Mass Koran reading in Malaysia marks sacred date

Mass Koran reading in Malaysia marks sacred date

Dressed in robes and chanting in Arabic, scores of Malaysian Muslim children read the Koran out loud in a mosque to mark Nuzul Quran, an Islamic holiday.
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Counting begins in India's mega-election

Counting begins in India's mega-election

Officials around India begin the mammoth process of counting the roughly 600 million votes cast in the world's biggest election, with results due later in the day.
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In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland's first 'dry pub'

In the land of stout and spirits, Ireland's first 'dry pub'

It's happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland's first "dry pub" patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero percent wine.
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Former world paragliding champion Rémy soars over Pyrenees

Former world paragliding champion Rémy soars over Pyrenees

"Like a vulture", which soars from one "rising current to another", the 2017 world distance paragliding champion, Pierre Rémy, hopes to defend his world crown later this year.
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Protest at Bayer France HQ near Paris

Protest at Bayer France HQ near Paris

Environmental activists stage a protest outside Bayer France headquarters. Members of the anti-capitalist group Attac accuse the company of poisoning biodiversity with its activities.
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Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

The Hungarian far-right party Our Homeland Movement (OHM) gathered in the provincial town of Torokszentmiklos, sparking fears among the country's ethnic Roma minority of racially-motivated violence.
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Nord Stream 2: preparations underway at Bovanenkovo gas field

Nord Stream 2: preparations underway at Bovanenkovo gas field

Despite the threat of sanctions, preparations are underway in the Russian Arctic for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to start working, starting with the source that will supply the future pipeline: the Bovanenkovo gas field, on the Ya...
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DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit

DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt say they had to tap into distant memories of being Hollywood outsiders for their star turns in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, calling it a "love letter" to the industry's dreamers.
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Fire-walking ritual in northern Greece lives on

Fire-walking ritual in northern Greece lives on

A fire-walking custom called Anastenaria practiced in northern Greece to celebrate Saint Constantine and Saint Helen lives on, mixing Christian and pagan tradition.
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Ricci's new collection 'King for day' mixes fashion and royalty

Ricci's new collection 'King for day' mixes fashion and royalty

He's dressed the Pope, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Bocelli and even Nelson Mandela during his career. Stefano Ricci, the Florentine fashion designer, who does not hesitate to sew diamonds on ties, rents the Royal Palace of Caserta, also known as Italy'...
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Beverly Hills poised to (almost) outlaw all tobacco sales

Beverly Hills poised to (almost) outlaw all tobacco sales

The owner of one of Beverly Hills' most prestigious cigar bars is reacting to the new law banning the sale and consumption of tobacco in this ultra-chic suburban Los Angeles city... except in the private clubs that embody so well the city of stars...
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Cannes: Red carpet for "Matthias et Maxime"

Cannes: Red carpet for "Matthias et Maxime"

Xavier Dolan and the cast of his film "Matthias et Maxime" step out onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. The Canadian director is back in Cannes three years after winning the Grand Prix for "Juste la fin du monde", the competition's se...
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S.Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as president

S.Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as president

South African lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation's president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party won legislative elections.
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South Africa's new members of Parliament are sworn in

South Africa's new members of Parliament are sworn in

South African lawmakers from the African National Congress (ANC), which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, are officially sworn in and will formally elect the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting.
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Ramaphosa, deputies arrive at new parliament in Cape Town

Ramaphosa, deputies arrive at new parliament in Cape Town

South African deputies arrive at Cape Town's parliament which is sitting for the first time after the ANC won the May 8 election. Lawmakers are to be sworn in and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa elected as national president.
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Indonesian capital tense after violent election clashes

Indonesian capital tense after violent election clashes

Indonesia's capital Jakarta erupts in violence as police in riot gear and protestors opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election face-off.
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Syrians salvage items following air strikes on jihadist-held town

Syrians salvage items following air strikes on jihadist-held town

Syrians salvage items from the rubble the morning after overnight air strikes on a market in Maarat al-Numan in Syria's Idlib province as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwestern region.
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Never mind the war: Kabul residents fear surge in violent crime

Never mind the war: Kabul residents fear surge in violent crime

Stressed-out Kabul residents say crime is surging in the city, where police are already pushed to their limits attempting to prevent insurgent attacks by the Taliban and other groups including Islamic State.
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'Garden of Eden': Iraq's famed marshes thrive again

'Garden of Eden': Iraq's famed marshes thrive again

Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq's southern marshes, which straddle the famous Tigris and Euphrates rivers, are blossoming once more.
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Formula E: high voltage racing

Formula E: high voltage racing

Videographic on Formula E and E cars. The Berlin E-Prix takes place on Saturday.
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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

Videographic presentation of the circuit for the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday.
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Facial recognition: what's in a face?

Facial recognition: what's in a face?

