Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid

Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid

A Sri Lankan attempt to set a world record for the largest gathering of twins may have failed Monday after an unexpectedly large turnout overwhelmed organisers who vowed to try again.
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Huawei executive's extradition hearing begins

Huawei executive's extradition hearing begins

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of China's Huawei, arrives at a Canadian court for the start of a hearing for her extradition to the United States. She was wearing an electronic ankle bracelet that authorities ordered her to wear as a condit...
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Huawei executive leaves Canadian court after extradition hearing

Huawei executive leaves Canadian court after extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese firm Huawei, leaves a Canadian courtroom in Vancouver after the first day of a hearing for her extradition to the United States, where she is wanted by authorities for alleged fraud.
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Trump leaves for Davos on eve of Senate trial

Trump leaves for Davos on eve of Senate trial

One day before the start of the historic impeachment trial in Washington DC, US President Donald Trump leaves for Davos, in Switzerland.
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Rimini celebrates the centenary Fellini's birth with his favourite cake

Rimini celebrates the centenary Fellini's birth with his favourite cake

The Italian city of Rimini celebrates the centenary of the birth of its cinematic legend Federico Fellini, with his favourite cake, the "Zuppa Inglese".
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Repairs skyrocket as 'Velib' bikes hit by French transport strike

Repairs skyrocket as 'Velib' bikes hit by French transport strike

Users of Paris's bike-for-hire service 'Vélib' are up in arms over the lack of availability in the French capital's massive stock of bikes. The use of Velibs sky-rocketed at the start of a public transport strike six weeks ago, but so have the rep...
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Egypt village turns a profit on used tyres

Egypt village turns a profit on used tyres

Residents of the Egyptian village of Mit al-Harun eke out a living by recycling old tyres into baskets, landscaping materials and alternative fuels.
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US: Gun rights supporters weigh in on proposed gun laws

US: Gun rights supporters weigh in on proposed gun laws

"We're trying to change the culture. The more people see guns, they'll get used to them, they'll stop being afraid of them," a gun rights supporter from Ohio tells the AFP at a pro-gun rally in Richmond, Virginia. Several hundred activists gathere...
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Migrants wade across river, crossing into Mexico from Guatemala

Migrants wade across river, crossing into Mexico from Guatemala

A spectacular sight in Guatemala as hundreds of Central Americans fill the river that divides Guatemala and Mexico.
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The migrant "2020 caravan" tries to storm into Mexico

The migrant "2020 caravan" tries to storm into Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan try to force their way into Mexico by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala.
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Evacuees in limbo as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

Evacuees in limbo as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

Houses near the rumbling Philippine volcano are abandoned as police imposed a no-entry rule, forcing many villagers to stay in emergency shelters and uncertain as to when they could return home. IMAGES of villagers and aerial images of the island ...
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Storm Gloria approaches French coast

Storm Gloria approaches French coast

After causing two deaths in Spain, Storm "Gloria" is fast approaching the French coast. In Argelès-sur-Mer, in the Eastern Pyrenees, heavy rain has already begun to fall, while waves are getting bigger and bigger.
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Huawei executive arrives at Canada court for start of extradition hearing

Huawei executive arrives at Canada court for start of extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of China's Huawei, arrives at a Canadian court for the start of a hearing for her extradition to the United States. Images show an electronic ankle bracelet that authorities ordered her to wear as a condition ...
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Black smoke rises from burning tyres blocking a bridge in Iraq's Nasiriyah

Black smoke rises from burning tyres blocking a bridge in Iraq's Nasiriyah

Black smoke rises from burning tyres blocking the Fahed bridge in Nasiriyah, as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country, after the deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms e...
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French president welcomes Coca-Cola and Netflix to Chateau de Versailles for investment forum

French president welcomes Coca-Cola and Netflix to Chateau de Versailles for investment forum

French President Emmanuel Macron talks to Coca Cola's chief executive James Quincey, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at the "Choose France" investment forum at the Château de Versailles. CEOs from all over the world were invited to the event, design...
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Aftermath of regime air strikes in northern Syria

Aftermath of regime air strikes in northern Syria

At least seven civilians were killed after regime air strikes on several localities in northern Syria, according to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory. In the village of Al-Jeneh, three children have died, and the survivors are left to deal with ...
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Pro-gun demonstrators rally at Virginia Capitol

Pro-gun demonstrators rally at Virginia Capitol

Hundreds of gun rights supporters gather outside the Virginia state capitol for a rally under heavy surveillance and a state of emergency declared by authorities fearing violence by far-right groups. "Guns are good. We've lived with them all our l...
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Images of the damages following storm 'Gloria' near Valencia

Images of the damages following storm 'Gloria' near Valencia

People assess the damage after Javea, south of Valencia, was hit by storm 'Gloria'. A large part of eastern Spain, as well as the Balearic archipelago, was placed on red or orange alert because of the storm, which caused strong gusts of cold wind ...
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Venezuela's Guaido to see top EU diplomat in Brussels

Venezuela's Guaido to see top EU diplomat in Brussels

EU chief of diplomacy Josep Borrell announces that he will be meeting Venezuela's Juan Guaido in Brussels on Wednesday.
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US' Pompeo, Colombia's Duque in head to head in Bogota

US' Pompeo, Colombia's Duque in head to head in Bogota

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Bogota.
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Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on visit in Colombia calls for cooperation in the struggle to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office amid a long-running crisis in the South American country.
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Venezuela's Guaido meets with Pompeo and Colombia's Duque

