Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 20

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 20

A leaking fuel pipeline triggers a massive blaze in central Mexico, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials say.
1min
AFP
Bauhaus design turns 100

Bauhaus design turns 100

Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally chased ou...
2mins
AFP
Brexit bullion: fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

Brexit bullion: fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

In a windowless vault under the streets of Dublin there’s a pot of gold owned by anxious investors worried by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. In 2018, Irish gold broker and safe-deposit business Merrion Vaults saw a 70 per cent rise in clients f...
2mins
AFP
Shutdown and border wall hit close to home for indigenous people

Shutdown and border wall hit close to home for indigenous people

At the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, DC, participants from communities across the US say the shutdown, and the proposed border wall that caused it, "effectively cripples" their livelihood.
1min
AFP
Syria farmer turns ferryman as river engulfs hometown

Syria farmer turns ferryman as river engulfs hometown

The alleyways of the Syrian town of Darkush are normally thronged with pedestrians but since the swollen Orontes River burst its banks, Abu Ihab's boat provides the main way of getting around.
1min
AFP
Egypt's largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Egypt's largest secondhand book market faces uncertain future

Nearly 130 book sellers at "Soor Al-Azbakeya" in Egypt's capital Cairo hold their own book fair on a sidewalk, offering secondhand books at low prices. The Azbakeya book market is known as the oldest market for secondhand books in Egypt, but its f...
1min
AFP
'March for Life' protesters reach US Supreme Court

'March for Life' protesters reach US Supreme Court

Hundreds of 'March for Life' participants reach the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, after walking from the Mall to protest the practice and legality of abortion.
1min
AFP
French actress Deneuve to auction personal YSL collection

French actress Deneuve to auction personal YSL collection

French screen legend Catherine Deneuve's personal clothing collection designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent will go under the hammer in Paris and online on January 24.
1min
AFP
'Serbian Knights' plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

'Serbian Knights' plunge into icy river for Epiphany swim

Men from a Serbian knights organisation dive into Belgrade's chilly Sava river to retrieve a wooden cross in a religious rite held on the eve of Epiphany, a Christian holiday marking the baptism of Jesus. The icy epiphany swim is a tradition held ...
1min
AFP
Lebanon's winter storm floods Beirut houses

Lebanon's winter storm floods Beirut houses

Several houses in the southern suburbs of Beirut have been ravaged by a winter storm battering Lebanon in recent days, washing away dozens of fishing boats.
1min
AFP
Young Nicaraguans risk everything to go see the Pope in Panama

Young Nicaraguans risk everything to go see the Pope in Panama

Young Nicaraguans who participated in anti-government protests against President Daniel Ortega have to give up on their dream to go to Panama for World Youth Day and see Pope Francis, and the ones who will make the journey might risk being detaine...
1min
AFP
First group of migrants start trek across Mexico

First group of migrants start trek across Mexico

The first members of a new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States start walking across southern Mexico after earlier crossing the Guatemala-Mexico border.
1min
AFP
Hundreds gather for concert ahead of annual march for life

Hundreds gather for concert ahead of annual march for life

Hundreds gather for a concert in Washington ahead of the annual 'March for Life'. It's the 46th year of the event which sees Pro-life campaigners walk from the Mall to the Supreme Court.
1min
AFP
Mauritania nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott

Mauritania nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott

The 10th edition of the Mauritanian Nomadic festival kicks off in Nouakchott with a horse race, camel parade and a concert featuring Canadian and Mauritanian artists.
1min
AFP
Syrian refguees in Lebanon hit by freezing temperatures

Syrian refguees in Lebanon hit by freezing temperatures

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon have been hit by harsh winter weather, including torrential rains and freezing temperatures.
1min
AFP
Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Colombia blames deadly Bogota car bombing on ELN rebels

Defense Minister Guillermo Botero, speaking from the presidential palace, describes the car bombing that killed 21 people at a Bogota police cadet training academy as a "terrorist attack committed by the ELN."
29secs
AFP
Central American migrants cross Suchiate river into Mexico

Central American migrants cross Suchiate river into Mexico

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate river into southern Mexican territory as a new caravan of migrants tries to reach the United States.
1min
AFP
Russian FM Lavrov meets with German counterpart Maas

Russian FM Lavrov meets with German counterpart Maas

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Heiko Maas hold a bilateral meeting in Moscow.
1min
AFP
Chilean capital adopts electric buses for public transportation

Chilean capital adopts electric buses for public transportation

Santiago is upgrading its public transport and has rolled out the first 100 electric buses in its new green fleet. In the next few decades, Chile wants to combat the pollution problem in its capital by making the entire transportation system compl...
1min
AFP
Zimbabwe activist Mawarire back in court

Zimbabwe activist Mawarire back in court

Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire is back in court for a second day where to face charges of subverting the Zimbabwe government. Mawarire is accused of subverting a constitutional government and incitement to commit violence by posting videos on s...
1min
AFP
Sudan: mourners demonstrate after funeral of killed protester

Sudan: mourners demonstrate after funeral of killed protester

Sudanese mourners demonstrate in Khartoum's district of Buri after attending the funeral of a protester killed during anti-government rallies a day earlier. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a governme...
29secs
AFP
Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse

Videographic showing a total lunar eclipse. Short version. A total eclipse will take place on January 21
AFP
Outgoing Madagascar president hands over power to Rajoelina