Videographic on facial recognition. Amazon shareholders will on Wednesday vote on the company's sale of the controversial technology to US police authorities. San Francisco became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by po...
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Grandma fights against Vietnam's deepening addiction to coal

Grandma fights against Vietnam's deepening addiction to coal

Toothless and nearly blind, a 99-year-old grandmother refuses to leave her plot of land even after officials demolished her home -- an extraordinary holdout against communist Vietnam's coal expansion projects.
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Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal bans Chinese digital wallets

Nepal says it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.
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Reactions after embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit vote

Reactions after embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit vote

Supporters of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats and supporters of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party react after British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her...
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'Parasite' director and cast walk Cannes red carpet

'Parasite' director and cast walk Cannes red carpet

Korean master Bong Joon-ho walks the Cannes red carpet with the cast his film "Parasite" in competition for the Palme d'Or. The tragi-comic tale of a poor family's obsession with a rich one stars Song Kang-ho and Choi Woo-shik.
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Farage accuses May of 'surrendering' with new Brexit offer

Farage accuses May of 'surrendering' with new Brexit offer

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage accuses British Prime Minister Theresa May of 'surrendering to virtually everything' after she vowed to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of a series of incentives for MPs to suppo...
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Malawi heads to polls for general election

Malawi heads to polls for general election

Over six millions voters head to the polls in Malawi to elect a new president, members of parliament and local councillors.
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Red carpet arrivals ahead of Tarantino screening (2)

Red carpet arrivals ahead of Tarantino screening (2)

Michelle Rodriguez, Adrien Brody, Zhang Ziyi and Virginie Ledoyen walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, before the highly anticipated screening of Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood", a contender for the Palme d'Or.
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Red carpet arrivals ahead of Tarantino screening

Red carpet arrivals ahead of Tarantino screening

A quarter-century after nabbing the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes for "Pulp Fiction," Quentin Tarantino is back at the world's top film festival to show his all-star new picture "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood."
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Paris unveils plaque for 'French Frank Sinatra' Aznavour

Paris unveils plaque for 'French Frank Sinatra' Aznavour

Nearly eight months after the death of the 'French Frank Sinatra', city authorities unveil a plaque commemorating a former home of internationally-renowned crooner Charles Aznavour. Aznavour, who sold 180 million records during his lifetime, lived...
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Prayers mark one month since Sri Lanka bombings

Prayers mark one month since Sri Lanka bombings

Hundreds of Catholics pray outside the bombed St Anthony's Church in Colombo, marking one month since the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed 258 people in Sri Lanka. The Catholic schools in the country have also reopened, as the country tig...
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Chinese comment over US ban on Huawei

Chinese comment over US ban on Huawei

China says the move by Donald Trump's administration to block US technology sales to Huawei is a way to “suppress foreign companies”. Meanwhile, Shanghai residents express mixed feelings about the consequences of the ban and how they could impact ...
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UK MPs to get vote on second referendum in new Brexit law: PM

UK MPs to get vote on second referendum in new Brexit law: PM

British MPs will be able to vote on whether or not to hold a second Brexit referendum -- but only if they approve draft legislation to implement the divorce agreement with the EU, says Prime Minister Theresa May.
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New Brexit deal is 'last chance' to end deadlock: British PM

New Brexit deal is 'last chance' to end deadlock: British PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says there is "one last chance" to end the deadlock on Brexit, as she outlines a series of incentives for MPs to support her Brexit deal.
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Cannes: Sachs, Huppert give presser on film 'Frankie'

Cannes: Sachs, Huppert give presser on film 'Frankie'

With 'Frankie,' US director Ira Sachs brings Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson and Marisa Tomei to the Cannes competition in a film about three generations of a recomposed family coming to terms with the impending death of its matriarch during a f...
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Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament

Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament

Five jailed Catalan separatist leaders elected to the Spanish parliament last month are sworn in as lawmakers. The five men were temporarily released from prison and were escorted by police to the assembly for the ceremony.
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Marine Le Pen calls on French to 'stop Macron' in EU polls

Marine Le Pen calls on French to 'stop Macron' in EU polls

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen is plotting her revenge. After losing the French presidential election to Emmanuel Macron two years ago, the head of the National Rally -- previously known as the National Front -- sees the European elections as a ch...
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Roland Garros 2019: the transformation continues

Roland Garros 2019: the transformation continues

Short videographic showing the latest changes to the Roland Garros complex ahead of the French Open tennis championship.
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OECD cuts forecast for global growth to 3.2%

OECD cuts forecast for global growth to 3.2%

The OECD cuts its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the latest flare-up in the China-US trade war threatens to crimp global growth. Governments "must act urgently to reinvigorate growth that bene...
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said Tuesday the United States underestimates his company, and that the telecom giant's 5G plans are not affected amid US moves to block its gl...
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The importance of ice shelves

The importance of ice shelves

Videographic looking at the importance of ice shelves. A new report suggests sea levels are rising faster than was previously thought due to melting ice in Greenland and the Antarctic.
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Catalan separatists on trial take seats in parliament

Catalan separatists on trial take seats in parliament

Five Catalan separatist leaders who won election to the Spanish parliament last month were temporarily released from jail to be sworn in as lawmakers. But the five men, who are on trial for their role in an October 2017 Catalonian secession attemp...
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Pyongyang International Trade Fair opens

Pyongyang International Trade Fair opens

North Korea is hosting the 22nd edition of the Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair, where various international companies and exhibitors display products to the public.
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Heavy security in Jakarta after election result

Heavy security in Jakarta after election result

Thousands of security personnel fan out across Jakarta as unexpectedly early results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo was re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy.
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Malawi election: Saulos Chilima casts his vote

Malawi election: Saulos Chilima casts his vote

Vice-President and UTM candidate Saulos Chilima casts his vote in Malawi's general election.
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Indonesia: Heavy security after Joko Widodo wins polls

Indonesia: Heavy security after Joko Widodo wins polls

Security was beefed up across Jakarta on Tuesday as unexpectedly early results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo was re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy.
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Chinese fans gather to watch Game of Thrones finale

Chinese fans gather to watch Game of Thrones finale

Chinese fans faced their own battles to watch the "Game of Thrones" finale, scrambling for ways to see it after a delayed stream by rights-holder Tencent and staying off social media for hours to avoid spoilers. In Beijing's trendy "798" art distr...
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