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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Iraq protesters rally in Karbala for one of their own to become PM

Iraq protesters rally in Karbala for one of their own to become PM

Hundreds of Iraqis rally in Karbala to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, whom they see as too close to the ruling class. Students hit the streets carrying photos of Alaa al-...
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Americans evacuated from Diamond Princess Cruise ship in Japan as virus cases hit 355

Americans evacuated from Diamond Princess Cruise ship in Japan as virus cases hit 355

Images show American tourists on buses leaving the port where their quarantined cruise ship is docked in Japan, to board chartered flights home as the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355. The Diamond Princess was ...
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DRC: at least 10 dead and 41 injured in road accident in Kinshasa

DRC: at least 10 dead and 41 injured in road accident in Kinshasa

At least 10 people were killed and 41 injured on Sunday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, when a lorry ploughed into vehicles and pedestrians due to a brake failure, according to an inital police report.
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Linda Pani performs the Flight of the Angel in Venice

Linda Pani performs the Flight of the Angel in Venice

Young Venetian Linda Pani performs the Flight of the Angel in St Mark's Square for Venice's carnival. Revellers parade the city's streets in period costumes while drummers perform.
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Customers stay away from world’s Chinatowns over coronavirus fears

Customers stay away from world’s Chinatowns over coronavirus fears

Customers stay away from world’s Chinatowns over coronavirus fears
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Coronavirus in France: quarantine ends for a second group of returnees from Wuhan

Coronavirus in France: quarantine ends for a second group of returnees from Wuhan

After 14 days of quarantine in a holiday resort in Carry-le-Rouet, near Marseille, a group of people evacuated from Wuhan in China are allowed to leave.
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Strong winds and waves as storm Dennis hits western France

Strong winds and waves as storm Dennis hits western France

After wreaking havoc in Great Britain, storm Dennis hits the western France region of Brittany. Onlookers watch the waves battering the coast as a few intrepid surfers brave the elements.
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Americans leave quarantined Japan ship as virus cases hit 355

Americans leave quarantined Japan ship as virus cases hit 355

Images show the Diamond Princess vessel at port in Yokohama as American tourists prepare to leave the quarantined cruise ship to board chartered flights home as the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355. The Diamond...
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Tourist industries take a hit from coronavirus: Thailand

Tourist industries take a hit from coronavirus: Thailand

Fear of the coronavirus and travel restrictions on Chinese tourists have had a deep impact on Pattaya, one of Thailand's top tourist towns, during peak season. ATTENTION: CONTAINS
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In 'mini Kabul', Afghan refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

In 'mini Kabul', Afghan refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

Afghan boys sell fresh fruit on carts, signs are written in Dari or Pashto, and restaurants in the bustling bazaar sell Afghan dishes such as Kabuli pulao. But this "mini Kabul" is in Pakistan, which this week marks 40 years of hosting Afghan refu...
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Parasite director Bong Joon-ho returns to South Korea

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho returns to South Korea

Fresh from his Oscars triumph for 'Parasite', film director Bong Joon-ho returns from the US to South Korea.
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Second group of Wuhan evacuees leave quarantine in France

Second group of Wuhan evacuees leave quarantine in France

After two weeks in quarantine, people repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan leave the seaside resort of Carry-le-Rouet by bus. They are the second wave of evacuees to be able to leave the French centre.
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God save the pub: Britons rally to rescue local watering holes

God save the pub: Britons rally to rescue local watering holes

Pubs have been closing their doors in large numbers across the UK in recent years, with property prices, taxes and a decline in drinking among the young all contributing to the trend. But some pubs like Ye Olde Cross in Yorkshire are reinventing t...
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Thailand: 10,000 monks pray for victims of mass shooting

Thailand: 10,000 monks pray for victims of mass shooting

10,000 Thai monks pray in Nakhon Ratchasima a week after a mass shooting that left 29 people dead.
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Hundreds marry at mass Valentine's Day wedding in Nicaragua

Hundreds marry at mass Valentine's Day wedding in Nicaragua

More than 400 hundred couples have married at a mass wedding in the capital of Nicaragua. The ceremony was free for those attending and supported by the government. Nicaragua is one of the world's poorest nations.
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Kazakh violence puts spotlight on Chinese Muslim minority

Kazakh violence puts spotlight on Chinese Muslim minority

Residents of the Dungan village of Masanchi in Kazakhstan clean up after the February 7 rampage, which resulted in 11 deaths, and saw hundreds of ethnic Kazakh assailants set fire to dozens of homes, shops and livestock in the village inhabited by...
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Serbia: Couples take part in annual longest kiss contest on Valentine's Day

Serbia: Couples take part in annual longest kiss contest on Valentine's Day

Thirteen couples take part in the 12th annual longest kiss contest called "Kiss me" on Valentine's day, in Vrnjacka Banja, South of Serbia. The winners, Irena and Djordje Bozic, who've won the contest five times in a row, set a new record of 112 m...
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Feminist groups hold protest after murder of woman

Feminist groups hold protest after murder of woman

Mexican feminists chose Valentine’s Day to lead a protest against the murder of Ingrid Escamilla and femicides across the country this Friday. They protested in front of several newspapers’ headquarters who published photos of the mutilated corpse...
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France: Ski resort workers protest unemployment insurance reform

France: Ski resort workers protest unemployment insurance reform

"We're going down the mountain to get rid of Macron". Some 200 seasonal workers are mobilizing in a good-natured atmosphere on their way to the ski resorts in Savoie in the French Alps to alert tourists to the expected repercussions of the unemplo...
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COVID-19 patient dies in France, first death outside Asia

COVID-19 patient dies in France, first death outside Asia

"This is the first coronavirus death outside Asia," says Agnès Byzun after the death of the 80-year-old patient who was hospitalised in Paris.
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10,000 Thai monks pray one week after mass shooting in Bangkok

10,000 Thai monks pray one week after mass shooting in Bangkok

10,000 Thai monks pray one week after a mass shooting that claimed 29 people lives in Bangkok.
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Mexicans protest against gender violence after murder of young woman

Mexicans protest against gender violence after murder of young woman

Feminist groups launch protests against gender violence in Mexico City following the murder of Ingrid Escamilla.
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Women outraged by femicide protest at Mexico's presidential palace

Women outraged by femicide protest at Mexico's presidential palace

Feminist groups launch fierce protests and scrawl graffiti in front of the Mexican presidential palace in protest of the growing femicide and gender violence, following the brutal murder of a young woman in Mexico City that has shocked the country.
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Africa Weekly 14/02/2020

Africa Weekly 14/02/2020

This week on Africa Weekly, we go to Zamfara in northwestern Nigeria, where local citizens in defence militias have reached a peace deal to end decades of conflict. Then, we head to Ethiopia, where the government's efforts are failing to create jo...
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