Drone racing competition wows India

Drone racing competition wows India

A drone racing competition is held in Bangalore, India. Pilots from all over the country compete with each other by manoeuvring their quadcopters through obstacles at speeds as high as 160km/h.
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Hundreds rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to call for Papuan independence after violence this week rocked the impoverished region.
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Wildfires burn areas of Bolivia rainforest

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Bolivia is battling wildfires that have devastated large areas of its rainforest.
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Images of wildfires in Bolivia

Images of wildfires and smoke in Bolivia's rainforest.
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Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Abandoned by his mother, Jo was taken into South Korea's orphanage system but never chosen by a new family. He spent the rest of his childhood in what he describes as brutal and rigidly hierarchical institutions. Now he and other South Korean orph...
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WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000

In a quiet inlet halfway down the Potomac Rover in Maryland rest the skeletal remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, hastily built for World War I and then abandoned. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated the ...
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Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers rally for the planet ahead of G7

Surfers gather in Guethary to raise awareness for the planet and its oceans ahead of the G7 Summit in neighbouring Biarritz. Hundreds of surfers joined the "Paddle for your Planet" demonstration, lining up to form a chain stretching across the hor...
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US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved Africans

Angela, one of the first known African slaves brought to British North America, appears in records in 1619, arriving after a long and arduous journey that saw her ripped from her homeland in present-day Angola, forced to endure a sea voyage across...
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Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

Macron meets indian Prime minister Modi

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chantilly near Paris. The two leaders are set to discuss tensions in the divided region of Kashmir, among other topics.
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US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

US: Giant panda Bei Bei celebrates his 4th birthday at DC's National Zoo

Giant panda Bei Bei eats his frozen 4th birthday cake at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. This marks Bei Bei’s last birthday celebration in the US capital as he is set to move to China before the end of the year.
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As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league

Sudanese Tahadi women football team train in Khartoum in anticipation of Sudan's first ever women's club football league which will start next month. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlik...
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London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds annual weigh-in of animals

London Zoo holds its annual weigh-in of its many animals. While zoo-keepers posed for the cameras to demonstrate the measurements, the task does have a serious scientific basis, with weight a key indicator for health.
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Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hong Kong high schoolers pledge support for planned mass class boycott

Hundreds of Hong Kong secondary students rally at a downtown plaza in support of the protest movement calling for democracy in the former British colony, pledging their support for a planned mass student strike when school reopens in September.
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Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette en...
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Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits (2)

French leader Emmanuel Macron backs the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as he met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for talks on Thursday.
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DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

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The fight against Ebola in Goma, a commercial hub facing severe water shortages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, depends on the generosity of Lake Kivu, which supplies water to health teams.
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Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

Brexit: Johnson says 'wants deal', 'encouraged' by Merkel talks

"I think we can get a deal and a good deal": in Paris, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells French leader Emmanuel Macron that he thinks he can get a deal on Brexit, saying he had been "powerfully encouraged" by talks with German Chancellor ...
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Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

African-American visitors flock to Ghana as it marks the "Year of Return" to remember the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship landing in Virginia. The West African nation is banking on the commemorations to give a major boost to the number o...
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The neighbourhood fighting back after Modi's Kashmir move

The neighbourhood fighting back after Modi's Kashmir move

In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy, the Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kashmir's main city of Srinagar has sealed itself off from security forces.
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Killer robots

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International Space Station

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Methods of execution around the world

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A Texas man convicted of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student was executed by lethal injection Wednesday, the fourth in the state so far this year. Videographic illustrating existing forms of execution around the world.
Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

Ecuadorians can recycle plastic bottles for money to buy bus tickets

In Guayaquil, Ecuador, residents can exchange recyclable plastic bottles for money that can be used to pay for public transportation tickets, in the country's effort to fight pollution and protect the environment.
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Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

Cuba's rebels no longer sport iconic beards, but youngsters do

It's an international fad, but in Cuba it bears its own special flavour: more and more youngsters sport a trimmed beard, but without the political significance given by Fidel Castro and his "bearded" rebels during the 1959 revolution.
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UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

UK 'cannot accept current agreement' on Brexit: Johnson

British Prime minister Boris Johnson says the UK cannot accept the current withdrawal agreement with the EU while speaking during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The British PM visits Berlin to kick off a maratho...
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