats hold 'radical' position on abortion

"When it comes to abortion," says Donald Trump, "Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions." The US president was addressing the country's biggest annual pro-life rally as members of the Senate sat in judgment just blocks away...
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A round up of news and features

A round up of news and features

This week on Africa Weekly we head to Mali where railway employees are working to preserve Bamako's now defunct colonial era station which serviced the country for almost one hundred years. Then we head to Uganda where a beauty pageant is being us...
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