Outgoing Madagascar president hands over power to Rajoelina

The transfer of power between outgoing President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and President-elect Andry Rajoelina takes place at the presidential palace of Madagascar.
1min
AFP
Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

Videographic on a lunar eclipse. A total eclipse will take place on January 21.
AFP
The United Kingdom and its flag

The United Kingdom and its flag

Videographic on the Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom. The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned departure from the European Union after 46 years just 10 we...
AFP
Brexit - how Britain voted

Brexit - how Britain voted

Videographic showing how the four nations of the United Kingdom voted in the EU referendum in 2016. Britons who have changed their minds since voting to leave the European Union are among those uniting to call for another chance to reverse the dec...
AFP
French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French PM Edouard Philippe visits Eurotunnel site

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visits the Eurotunnel site as he visits the northern port of Calais, a day after activating plans for a no-deal Brexit.
1min
AFP
Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Sweden ends a four-month political vacuum by electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.
1min
AFP
Border wall construction threatens butterfly sanctuary in the US

Border wall construction threatens butterfly sanctuary in the US

At the US-Mexico border near the Rio Grande, a national butterfly sanctuary is being threatened by Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
1min
AFP
Teens jockey in Indonesia's traditional horse racing

Teens jockey in Indonesia's traditional horse racing

Over 300 jockeys, mostly teenagers, take part in a traditional horse race in Indonesia's westernmost province Aceh.
1min
AFP
Tesla recalls thousands of cars in China

Tesla recalls thousands of cars in China

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla will recall more than 14 thousand cars in China over airbags that contained a part made by the now-defunct Japanese manufacturer Takata.
25secs
AFP
Zimbabwe activist in court for 'subversion' after protests

Zimbabwe activist in court for 'subversion' after protests

Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire has appeared in court in Harare to face subversion charges as authorities crack down on anti-government protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds.
1min
AFP
After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive.
2mins
AFP
Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ignited a national debate with a controversial vow to grant citizenship to Afghan refugees born in Pakistan -- potentially creating more than a million new citizens.
1min
AFP
International ice sculpture contest held in the French Alps

International ice sculpture contest held in the French Alps

Twenty sculptors from all over the world compete for three days and three nights to bring gigantic blocks of ice to life during the 28th edition of Valloire's ice sculpture competition, in France's Savoy region.
1min
AFP
Duque: Those responsible for 'terrorist act' will be punished

Duque: Those responsible for 'terrorist act' will be punished

During a press conference from the site of an apparent car bomb, Colombian President Ivan Duque classifies it as a "terrorist act" and says that those responsible "will not go unpunished."
1min
AFP
Hundreds of migrants exit Guatemalan capital towards Mexico

Hundreds of migrants exit Guatemalan capital towards Mexico

Hundreds of Honduran migrants, including several children, start their trek early morning to leave Guatemala City and head towards the Mexican border, in the hopes of reaching the US.
1min
AFP
Suspect identified in Bogota car bomb attack: prosecutor

Suspect identified in Bogota car bomb attack: prosecutor

Colombia's attorney general announces that authorities have fully identified the man who detonated a car with 80 kilos of explosive at a police academy in Bogota, causing nine deaths and 54 injuries.
1min
AFP
Lingerie: Selling seduction in the age of #MeToo

Lingerie: Selling seduction in the age of #MeToo

With G-strings and push-up bras losing their allure as ultra sexiness gives ways to comfort, and the whole idea of seduction being questioned, designers are grappling with how to be interesting without objectifying women.
1min
AFP
Colombian president arrives at scene of apparent car bomb

Colombian president arrives at scene of apparent car bomb

Colombian President Ivan Duque arrives at the scene of an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
1min
AFP
Relatives gather at the scene of apparent car bomb in Bogota

Relatives gather at the scene of apparent car bomb in Bogota

Relatives gather at the scene an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
1min
AFP
Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

Massive general strike takes effect in Tunisia

The secretary general of Tunisia's powerful UGTT trade union, Noureddine Taboubi, gives a speech in front of a crowd gathered in front of the union's headquarters in Tunis, as a major strike takes effect in the country. The Tunisian General Labour...
1min
AFP
Police and rescue services at scene of car bomb in Bogota

Police and rescue services at scene of car bomb in Bogota

Police and rescue services are at the scene an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital that has left at least eight people dead and 10 injured, the defense ministry said.
1min
AFP
Football: Chelsea close in on Gonzalo Higuain loan

Football: Chelsea close in on Gonzalo Higuain loan

Chelsea are set to add some much-needed firepower by reuniting manager Maurizio Sarri with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to widespread reports.
1min
AFP
Armoured trucks: Mexico toughens up its giants on the road

Armoured trucks: Mexico toughens up its giants on the road

Mounting dangers on Mexican roads have fuelled a booming new business as the trucking industry seeks to fight back: welcome to the world of armoured and bullet-proof trailer trucks.
1min
AFP
Colombia 'will not bow to violence' after car bomb: Duque

Colombia 'will not bow to violence' after car bomb: Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque vows that his country "will not bow to violence" after an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in capital Bogota left at least five people dead and 10 injured, according to the city's mayor.
29secs
AFP
Bogota mayor confirms five dead in apparent car bomb attack

Bogota mayor confirms five dead in apparent car bomb attack

Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa confirms there have been at least five dead in an apparent car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital and at least 10 injured.
29secs
AFP
Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcoming ceremony in front of the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade as he kicks of his state visit to the country.
1min
AFP