Hundreds flee IS-held holdout in eastern Syria

Hundreds flee IS-held holdout in eastern Syria

Hundreds flee the last pocket of land under the control of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria as US-backed forces press the battle to expel diehard jihadists from the holdout.
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Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

Africa Weekly - a round up of news and features from Africa

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Thousands attend Good Friday procession near Notre-Dame

Thousands attend Good Friday procession near Notre-Dame

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Discovery of a new Pharoah tomb in southern Egypt

Discovery of a new Pharoah tomb in southern Egypt

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Experts, firemen continue consolidation work on Notre-Dame

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Supporters bid farewell to former Peru's president Garcia

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In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

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Workers strengthen gable wall of blaze-hit Notre Dame

Workers strengthen gable wall of blaze-hit Notre Dame

Work begins to strengthen the gables of Notre-Dame's northern transverse, one of several strategic points fragilised by a blaze which threatened to destroy the cathedral.
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Damascus horse festival marks return to normalcy in Syria

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Syrians ride their horses during the Al-Sham International Arabian Horse Festival in Damascus, as the country celebrates the evacuation day, commemorating the independence from the French mandate in 1946.
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The art of filmmaking

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Ivanka Trump attends women's entrepreneurship summit in I. Coast

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Unemployment frustrates South Africa's educated graduates

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Cannes Film Festival

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Macron hails firefighters who battled Notre-Dame blaze

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