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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Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg says calls to the corporate elite meeting in Davos to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels had been ignored. Thunberg was a highlight of the 50th edition of the conference.
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Thousands gather ahead of annual 'March for Life' in Washington, DC

Thousands gather ahead of annual 'March for Life' in Washington, DC

Thousands of people begin to gather in Washington DC for the annual 'March for Life' event which will see US President Donald Trump address the crowds, just blocks from Congress where senators are sitting in judgement at his impeachment trial.
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Anti-pension reform protest come to an end in Paris

Anti-pension reform protest come to an end in Paris

The protest against pension reform comes to an end in Paris after tens of thousands of people take to the streets across France.
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Bordeaux teachers dress up as 'Rosie the riveter' for pension protests

Bordeaux teachers dress up as 'Rosie the riveter' for pension protests

Demonstrators in work overalls, red polka-dot scarves and household gloves emulate "Rosie the Riveter" as they dance and sing in the streets of Bordeaux during a demonstration against pension reform.
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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. China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, but the World Health Organization said the disease did not yet constitute a global health emergency.
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Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts say.
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Bordeaux lawyers sing pop hit parody to protest pension reform

Bordeaux lawyers sing pop hit parody to protest pension reform

Lawyers gather on the steps of the Judicial Court in Bordeaux to sing "Balance ta robe" (ed: move your robe), a parody of a song by Belgian singer Angèle, which has become a classic in the repertoire of lawyers angry against pension reform.
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New Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber to focus on 'transformation'

New Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber to focus on 'transformation'

Newly-appointed Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber says he will focus on "transformation" for the South African rugby team to "keep on winning". He replaces Rassie Erasmus who led the squad to victory in the last World Cup.
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Protesters march in French city of Nantes against pension reform

Protesters march in French city of Nantes against pension reform

Several thousand people march in the streets of Nantes in western France against pension reform, on the 7th day of national strikes and as the bill is presented to the Council of Ministers.
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Protesters march in Paris against pension reform

Protesters march in Paris against pension reform

Demonstrators gather in Paris for the seventh day of nationwide protests against the government's pension reform.
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Pension reform: hundreds of demonstrators protest in Marseille

Pension reform: hundreds of demonstrators protest in Marseille

Hundreds of demonstrators march in Marseille on the 51st day of strikes against the pension reform promised by Emmanuel Macron.
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in "school strike" march in Davos

Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in "school strike" march in Davos

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a "school strike" demonstration in Davos, on the last day of the World Economic Forum where she said calls to the corporate elite meeting to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels have been igno...
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Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks alongside other young activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She says their climate demands have been "completely ignored" coming into the Davos Forum.
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'I'm worried I'm infected': Wuhan hospital patient

'I'm worried I'm infected': Wuhan hospital patient

Chinese medics in protective overalls check worried patients' temperatures at a hospital in Wuhan. One patient fears he could be infected with the virus as he waits for his results.
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Merkel and Erdogan inaugurate Turkish-German university in Istanbul

Merkel and Erdogan inaugurate Turkish-German university in Istanbul

German Chancelor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan give speeches at the inauguration of a Turkish-German university in Istanbul.
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Hernandez says LA move gives opportunity to continue playing

Hernandez says LA move gives opportunity to continue playing

Javier Hernandez admits his career has entered the retirement phase after signing with Los Angeles Galaxy, but says his playing days are far from over.
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Under threat: India's pashmina-producing nomads

Under threat: India's pashmina-producing nomads

For centuries the Changpa have tended the shaggy goats that provide one of the world's finest fabrics: pashmina wool. But now many are rethinking their way of life, in part because of climate change.
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Wuhan virus: WHO says no global emergency

Wuhan virus: WHO says no global emergency

China locked down some 20 million people at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, but the World Health Organization said the disease did not yet constitute a global health emergency.
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China virus toll jumps

China virus toll jumps

The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to at least 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to some 830, on Friday. The National Health Commission said authorities were also examining 1,072 suspected cases of the virus that ...
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Views from New York Chinatown on the Wuhan virus

Views from New York Chinatown on the Wuhan virus

People in New York's Chinatown give their take on the deadly SARS-like virus outbreak in China. The respiratory virus emerged from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, and cases have been reported as far away as the United States.
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Virus outbreak: Images of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center

Virus outbreak: Images of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center

Images of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center on Friday morning as Chinese authorities rush to contain a deadly SARS-live virus outbreak.
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Central American migrants walk to the US in search of a better future

Central American migrants walk to the US in search of a better future

Hundreds of Central American migrants walk in Mexico towards the United States in a new caravan that left from Honduras, gathering an estimated 3,500 people as it made its way across Guatemala.
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Australia: A NGO serves meals to communities devastated by bushfires

Australia: A NGO serves meals to communities devastated by bushfires

Volunteers serve up a thousand meals a day to communities devastated by bushfires in New South Wales, Australia.
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Donald Trump leaves the White House to head to Floria

Donald Trump leaves the White House to head to Floria

US President Donald Trump departs the South Lawn of the White House to attend the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee at his Doral resort in Florida.
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French animal sanctuary uses expertise to help Australia's orphaned marsupials

French animal sanctuary uses expertise to help Australia's orphaned marsupials

An animal sanctuary in Carcassonne has been inundated after launching an appeal for volunteers to make cloth pouches for baby kangaroos or koalas rescued from Australia's devastating wildfires. the head of Carcassonne's Australian Park, Carole Mas...
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