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Game Changers

Game Changers

An original documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world.
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The art of filmmaking

The art of filmmaking

Videographic on the art of filmmaking. Diversity, politics and revelations from the Nazi era will dominate the agenda when the Berlin film festival launches its 70th edition in the heart of the German capital on Thursday.
AFP
European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Updated videographic on the European Central Bank.
AFP
Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Cases of novel coronavirus infection in China have tripled over the weekend, sparking global concerns about an outbreak.China's state-run Xinhua News reports that there are 218 confirmed cases, mostly in the city of Wuhan.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Short videographic on the SpaceX project. SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million.
AFP
Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze. SpaceX has announced a new partnership to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily...
AFP
Formula 1 The Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi)

Formula 1 The Vietnam Grand Prix (Hanoi)

Videographic showing the circuit for the Vietnam Grand Prix. Vietnam's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi in April as planned, organisers told AFP on Tuesday, avoiding the fate of the Chinese Grand Prix which was postponed o...
AFP
Facial recognition

Facial recognition

Videographic on facial recognition. Amid fears of a Big Brother-style society ruled by machines, the EU will urge authorities and companies to think hard before rolling out facial recognition technology. But the bloc, which will make a much-antici...
AFP
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on artificial intelligence. Amid fears of a Big Brother-style society ruled by machines, the EU will urge authorities and companies to think hard before rolling out facial recognition technology. But the bloc, which will make a much-a...
AFP
Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government's weather agency to issue a rare "danger to life" warning amid widespread flooding and high wi...
AFP
From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

Updated videographic on the new coronavirus. Six medical workers are among the latest victims in China of the novel coronavirus as the death toll nears 1,400.
AFP
Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses

Updated videographic on coronaviruses. The death toll from China's virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country's struggle to contain a deepening health crisis.
AFP
Permafrost

Permafrost

Videographic on permafrost. Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the US climate service said Thursday.
AFP
The importance of ice shelves

The importance of ice shelves

Videographic looking at the importance of ice shelves. Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the US climate service said Thursday.
AFP
The new coronavirus: how it's transmitted

The new coronavirus: how it's transmitted

Videographic showing how the new coronavirus can be transmitted. Update
AFP
What is a virus?

What is a virus?

Videographic on viruses.
AFP
Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Videograpic on volcanoes. Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.
AFP
Coronavirus: hospital isolation rooms

Coronavirus: hospital isolation rooms

People infected with the new coronavirus are treated in hospitals in "negative pressure" rooms.
AFP
The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. France on Thursday said Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei would not be excluded from supplying equipment for 5G networks in the country.
AFP
Formula 1: Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1: Chinese Grand Prix

Videographic illustrating the Shanghai circuit, home of the Chinese Grand Prix. The Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 has been postponed because of the "continued spread" of the deadly coronavirus, motorsport's governing body FIA announced...
AFP
The new coronavirus: how it's transmitted

The new coronavirus: how it's transmitted

Videographic showing how the new coronavirus can be transmitted. The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, raising hope the outbreak could peak late...
AFP
Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses

Videographic on coronaviruses. The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, raising hope the outbreak could peak later this month.
AFP
From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

Videographic on the new coronavirus. The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, raising hope the outbreak could peak later this month.
AFP
Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is $8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3 percent of the entire world's economic output, an environmental research group said on Wednesday.
AFP
The Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest

Videographic on the Amazon rainforest. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data.
AFP
The science of falling in love

The science of falling in love

Videographic explaining the science behind falling in love. To mark Valentine's Day, AFP has selected some of its most powerful recent images of love.
AFP
Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Videographic examining snow and snowflakes. Residents of Baghdad rushed to have snowball fights or take photographs Tuesday as the Iraqi capital woke carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century.
AFP
Hacking

Hacking

Videographic on hacking. The US Justice Department announced indictments of four members of China's People's Liberation Army for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hack of the database of giant US credit rating agency Equifax.
AFP
Europe's multinational parliament

Europe's multinational parliament

Videographic illustrating and explaining the various key institutions of the European Union.
AFP
Storm surge

Storm surge

Videographic on the phenomenon of storm surge. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled across northwest Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara swept in packing powerful winds after lashing Britain and Ireland, where tens of thousands of hom...
AFP
The long road to the White House

The long road to the White House

The long road to the White House involves several key steps. Each state holds elections to choose delegates for the Democrat and Republican National Conventions, where each party names their presidential candidate. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigi...
AFP
From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

Videographic on the new coronavirus.The new coronavirus that appeared late December has claimed more than 630 lives and infected at least 31,000 people in mainland China, with more than 240 cases spreading to two dozen countries.
AFP
The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. The United States and its allies should take controlling stakes in Nokia, Ericsson or both to battle Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's dominance of the 5G market.
AFP
Melting ice caps

Melting ice caps

Videographic illustrating melting ice caps. Argentine Antarctica had its hottest day on record Thursday since readings began, the National Meteorological Service said. VIDEOGRAPHICS
AFP
From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

From animals to man: the emergence of a new coronavirus

Videographic on the new coronavirus. new coronavirus that emerged in a Chinese market at the end of last year has killed more than 560 people and spread around the world. The latest figures from China show there are more than 28,000 people infecte...
AFP
The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the Irish border. Ireland goes to the polls on Saturday, with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar touting his successful handling of Brexit, but facing pressure over housing and healthcare.
AFP
Journey into space: a test for the human body

Journey into space: a test for the human body

Videographic illustrating how space travel can affect the functioning of the human body over time. NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts after almost a year aboard the...
AFP
Impeachment

Impeachment

Videographic on impeachment. President Donald Trump was acquitted by the US Senate on Wednesday following a historic impeachment trial that shone a harsh light on America's divisions, without ever shaking the loyalty of his voter base.
AFP
How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

According to Turkish private jet firm, MNG, two of their aircraft were used to facilitate ex-Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.
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How SIM swapping works

How SIM swapping works

SIM swapping occurs when scammers gain access to your sim card number, usually by telling the cell phone service provider that the device has been lost or damaged, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
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Avalanches

Avalanches

Videographic illustrating how avalanches occur. At least 23 people were killed Wednesday in an avalanche in eastern Turkey during a search and rescue mission after a similar incident the day before, local officials said.
AFP
The long road to the White House

The long road to the White House

The long road to the White House involves several key steps. Each state holds elections to choose delegates for the Democrat and Republican National Conventions, where each party names their presidential candidate.
AFP
Have we reached peak filler?

Have we reached peak filler?

The UK has been going wild for cosmetic dermal fillers in recent years.
The Guardian
Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand's South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the remote Milford Sound beauty spot.
AFP
Landslides

Landslides

Videographic on landslides. Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand's South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the remote Milford Sound beauty spot.
AFP
U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

US-based company Recompose will start the first ever funeral service that turns human bodies into compost soil next year.
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Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

CBS News reports that bushfires in Australia are burning so fiercely that they are creating pyrocumulonimbus clouds which are then creating thunderstorms.
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Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

New research from the World Wide Fund for Nature and the University of Newcastle, Australia suggests that humans consume roughly 2,000 pieces of microplastics, or five grams of plastic, a week. This is equivalent to eating a credit card a week.
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