Venezuela's Guaido meets with Pompeo and Colombia's Duque

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian president Ivan Duque during an event to honour the victims of the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attack...
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US State Secretary Pompeo holds presser with Colombia's Ivan Duque

US State Secretary Pompeo holds presser with Colombia's Ivan Duque

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo holds a press conference with Colombia's president Ivan Duque.
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At least ten dead after seating area collapse at Ethiopian festival

At least ten dead after seating area collapse at Ethiopian festival

At least ten people were killed and others seriously injured after a seating area collapsed during the Orthodox Christian celebration of Epiphany in the Ethiopian city of Gondar, a hospital official says.
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Virginia pro-gun rally draws crowds amid fears of violence

Virginia pro-gun rally draws crowds amid fears of violence

Hundreds of gun rights supporters begin massing outside the Virginia state capitol for a rally under heavy surveillance and a state of emergency declared by authorities fearing violence by far-right groups. Dressed in hunting jackets and caps, ral...
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Gloomy Van Gogh confirmed as real after decades of doubt

Gloomy Van Gogh confirmed as real after decades of doubt

Researchers confirm that a haunting self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh is genuine after decades of uncertainty, saying it was the only work painted by the Dutch master while suffering from psychosis. The "Self Portrait (1889)" owned by the National...
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IMF trims global GDP estimates 2020-21 but sees improving outlook

IMF trims global GDP estimates 2020-21 but sees improving outlook

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says during a press conference in Davos that the IMF has lowered the global growth forecast for 2020 and 2021.
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Thousands of migrants await to enter Mexico legally on border bridge

Thousands of migrants await to enter Mexico legally on border bridge

Thousands of Central American migrants wait on the Rodolfo Robles Guatemala-Mexico border bridge as they hope to enter Mexico legally, on their journey to the US.
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Malaysia sends back 150 containers of plastic waste

Malaysia sends back 150 containers of plastic waste

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world's "garbage dump".
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Iraqis protest in Karbala as deadline to implement reforms expires

Iraqis protest in Karbala as deadline to implement reforms expires

Iraqis take to the streets in the shrine city of Karbala as a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms expires today. Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but, fearing they would lose momentum amid spiralling regiona...
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Awards season in Los Angeles

Awards season in Los Angeles

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards concluded on Sunday, with top actors and directors taking home wins.
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Global arms trade

Global arms trade

Videographic on the arms trade. First 2020 session of the Conference on Disarmament.
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Plastics: beauty and the beast

Plastics: beauty and the beast

Videographic illustrating plastics production and pollution. China will ban plastic bags in major cities and single-use straws from restaurants by the end of this year in a bid to cut down on waste.
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Boris Johnson pledges to be Africa's partner 'through thick and thin'

Boris Johnson pledges to be Africa's partner 'through thick and thin'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledges that Britain will be Africa's partner 'through thick and thin' as he opens the UK-Africa investment summit in London.
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Single use plastics

Single use plastics

Videographic on single-use plastic pollution. China will ban plastic bags in major cities and single-use straws from restaurants by the end of this year in a bid to cut down on waste.
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Leaders at UK-africa Investment Summit pose for family photo

Leaders at UK-africa Investment Summit pose for family photo

Leaders at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 pose for a family photo in London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting with 16 African leaders at the investment summit that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life o...
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Short videographic on the SpaceX project. SpaceX successfully tested its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft moments after launch, the last major test before it plans to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Service resumes steadily on Paris metro network

Service resumes steadily on Paris metro network

Service on the Paris metro network steadily improves on the the 47th day of a public transport strike against pension reform. Eleven out of the 16 lines provide an almost complete service.
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SARS-like virus spreads in China

SARS-like virus spreads in China

A mysterious SARS-like virus has spread around China -- including to Beijing -- authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity's biggest migration.
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Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit

Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit

Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectables as toy stores recreate the pro-democracy movement's street battles with police in their shop displays.
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Prince Harry: "We're not walking away"

Prince Harry: "We're not walking away"

Prince Harry has posted a video on the Sussex Royal Instagram account showing him addressing a charity event, at which he explains some of his motivations for stepping back as a senior royal. "What I want to make clear is we're not walking away," ...
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Images of police outside Paraguay jail where 76 inmates escaped

Images of police outside Paraguay jail where 76 inmates escaped

Police in Paraguay seen at the entrance of a jail in the border city of Pedro Juan Caballero, where a group of 76 inmates, mostly from the same criminal group, escaped.
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Libya: Guterres calls on leaders to respect their commitment

Libya: Guterres calls on leaders to respect their commitment

Antonio Guterres calls on the leaders of the main countries involved in the conflict in Libya to respect their commitment and implement the arms embargo decided by the United Nations in 2011.
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World powers commit to 'refrain from interference' in Libya: UN chief

World powers commit to 'refrain from interference' in Libya: UN chief

World powers pledge to "refrain from interference" in Libya's war, vowing to uphold a weapons embargo during a summit in Berlin.
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Heavy snow hampers search for missing trekkers in Nepal

Heavy snow hampers search for missing trekkers in Nepal

Avalanches, heavy snow and poor visibility is hampering the search for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular Annapurna region of the Himalayas, officials said. Images of the airport and reaction from a guide wh...
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SpaceX conducts test launch from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX conducts test launch from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX conducts a test launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, likely a final test before sending astronauts to space.
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Sardines movement rally in Bologna ahead of regional elections (2)

Sardines movement rally in Bologna ahead of regional elections (2)

The anti-fascist movement "The Sardines" hold a rally in Bologna, a week before regional elections in Emilia-Romagna.
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Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq's capital Baghdad as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government's slow pace of reform.
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