Explosion in Lyon: Castaner arrives on the scene

Explosion in Lyon: Castaner arrives on the scene

France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner meets the police forces present on the scene of the explosion that wounded at least 13 people in Lyon, according to the latest assessment of the prefecture.
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Indian woman covers car in cow dung to avoid heat

Indian woman covers car in cow dung to avoid heat

Indian housewife, Sejalben Shah, has found a quirky solution to the scorching heat in Gujarat state: harvesting traditional wisdom and cow dung, she mixed the material with red mud to cover her car.
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Police begin search for more explosives after Lyon blast

Police begin search for more explosives after Lyon blast

Police officers cordon off the centre of Lyon and search the streets for other suspicious packages after an explosion that left at least "eight people slightly injured", according to the latest report from the prefecture.
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Cannes: 'Sybil' cast help Virginie Efira with her shoes

Cannes: 'Sybil' cast help Virginie Efira with her shoes

Belgian actress Virginie Efira ends up sitting on Cannes's famous red carpet steps as her shoe straps came repeatedly undone during the premiere "Sybil," the last film in the running for the Palme d'Or.
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Rihanna fans queue to see singer's new Fenty collection

Rihanna fans queue to see singer's new Fenty collection

Hundreds of Rihanna fans queue to catch a glimpse of the singer's eponymous "Fenty" collection, her first for French luxury powerhouse LVMH. The Barbados-born superstar is the first black woman to head up a fashion house for the Paris-based firm, ...
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Firefighters evacuate wounded from parcel bomb site

Firefighters evacuate wounded from parcel bomb site

Firefighters evacuate the wounded, after a parcel bomb exploded in a pedestrian street in the centre of Lyon. The latest assessment provided by the prefecture indicates "eight minor injuries". The area was evacuated and sealed off by police.
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Police, forensics rush to blast site in Lyon

Police, forensics rush to blast site in Lyon

Police officers stand guard in front of the Lyon street in which a parcel bomb exploded, injuring dozens of people, while forensic police work at the site.
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Cannes red carpet for Justine Triet's "Sibyl"

Cannes red carpet for Justine Triet's "Sibyl"

French director Justine Triet treads the red carpet in Cannes, surrounded by her cast Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, to present her third feature film, "Sybil".
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Tarantino accepts 'Palm Dog' for 'Once Upon a Time...' canine

Tarantino accepts 'Palm Dog' for 'Once Upon a Time...' canine

Director Quentin Tarantino appears in person at the Palm Dog awards on the side lines of the Cannes film festival to accept the top prize for canine 'Brandy' appearing in his in-competition film "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." "I have no idea ...
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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

This week on Africa Weekly we visit the NBA's academy in Senegal - the first NBA training ground on the African continent. Then we head to Ghana, where a Malaria vaccine has signficantly reduced the occurrence of the disease in children.
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Macron calls Lyon blast 'attack'

Macron calls Lyon blast 'attack'

Several people were wounded Friday by a suspected package bomb blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon in southeastern France. French president Emmanuel Macron called the blast an "attack".
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Sotheby's holds online sale of Supreme collection

Sotheby's holds online sale of Supreme collection

From keychains to a pinball table, a huge privately-owned collection of Supreme accessories has gone on show in Hong Kong ahead of an online auction. The online-only sale of 1300 items from the US-founded skateboarding and clothing brand is being ...
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Four more deaths on traffic-jammed Everest

Four more deaths on traffic-jammed Everest

A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak.
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Suleiman on red carpet before "It must be heaven" screening

Suleiman on red carpet before "It must be heaven" screening

Palestinian director Elia Suleiman and his cast walk up the red carpet before the screening of "It must be heaven", one of the films in contention for the Palme d'Or in Cannes.
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Kenya high court refuses to decriminalise homosexuality

Kenya high court refuses to decriminalise homosexuality

Kenya's high court, in a much-awaited verdict, refuses to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality, fearing this would lead to same-sex marriage which it said was unconstitutional.
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Tarantino accepts 'Palm Dog' for 'Once Upon a Time...' canine

Tarantino accepts 'Palm Dog' for 'Once Upon a Time...' canine

Director Quentin Tarantino appears in person at the Palm Dog awards on the side lines of the Cannes film festival to accept the top prize for canine 'Brandy' appearing in his in-competition film "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood." "I have no idea ...
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The power of dams

The power of dams

Brazil's Barão de Cocais waits as dam nearby at risk of collapse. Videographic illustrating the role played by the world's dams.
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Formula 1 driver protection

Formula 1 driver protection

Videographic showing safety measures in place to protect Formula 1 racing drivers, whose cars can reach speeds of over 300 kph on the track. The Monaco Grand Prix takes place on Sunday.
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The Eiffel Tower at the heart of a huge garden

The Eiffel Tower at the heart of a huge garden

The city of Paris has chosen an American landscape architect to re-design a huge area surrounding the Eiffel Tower, a project that will banish almost all vehicle traffic near the immensely popular monument. Vidéographic on the project.
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British PM May announces resignation in emotional speech

British PM May announces resignation in emotional speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May announces in an emotional address that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7 after failing to persuade MPs to support her Brexit deal.
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Voters in Dublin cast their ballots in European elections

