Malnutrition, one of the saddest faces of the Venezuelan crisis

Malnutrition, one of the saddest faces of the Venezuelan crisis

Samuel, who is 15 months old, weighs as little as a newborn and was close to death upon admission at Caracas Central Hospital. As Venezuela's government and opposition quarrel over letting in foreign humanitarian aid, the saddest face of the crisi...
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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

DRC: Lake Kivu's waters essential in the fight against ebola

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

Killer robots

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Videographi...
International Space Station

International Space Station

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Videographic illustrating the International Space Station.
Methods of execution around the world

Methods of execution around the world

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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Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

Trump says Danish PM's snub on Greenland "was nasty"

"I thought that the PM's statement ... was nasty" says US President Donald Trump as he hits back at Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, in a row over his desire to buy Greenland.
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Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

Vegan activists in Uruguay hold vigil for cows at slaughterhouse

In a country where the consumption of beef is around 60 kilograms a year per person, members of Animal Save Movement Uruguay hold a vigil for the cows arriving at the slaughterhouse of Carrasco, to comfort them in their final moments.
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Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil

Dozens of protesters boo Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles during a climate conference in the northern city of Salvador
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Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people flee Idlib as the offensive on the region continues

Displaced people continue to flee Idlib, as members of the Syrian Civil Defence search in the rubble following a reported air strike on "Al Rahma" hospital in the village of Talmenes.
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Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

China confirms that a missing employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong has been detained by Chinese authorities. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in ...
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Endangered species

Endangered species

Videographic on endangered species. More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats. The report was re...
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Videographic on artificial intelligence. The World Robot Conference begins in Beijing on Wednesday.
Robots rule at Beijing expo

Robots rule at Beijing expo

Tech fanatics flock to Beijing's Robot conference.
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Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Videographic on deforestation. The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism over rampant destruction of the Amazon.
Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Welcome wears thin for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar into Bangladesh two years ago, local communities were mostly welcoming. Today that welcome has worn thin, and resentment, anger and fear are creeping in.
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