Campaigners dig in against Ghana bauxite mining plans

Campaigners dig in against Ghana bauxite mining plans

It's been described as "one of the best places for biodiversity on the planet". But there are fears the Atewa Range Forest Reserve in Ghana is under threat because of what's under the soil -- bauxite.
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"Yellow vests" protest in Nantes

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Hundreds of "yellow vest" protesters face off with police in Nantes on a fifth and decisive weekend for the anti-government movement.
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Joy as US-seized bells return to Philippine church

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A sleepy central Philippine town erupts in joy on as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful US troops were to be turned over to the community.
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Madagascar's presidential hopeful Ravalomanana holds a rally

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Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana holds a rally in Antananarivo.
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Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

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Protesters join anti-government march in Budapest

Protesters join anti-government march in Budapest

Protesters take part in anti-government demonstrations in Budapest, as people are angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban's controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial system.
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El Nacional staff reacts to shutting down of their journal

El Nacional staff reacts to shutting down of their journal

The print edition of the Venezuelan anti-government daily El Nacional will appear for the last time Friday, shutting down due to a mixture of political pressure and a crippling economic crisis that left it unable to source newsprint. Journalists p...
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Small groups of "yellow vest" arrive at Champs-Elysées

Small groups of "yellow vest" arrive at Champs-Elysées

Some "yellow vest" protesters arrive at Champs-Elysées, for a new day of mobilization, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis.
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Small groups of "yellow vest" arrive at Champs-Elysées

Small groups of "yellow vest" arrive at Champs-Elysées

Some "yellow vest" protesters arrive at Champs-Elysées, for a new day of mobilization, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis.
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Yemenis in Sanaa react to peace agreement reached in Sweden

Yemenis in Sanaa react to peace agreement reached in Sweden

Yemenis in Sanaa react to the agreement reached in Sweden during UN-brokered peace talks, saying they hope the warring parties will put an end to the war during next round of negotiations.
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Climate activists protest French bank's investment in shale gas

Climate activists protest French bank's investment in shale gas

Riot police use force to repel several hundred protesters gathered to highlight French bank Societe General's investment in shale gas.
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DR Congo: vast agricultural potential remains largely untapped

DR Congo: vast agricultural potential remains largely untapped

The Democratic Republic of Congo has 80 million hectares of arable land, of which only 10% is said to be cultivated. As a result, this vast country is a net importer of foodstuffs, and six to seven million Congolese do not get enough to eat. Leadi...
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Cubans struggle to find bread after flour shortage

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Cubans line up at bakeries across Havana, waiting hours for a loaf of bread, a basic good that has become hard to find after some important mills broke down on the island, resulting in a shortage of flour.
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Kosovo asserts statehood with vote to create army

Kosovo asserts statehood with vote to create army

Kosovo's parliament passes laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a move that has angered Serbia, who does not recognise the former province's independence. In the capital Pristina, Kosovo Albanians celebrate the new pillar of statehood...
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Macron honors victims of Strasbourg Christmas market attack

Macron honors victims of Strasbourg Christmas market attack

Emmanuel Macron pays homage to the victims of a shooting at the famous Strasbourg Christmas market that claimed four lives.
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Rescuers dig through rubble of Ukraine flats after gas explosion

Rescuers dig through rubble of Ukraine flats after gas explosion

Rescuers dig through rubble after a gas explosion ripped through a block of flats in a town near Kiev. One person is injured but more are feared to be trapped under the rubble.
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Merchants react as Strasbourg market reopens after shooting

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Merchants and tourists react as Strasbourg reopens its Christmas market after police killed the chief suspect in a deadly shooting there days earlier.
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Ireland's Varadkar explains EU concerns over concessions to May

Ireland's Varadkar explains EU concerns over concessions to May

After EU leaders rebuffed a plea by British Prime Minister Theresa May to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says many were concerned May was asking for concessions without being able to guarantee they w...
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Costa Ricans trade waste for goods in recycling project

Costa Ricans trade waste for goods in recycling project

In Costa Rica, citizens can now exchange their recyclable waste for "ecolones", a cryptocurrency they can use to trade for services and environmental products.
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On the Korean border, a US base-turned-tourist attraction

On the Korean border, a US base-turned-tourist attraction

Camp Greaves, a former US army facility within the buffer zone that runs alongside the Demilitarized Zone which divides the two Koreas, has been converted into an arts centre and tourist attraction.
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May says further Brexit talks with EU in coming days

May says further Brexit talks with EU in coming days

British Prime Minister Theresa May says that Britain and the EU are to hold more talks in the coming days, denying reports that bloc leaders refused her plea for reassurances on her Brexit plan.
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'Miss Universe Spain' competes as first transgender contestant

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All Blacks coach Hansen to retire after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Hansen to retire after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announces that he will retire after next year's World Cup in Japan, saying the world champions need some "fresh thinking".
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Top Bangladeshi dissident fears upcoming polls "meaningless"

Top Bangladeshi dissident fears upcoming polls "meaningless"

Fresh from being jailed for dissent, and celebrated by Time magazine for fearless journalism, Shahidul Alam is not hiding as his native Bangladesh approaches an election which he fears could be rigged.
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