Voters in Dublin cast their ballots in European elections

Voters in Dublin cast their ballots in the European elections and a divorce law referendum. Two Irish MEPs will be elected to new seats, created in anticipation of Britain's 73 lawmakers retiring from their posts.
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Polls open in Ireland for Brexit-dominated vote

Polls open in Ireland for Brexit-dominated vote

Voters in Ireland begin to cast ballots in European elections that are being overshadowed by neighbouring Britain's failure to leave the bloc nearly three years after the seismic Brexit vote.
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Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan makes history with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tie the knot, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.
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Bangladesh: Rohingya refugee camp prepares for monsoon season

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugee camp prepares for monsoon season

Some 1,400 rescuers take part in a disaster management drill in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar.
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Sri Lankan firebrand monk freed from jail

Sri Lankan firebrand monk freed from jail

A firebrand Sri Lankan Buddhist monk serving a six-year jail term for contempt of court was freed Thursday following a presidential pardon.
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Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan's first official same-sex weddings kick off in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia as gay couples take the historic step of registering as married, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.
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Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to city parks

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to city parks

A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app. Through the sound clips collected, scientists are also seeking to map out whether the birds ta...
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She said yes! Love steals the spotlight on Cannes red carpet

She said yes! Love steals the spotlight on Cannes red carpet

After the stars, the romance - a couple gets engaged on the red carpet in Cannes during a proposal sealed with a kiss in front of hundreds of guests and media.
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Kechiche, 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' cast walk red carpet

Kechiche, 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' cast walk red carpet

At the red carpet for the screening of "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo," director Abdellatif Kechiche walks quickly past photographers without his actors, who then join him on the steps of the Palais des Festivals. The in-competition film is the se...
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Wolf pups' first outing at French zoo

Wolf pups' first outing at French zoo

Seven arctic wolf pups born in early May at France's Amnéville Zoo, come out of their dens for the first time for a veterinary visit.
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Cannes: Stars arrive for the amfAR gala (2)

Cannes: Stars arrive for the amfAR gala (2)

Antonio Banderas, Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria, Adrien Brody...it's stars galore at the 26th annual Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on the sidelines of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
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Cannes tries to curb environmental impact of festival

Cannes tries to curb environmental impact of festival

Helicopters, super yachts and marine pollution go hand in hand during the Cannes Film Festival. The city is working hard to contain the negative ecological impact of the festival but for many environmental organisations, it's too little too late.
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Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge: landmark climber

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge: landmark climber

The first black African woman to climb Everest says that people from her continent must seek "amazing" new challenges to prove they can compete with the best.
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India: Modi supporters gather at BJP headquarters

India: Modi supporters gather at BJP headquarters

A group of supporters gather at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears on course for a major victory in the world's largest election, with early trends suggesting an even bigger win for his Hindu nat...
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Cannes: Starts arrive for the amfAR gala

Cannes: Starts arrive for the amfAR gala

Milla Jovovich, Coco Rocha, Julian Lennon, Ellen Von Unwerth... the first stars arrive for the amfAR 26th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on the sidelines of the 72nd Cannes Film Fest...
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Red carpet premiere for "Il Traditore" (The Traitor) in Cannes

Red carpet premiere for "Il Traditore" (The Traitor) in Cannes

Veteran Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio and his cast walk the red carpet in Cannes for the premiere of "Il Traditore" (The Traitor), a biopic of the first high-ranking member of Cosa Nostra to break the Sicilian Mafia's oath of silence, starring B...
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In Brexit stronghold, voters cast their ballot in EU elections

In Brexit stronghold, voters cast their ballot in EU elections

As the UK goes to the polls in the European Parliamentary elections, voters in the predominantly leave area of Middlesborough give their opinions.
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Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

Models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week bring the catwalk to a Brazilian prison, parading a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.
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Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit

Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit

A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains.
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British author Judith Kerr dies aged 95

British author Judith Kerr dies aged 95

British author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who wrote the cherished children's book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea", has died aged 95, her publisher HarperCollins announced.
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British Prime Minister May arrives to cast vote in EU polls

British Prime Minister May arrives to cast vote in EU polls

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at a polling station to case her vote in European Elections.
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India's Modi celebrates re-election

India's Modi celebrates re-election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to greet supporters and party workers at the New Delhi headquarters of his Bharatiya Janata Party, after claiming a re-election sweep in India’s general election.
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The ozone layer: fragile protection for the Earth

The ozone layer: fragile protection for the Earth

Videographic on the ozone layer. Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists said Wednesday.
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India's Gandhi wishes 'best' to Modi after election win

India's Gandhi wishes 'best' to Modi after election win

Rahul Gandhi, leader of India's main opposition Congress party, says he wishes Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'the best' after Modi claimed victory in India's general election.
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French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

French transgender assault leads to 10-month sentence

A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman has been sentenced to ten months in prison by a Paris court.
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Impeachment

Impeachment

Videographic on impeachment. US President Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense.
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European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Videographic on the European Central Bank. To accompany a package on the ECB moving on Friday.
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Interest rates

Interest rates

Videographic explaining the role of interest rates in economies around the world and their effect on ordinary people. To accompany a package on the European Central Bank moving on Friday.
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